In just a few short weeks, the tired rest and amenity area adjacent to the Two Wells library has been demolished.
In what will become the town’s Village Green, the site has been a hive of activity since just before Christmas, with works set to ramp up in coming weeks.
The Village Green is Adelaide Plains Council’s first step in an ambitious plan to revitalise the main street of Two Wells.
The “green” will boast brand new, modern unisex toilets, a sheltered barbeque area, defined and practical pathways that will provide a link to the historic wells area, as well as a grassed play space, a variety of seating options and low maintenance landscaping.
Inspecting work on the project late last month was APC mayor, Mark Wasley, and APC CEP James Miller.
“Works are progressing well at the Village Green and the site is fast transforming,” Mr Miller commented.
“McArdles are leading the delivery of this much anticipated public space upgrade and it is fantastic to support local businesses through this funding stimulus.”
Funding for the $1 million-plus project was obtained through the Federal Government’s Drought Communities Program (Round 2) and reallocation of some APC open space funds.
Mr Miller said it was important to invest in the town’s public realm to cater for future growth in the area.
“Being a growth council brings with it a multitude of pressures and community expectations regarding services and infrastructure,” Mr Miller said.
“Investment into our public realm is critical.
“This renewal project demonstrates council’s commitment to its rapidly growing community that we are well and truly open for business and making things happen.”
Works that have occurred to date include disconnection of power and abolishment of the meter; demolition of the existing toilet block, which included asbestos removal, and
installation of temporary toilets next to the Two Wells Chamber; and construction of the foundation pad for the toilet block, ready for the footing trenches to be excavated.
Over the next few weeks the community can expect to see a continuous flurry of activity at the site, with works to include completion of footing trenches, installation of all the underfloor pipe and conduits for the toilet block services, placement of steel reinforcing and two-stage pouring of the slab and up-stand retaining wall near the library.
A new septic tank will also be installed behind the back of the library and a stobie pole near Old Port Wakefield Road, will be removed.