Chapel Street Improvement

Creation of a new plaza within the vibrant Jetty Road - Glenelg precinct

Scope

The redevelopment involved the transformation of Chapel Street from an active roadway into a new public plaza with seating, lighting, public art, and more trees to create a new and welcoming open space for the community and visitors. On the opposite side of Jetty Road, the upgrade of Hindmarsh Lane effectively strengthened pedestrian connections within the precinct and included new public toilets, a parent room, and accessible toilets and facilities for people with profound disabilities and their carers, all within a newly created public space. Specific works included:

  • Demolition of existing roadways, paths and facilities
  • Undergrounding of HV/LV services
  • Stormwater improvements
  • New pavement and kerb construction
  • Construction of HD block paving throughout
  • Landscaping works, feature portals and new street furniture
  • Installation and commissioning of new ‘Smart’ lighting and catenary lighting
  • Construction of new public amenities building and refurbishment / remodeling of existing facilities

Challenges

  1. Staging of works to mitigate impacts on the Jetty Road traders
  2. With occupation of additional shared use area prohibited, all works were delivered within the confines of the project footprint, including management of materials, plant and equipment
  3. Interface works with Jetty Road footpaths and roadways – staging strategies adopted to mitigate impacts on the general public