Croydon and Garnet Streetscapes

Consultation has now concluded. We will provide an update here shortly.

The Croydon Avenue and Garnet Street - Reserve and Streetscape Project is all about improving the function and appearance of Croydon Avenue, Garnet Street and Croydon Avenue Reserve, between Port Road and Torrens Road.

Preliminary community engagement in November 2016 provided useful feedback, but also revealed community confusion about the nature and intent of the project.

The project team recently undertook further consultation on ‘Ideas for Improvements’ for the study area, including a Community Open Day, which was held on 8 April 2017.

Overall support for the treatments and improvements proposed was relatively high, with the following key themes prevalent:

In Croydon Avenue and Garnet Street

• Improve pedestrian safety across Cedar Avenue and William Street, near the Reserve

• Improve pedestrian safety at Railway Crossing

• Improve pedestrian and bicycle links through

• Improve public lighting

• Reduce vehicle speeds in Euston Terrace and Day Terrace

• Verge Landscaping (differing opinions: more landscaping vs less landscaping)

• Verge maintenance (increase the service level)

• More street trees

• Install public art – on stobie poles and in verges

• Consider natural, native landscaping and rain gardens.

• Consider signage – Wayfinding (to Greenway and shops) and signs that reflect local character and
history

In Croydon Avenue Reserve

• Playground upgrade – consider ‘nature play’ equipment, exercise equipment and shade structures.

• Install more perimeter fencing

• Provide BBQ facilities

• Provide dog waste bag dispensers

• Reserve upgrades in Croydon and West Croydon should be integrated

• Enhance natural habitat for native wildlife

Following on from the Open Day the Draft Concept Plan was developed. We are now seeking feedback on this Plan!

Share your thoughts

Consultation closes 26 June 2017

The Croydon Avenue and Garnet Street - Reserve and Streetscape Project is all about improving the function and appearance of Croydon Avenue, Garnet Street and Croydon Avenue Reserve, between Port Road and Torrens Road.

Preliminary community engagement in November 2016 provided useful feedback, but also revealed community confusion about the nature and intent of the project.

The project team recently undertook further consultation on ‘Ideas for Improvements’ for the study area, including a Community Open Day, which was held on 8 April 2017.

Overall support for the treatments and improvements proposed was relatively high, with the following key themes prevalent:

In Croydon Avenue and Garnet Street

• Improve pedestrian safety across Cedar Avenue and William Street, near the Reserve

• Improve pedestrian safety at Railway Crossing

• Improve pedestrian and bicycle links through

• Improve public lighting

• Reduce vehicle speeds in Euston Terrace and Day Terrace

• Verge Landscaping (differing opinions: more landscaping vs less landscaping)

• Verge maintenance (increase the service level)

• More street trees

• Install public art – on stobie poles and in verges

• Consider natural, native landscaping and rain gardens.

• Consider signage – Wayfinding (to Greenway and shops) and signs that reflect local character and
history

In Croydon Avenue Reserve

• Playground upgrade – consider ‘nature play’ equipment, exercise equipment and shade structures.

• Install more perimeter fencing

• Provide BBQ facilities

• Provide dog waste bag dispensers

• Reserve upgrades in Croydon and West Croydon should be integrated

• Enhance natural habitat for native wildlife

Following on from the Open Day the Draft Concept Plan was developed. We are now seeking feedback on this Plan!

Share your thoughts

Consultation closes 26 June 2017

CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
  • HI, I'm a bit worried about this statement in the consultation report: ---------- 3.4 Pedestrian Access Although formal pedestrian and cyclist counts have not been undertaken, pedestrian demand (both existing and latent) is expected to be relatively high for a residential street, with direct links along this corridor to the Welland Shopping Centre, Croydon Avenue Reserve and two schools. -------- Without any formal pedestrian and cyclist counts, how will you measure whether the project, if undertaken, was successful in attracting these key groups to the area? Also, why not be more ambitious, and undertake a cyclist/pedestrian Torrens Road -to-Torrens River Project? That is, make a safe, attractive route from Torrens Road to the River Torrens along City of Charles Sturt streets? Giulio

    Giulio asked over 2 years ago

    Thank you for comments in relation to the Garnet Street and Croydon Avenue - Reserve and Streetscape Project.  Your feedback will be forwarded to the Consultant team managing the project and a response will be included in the Final Reserve and Streetscape Project Plan. 

    The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure has undertaken improvements to the local BikeDirect network linking Port Road and the River Torrens, including construction of a shared use pedestrian and cyclist crossing at the intersection of Queen Street and Port Road and the construction of a bridge over the River Torrens at McDonnell Avenue, West Hindmarsh.

    In 2015/16 Council completed the Welland Plaza Integrated Streetscape Project which involved the redesign and reconstruction of local streets around the Welland Plaza shopping centre to improve road safety, with an emphasis on pedestrian and cyclist safety.

    In 2015 Council constructed shared use pedestrian and cyclist refuges across Grange Road at Welland Avenue and Frederick Road.

    The above projects link with the Garnet Street and Croydon Avenue network and improve pedestrian and cyclist access between Croydon, Welland, the River Torrens and further south to Torrensville via the McDonnell Avenue bridge.