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Port Adelaide’s $5 million footbridge receives go-ahead

Port Adelaide’s new $5m footbridge is on track for the end of the year, after the project received planning approval from the State Commission Assessment Panel.

Port Adelaide’s new pedestrian footbridge will be built by the end of the year after the project received planning approval from the State Commission Assessment Panel.

The three-meter-wide structure will enhance accessibility for residents of the 650-home master-planned community on either side of Dock One, including improved links to public transport along St Vincent Street. Designed and built by Largs North-based BluBuilt, with detailed design by architects Grieve Gillet Anderson, construction is scheduled to commence in July.

Maritime Constructions, a local Port Adelaide company, will undertake piling into the riverbed to establish foundations, while precast works for the bridge structure will commence off-site. Jointly funded by Renewal SA and developer Kite Projects, the $5 million project is slated for completion by year-end and will be owned and maintained by Renewal SA.

Renewal SA has initiated discussions with the local Kaurna community and Port Adelaide Enfield Council regarding the bridge’s name. This infrastructure will not only enhance accessibility but also activate the Dock One development precinct, which is crucial for housing supply and supporting high-skilled workers.

“The Port Adelaide precinct needs the right infrastructure in place to support its growing population and this bridge is another vital component of the Dock One development,” Minister for Housing and Urban Development Nick Champion said.

“This foot bridge will provide important accessibility in the area, encouraging people to be active in their local community and explore historic Port Adelaide.

“The transformation of the Port is a testament to its urban lifestyle and its proximity to the defence industry jobs that are shaping South Australia’s future.”

With the first two stages of the Dock One residential project sold out, Kite Projects has acquired a two-and-a-half-hectare allotment on the eastern side for Stage 3 development. This stage will include 56 waterfront townhouses and 84 apartments, with some already sold, adding to the 110 homes already delivered and 90 more slated for completion later this year.

Plans are also in progress to convert the old Marine and Harbors Building on St Vincent Street into a 100-key hotel featuring conference rooms, restaurants, bars, and a gym.

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