The new $4 million North Terrace Stage Three development is open and ready for use just in time for tonight’s spectacular Northern Lights display.
As the next stage of the North Terrace redevelopment, the area around the Prince Henry Garden (along North Terrace, between King William Street and Kintore Avenue) has received an extensive makeover including new lighting, landscaping and the planting of Plane trees consistent with the earlier stages of the project.
Over the coming weeks the finishing touches to the landscaping and street furniture will be added to finalise the works.
The redevelopment will pave the way to Parliament House which for the first time will feature in this year’s Northern Lights, along with other historic buildings including the State Library of South Australia and the South Australian Museum.
Deputy Lord Mayor Michael Hennigsen said it’s great the public will get to make use of the redevelopment in time for the Northern Lights.
“North Terrace will tonight light up with its brand new look. The redevelopment has revitalised North Terrace allowing the area to become more open and creating an active public garden.”
“North Terrace has been turned into a great public space. Visitors, workers, and students have a new spot to go and relax while in the City,” said the Deputy Lord Mayor.
Minister for Urban Development and Planning Paul Holloway said Stage Three is a great addition to North Terrace, providing street scaping in keeping with the first two stages of the project.
“This joint project ensures Adelaide’s premier boulevard continues to receive the attention it deserves to remain a major drawcard for our city,” said Minister Holloway.
As part of the Festival of Arts, the Northern Lights open tonight from 9.45pm until 1am and continue each night through to 5 April.
Check out the Festival’s website for more information