The Port Wakefield Road typically carries 8,800 vehicles per day, with peak holiday traffic exceeding 16,000 vehicles.
Long traffic lines form because of high holiday volumes and conflicting traffic movements, causing delays.
The Augusta Highway and Copper Coast Highway intersection north of Port Wakefield is one of the State’s busiest regional road intersections, connecting Adelaide, Port Augusta, and the Yorke Peninsula on a national and regional scale.
A regional dual carriageway through Port Wakefield township is being built as part of the concept designs to allow for more landscaping opportunities and safer vehicle and pedestrian movements.
The SA Department of Transport and Infrastructure approached our SA team as part of the PW2PA Alliance (CPB) to undertake the project’s landscaping.
The Port Wakefield master plan landscaping design goal was to create an iconic destination that draws people into Port Wakefield while also providing amenities that encourage people to stay longer and discover the beauty of this historic destination.
While project construction works occurred, our team created a beautiful landscape around Port Wakefield’s new southbound entry signage, including decorative gravel and feature rock work.
In 2020, there was positive local and community feedback about the town park, including lawn, custom furniture and planter tanks, decorative paving, and indigenous artwork for locals and visitors to Port Wakefield to enjoy.
Our scope of work at the Port Wakefield Project:
- 50,000m2 mulched garden beds
- 70,000 plants installed
- 8,000m2 irrigated gardens and turf
- 10,000m2 decorative gravel and feature rock work
- 4000m2 concrete paths – grey, coloured and exposed finishes
- 260,000m2 hydromulching native shrubs and grasses
- Feature Town Park with lawn, custom furniture and planter tanks, decorative paving and indigenous artwork.