Middleton Beach works start
Stage one of the long-awaited Middleton Beach redevelopment has begun, with Tricoast Civil starting preliminarily works on Wednesday morning.
It was the first major work at the site since the Esplanade Hotel was demolished in 2007.
Initial works include the realignment of Flinders Parade and the roundabout. Tricoast operations manager Damon Lawrence said it was exciting to start work.
“We’ve been looking forward to this, we’re excited to get under way and it’s going to be a good project,” he said.
“The first part for us is to do the realignment work for that section of Flinders Parade, so we’re going to do that as soon as we can.”
Mr Lawrence said he expected the initial realignment to be finished by December.
The roadworks will realign Flinders Parade between Barnett Street and Adelaide Crescent and build a new section along the Middleton Beach foreshore.
The realignment drastically alters the intersection, pushing the main roundabout further west, allowing for a hotel development to the northwest of the Three Anchors restaurant. The Middleton Beach activity centre was approved by former planning minister Donna Faragher in January, paving the way for construction works to begin on the area, which includes the former Esplanade Hotel site.
Tricoast operations manager Damon Lawrence and site supervisor Terry Hodgkinson.