Whyalla Council has recently undertaken some capital works at the Jim Pollock Whyalla Wetlands to provide better and safer access to the facility.
A slip lane has been constructed to ensure motorists travelling east along the Lincoln Highway are able to safely pull out of the 80km highway zone as they slow to turn left and enter the Wetlands.
The carpark has been also upgraded to a bitumised surface as part of the upgrades, while Council crews are also beginning to undertake minor landscaping works which will involve installing vegetation and spreading mulch.
According to DPTI standards, these bicycle access points the spaces in the centre median strip have been closed off as were not compliant.
This modification was required by DPTI through the design process and means that motorists are only able to enter and exit the Wetlands using the east-bound lane.
Acting CEO Kristen Clark said, “Formalising and upgrading the carpark ensures that visitors have sufficient parking space of a suitable standard.”
“The popularity of the Whyalla Wetlands is testament to the ongoing work and development that Council has dedicated to this site. With a biking/walking path, nature playground including a flying fox, outdoor exercise equipment and the natural beauty and appeal of the area, the Wetlands has experienced a significant increase in visitors.”
Motorists are reminded to drive safely and obey all signs in the area.