Community feedback received
In March 2021, the Department released plans for public consultation.
Around 250 people attended the community information sessions held in March and October 2021 and nearly 900 survey responses were received. The Department also met individually with a number of stakeholders. Common themes raised during consultation on the concept designs included:
- a strong level of support for duplication of Main South Road, between Seaford and Aldinga, and for a grade separation at the intersection with Tatachilla Road;
- considerable feedback about the functioning of the current single lane roundabout at Port Road and Main South Road and requests for it to be replaced with a grade separation;
- mixed views on the duplication between Aldinga and Sellicks Beach. Common feedback at the Community Information Sessions was that duplication south of Aldinga wasn’t critical and may negatively impact the character of the area. Other treatments to improve the safety of the area were however important. The undulating nature of Main South Road, particularly north of Norman Road, was also consistently raised;
- the importance of minimising the impact to vegetation;
- the importance of east-west connections being maintained, particularly for emergency services, agriculture machinery, pedestrians and cyclists; and- the importance of minimising disruption during construction.
Upcoming Community Engagement
Community and stakeholder engagement forms an important part of this upgrade. As planning progresses, engagement with landowners, businesses and residents will continue to make sure people are well informed about the project and impacts are minimised.
Victor Harbor Road (McLaren Vale to Willunga Hill) Stage 2
A planning study is being undertaken, to investigate the preferred solution for Victor Harbor Road between Main Road, McLaren Vale and Tatachilla Road and to Willunga Hill.
Stakeholder and community engagement forms an important part of this Planning Study. Input from the community will help us better understand:
- how people use and access Victor Harbor Road now and how this might change in the future;
- where and how people cross from one side of Victor Harbor Road to the other; and
- potential safety issues and improvements that are important to the community.
The 'Have Your Say' survey closed at 5pm on Monday, 28 February 2022.
Your feedback will be used to inform concept plans and treatment options.
Drone and Time-lapse Photography
Drone and time-lapse photography will be used regularly throughout the life of the project to capture progress and milestones. Time-lapse cameras are directed towards the construction site.
Drone images will capture construction works but may also capture some distant aerial shots for local area context.
The drone is operated in accordance with the rules of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority, a minimum of 30 metres away from people. Drone footage will be used for digital engineering as well as for other project purposes.
Engineers are increasingly using advanced technologies to capture data and develop designs in a digitised environment. Drone footage enables designers to explore possibilities and develop innovative solutions in a virtual environment.