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About the Fleurieu Connections Alliance

The Australian and South Australian governments have committed a total of $685 million to fund the Fleurieu Connections Main South Road and Victor Harbor Road duplication projects. These projects will be delivered by the Fleurieu Connections Alliance.

The Fleurieu Connections Alliance is a consortium comprising CPB Contractors, Aurecon and GHD, with Sub-Alliance partners McMahon Services Australia and Tonkin, in association with the Department for Infrastructure and Transport.

About the project

The project includes duplication of Main South Road from Seaford to Sellicks Beach and duplication of Victor Harbor Road between Main South Road and the McLaren Vale turn off.

Safety treatments along Main South Road and Victor Harbor Road also forms part of the project and includes an overtaking lane on Victor Harbor Road at Hindmarsh Valley and three overtaking lanes on Main South Road between Myponga and Cape Jervis.

A planning study is also being undertaken to investigate the preferred solution for Victor Harbor Road between Main Road, McLaren Vale and Tatachilla Road and to Willunga Hill.

The Alliance will work with the local community to deliver improved road safety, reduce travel times and increase connectivity across the Fleurieu Peninsula. It will also provide a vital boost for local tourism and communities, supporting 945 full-time jobs each year during construction.

Frequently asked questions

  • What is the Fleurieu Connections upgrade?

    The Australian and South Australian governments have committed a total of $685 million to fund the Fleurieu Connections Main South Road and Victor Harbor Road duplication projects. These projects will be delivered by the Fleurieu Connections Alliance.

  • How much will the project cost?

    The Australian and South Australian governments have committed a total of $685 million to fund the Fleurieu Connections Main South Road and Victor Harbor Road duplication projects. These projects will be delivered by the Fleurieu Connections Alliance.

  • What is the Main South Road Duplication Project - Stage 1?

    Between Seaford and Aldinga, Main South Road will be fully duplicated. This will include:

    - a grade separation (overpass) at the intersection of Tatachilla Road and Maslin Beach Road;

    - a grade separation (underpass) at the intersection of Port Road;

    - a grade separation and road alignment at the intersection of Main South Road and Aldinga Road, removing the planned roundabout at Aldinga Road; and

    - a Shared Use Path for pedestrians and cyclists along the length of the upgrade with links to Aldinga and the Coast to Vines Rail Trail.

  • What is the Main South Road Duplication Project - Stage 2?

    Between Aldinga to Sellicks Beach, full duplication will be delivered, restoring an additional lane for the project. A concept design is currently being developed and will be released to the community later this year.

  • What is the Victor Harbor Road Duplication Project?

    Victor Harbor Road, between Main South Road and the McLaren Vale turn off, will be duplicated with additional safety treatments along Victor Harbor Road (including an overtaking lane at Hindmarsh Valley).

    A planning study is also being undertaken, to investigate the preferred solution for Victor Harbor Road between Main Road, McLaren Vale and Tatachilla Road and to Willunga Hill.

  • Why has a grade separation been identified at Port Road?

    During the consultation between March and May 2021, concerns were commonly raised about the current Port Road roundabout. Comments included that it is a ‘nightmare’ and there are lengthy delays there already.

    Traffic modelling and technical analysis demonstrates that a grade separation at Port Road is warranted to maintain road performance and avoid lengthy queuing through both daily and seasonal peaks in traffic. This design solution is also consistent with community feedback received.

  • Why have you removed some right turn lanes from side roads?

    Some right turns have been removed to create safer traffic movements and an improved road network. The need to remove some right turn lanes was included as part of the consultation between March and May 2021.

    Following community feedback received, right turns from Main South Road into Branson Road and Thomas Road have been reinstated.

    The Department completed a Local Area Traffic Management Plan which determined potential alternative solutions. We will continue to engage with the City of Onkaparinga and the community regarding these alternative solutions as the design progresses.

  • How about access for emergency services?

    We will continue to engage with emergency services to ensure necessary and safe access is provided.

  • How will Aboriginal heritage be considered?

    The Department recognises the Kaurna and Others Native Title Determination for this area, and the Kaurna peoples continuing connection to this land. It is intended that the Main South Road and Victor Harbor Road Duplication Projects will deliver and enhance the social, cultural, environmental and economic benefits to the region. The Department is and will continue to engage with the Aboriginal community, their representative bodies, Community Groups and any Aboriginal people who have an interest in the area. (See Aboriginal Heritage Fact Sheet)

  • Will vegetation be impacted?

    Initial planning has identified that the existing width of the road carriageways does not allow for road duplication and intersection upgrades without requiring vegetation removal. Flora and fauna surveys are underway and will be used to minimise project impacts, and inform detailed design and the development of flora and fauna management measures. (See Fauna Fact Sheet)

OSH Commitment Statement

VISION The Fleurieu Connections Main South Road and Victor Harbor Road duplication projects will result in safer and faster journeys for motorists and provide a vital boost for local tourism, communities and support hundreds of jobs each year during construction.

MISSION Work together safely to deliver a quality project with respect for the community and environment.

To view the OSH Commitment Statement please download the document below.

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Construction overview for all Fleurieu Connections Projects.

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Indicative project milestones

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Community engagement for all Fleurieu Connections Projects.

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Fleurieu Connections will support around 945 full time jobs each year during construction.

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