Thursday, May 30, 2024

$1.75m to kick off Charles Sturt streetscape upgrade

South Australia’s City of Charles Sturt Council has received $1.75 million towards the Hindmarsh Precinct Streetscape Upgrade Project as part of the SA Government’s Shovel Ready Projects program.

“This funding helps us align with the State Government’s $45 million investment in Hindmarsh Stadium to support the bid to host the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2023, bringing forward works on assets that are soon due for renewal in the area,” Council said in a statement.

Hindmarsh is a primary sport and entertainment precinct. Council says the work will ensure the precinct provides infrastructure that supports business, sport and entertainment activity for the community well into the future.

The project will include:

  • Road reconstruction and streetscape upgrade of Holden Street (from Manton Street to Adam Street);
  • Streetscape improvements for Milner Street and Mary Street;
  • Construction of a raised intersection at the intersection of Orsmond Street and Crawford Lane;
  • Construction of an upgraded footpath in the Port Road median from Chief Street to East Street;
  • Streetscape upgrades of West Street and East Street;
  • Public artwork at key locations.

The project will create 16 local jobs during construction and delivery to improve amenity of the area, tree canopy coverage, landscaping, infrastructure and road safety.

“It will also improve connections to the precinct for all transport users, particularly for those using sustainable transport modes such public transport (train, tram and bus users), walking and cycling,” Council said.

“The project will also support existing bricks and mortar businesses by providing opportunities to expand their offerings and thrive through more flexible use of public road assets and improve the arrival experience to the precinct for visitors.”

The project will kick off in March 2022 and is expected to be complete in November 2022.

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