SENATOR THE HON DAVID FAWCETT
Senator for South Australia
THE HON MICHAEL McCORMACK MP
Deputy Prime Minister
Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development
Federal Member for Riverina
SENATOR THE HON SIMON BIRMINGHAM
Senator for South Australia
MATT COWDREY MP
State Member for Colton
CR MICHAEL COXON
Mayor of West Torrens City Council
CR ANGELA EVANS
Mayor of City of Charles Sturt Council
$6.2 Million West Beach Road Upgrade Delivered
The $6.2 million West Beach Road upgrade is now open to traffic, improving road safety in the seaside Adelaide suburb.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the vital connector road averages around 4,000 vehicles per day and that number increases substantially during peak holiday seasons.
“The Federal Liberal and Nationals Government is investing in vital road infrastructure to get South Australians home sooner and safer – including West Beach Road, which is a major gateway between Adelaide Airport, Harbour Town precinct, West Beach Parks precinct and the western coastal area,” Mr McCormack said.
SA Member for Colton Matt Cowdrey said works included construction of a divided road with turning lanes, dedicated parking lanes and two on-road cycle lanes.
“The streetscape upgrade includes a tree-lined centre median island, on-road bicycle lanes, pedestrian crossing points and increased of the divided road,” Mr Cowdrey said.
Senator for South Australia Simon Birmingham said the upgrade had been in planning for a number of years and involved consultation with residents and businesses in the area.
“It is great to see three levels of government working together to improve traffic flow and provide a much-needed upgrade for commuters and locals,” Senator Birmingham said.
Senator for South Australia the Hon David Fawcett said the cooperation between the levels of government represented was a constructive ongoing relationship.
“The recent infrastructure agreement signed by the Australian and South Australian Governments in August demonstrates our shared commitment to improving roads and transport infrastructure throughout South Australia now and into the future,” Senator Fawcett said.
City of West Torrens Mayor Michael Coxon said the project was opened just in time for the annual Bay to Birdwood event, which left from Barrett Reserve at West Beach towards the end of September.
“Seeing all those vintage vehicles on our new road was a great reward for all the hard work that has been done to deliver these vital road infrastructure improvements,” Cr Coxon said.
City of Charles Sturt Mayor Angela Evans said the collaborative project resulted in a great outcome.
“Both the Cities of Charles Sturt and West Torrens spent considerable time and effort working with the Adelaide Airport, West Beach Parks and local residents to ensure that this upgrade will be of benefit to the whole community and we believe what we’ve achieved will do just that,” Cr Evans said.
The West Beach Road Upgrade was jointly funded with the Australian Government committing $2.59 million, City of West Torrens $2,562,274, City of Charles Sturt $907,114 and the South Australian Special Local Roads Program $110,000.