Concept plans released for Bank Street as part of Market to Riverbank link
The concept plans for Bank Street are the result of ongoing engagement with the local community and will continue to build on Bank Street’s gritty urban street culture. Meetings have been held with traders, businesses and users of Bank Street.
The concept designs for Bank Street feature a shared zone with speed restrictions to provide a continuous space and safer experience for pedestrians and cyclists through continuous and kerbless paved footpaths and landscaping. New street furniture and greenery, public art, and lighting will help make the space more inviting whilst giving traders more opportunities to expand onto the street.
Early engineering and survey work has been undertaken including the mapping of essential services and soil testing with construction due to commence in Bank Street in March 2017.
Two out of the 15 parklets have been removed in preparation for the transformation of Bank Street, with the remaining parklets to be removed in March 2017. Visit http://yoursay.adelaidecitycouncil.com for further information and to provide feedback on the concept design.
The Market to Riverbank link
“Improvements to this important pedestrian link through the city will complement the Government’s changes
to encourage more people to visit and invest in our CBD.” – Minister for the City, The Hon John Rau
The Market to Riverbank project will focus on upgrading the link between the Adelaide Central Market and the Adelaide Riverbank, adding a new and exciting dimension to the fabric of the city. The link provides a significant route for more than 15,000 pedestrians daily with the aim of further increasing their popularity through improved pathways and new destinations.
Upgrading the Market to Riverbank link and building on the city’s character will provide a more intimate scale of space for people to discover and enjoy. The proposed designs aim to enhance the look and feel of the spaces and celebrate each laneway’s distinctive identity, while providing more opportunities for local businesses to offer outdoor dining.
In June 2016 the South Australian government and Adelaide City Council committed $14.6 million to transform a network of small streets and laneways between the Adelaide Central Market and Riverbank to create a destination where communities and businesses can thrive.
These small streets and laneways were identified as a priority for the city and a key driver for the Laneways Master Plan, along with the implementation of projects within the Adelaide Riverbank, including the Festival Plaza redevelopment and upgrades to Station Road. With Adelaide City Council 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.