24 Sep, 2015

A New Vision For Hindley Street West

The exciting renewal and activation of Hindley Street West is set to continue, following a positive recent consultation period with the local community.

Concept designs for the footpath upgrade between Register Street and Morphett Street have been developed with stakeholders to deliver increased outdoor activation opportunities, wider footpaths, new lighting, new street furniture and street trees.

Over the past few months, local stakeholders have been involved in continuing workshops, group and individual meetings and having input on the process, designs and timing of works.

Construction is planned for 2016 and City of Adelaide is in regular contact with stakeholders as part of the process. Currently the project is at the concept design stage.

Under the proposal, the street surface for vehicles will remain as bitumen, with the design focusing on creating a high-quality, active and welcoming street for people.

The $2 million project is jointly funded by the State Government and City of Adelaide.

Lord Mayor, Martin Haese, said City of Adelaide was pleased to partner with the Government on the important project to further activate the West End.

“This project is vital to the ongoing revitalisation of the City’s West End. It supports recent developments, such as the SA Medical and Health Research Institute, the new Royal Adelaide Hospital and UniSA, as well as encouraging more people to the area,” said Martin.

“The hard work put into developing the footpath upgrade with the community will help improve links within the West End Precinct to new developments on North Terrace.

“This process to renew and invigorate Hindley West really has been a team effort with the local community playing an important role. I’m sure we’ll all be very proud of the end result, with great new elements like greening, lighting and outdoor dining spaces.

“Collaborating with the community on these exciting improvements to our public spaces leads to further private investment that creates new jobs and exciting opportunities for our city.”

Volker Horbelt, Director of Rockford Hotels Group, was one of several traders and property owners who has been engaging with Council on concept designs and looked forward to the works commencing next year.

“We very much look forward to the proposed streetscape upgrade. It would nicely complement the other redevelopments occurring in the precinct, including our own Rockford Hotel,” said Mr Horbelt.

“We have appreciated the opportunity to provide input on the draft concept designs and that it has been a high priority of Council to keep us updated throughout the past few months.”

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Matt Halliwell