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Road block

Thursday, 23rd May, 2013

By Erica Visser

Public concern has seen City Council delay a decision to allow a bypass road to be built through a section of the city’s common for the Silverton Windfarm project.

At a meeting last night, Council was to decide whether to let power company AGL build the road across 1.4 kilometres of the Willyama Common to join up with the Silverton Road, past Horsington Drive.

Instead, Councillor Peter Black successfully moved that Council consult further with the company before granting it access.

New bypass plan for AGL

Monday, 20th May, 2013

City Council is to consider allowing power company AGL to drive a bypass road through the city’s common for its proposed windfarm site at Silverton.

The track would turn north from the Adelaide road on the city’s outskirts, run 1.4 kilometres across the Willyama Common and join up with the Silverton road, just past Horsington Drive.

Its aim is to keep trucks carrying heavy and oversize loads for the construction of the windfarm off the city’s streets, particularly Rakow Street and Brookfield Avenue, said Council, which is the manager of the Willyama Common Trust.

‘By-pass no way to go’

Wednesday, 30th November, 2011

City Council will tonight consider a confidential report into granting Perilya a licence to run a haulage road through the Willyama Common.

Council has declared the haulage road its “number one priority” and put its plans for an alternative bitumised by-pass on the backburner.

The by-pass, or ring road, is a more expensive option but it would be open to all heavy vehicles.

It remains a “long term goal” of Council’s but, according to one councillor, it would be better if it was abandoned.

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