We love North Adelaide – it’s home to Adelaide Oval, St Peter’s Cathedral, and most importantly, loads of great restaurants with Instagram-worthy(& delicious) food.
If you’re a North Adelaide resident, your town is about to get a whole lot prettier, with the Adelaide Council planning to revamp the main streets over the next 12 months.
These improvements, alongside the Melbourne and O’Connell Streets upgrade are intended to beautify the streets and address that pesky long-standing flooding concern.
Lord Mayor Martin Haese says Council will spend more than $3 million in 2017-18 as part of a comprehensive program to improve North Adelaide’s major thoroughfares.
He says Council’s highest priority will be improvements to Jeffcott Street to “put an end to the historical flooding and ponding issues that have frustrated residents and motorists alike.”
“Over the next 12 months, we will focus on the section between Barton Terrace West and Buxton Street to modernise the drainage systems. Subsequent projects will then conserve and enhance Jeffcott Street’s character, particularly its trees and bluestone kerbing, and improve pedestrian facilities.”
The Lord Mayor says streetscape works will also be carried out along Melbourne and O’Connell Streets, with a focus on enhancing the appeal of these shopping and dining destinations during the year.
These projects will help to beautify these streets through improvements to lighting and access, additional greening wherever possible, and roadway renewal.
Other streets targeted for upgrades in North Adelaide include:
- Boulton Street – improvements will include street tree planting
- Molesworth/Tynte Streets – a design will be developed to align with renewal works in 2018-19. This project will explore general street improvements, greening and landscaping
- Gover Street – this project will see resurfacing of the roadway
- Better connections – a design project to upgrade the pathway through the Park Lands connecting the North Adelaide Train Station to North Adelaide (Mills Terrace)
The Lord Mayor says these improvements to North Adelaide form only one component of Council’s plans to make the whole of our city even more liveable and sustainable for residents and visitors alike.
“The other good news for ratepayers is that for the third consecutive year, Council has frozen the rate in the dollar, with the intent of keeping costs as low as possible for our community.
“Rates comprise nearly half our total revenue and are essential to fund the delivery of vital community services, maintain our roads, parks and other assets, as well as deliver new infrastructure.
“However, we know many families and businesses are struggling with increased costs and we want to minimise the impact on our community wherever possible.”
The Lord Mayor said Council would continue to offer remissions to those ratepayers in our community who were least able to afford them.
“Pensioners and self-funded retirees who own their own homes will continue to be eligible to apply for a remission of rates of $100 and $50 respectively,” he concluded.