Council has considered alternative design proposals for the upgrade to ensure that at the project best delivers an appealing street while also providing value for money to ratepayers.
Council has now committed to delivering the original design for the upgrade of Gawler Place between North Terrace and Grenfell Street and have approved a budget of $16.96 million for the redevelopment.
Construction of the upgrade is proposed to commence in the first quarter of 2019 and is anticipated to take 52 weeks to complete.
Gawler Place is one of the busiest streets in Adelaide and connects city workers, students, visitors, tourists, delivery and private vehicles and taxis to Rundle Mall, North Terrace, ANZAC Memorial Walk on Kintore Avenue, the Riverbank, car parks and public transport.
With around 25,000 people moving between Grenfell Street and North Terrace every day, the City of Adelaide has committed funding to the upgrade of Gawler Place. This commitment recognises the important role Gawler Place plays as a link to the heart of the Rundle Mall Precinct and will ensure that it remains a destination where people shop, visit and spend time.