Plans and designs for the new Victor Harbor Causeway in South Australia have been released.
In the 2019-20 State Budget, the South Australian Government committed an initial $20 million towards securing the future of the Victor Harbor Causeway, as part of its record $1.115 billion regional roads and infrastructure program
The new design, which has now been released for consultation ahead of the detailed design phase, will have a different alignment to the existing structure.
The total project cost will be finalised through the design phase and is expected to be completed by late 2021.
South Australian Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Local Government, Stephan Knoll, said, “The Marshall Government is investing in regional infrastructure and has secured the future of the Granite Island Causeway.
“The new and improved Granite Island Causeway, along with the Island itself, will continue to be an iconic tourism drawcard for the region.
“Earlier this year we finalised the Causeway’s temporary repairs so we could maintain access to Granite Island and now we’re getting on with the job of delivering a long-term solution.”
Member for Finniss, David Basham, said the Causeway had been an iconic piece of tourism infrastructure in South Australia for more than 150 years.
“The Victor Harbor Causeway is one of the biggest tourism drawcards in Victor Harbor and the broader Fleurieu Peninsula region.
“Along with the historic horse-drawn tram, it’s the jewel in the Fleurieu Peninsula’s tourism crown.
“So many local businesses rely on tourism dollars to make their livelihoods, support their families and create local jobs.
“Securing the future of the Granite Island Causeway goes a long way to securing the future of the tourism industry in the region which is so important to our local economy.”