Granite Island

fission Supports Redevelopment of Iconic South Australian Structure

fission is proud of our long association with the South Australian Government’s Department of Infrastructure and Planning (DIT), having worked in partnership for over seven years to support the development of major infrastructure projects.

fission was recently engaged to support the redevelopment of the state’s iconic Granite Island Causeway (the Causeway), providing the Department with independent cost and estimation advice. Working with the Department, we implemented a robust procurement solution involving early contractor involvement to arrive at the best value for money design and delivery solution.

Located 83km south of Adelaide on the Fleurieu Peninsula, The Causeway is an iconic landmark of significant cultural and heritage importance. Providing the only link between the mainland at Victor Harbour and Granite Island, the original structure was constructed in 1864 as Victoria Pier. It was extended to connect to Granite Island in 1875 to become one of the region’s most iconic and popular tourist attractions.

Rebuilt in the late 1950s, The Causeway stood up to the rigours of nature, but time took its toll, and The Causeway is in the process of being upgraded. Important to the local, regional and state economies, once completed, the new structure, together with the refurbished sections of the old, will provide an iconic cultural heritage and community facility for years to come.

Construction of the new Causeway commenced in March 2021 and is progressing well, with bridge substructure construction now well and truly underway.

fission’s Director of Operations, Jarrod McHugh, welcomed the project progressing to construction, “We are delighted to continue our relationship with the Department of Infrastructure and Planning and look forward to one of South Australia’s iconic structures gaining a new lease of life,” said Jarrod.

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