The prospect of waterside living at Port Adelaide has moved one step closer with the launch of Civil and groundworks at Dock One.

Keeping up with Starfish Developments’ track record for reliable delivery, the extensive works have begun on time and to schedule.

Starfish managing director Damon Nagel said,

“We are delighted to have started construction at Dock One. We pride ourselves in delivering what we say we will, despite the many obstacles that can get in the way of a new development. The works at Dock One make a bold statement of intent and confidence in the Port, where residential development has previously been hampered by false starts and promises.”

AR Contracting is undertaking this key first stage activity and has set up an office on site. In addition to building roads, the program includes installing utilities such as water, electricity, gas and NBN services along with stormwater protection, laying sewer mains and pollutant traps.

Stage 1 roads and services are due for completion by the end of September this year and stage 2 by early November. Starfish expects to pour first slabs for Dock One townhouses along the Promenade in August.

Key to the success of the Dock One development will be for the Clipper ship to move to its new allocated home of Dock Two, an agreement made between the Clipper support group and the state government who has earmarked Dock Two as a future maritime precinct.

‘’The moving date for the Clipper keeps slipping, with the latest deadline being set by Renewal SA for November. Dock One groundworks though have to start now so we can honour our delivery schedule which was based on the original discussions and agreements,” said Damon.

“We are demonstrably supportive of retaining local heritage including the Clipper ship. It’s great that it has a new home to go to, where it can rest indefinitely. Dock Two and the maritime precinct offer a significant opportunity to attract more tourists and visitors to the Port, adding to the private sector investment already underway,” he said.

The groundworks and service installations at Dock One mark an exciting milestone for Port Adelaide and the city as a whole, as the last undeveloped dockland waterfront In Australia finally gets off the ground.