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The extent of work covers the whole of Devonport Terrace, approximately 2km in length, from the southern dead-end near Torrens Road to the Prospect 1838 development in the north. It falls between the new fence line of the rail corridor to the west, and the centre of road (Devonport Terrace).
The scope of work includes new garden beds, with rain gardens in appropriate locations to address localised flooding issues, safe access for pedestrians including accessible ramps to cross the road and get to the existing train station entrances and paved areas, new kerbs to protect the garden beds that will be planted from vehicles driving over them, and banning parking in areas where the road is too narrow for vehicles to pass safely.
Council have been looking to address concerns raised by residents along the road since 2017. The financial opportunity has come up this financial year from external grants from both State and Federal governments.
The State Department for Infrastructure and Transport allocated funds to City of Prospect for the vegetation clearance along the verge of the rail corridor partly in response to the impact of the visual amenity due to the electrification works of the Gawler train line.
The Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program is a Federal grant program allocating funds to each Council for the construction or maintenance of roads managed by local governments with works that support improved road safety outcomes.
Short-term, residents will be temporarily impacted by the construction works, which may include road closures at various stages of the works, with the entire project taking up to 3 months to complete.
As the garden beds establish in the coming years, residents and visitors will see the railway fence-line screened by vegetation, and a reduction in localised flooding. Furthermore, the safety of the street for both pedestrians and vehicles will be greatly improved.
Council have engaged specialised streetscape design consultants to produce the concept plan and design development drawings. Once the draft concept plan has been finalised from the community feedback, we will prepare the drawings for tendering and construction.
Council received funding from both the State Department for Infrastructure and Transport and the Federal grant program for the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure, totalling $498,000. In addition, Council recently endorsed for the Round 2 Local Roads and Community Infrastructure to be allocated to this project, increasing the total budget for this project to $1.254m.
You can provide feedback through the Feedback Form on Engagement Hub (bottom right of this page).
You can also provide a written submission via:
• email to firstname.lastname@example.org
• post to: PO Box 171,
Prospect SA 5082,
Attention: Nina Phillips, Landscape Architect
Your community feedback can influence specifics around paved areas, vegetation types, locations for kerbing, and parking bayareas, as well highlighting any other issues for consideration.