Talia Caves staircase repair completed

The Elliston District Council's repair of the damaged Talia Caves staircase has been completed.

The staircase had been damaged last year after a small landslide had caused rocks to collapse, with the area then closed to the public.

Council chief executive officer Geoff Sheridan said the repairs cost about $45,000.

He said 20 metres of the staircase had been repaired, with new steps and footings installed.

"It's fantastic to have the repair done, it was a real challenge for us," he said.

"It started off with rocks falling, then we had stable rock that we had to dislodge to get the staircase fixed.

"We were unable to claim insurance and had to undertake the project ourselves, but we are really pleased to have it completed before the tourist season."

The caves are located about 50 kilometres north of Elliston and is known as a popular tourist spot.

Mr Sheridan said with repairs completed, the area was again being utilised by locals and visitors.

"Absolutely it has been used, we were there the other day and saw people in the area," he said.

"There are really good signs that Tourism SA have put up only in the last week that are pointing to Talia Beach and we were happy to get it all done by then."

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