Improved safety for pedestrians and cyclists, new trees and accessibility to the River Torrens were the driving forces behind the City of Norwood, Payneham & St Peters’ decision to upgrade St Peters Street.
Mayor Robert Bria said the Council has responded to the needs of the community and $4.5 million would be invested as part of the St Peters Street Streetscape Upgrade.
The key features of the multi-million investment include:
- improved amenity and accessibility for pedestrians and cyclists
- improved access and amenity of the open space adjacent to Eighth Avenue and the St Peters Billabong
- new trees and landscaping
- improved local storm water management
- a revitalised central median and wider footpaths
- improved connection to the River Torrens.
Mayor Bria said he was extremely pleased that the Council could deliver the completion of this project, which commenced with the refurbishment of an upgrade from St Peters Street, from Payneham Road to Second Avenue.
“It’s so pleasing to know that that project will deliver an upgrade to existing infrastructure as well as creating beautiful and safe surroundings for pedestrians and cyclists as well as new trees and improved stormwater management for the local community,” Mayor Bria said.
The St Peters Street Streetscape Upgrade is one of numerous projects being undertaken by the Council.
For example. $2.6 million is also being million to be invested in Burchell Reserve Upgrade, located in St Peters.
“Major projects create jobs for the local economy, as well as enhance the well-being for our community – it’s a win-win for everyone.”
While the majority of the St Peters Street Upgrade will be funded by the Council, the Federal Government contributed $1.27 million as part of its Local Government and Community Infrastructure Program Extension.
“The City extends its thanks and appreciation to the Federal Government for its financial assistance so that this project could be completed.”