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Department of the Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR)


$2.8 million


Renmark, South Australia

Contract Period:

June 2014 - December 2014

Construction of Deep Creek Structure at Pike

The Pike Floodplain covers 6700 hectares between Paringa and Lyrup near Renmark and is a high priority ecological and cultural area of the River Murray.

Due to declining ecological health as result of altered flow regimes, highly saline groundwater, obstructions to fish passage, and pest plants and animals, the Riverine Recovery Project was initiated. As part of the Riverine Recovery Project DEWNR engaged York Civil to undertake the construction of a vertical slot fishway, a 7m bridge and regulator.

The project faced some unique challenges including traffic right-of-way through the construction site and management of a tree of significance to the local indigenous community.