CCTV solution for Southern Expressway, Adelaide, South Australia

SOUTH Australian Government’s Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure has gone to tender for the design and construction of a security closed circuit television solution for the southern expressway.

In February, SA Transport Minister Stephen Mullighan said the Government was looking into whether new security cameras and greater rewards should be brought in to tackle rock throwing crimes after an incident on the expressway.

“We’ve found CCTV can be really effective from deterring people from engaging in this sort of behaviour, it provides not only a good deterrent but if someone does engage in this sort of behaviour it provides sound evidence which can help us prosecute people,” Mullighan said.

The Southern Expressway is an 18.5km freeway in the southern suburbs of Adelaide, South Australia, between Bedford Park and Old Noarlunga. It is signed as M2. The Southern Expressway was built as a corridor to relieve heavy traffic from the major arterial, Main South Road, in Adelaide’s south.

It was originally built as a reversible one way freeway, and was the world’s longest after its completion in 2001. Between 2010 and 2014 it was expanded, and it is now a regular 2-direction freeway.

Construction of the expressway also included the Adelaide Southern Veloway for cyclists, which runs alongside it for 7 km, from Marion/Main South Road to the Panalatinga Tunnel. South of the Panalatinga Tunnel, the bikeway becomes a shared track for the remaining 12 km of the expressway. The expressway crosses over the Coast to Vines rail trail at both Panalatinga Road and at the expressway’s Southern end.

Should tenderers require assistance in uploading your tender submission electronically please contact the Tenders SA helpdesk on 8462 1401. It is recommended that you allow at least two hours prior to tender closing time to ensure that you upload your tender. A receipt number will be issued to confirm that your submission has been completed successfully.

The tender closes on December 12.