Materials salvaged in redevelopment of Council’s former administration building

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A significant quantity of materials has been salvaged as part of the redevelopment of City of Salisbury’s former Civic Centre at 12 James Street, Salisbury.

The vacant 12 James Street building has been demolished, with a temporary car park currently being constructed to provide a mixture of community and Council use parking. The site will be utilised as a temporary carpark whilst future development opportunities are explored.

Items ranging from bike racks, to pond rocks, to about 120 timber roof beams, were salvaged during the process for repurposing.

Salvaged items include:

  • Four Birds of Paradise plants to be transported and replanted at Mawson Lakes
  • Perimeter paving which will be cleaned and reused at the 12 James Street site
  • Bike racks, bin enclosures and cigarette butt bins to be reused in other locations
  • CCTV equipment to be reused both on-site at 12 James Street, or elsewhere within the City
  • Signage and commemorative plaques
  • Six Wisteria arbour trees which have been relocated to a new home at Harry Bowey Reserve, Salisbury Park
  • Air conditioner unit which has been transported to Council’s Operations Centre for reuse
  • Six external LED lights
  • Large timber beams from the former gallery external façade which are to be reshaped, refurbished and repurposed into an arbour within the City
  • Large truss from previous Council chambers to be reassembled and put on display at Council’s Operations Centre
  • Stormwater and electrical infrastructure to be retained and repurposed as part of the carpark design
  • About 40m3 of furniture repurposed at a museum on the Eyre Peninsula. This is after community centres, community groups and sporting clubs in Salisbury previously had first choice of surplus furniture, fittings and equipment free of charge.
  • More than 420 lineal metres of raw laminated timber beams recycled for future reuse

In addition, 22 large trees were able to be retained on-site, as well as perimeter garden beds and plantings where possible.

Council prides itself on sustainability, and therefore took all opportunities possible to repurpose materials and minimise any disposal to landfill. Building waste was specifically sorted on-site before being transported to the recycling facility ResourceCo. As a result, more than 4,700 tonnes of concrete and masonry will be repurposed into road base products and 500 tonnes of construction and demolition waste (including timber, plastic and furniture) will be recycled into a petroleum engineered fuel.

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