Inner West Transport and Parking Plan

Consultation has concluded


The City of Charles Sturt is developing its Inner West Precinct Transport and Parking Plan. This Plan will consider traffic, walking, cycling parking and public transport needs in the suburbs of Bowden, Brompton and Hindmarsh and parts of Ridleyton and Ovingham.

This Plan will:

  • Consider current transport and parking issues by reviewing the existing road network;
  • Consider transport and parking impacts and opportunities related to future urban development;
  • Set out strategies and actions for managing issues and impacts, future parking provision and improving streetscapes; and
  • Identify the highest priorities for transport and parking improvements.

View the Study Area.

To have your say:
  • Review the Draft Plan
  • Complete the survey
  • Ask a question using the Q&A tool
Consultation closes Friday 20 March 2015



The City of Charles Sturt is developing its Inner West Precinct Transport and Parking Plan. This Plan will consider traffic, walking, cycling parking and public transport needs in the suburbs of Bowden, Brompton and Hindmarsh and parts of Ridleyton and Ovingham.

This Plan will:

  • Consider current transport and parking issues by reviewing the existing road network;
  • Consider transport and parking impacts and opportunities related to future urban development;
  • Set out strategies and actions for managing issues and impacts, future parking provision and improving streetscapes; and
  • Identify the highest priorities for transport and parking improvements.

View the Study Area.

To have your say:
  • Review the Draft Plan
  • Complete the survey
  • Ask a question using the Q&A tool
Consultation closes Friday 20 March 2015


CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
  • I'm concerned about the access across South Road for the community living either side of this road. The community has always been able to travel across South Rd. Are there sufficient crossing points for people riding bikes and people wanting to walk to the next neighbourhood? It is a short commute to and from the CBD from suburbs south of South Rd, but Port Road has heavy traffic for cyclists. Is there a green way or bike path with good access across South road, to encourage more people to cycle? I could not find a way to include this in my survey, so I have written my feedback here.

    Bridgette asked over 4 years ago

    Thanks for your comments and questions - The Department for Transport has considered pedestrian and cyclist links across South Road since the planning stages of the South Road Upgrade. The construction of an underground roadway naturally creates a physical barrier between the suburbs of Croydon and Ridleyton, however to maintain access the South Road Upgrade provides pedestrian crossings at Torrens Road, Hawker Street, an unspecified location between Hawker Street and the railway line, and at Port Road. There are also plans to continue the Outer Harbor Greenway bicycle route over South Road via a bridge and establish a bicycle route that links Croydon to the River Torrens via the suburbs of Welland and West Hindmarsh. For further information please visit the Department for Transport’s South Road Upgrade website at http://www.infrastructure.sa.gov.au/t2t. Hopefully this information is helpful.

  • The IWP Discussion paper suggests that the Torrens to Torrens project for South Road will remove access to the IWP study area for traffic movement south-bound along South Road. (Page 31, Sect 8.1) What decrease in traffic exiting South Road into the local streets of Ridleyton does the State Government expect with the completion of Torrens2Torrens? I note that at present the only street blocked off to such traffic is McInnes. In other words, how likely is it that the "Wood Av / Second St collector" will include the de facto collector streets of Forster, Monmouth, Hythe and Paget?

    chris asked over 4 years ago

    The current access arrangement between South Road and Ridleyton intersections is:

    • McInnes Street: Left out only
    • Forster Street: All movements permitted (no right turn storage on South Road)
    • Monmouth Street: All movements permitted (no right turn storage on South Road)
    • Hythe Street: All movements permitted (no right turn storage on South Road)
    • Paget Street: All movements permitted (no right turn storage on South Road)

    The proposed access arrangement associated with the South Road Upgrade is:

    • McInnes Street: Left in and left out only to South Road surface road
    • Forster Street: Left in and left out only to South Road surface road
    • Monmouth Street: Left in and left out only to South Road surface road
    • Hythe Street: Left in and left out only to South Road surface road
    • Paget Street: Left in and left out only to South Road surface road

    Therefore, access to these side streets from South Road for northbound vehicles will be via Hawker Street. Access from South Road for southbound vehicles will be not be affected. Access from side streets to South Road will only be possible for those intending to travel south on South Road.

    Traffic in each Ridleyton side streets is not expected to increase significantly because of: (a) the removal of the right turns in and out; and (b) the fact that any increase in traffic seeking to access South Road from Ridleyton will be spread across 5 streets. Therefore, there is no proposal to extend ‘collector ‘status to any of these side streets.


  • Heavy vehicles have been sighted attempting to enter Molnar Industries from Second Street Brompton and doing so have had to mount the opposite side footpath to obtain the turning angle to drive into Molnar Industries. Short term strategies are needed to facilitate heavy vehicle access within narrow streets. Long term strategies are needed to discourage heavy vehicle access, once industries have relocated to industry parks.

    DMallett asked over 4 years ago

    Hi there, thank you for your question: Second Street is bounded by an Industrial Zone on one side and a Residential Zone on the other. Industrial sites with access driveways on Second Street, such as Molnar Engineering, have a legal right to access their properties via Second Street and these rights exist long as the Industrial Zone exists, or even longer if existing use rights are not extinguished after any re-zoning.

    If the area is re-zoned and existing industrial use rights are extinguished then Council can justify amending the design of the street so that it does not cater for larger industrial vehicle access.

    With regard to trucks traversing the footpath to access the driveways, we encourage you to submit any evidence of trucks damaging public infrastructure to Council as the owner of the vehicle may be responsible for covering the costs of any damage caused

  • In relation to the IWP Discussion Paper , Figure 11 (Functional Road Hierachy) it is stated that the map - Fig 11 - shows suggested amandments. Question: Is one of these 'suggested amendments' the reopening for thru vehicle traffic the existing street closure at the intersection of Second and West streets?

    chris asked over 4 years ago

    Hi there, thanks for you question:There is no proposal to remove the road closure. The map (Figure 11) should have shown the Second Street Collector Road in two sections: one from Wood Avenue to West Street; the other from Chief Street to Drayton Street/Sixth Street, then via Sixth Street to Park Terrace.”


  • Why don't you advertise this to people living in the area?

    screename asked over 4 years ago

    Hi there, information was posted to all properties in the 'Inner West' study area. In addition there are notices in the Messenger, web advertising and several onsite signs. If you would like to check if your address was in the mail out area, please email kmardon@charlessturt.sa.gov.au directly.