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Construction officially underway for new $135M Adelaide Aquatic Centre

26 March 2024
Construction is progressing at the site of the new Adelaide Aquatic Centre, marking a significant milestone in the development of the state-of-the-art facility.

Excavators are currently in operation, removing over 22,000 cubic metres of soil to prepare the groundwork for the $135 million project.

“South Australia is building – and it’s exciting to see work underway on this significant piece of community infrastructure, which will benefit all South Australians,” Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Tom Koutsantonis, says.

Mawson Lakes School $6m upgrade to give more classroom options

29 January 2024
The first stage of a $6m redevelopment of Mawson Lakes School will improve the teaching space for junior primary students.

Sliding glass doors will allow teachers to compartmentalise what have been large open spaces accommodating up to 80 students from three classes.

“So you’ll be able to close off your classroom but you can also have the doors open for the highly collaborative activities that the junior primaries do together,” principal David Cowles said...

Morialta Secondary College and Aldinga Payinthi College to benefit from $11.75m bus project

29 January 2024
Students will be able to travel more easily to class after the state government announced an increase in school bus services – commencing at the start of Term 1 in Adelaide’s eastern and southern suburbs.

Among students benefiting from the new school buses, announced by the state government on Wednesday and to be introduced on January 29, will be students from the new Morialta Secondary College and Aldinga Payinthi College.

In total 16 new Scania hybrid buses, at a cost of $11.75m will be purchased and progressively rolled out over the next three years.

Adelaide’s $135M Aquatic Centre gets green light, with new concept images released

29 October 2023
In a huge development, the eagerly awaited Adelaide Aquatic Centre has been given the green light for construction, with a slew of newly released concept images showing a glimpse into the future of aquatic leisure in the city.

The State Commission Assessment Panel (SCAP) recently granted approval for the sustainably designed aquatic centre, to be located in North Adelaide’s Park 2.

“We’re thrilled to see work starting to take shape on this transformative piece of community infrastructure which will deliver a benefit to all South Australians,” Premier Peter Malinauskas says...

Nine News – Adelaide Aquatic Centre Plans

29 October 2023
Nine News Adelaide Footage - The government has revealed that construction will begin on the new Adelaide Aquatic Centre in just a few days. with the design for the $135 million facility approved today.

Fresh look at the new Adelaide Aquatic Centre

29 October 2023
New images have been released giving South Australians a first look at the new Adelaide Aquatic Centre, with early works expected to begin in days.

The current centre will close for at least 16 months from August 1 next year during the $135m building project, which is not due to be completed until summer 2025-26.

The new centre – which will be powered using 100 per cent renewable energy – will have water slides, an indoor 50m pool, splash zones, learn to swim pool and external 25m pool and outdoor play area...

Adelaide Aquatic Centre Latest News

29 October 2023
Planning greenlight for new Adelaide Aquatic Centre

Since our last update in August 2023, a lot of work has been happening on the project.

The State Commission Assessment Panel (SCAP) has this week approved the design of the sustainably designed centre in Park 2.

Planning approval coincides with the appointment of iconic South Australian company Sarah Constructions Pty Ltd to build the $135 million facility following a rigorous tender process...

$60m Hungarian Hall revamp with 23 luxury apartments

14 October 2023
Plans have been approved for the redevelopment of the Hungarian Hall. The proposal outlined a six-storey mixed-use apartment building which will be known as The Osmond.

The development will house 23 high-end apartments, with a mix that caters to diverse needs: five two-bedroom, 16 three-bedroom, and two luxurious penthouse four-bedroom apartments...

Sarah Constructions wins green light for $60m apartment project at Norwood

12 October 2023
A $60m luxury apartment development at Norwood has been given the green light by the state’s planning authority.

The six-storey project, known as The Osmond, will be built on the site of the Hungarian Club on Osmond Tce. It features 23 apartments including two penthouses, and will include a redevelopment of the club’s premises – including restaurant and function space – on the ground level.

Developer Sarah Constructions expects building works to commence in February, and for the project to be completed by the end of 2025.

Aged care ‘reimagined’ in ACH Group’s $40m Healthia project

25 July 2023
The ACH Group’s $40m Healthia residential aged care, health and education development in the Playford health precinct will start taking its first residents from next month.

The residential care home comprises eight purpose-built single-storey homes, located in a village setting and joined via interconnected walkways...

AnglicareSA Welcomes Tim Sarah as Chair Following Bruce Linn Retirement

17 January 2023
Well-known business and experienced executive Tim Sarah will chair the AnglicareSA Board in 2023 following the retirement of previous chair Bruce Linn...

‘Gather Round’ Puts Mount Barker on AFL Map

09 December 2022
Mount Barker will host an AFL match for the first time in the newly named ‘Gather Round’ in April...

Port Adelaide’s redevelopment of high-performance centre kicks off at Alberton Oval

17 November 2022
PORT ADELAIDE'S AFL and AFLW players will soon have a new state-of-the-art home for training and recovery, with the redevelopment of the club’s high-performance training centre undergoing the first phase of construction...

Chester Osborn’s Cube Turns Five: ‘My Father Thought I was Crazy’

29 October 2022
Winemaker, artist and impresario Chester Osborn was told his “ridiculous” Cube concept would never get built. Now he’s about to celebrate five years of worldwide acclaim...

Westminster School Completes $40 Million Campus Masterplan

12 October 2022
After five years of development and an investment of more than $40 million, Westminster School will complete its transformative Campus Masterplan and mark the milestone with the official opening of the final stage later this month...

New School Could Be ‘Best in the Nation’

16 September 2022
Whyalla's $100 million new secondary school has the potential to be the best in the nation, according to Premier Steven Marshall...

The Advertiser’s Housing Forum Hears City Towers Key to Housing Squeeze

01 September 2022
Adelaide must pursue an aggressive growth strategy to double the CBD population, which should include conversion of old office buildings into housing, Treasurer Stephen Mullighan says...

‘It’s All Up in the Air’: Crows Visit Whyalla School to Measure the Science of Football

26 August 2022
The Crows made a flying visit to help Whyalla students measure the "science of football". The Year 7 students at the new $100 million Whyalla Secondary College super-school were put to the test while hosting the Adelaide Crows Foundation for two days...

Adelaide Crows Foundation Visit Whyalla Secondary College

24 August 2022
New Adelaide AFLW recruit Niamh Kelly and Crows Foundation STEMfooty manager Katie Gloede visited the school on Tuesday and Wednesday, together with Sarah Constructions CEO Adrian Esplin and Project Manager Terry Kildea...

Morialta High School – Work Starts on New High School Amid Statewide Enrolment Pressures

19 May 2022
South Australian secondary schools face significant enrolment constraints after year 7 was moved into high school, with work about to begin on Adelaide’s newest public college to alleviate some demand...

Built on Powerful Principles – Whyalla Secondary College

30 March 2022
The state-of-the-art Whyalla Secondary College comprises five major buildings linked via a high level courtyard and includes contemporary learning spaces, multi-level outdoor learning and social spaces, a plaza at ground level with landscaping, expansive sporting fields and...

South Australia PPP School Projects a Huge Success

21 March 2022
Sarah Constructions are justly proud of their team, and the brilliantly completed projects for Aldinga Payinthi College and Riverbanks College B-12.

These two school communities open this year and are the recipients of a new school full of all they need for a comprehensive and stimulating educational experience...

Peregrine, Thomas Foods Top List of SA Private Companies

09 December 2021
A builder has surged up the list of SA’s largest companies but two other major local firms have been smashed by the pandemic, with revenue plunging more than 30 per cent...

ECH Vertical Retirement Village Officially Opens in Adelaide

07 December 2021
South Australian home care and retirement living provider ECH (Enabling Confidence at Home) has cut the ribbon on its new $42.5 million Encore Apartments development, located in Modbury in Adelaide’s north-east. Designed by Walter Brooke as a vertical village, Encore Apartments offers apartment-style living with a strong sense of community, enabling residents to live comfortably and happily...

ECH Opens the Doors to a $42.5m Vertical Village

02 December 2021
South Australian home care and retirement living provider ECH (Enabling Confidence at Home) has officially opened the doors to its state-of-the-art vertical village – Encore Apartments in Modbury, approx 15klms northeast of Adelaide...

Aldinga Payinthi School

16 November 2021
The Aldinga Payinthi B-12 College will accommodate up to 1675 students, including 100 special school students and a 75 place children’s centre. Its opening is targeted for the start of the 2022 School Year...

Resthaven Begins Redevelopment of Bellevue Heights Home

21 October 2021
South Australian aged care provider Resthaven has kicked off a construction project at its aged care and retirement living home in Bellevue Heights in Adelaide’s south...

Resthaven to Start the Redevelopment of its Bellevue Heights RAC in Adelaide

23 September 2021
The South Australian Not For Profit provider associated with the Uniting Church in Australia, has held a ‘turn the turf’ ceremony to officially mark the beginning of the $25 million site redevelopment of its Bellevue Heights RAC...

Sarah Constructions – 60 Years Building Great Relationships

01 June 2021
Sarah Constructions is proud to be celebrating 60 years of building great relationships..

Roseworthy Solar Project Unveiled

20 May 2021
The $7-million Roseworthy solar and energy storage project was unveiled by the University of Adelaide and state government today, to celebrate the largest solar project in the university's history...

Grass Laid for New High School Oval

13 May 2021
The construction of the Whyalla Secondary School's AFL-size oval began on Monday with the grass that will cover the area brought in for laying...

Sarah Constructions Reaches Modular Schools Milestone

06 April 2021
A local building company is using a cutting edge construction technique, similar to IKEA, to deliver three multimillion dollar school upgrades....

Westminster School in Marion to Unveil Innovation Hub

16 November 2020
A new $16m playground for budding fashion designers, chemists and food technologists to experiment is ready to be revealed...

Shadow Minister Visits School Site

04 November 2020
Shadow Education Minister Blair Boyer visited Whyalla last week to see the significant progress made on the construction of the steel city's new $100 million secondary school...

Nightly News 7 Spencer Gulf – Friday August 21st 2020

02 August 2020
Nightly News 7 Spencer Gulf is the only local television news service in Regional South Australia, bringing you the day's news, events and issues from across the Spencer Gulf and Broken Hill...

Construction Work Starts On New $104 million Super School at Angle Vale

08 May 2020
Site works have started for a new super school north of Adelaide on a former market garden compulsorily acquired by the State Government...

Nightly News 7 Spencer Gulf – Tuesday May 5th 2020

06 May 2020
The official SOD Turning Ceremony AT Whyalla Secondary College...

Designs For New Aldinga Super School Revealed

08 January 2020
Designs for new Aldinga super school revealed.

Education Minister John Gardner said that local families should be excited by the design concepts, which showcase a world-class, modern learning environment...

New Schools Planned for Adelaide’s North and South

08 January 2020
Designs for new schools in Adelaide's south and north have been revealed, which will cater for the booming areas...

Design of New Angle Vale Public School for 1675 Students Revealed

07 January 2020
A 300-seat auditorium, sporting fields of all shapes and an “entrepreneurial hub” have been unveiled as part of the design of a new northern suburbs “birth to year 12” school...

Site Announced for New Aldinga School, Opening in 2022

06 March 2019
The new Aldinga School endorsed by John Gardner...

New School to be Built at Aldinga

06 March 2019
Residents in Adelaide's southern suburbs are demanding the state government engage with the community over plans to build a massive new school in Aldinga...

A New School Will Be Built in Aldinga by 2022

06 March 2019
A new school will be built in Aldinga by 2022...

Sarah Constructions: Respect & Reward For Women In Construction

07 December 2017
Property is South Australia’s second biggest employer and yet, historically, the majority of people working in property construction have been male. Now we are seeing a shift in this trend and one business leading the way for women in property is Sarah Constructions.

Adelaide Oval’s ‘Loud’ $9million Upgrade Promises World-Class Experience

24 November 2017
The Adelaide Oval has undergone a major redevelopment of its lighting and sound system ahead of this year’s Ashes Test...

OZ Minerals is the Latest Big Name to Move to Adelaide Airport

24 October 2017
MINING company OZ Minerals is moving its Greenhill Road headquarters to a converted warehouse in Adelaide Airport’s business district...

Working Relationship Just the Job for South Australian Youth

20 June 2017
Thanks to two targeted training programs, around 30 South Australians — many of them youths — have recently gained employment thanks to partnerships between disability support organisations and the private sector...

d’Arenberg Winemaker Chester Osborn Reveals Inside of his Latest Mad Venture

03 February 2017
A ROOM where visitors inhale wine, a virtual fermenter into which you will “fall” and a smell-a-rama corner derived from 30 flagons — they could be creations straight out of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland...