The Marshall Government has completed the installation of 125 bollards around the Adelaide Oval precinct, including 72 retractable bollards and 53 fixed bollards.
Along with the installation of bollards, security measures also include architectural and landscaping treatments, including low retaining walls and planter boxes.
In collaboration with the Bradman family, City of Adelaide, Adelaide Oval Stadium Management Authority the Sir Donald Bradman statue has been relocated as part of the works to the front of the Adelaide Oval Eastern Plaza, facing the intersection of King William Road and War Memorial Drive.
“The Marshall Government’s priority is to keep South Australians safe and these bollards will better secure the safety of all patrons attending Adelaide Oval,” said Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Local Government Stephan Knoll.
“Around 1.8 million people passed through the gates at Adelaide Oval last year so it’s very important that we ensure this venue is as secure as possible.
“South Australians and international and interstate tourists attend Adelaide Oval year-round to watch the footy, cricket and various events.
“It’s important that this world class venue has the appropriate level of security.
“This project is yet another example of the Marshall Government cleaning up a Labor mess.
“The Marshall Government has moved quickly to get these important security measures in the ground as soon as possible.
“There will be some minor finishing works undertaken by the contractor over the next month but all major construction is now complete.”
The bollards were installed at an estimated cost of $5 million, funded from savings as part of the $535 million Adelaide Oval redevelopment.