02 Jul, 2018

Upgrades to historic North Adelaide Streets

Lord Mayor Martin Haese says Council will spend $3.4 million as part of its 2018-19 Integrated Business Plan to complete the next stage of improvements to Jeffcott Street.

“Council is progressively fixing historical drainage issues that have periodically caused flooding and ponding problems along Jeffcott Street.

“In 2018-19, this will result in modifications to the stormwater system, undergrounding of powerlines and general streetscape upgrades, including road resealing.

“At the same time, we are committed to preserving the street’s heritage kerbing and significant trees that give Jeffcott Street its distinctive character.”

The Lord Mayor said a program of roadway renewal and greening improvements, incorporating new tree plantings and garden beds, would also be carried out along Archer, Tynte and Molesworth Streets.

Other major projects in the North Adelaide area to be carried out as part of Council’s 2018-19 Integrated Business Plan include:

  • Improvements to the path from the old North Adelaide Train Station to Mills Terrace and construction of a shared use path along Fitzroy Terrace connecting the Adelaide Aquatic Centre and Barton Terrace
  • Installation of a solar photovoltaic (PV) system at the Aquatic Centre, and
  • Planning for the redevelopment of the land at 88 O’Connell Street through stakeholder engagement activities, temporary site activation and project planning.

“Council’s decision to purchase and redevelop the old Le Cornu site represents a once in a generation opportunity to bring to life a site that will enhance the vitality of O’Connell Street and North Adelaide more broadly.

The Lord Mayor said the upgrades to streets in North Adelaide were part of a $39.4 million citywide infrastructure investment program to ensure that Adelaide remains one of the world’s most liveable cities.

“At the same time, Council will leverage growth from new development activity occurring across the city to relieve cost of living pressures on residential and commercial ratepayers by freezing the rate in the dollar for the fourth consecutive year.

“Our intention is to strike a balance between delivering improved services and facilities that meet our local community’s needs while still reducing our reliance on revenue from rates,” he concluded.

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Simon Latimer