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Wednesday, 20 March, 2019 -
13:30 to 16:30
Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time (AEDT)


Northern Connector Construction Project


SIA Members $30+GST
Non Members $30+GST


Event Organising Body: 
Safety Institute of Australia
Event Organiser: 
Belinda King
(03) 8336 1995



On behalf of the Safety Institute of Australia, the SA Branch invites you to join us on Wednesday 20 March 2019, for a guided tour of the new Northern Connector road extension project construction site.

Due for completion at the end of 2019, the Northern Connector will be a six-lane, 15.5 kilometer motorway, providing a vital freight and commuter link between the Northern Expressway, North-South Motorway, Salisbury Highway and Port River Expressway.

Concrete paving will require about 175,000 cubic meters of concrete, produced on-site, with all the cement and quarry products being sourced locally in SA.

Constructing the road in concrete will approximately halve future maintenance costs and, during construction, will generate an additional 40 jobs and an extra $11 million for the SA economy compared to building the road out of asphalt.

Personnel will be collected by mini-bus at Gepps Cross or at the Northern Connector site office, and will then be taken for a guided tour at selected stops within the new Northern Connector road extension project construction site.

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Get amongst the big plant and equipment on a large construction site
  • Acquire an understanding of the hazards and risks associated with road building
  • Appreciate the logistics of long term infrastructure
  • Understand that it’s also about the safety culture of the contractor’s workforce

Event Details

Date: Wednesday 20 March 2019
Time: 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Cost: SIA Members $30+GST  | Non Members $30+GST  (to cover the cost of mini-bus hire)
Site Access Requirements: Mandatory site PPE that participants must wear - long/longs, safety boots, Hard hat, orange Hi-vis vests, tinted or clear safety glasses. All attendees are expected to provide their own as listed. (Northern Connector will have some items like vests, glasses and hats, but not the boot

Meeting Points: Please see below the two meeting points available for this site visit. 


Meeting Location: City Dismantlers carpark 11-31 Port Wakefield Road, Gepps Cross
Meeting Time: 1:00pm for 1:30pm (sharp) exit to Northern Connector site office.

Meeting Location:Attendees working/living North of Waterloo corner can park at the Northern Connector Site office - 1291 Port Wakefield Rd, Waterloo Corner.
Meeting Time: Wait in the Reception area until the bus group arrives at approximately 2.00pm.

RETURN TRIP: Buses (2 x Mini buses) will be departing the Northern Connector site at approximately 4 - 4.15pm and returning to City Dismantlers. 

**Please advise if you will be meeting at Gepps Cross or at the Northern Connector site office by selecting the corresponding ticket option.