27 Feb, 2017

Improved Public Safety in Rundle Mall

City of Adelaide is implementing measures to further improve public safety in the centre of the city.

Council is installing bollards at all entrances to Rundle Mall to prevent unauthorised vehicle access. The first installation of these bollards is at the Pulteney Street and King Williams Street ends of the Mall.

Bollard installation at the remaining entrances to Rundle Mall will be progressively installed over the coming weeks, with completion scheduled for the end of March 2017.

The new bollards complement the look and feel of the recently refurbished Rundle Mall. They will also continue to support the effective operation of the Mall as a key pedestrian thoroughfare and public space while providing vehicle access for permit holders and emergency services only.

The bollards that have been installed are patented, world leading technology and have been designed and manufactured in South Australia.

Lord Mayor Martin Haese said that public safety and security is of paramount importance to the City of Adelaide.

“In light of recent national and international events, we are now installing more permanent security measures so that shoppers, workers and visitors to the Mall can feel safer as they go about their business.

“Council liaises regularly with SAPOL and the State Government in relation to managing the public realm, public safety and traffic management throughout the city.

“This involves regular assessment of all major public thoroughfares and spaces, and is integrated into our planning of all major events.

“We want everyone to feel as safe as possible while they’re out and about and enjoying the city.”

Rundle Mall Management Authority General Manager, Amanda Grocock, said that public safety is important to Rundle Mall as a public space and the heart of shopping in the city.

“Our key focus is on providing a safe and attractive environment for our visitors and retail workers. This safety measure ensures that our businesses can operate as usual while everyone who visits and shops in Rundle Mall can continue to enjoy the precinct with additional security.”

For more information

Paula Stevens