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Gawler Place Upgrade

Creating a vibrant and green link to the Rundle Mall Precinct and a destination where people shop, visit and spend time.

Project Information

Gawler Place is one of the busiest streets in Adelaide and connects city workers, students, visitors, tourists, delivery and private vehicles and taxis to Rundle Mall, North Terrace, ANZAC Memorial Walk on Kintore Avenue, the Riverbank, car parks and public transport.

With around 25,000 people moving between Grenfell Street and North Terrace every day, the City of Adelaide has committed funding to the upgrade of Gawler Place. 

This commitment recognises the important role Gawler Place plays as a link to the heart of the Rundle Mall Precinct and will ensure that it remains a destination where people shop, visit and spend time.

On completion, Gawler Place will be a vibrant, green and people-focused street and provide a high-quality retail experience. 

It will feature new footpath and road surfaces, lighting, seating and spaces for socialising. Green elements such as trees, understory planting and climbers will ensure Gawler Place is an attractive and inviting place to be. 

The upgrade is anticipated to be completed by December 2019.

In the meantime, Gawler Place remains open for business and you can still visit all your favourite stores.


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Current Status & Notifications

Construction works from 10 June 2019:

Past Notifications

Construction works from 22 April 2019:

Construction works from Monday 25 February 2019:

Construction works from 7 February 2019:

Construction works from 7 January 2019:

  • Site preparation, survey and field investigation works.
  • Establishment of a small compound area in Gawler Place and the main compound area in Kintore Avenue.
  • Stormwater and common services trench work
  • Construction Notification - December 2018

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City of Adelaide Gawler Place Team / 1300 766 046 / [email protected] / 25 Pirie Street, Adelaide


Construction rescheduled

First quarter 2019

Construction is planned to start in the first quarter of 2019 and the program is expected to take 52 weeks to complete.

Council approves revised budget

September 2018

A budget of $16.96 million is approved for the redevelopment of Gawler Place, between North Terrace and Grenfell Street.

Council will consider alternate design proposals at its meeting on 11 September 2018

August 2018

Stakeholder Update Letter - Alternate Proposals

Construction on hold

July 2018

Construction is on hold while alternate proposals are worked through to ensure that the project delivers an appealing street while also providing value for money.

Update on Gawler Place upgrade

Construction starts

May 2018

Underground utility services relocation and upgrades Installation of new storm-water pits and underground pipes

Proposed construction staging plan

April 2018

Proposed Construction Staging Plan

Early investigative works complete

Mid March - April 2018

Early investigative works - underground service and condition investigations

Construction tender opened

November 2017

Concept design updated

September 2017

Concept design released

June 2017

Information sessions and community engagement

May and June 2017

Key stakeholder engagement


Engagement Summary Of Results

Fact Sheets and Resources

Project Information

Partners: City of Adelaide and Rundle Mall Management Authority
Status: In progress
Contractors: On hold
Budget: Funded by City of Adelaide

Map & Staging Plan

Gawler Place South Plans

View South plan

Artist Impressions:

Gawler Place North Plans

View North plan

Artist Impressions:


Community and stakeholder engagement was conducted on the Gawler Place Upgrade Concept Designs in May and June 2017. To view the results of the engagement visit Your Say Adelaide.

Council will continue to work closely with Gawler Place traders, businesses, building owners and stakeholders and the wider community as the upgrade is constructed.

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