An important milestone in the $14.6 million transformation of key laneways in Adelaide has been reached, with the first artist’s impressions of Bank Street and Topham Mall North in the Market to Riverbank link being unveiled to property and business owners.
The artist’s impressions reflect the concept designs of the revitalisation of Adelaide’s underutilised small streets and laneways that will be transformed into an energising and vibrant Market to Riverbank link.
The impressions created are based on designs which underwent an extensive community and business owner engagement process which provides the vision for turning the Market to Riverbank link from a dream into reality.
The Market to Riverbank link upgrade will feature trees, lighting, new paving, landscaping, street furniture and public art. Bank Street construction is expected to start at the end of March with an announcement of the civil contractor imminent– the first stage of the Adelaide Central Market to Adelaide Riverbank Laneways link.
Background In June 2016 the South Australian Government and City of Adelaide committed $14.6 million to transform a network of small streets and laneways between the Adelaide Central Market and the Riverbank to create a destination where communities and businesses can thrive.
The Market to Riverbank link includes Pitt Street, Bentham Street, Topham Mall, Leigh Street and Bank Street. The link connects the iconic Adelaide Central Market, one of Australia’s best loved food markets, with the developing world-class cultural and entertainment Riverbank precinct.
These important connecting laneways provide a significant route for more than 15,000 pedestrians daily, with the aim of further increasing their popularity through improved pathways and new destinations.
The focus of the Market to Riverbank precinct will be to provide a key city connection, promote economic vitality and enhance each laneway’s unique character with flexible public spaces.
It also aims to create destinations and a ‘sense of place’ throughout the laneways network.
These laneways were identified as a priority for the city and a key driver for the Laneways Master Plan, along with the implementation of South Australian Government projects within the Adelaide Riverbank, including the Festival Plaza redevelopment and upgrades to Station Road.
With the City of Adelaide also looking into ways to improve and enhance the Market District, and with its plans to redevelop the Central Market Arcade in the years ahead, upgrading this link complements these projects.
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