Leigh Creek News – August 2021

Drone used to capture Leigh Creek transformation

At the beginning of August, a photographer was engaged to capture both drone and photo images of the township as it is now. It is anticipated that further images will be taken as the demolition works progress to create a record of the transformation.

Leigh Creek Transformation Industry Briefing

The Leigh Creek Task Force and its Implementation Committee have continued to meet regularly throughout August to coordinate, monitor and progress the many activities that are occurring and to meet the scheduled milestones. The Task Force was well represented at DIT’s industry briefing on 5 August 2021 where a good turnout of local people and businesses came to network with the potential tenders and learn more about the demolition works opportunities. On 26 August, the Task Force presented to Parliament’s Public Works Committee and gained its approval to proceed with implementing the first phase of the demolition program. Mark Muller, DIT Project Manager will be presenting at the 25 September community meeting, including about the demolition program, which is an opportunity to learn more about the upcoming works and ask questions. Paul Case, Task Force Chair and Vicki Beard, Project Manager will be presenting at the 21 October community meeting. Should anyone wish to meet with Paul and Vicki separately, please call Vicki Beard on 0438850059 or by email to LeighCreekTransformation@sa.gov.au.

Works at the Leigh Creek Aerodrome

The old TVASIS (Visual Approach Slope Indicator System) and the new PAPI (Precision Approach Path Indicator)
The old TVASIS (Visual Approach Slope Indicator System) and the new PAPI (Precision Approach Path Indicator)

Infrastructure upgrades have continued to take place at the Leigh Creek Aerodrome over the last few months with the replacement of the old TVASIS system to the new PAPI system, pictured above. A new electric gate has also been installed to assist with security and access for both emergency crews and essential service providers. You may recognise some of the crew pictured below as past Leigh Creek residents (Brendon Harris and Phil May). New LED obstacle and rotating beacon lighting have also been installed.
The next stage is for a flight test to be undertaken then all the new infrastructure will be fully operational.

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