Media response - McLaren Vale intersection upgrade concepts

Published on 07 November 2023

Response to the Fleurieu Sun.

  • The journalist requested some comments about two new proposed treatments for intersection upgrades in McLaren Vale in light of community engagement.

Comments attributed to City of Onkaparinga Mayor Moira Were

These two upgrades are the latest in a major project we’ve undertaken with the Department for Infrastructure and Transport (DIT) to improve road safety in McLaren Vale, which was sparked by two tragic fatal crashes.

In response, council undertook a safety audit in 2021, and enhanced warning signage has already been installed at 14 intersections.

The next planned upgrades tackle two intersections with a higher level of crash trauma, requiring more significant upgrades.

We’re grateful for the state government’s $4.2 million in funding—an election commitment from Member for Mawson, Leon Bignell—and we look forward to continuing to work collaboratively with DIT to complete the remaining seven intersection upgrades by June 2025.