Key upgrades progress

ACCESS: Council crews work on the new road surface at the Mt Laura Homestead.
ACCESS: Council crews work on the new road surface at the Mt Laura Homestead.

Whyalla City Council work crews have been busy at the Mount Laura Homestead in recent weeks carrying out some much-needed upgrades.

Council crews recently put down a gravel road of crushed concrete at both entrances from the carpark road around to Ian Street which will provide an all-weather access.

This work followed some tree pruning and general tidying around the property.

The work crews will be returning in the near future to do some more tidying up to the surface on the ring access in front of the homestead.

Other recent structural work at the homestead includes new verandahs at the blacksmith’s shop and the main building and a new concrete floor for the blacksmith's verandah.

Meanwhile at Wilson Park, work is continuing on the impressive upgrade which includes the new skate bowl.

Council Supervisor Civil Works Cliff Morris said the popularity of the bowl had, however, delayed an extra 1.2m pathway that will be laid around the bowl and connect up with an existing pathway.

“The bowl has simply been too busy over the school holidays, so crews will wait until the kids go back to school to do this work,” he said.

Another concrete slab will also be laid for a shelter/seating structure near the bowl and a bin has been placed nearby.

The next step for the skate bowl will be the installation of solar security lighting and landscaping to allow the area around the bowl to be grassed.

Some trees have been removed around the back of the bowl to tidy the area up and more trees will be planted throughout the park in the future.