South Australian company SADB Directional Drilling has been awarded the contract to install permanent protective bollards around the Adelaide Oval precinct.
According to a statement from South Australian Transport and Infrastructure Minister Stephen Mullighan, works are expected to commence this month, with the temporary security measures to be made permanent around Adelaide Oval protecting against the threat of vehicle attacks on pedestrians.
SADB has sub-contracted Australian company, Leda Security Products Pty Ltd, for the supply of bollards, which will be similar to bollards used as part of the Adelaide Airport redevelopment.
The bollards will replace the existing concrete barriers positioned to protect patrons in the wake of attacks in Europe, where trucks and cars have been driven into crowds of people at popular events and tourists attractions, according to the statement.
Along with the installation of bollards, the security measures also include architectural and landscaping treatments, including low retaining walls and planter boxes.
“The final design has been developed following an exhaustive security review by a multi-agency team including SA Police, the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure, the Stadium Management Authority, City of Adelaide and security consultants,” said Mr. Mullighan.
“Expert specialist advice was sought and careful consideration and planning was taken in identifying the design and level of protection to be installed.”