Magill Village Project Update

Published on 07 February 2018

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Magill Village Project

Funding for PLEC secured

One feature of the Magill Village Master Plan is the undergrounding of the power lines along Magill Road from Windsor Avenue to Saint Bernards Road.

The Councils received approval on 6 December 2017 from the PLEC to underground the first half of the power lines from Windsor Avenue to Vine Street.

The Power Line Environment Committee (PLEC) is a committee assisting the South Australian Minister for Mineral Resources and Energy in assessing and recommending the undergrounding of overhead power lines.

PLEC will contribute two-thirds of the project cost, and the Councils combined will contribute the remaining one-third.  This initial portion of underground works will see $1.843 million funded by PLEC and approximately $922k to be split between the two Councils. 

Each Council has funds included in its Long Term Financial Plan to accommodate these costs. The final approval of these budgets is subject to each Council’s adoption of their 2018/19 Annual Business Plan and Budget.

Briefing State MPs

Briefing our state MPs and opposition leaders to keep them abreast of the project’s progress in the lead up to the State election was recently completed with the Campbelltown City Council CEO, Mr Paul Di Iulio, meeting with Mr Vincent Tarzia MP, Mr Nick Xenophon and Ms Grace Portolesi.

Designers engaged

Through an open market tender process, the contract to undertake the design for the Magill Village streetscape renewal and urban landscape work has been secured by JPE Design Studio.  JPE is an architecture, interior design, landscape architecture and urban design practice based in Adelaide.