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Thomas Foods International – Infrastructure Road to Success


The Rural City of Murray Bridge Council is helping to pave the road to success of the Thomas Foods International (TFI) meat processing plant rebuild to restore jobs to the local area and boost the economy.

On Friday 19 June 2020 the Rural City of Murray Bridge Council Assessment Panel granted Planning Approval for the TFI meat processing facility.

The decision allows TFI to continue with their detailed design and, following the issuing of Building Approval, Development Approval and all other necessary approvals, construction will be able to commence.

The Rural City of Murray Bridge is overseeing the tender and construction of a literal 2.2Km link road between Mannum Road and the proposed new TFI facility North of Murray Bridge.

Council is pleased to announce that Downer EDI Pty Ltd, in conjunction with a local Murray Bridge Company Spry Civil Construction, has been awarded the construction contract for the road project and site works are anticipated to commence within the coming days with works to be completed in December 2020.

The project will include acceleration and deceleration lanes to facilitate safe passage for turning and a new intersection with lighting on Mannum Road.

The infrastructure will help facilitate the TFI meat processing plant rebuild after the local site was destroyed by fire two years ago, significantly impacting the local economy and workforce.

The Federal and State Governments have committed $14 million to the project to provide access to the new site.

Member for Hammond Adrian Pederick Said this project was a great example of government and industry working together.

“This project is a great example of all three levels of government and industry working together to achieve a fantastic outcome for the State,” he said.

“The awarding of the road construction tender is an important step in securing meat processing here in South Australia”.


Rural City of Murray Bridge Council – Jarvis Road Pavement Construction

Jarvis Road is classified as a secondary freight route within Council Road Management Hierarchy. It is currently unsealed and as a result requires significant maintenance. The pavement depth was insufficient to accommodate large freight movements and requires additional depth and sealing to ensure it is fit for purpose and meets its intended useful life. Sealing 950m of exiting unsealed pavement to accommodate increased freight movements.

Spry Civil Construction were engaged to reconstruct an unsealed road to make suitable for sealing. Scope involved installation of stormwater culverts, pipes and headwalls, importation and delivery of PM2/20 materials to site, reconditioning in-situ pavement, conditioning of new pavement materials, compaction, testing, final trimming with machine guidance (GPS), 14/7 spray seal

The Bend Motorsport Park – Eastern Paddock Area Dukes Hwy, Tailem Bend

The Bend Motorsport Park is one of the most significant developments in Australian motorsport history. A state of the art, world-class motorsport facility, The Bend delivers an exhilarating experience for competitors, enthusiasts and spectators alike.

Developed and primarily funded by the Peregrine Corporation, South Australia’s largest private company, construction started on The Bend in November 2016 with the main motor racing circuit completed in April 2018 in time for the first events. Additional precincts will continue to open in 2019.

Spry Civil Construction was engaged to carry out civil works such as initial site preparation, Common Service Trenching, installation of services, installation of stormwater culverts, installation of class-e grated drain, granular pavement preparation, asphalt, concrete slabs, fencing, line marking on the Eastern Paddock Area which is a secondary pit building and paddock area that supports the Main Racing Circuit.

The Murray Bridge Racing Club

The Murray Bridge Racing Club, Gifford Hill is in the final stages of construction before this world class facility is opened up to the public for the inaugural event programmed for June 2019. Spry Civil Construction has been awarded two projects at Gifford Hill to connect the facility together.  The first project scope is to complete the construction of the carpark, mounting yard and parade ring that is located  behind and around the new facilities. The works consisted of drainage installation, general earthworks, kerbing, footpaths, asphalt, line marking and signage.

The second project scope of works was to construct a synthetic training track base and jogging track that are located in the centre of the main race track. These tracks will be used by the trainers to condition the horses for the upcoming racing. This part of the works consisted of general earthworks, drainage works, irrigation installation, fencing, and pavement works. 


The Bend Motorsports Park

Spry have had some involvement in the construction of “The Bend” throughout the 3 years of construction of this state of the art motorsports facility right here in South Australia. Spry were involved in the installation of key services to support the Pit Building and Paddock Area, excavation for signage billboard footings and installation, informal road construction in selected areas on the property.


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