Gouger Street Revitalisation

Project status – Investigation and concept development

Why are we doing this?

The City of Adelaide has identified Gouger Street Revitalisation project as a major project as part of its Main Streets Revitalisation Program.

Gouger Street is an important part of Adelaide City Centre popular for its unique character, vibrant markets, dining, and cultural events.

Initiated as part of the 23/24 Business Plan and Budget, the Gouger Street Revitalisation Project has been allocated a budget of $15m.

The aim of the project is to leverage its unique character, vibrancy and activities to enhance Gouger Street’s appeal as a lively and cultural attraction to benefit customers, community and visitors.

About the project

Situated in the heart of Adelaide, Gouger Street is a bustling and culturally rich centre that draws both locals and tourists. With its lively dining scene, bustling markets, and diverse cultural heritage, which includes the iconic Adelaide Central Markets and Chinatown, this project aims to ensure that Gouger Street remains an inviting destination for years to come.

Throughout the project's duration, we are committed to engaging with the community and soliciting valuable feedback through various channels, including one-on-one conversations, face-to-face meetings, information sessions, construction drop-ins, surveys, and regular updates.

What are we doing?

Upgrades will span from King William Street to Morphett Street, excluding connecting streets off Gouger Street, focusing on Council infrastructure, from building to building, and may include:

  • road and footpath upgrades
  • lighting replacement
  • public art opportunities
  • public furniture and landscaping
  • safety and connectivity improvements
  • parking
  • integration with physical infrastructure and surrounds

When are we doing it?

Construction is expected to begin from late 2025.

The project is currently undergoing initial planning and investigations.

This includes:

  • review of existing asset such as stormwater and lighting
  • soil analysis and urban design studies
  • people movement and transport assessments and strategies
  • local and city growth forecasts
  • historical and cultural analysis

Following public consultation and Council’s endorsement of the concept plan, detailed design development activities are planned from mid-2024.

Community feedback

As initial investigations progress, our team is transitioning into the concept design development phase and is eager to gather input from the community.

Visit YourSay to provide feedback, ideas or to nominate to participate in collaborative Concept Design workshops.

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