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$15m Gouger Street upgrade set to transform popular dining precinct

The City of Adelaide has announced the commencement of this ambitious project, which is part of the broader Main Streets Revitalisation Program.

Adelaide is set to witness a transformative revitalisation of Gouger Street, a project aimed at enhancing its reputation as a cultural and culinary hotspot. The City of Adelaide has announced the commencement of this ambitious project, which is part of the broader Main Streets Revitalisation Program.

Gouger Street, renowned for its vibrant dining scene, bustling markets, and rich cultural heritage, including landmarks like the Adelaide Central Markets and Chinatown, will receive a significant facelift to ensure it remains a thriving hub for locals and tourists alike.

Spanning from King William Street to Morphett Street, the revitalisation involves a comprehensive overhaul, with a budget allocation of $15 million. The project is designed to improve roads and footpaths, integrate public art, enhance parking facilities, and bolster safety and connectivity. Additional landscaping will complement these improvements, enriching the street’s aesthetic appeal and pedestrian experience.

To foster community involvement and ensure the project aligns with local needs and expectations, the City of Adelaide is engaging with businesses, residents, and community members through a series of Concept Design workshops. These workshops, starting in March 2024, are structured to facilitate collaborative planning and gather extensive community feedback.

The proposed upgrades include high-quality road and footpath renovations, innovative lighting solutions, public art installations, and new public furniture. These elements are designed to create a welcoming and dynamic environment that reflects Gouger Street’s historical significance and contemporary relevance.

Planning and preliminary investigations are already underway, focusing on a detailed review of existing assets, soil analysis, urban design studies, and transport assessments. These studies will inform the development of a detailed design, with public consultations playing a crucial role in shaping the final plans.

Construction is slated to begin in late 2025, following the endorsement of the concept plan and detailed design activities scheduled for mid-2024. As the project progresses, the City of Adelaide remains committed to transparent communication and community collaboration, ensuring that the revitalisation not only meets but exceeds the expectations of all stakeholders involved.

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