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River Torrens Linear Park Shared Path Enhancement: Stage 2

River Torrens Linear Park Shared Path Enhancement: Stage 2

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Category: Parks, playgrounds and reserves

Project management

Managed by: City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters

Design: Tonkin Consulting

Contractor: To be confirmed

Location: River Torrens Linear Park (between Battams Road, Royston Park and St Peters Street River Park, St Peters). 

The River Torrens Linear Park Shared Path Enhancement: Stage 2 will support active transport, future demands and trends including planning, social, environmental and climate changes.

The Council has been successful in obtaining $1,35m in grant funding through the State Government's Open Space Grant Program and $200,000 from the State Bicycle Fund

Project detail

The River Torrens Linear Park Path is being enhanced to provide a safer and more enjoyable experience for recreational users. 

The project includes:

  • reconstruction of the shared path along the River Torrens Linear Park between the intersection of Battams Road / Ninth Avenue, Royston Park to the east and St Peters River Park to the west 
  • a new 2.5 kilometre, 3.0-3.5 metre wide shared path
  • wayfinding and signage to improve the ability for people to find their way to key destinations
  • LED lighting that is fully compliant with Austroads Guidelines and Australian Standards.

During construction, sections of the path will be closed and suitable diversions will be provided for pedestrians and cyclists.

Please note there will be scheduled closures to the path during the construction work. 

Background

The River Torrens Linear Park is one of Adelaide’s most significant multi-use recreational parks. Stretching almost 47 kilometres from the hills to the coast, the park forms the northern boundary of the City.

The park was originally created to reduce floodwaters but has since been developed to include picnic areas, playgrounds and paths for cyclists and pedestrians.

Most of the recreational facilities and paths have been in place for over 30 years, although many areas that have been upgraded or replaced during that period.

In 2019, the Council upgraded the 2.59 kilometres stretch of path that extends from Felixstow Reserve to Ninth Avenue and Battams Road, St Peters. The project was funded by the Australian Government as part of the Roads to Recovery Program.

As part of the upgrade of the River Torrens Linear Park, the Council will also upgrade the Dunstan Adventure Playground.

Site Address

River Torrens Linear Park, St Peters

Cost

$2,970,000

Project Contact

Contact Rico Palombella

Contact role Project Manager, Civil

Phone 08 8366 4555

Email RPalombella@npsp.sa.gov.au

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Timeline

  • Design consultants appointed and concept design developed

    September 2022

    Complete

  • Construction tender

    September - November 2022

    Scheduled

  • Contractor appointed and construction works commence

    November 2022

    Scheduled

  • Construction works complete

    August 2023

    Scheduled