Watpac Civil Infrastructure awarded Piazza della Valle project
Watpac’s Civil Infrastructure team in South Australia has been awarded the construction of the new Piazza della Valle precinct in McLaren Vale.
The $1.4 million project involves converting an old car park and surrounding areas into a new high-quality community space for the City of Onkaparinga.
Piazza della Valle (which means ‘plaza in the valley’ in Italian) is designed to recognise the strong Italian heritage of the local area, providing a central meeting space similar to piazzas in Italy.
The works will include pavements, construction of a shaded seating area, a water feature, and a performance space, with the project expected to begin in mid-November.
The project is being jointly funded by the Onkaparinga Council, the local community and the South Australian State Government.
The project comes as Watpac prepares to commence its Construction operations in South Australia, having recently announced the launch of its new entity Watpac Construction (SA) Pty Ltd.
Greg Kempton, Watpac Managing Director, said the Company was delighted to be awarded the Piazza project.
“Piazza della Valle is an exciting opportunity for our South Australian business to showcase its aptitude for high-quality civil work, and to contribute to the local community in a very meaningful way,” Mr Kempton said.
“We are looking forward to beginning work on the project shortly and to working with the community and the City of Onkaparinga in delivering a showpiece space that will be enjoyed by all.”
Vicki Osland, Piazza della Valle Italian Heritage Committee Chair, welcomed the announcement of Watpac’s appointment to the project.
“The Committee is delighted that Watpac will soon commence construction of this wonderful community space in McLaren Vale,” Ms Osland said.
Other projects Watpac is currently undertaking in South Australia include the Rundle Street Upgrade Stage 2, Bald Hills Road Reconstruction Stage 1, Walkerville Terrace Upgrade and the Curtis Road Upgrade project in Munno Para.
Watpac’s Civil Infrastructure team also completed the River Torrens Pedestrian and Cycle Bridge earlier this year, linking Adelaide Zoo, the Adelaide Botanic Gardens and Botanic Park in North Adelaide.
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