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Third Creek Drainage Upgrade Project – Stage 1

Third Creek Drainage Upgrade Project – Stage 1

Category: Stormwater drainage network

Project management

Managed by City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters

Design: Design and Civil Engineering – Tonkin Consulting

Main contractor: Camco (SA) Pty Ltd

The Third Creek Drainage Upgrade Project forms part of a $38.4 million program to upgrade the capacity of the City’s stormwater drainage network over a 15 year period.

The overall program is being implemented by the Council to reduce the impacts of flooding, helping to protect residents, their homes and property, as well as the City’s assets such as footpaths, kerbing and street trees.

Upgrades to Third Creek—which commenced in February 2020 at a cost of $2.5 million—will be carried out over several stages with the first stage now complete.

Included in the stage one works, which extend from Payneham Road to Lewis Road, was the construction of 200 metres of new drainage infrastructure to realign Third Creek through Ashbrook Avenue and the former Schweppes site at 382 Payneham Road, and relocation of SA Water mains water and sewer services.

These works will increase the capacity and level of flood protection offered by this section of the creek from a five year event to a one in 100 year event.

Stage two of the Third Creek Drainage Upgrade Project was completed in April 2021.

Site Address

Third Creek (Bridge Road to Payneham Road, Payneham)



Key dates

Project completed

Project Contact

Contact Rico Palombella

Contact role Project Manager, Civil

Phone 08 8366 4555


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  • Endorsed by Council

    September 2019


  • Construction commenced

    February 2020


  • Installation of 145 metres of 3.6 x 1.8 metre reinforced concrete box culverts (large concrete drains) along Ashbrook Avenue, Payneham

    March–May 2020


  • Installation of 35 metres of reinforced concrete box culverts along Ashbrook Avenue, Payneham

    May 2020


  • Relocation of water main on Ashbrook Avenue, Payneham Installation of stormwater pipes along Lewis Road, and Ashbrook Avenue, Payneham

    May–July 2020


  • Laying of concrete kerbing along Ashbrook Avenue and Lewis Road, Payneham

    July 2020


  • Re-laying of asphalt along Ashbrook Avenue and Lewis Road, Payneham

    July–August 2020


  • Project Completed

    August 2020