Virginia Main Street Upgrade

Project Overview

The Virginia Main Street Upgrade Project will improve the town’s main street to create a welcoming space for locals, businesses and visitors to Virginia. The project area will improve the streetscape along Old Port Wakefield Road between the Virginia Oval entrance and Sheedy/Penfield Roads intersection and includes the upgrade of Virginia Insitute Park and creation of an entry statement at the Gawler Road junction.

Undergrounding of Power Lines has been completed

SA Power Networks have completed the undergrounding of the power lines along the Virginia Main Street. This has greatly improved the appearance of the street and will play a significant contribution in the overall upgrade.

Project is Fully Funded!

We are excited to advise that the Virginia Main Street upgrade has been fully funded! Council is grateful to its funding partners: State Government, Federal Government and SA Power Networks. Construction is due to commence in December 2020 following the undergrounding of power lines and will occur over a 12 month period. More information is available from the information flyer and FAQs in the Document Library.

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  • Community engagement and concept development

    August 2019 - May 2020

  • Undergrounding of power lines by SA Power Network

    Late March - October 2020

  • Detailed design and engineering

    May - November 2020

  • Upgrade works by Council

    December 2020 - December 2021

The Virginia Main Street upgrade will improve the footpaths and addressing the ponding of water on the street and seeks to create a safer and welcoming environment for the community.

The upgrade project will serve a growing local population and support main street businesses as a key service hub in the region. 

The upgrade project responds to the directions identified in the 'Virginia Blueprint' - and urban design framework that was finalised in 2010.  This work was informed by feedback from the local Virginia community and identified the upgrade of the main street as a key project to "enhance the town cetnre as the central meeting place for shopping, services, and socialising". 

The undergrounding of the overhead power lines were recognised as a signficant element of the street upgrade and the development of the Virgina Institute Park was identified as another key project with an aim to "revitalise the park as a central space for community activities and outdoor recreation that attracts people of all ages and adds to main street activity and town character".

Access the Virginia Blueprint here: