Henley Beach Road Main Street

Consultation has concluded

In response to requests and petitions from local community and business the City of Charles Sturt conducted a review of Henley Beach Road, between William Avenue and the Esplanade. Review outcomes identified an opportunity to upgrade the traffic, parking and pedestrian links in this popular stretch of road.

The aim of the Henley Beach Main Street project is to

  • improve safety and functionality of the road by providing a narrower slow speed environment,
  • improve access to, and across, the road for cyclists, vehicles and pedestrians.
  • improve street aesthetics and upgrade landscaping where opportunities arise.

Consultation to date

A concept designs were distributed to local community and businesses via mail out for feedback purposes in February 2014. Further community feedback was sought at a workshop held at Henley High School. The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) also reviewed the plans and advised on required alterations.

Concept designs have now been refined, as per feedback received, and are available for viewing and comment.

How can I get involved?

You can:

Written submissions can be sent via post to Kath Mardon, City of Charles Sturt, PO Box 1, Woodville 5011 or emailed to kmardon@charlessturt.sa.gov.au

For more information contact Kath Mardon on 8408 1270 or Liz Ampt (Concepts of Change) on 0438 554 197.

Consultation will close 5pm 11 April.


In response to requests and petitions from local community and business the City of Charles Sturt conducted a review of Henley Beach Road, between William Avenue and the Esplanade. Review outcomes identified an opportunity to upgrade the traffic, parking and pedestrian links in this popular stretch of road.

The aim of the Henley Beach Main Street project is to

  • improve safety and functionality of the road by providing a narrower slow speed environment,
  • improve access to, and across, the road for cyclists, vehicles and pedestrians.
  • improve street aesthetics and upgrade landscaping where opportunities arise.

Consultation to date

A concept designs were distributed to local community and businesses via mail out for feedback purposes in February 2014. Further community feedback was sought at a workshop held at Henley High School. The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) also reviewed the plans and advised on required alterations.

Concept designs have now been refined, as per feedback received, and are available for viewing and comment.

How can I get involved?

You can:

Written submissions can be sent via post to Kath Mardon, City of Charles Sturt, PO Box 1, Woodville 5011 or emailed to kmardon@charlessturt.sa.gov.au

For more information contact Kath Mardon on 8408 1270 or Liz Ampt (Concepts of Change) on 0438 554 197.

Consultation will close 5pm 11 April.


CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
  • Dear charlessturt, I am the resident at 29 Henley Beach Road and noted that the latest proposal drawings have been amended to include a 'at grade carpark subject to arborist review' at the front of my house. The original plan didn't include this parking space and I was of the opinion that it would be better without one. It was my view that the limited space and restrictive nature of the quite high surface roots for the Norfolk Pines would make it impossible to place a car park there. It was noted that during the previous kerbside work in 2012 that large surface roots on the road side of the trees were cut to construct the new guttering. Hence, my concern is that further cutting of the roots could lead to tree stability or health issues. (I am not an arborist though) I also have concerns that cars trying to reverse park into such a small car park could cause traffic dangers or hinder the flow on what is a busy road. As a final point I am not sure if the current 50km/hr limit for the road is to be kept ? Many cars exceed this which is probably why the traffic camera car parks across the road frequently and no doubt makes some good revenue. My suggestion is that the limit be reduced to 40km/hr for the single lane section of Henley Beach Road. So my questions are Is it still the councils intent to put a car park space at the front of my house ? If so, then when will the arborist conduct his review ? And finally will we be advised of his review findings ? Regards Paul

    Traceyralph asked about 5 years ago

    Good to hear from you Paul!

    Your comments have been noted and will be considered within the consultation feedback report. Below is a response to your question from the Transport Engineer working on this project:

    The indented parking bay was introduced to allow those residents residing between 23-33 Henley Beach Road to have additional off street parking. The proposed car parking spaces will be constructed at grade to the top of the kerb and a permeable membrane used to allow the root systems to be undisturbed. In saying this, we still require input from our arborist and should there be issues relating to our proposal, the car parking spaces will not be installed. A review will take place shortly.

    Regards - Valli


  • Could you please indicate whether the proposed Seaview Rd/Henley Beach Rd intersection changes are in keeping with Key Action 4.6 of the Henley Transport and Parking Plan? And further, have the Henley Transport and Parking Plan recommendations been taken into account for the section of road between Cudmore Terrace and The Esplanade?

    Beach Babe asked about 5 years ago

    Hi there! Council's Transport Engineer has provided the following response to your question.

    The proposed Seaview Rd/Henley Beach Rd intersection changes are in keeping with key actions of Henley Transport and Parking Plan. Dialogue has occurred with DPTI and a concept design has been developed for the roundabout

    Thee Henley Transport and Parking Plan was used a reference by the Consultant when developing design options/considerations between Cudmore Terrace and The Esplanade.

    Regards - Valli