Council's response to Portrush Road & Magill Road intersection upgrade

27/07/2020

In March 2019, the Australian and South Australian Governments announced $98 million joint funding for the upgrade of the Portrush and Magill Roads intersection, with the cost shared equally.

This project proposes significant land acquisitions and road widening in order to improve travel times, motorists safety, traffic network reliability, and economic productivity.

The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters is concerned about and strongly opposes the Project due to the impacts which this project will have on residents, property owners, businesses, pedestrians and cyclists.

At its meeting held on 2 March 2020, the Council resolved to provide a submission to the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure, the Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Local Government and the Premier of South Australia, in response to the Portrush Road and Magill Road Intersection Upgrade – Community Consultation Concept Plan to advise that the Council strongly opposes the proposed changes to the Portrush Road and Magill Road intersection.

The Council received the Minister’s reply on 27 March 2020 and considers the Project, as set out in the concept plan which was placed on public consultation, to have already been decided and not able to be changed.

Download: Letter from Mayor Robert Bria to the Hon Stephan Knoll MP (17 March 2020)

Download: Letter from the Hon Stephan Knoll MP to Mayor Robert Bria (27 March 2020)

Download: Letter from Mayor Robert Bria to the Hon Stephan Knoll MP (6 April 2020)

Visit: Media Release: Council concerns over Portrush and Magill Roads intersection upgrade

To read the Agenda and Minutes for the Meeting of Council held on 2 March 2020 (Item 11.2), visit: Council Agenda and Minutes

 

More information

The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) is responsible for the design and delivery of this project.

For further information, visit: DPTI Road Projects

If you have any enquiries about this project, please contact DPTI directly via email: dpti.communityrelations@sa.gov.au or telephone: 1 300 794 880