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About the Project

The section of Chief Street between Port Road and Hawker Street is due to for a full reconstruction in the next five years, which includes new footpaths, kerbs, road surfaces and planting. This gives us an exciting opportunity to reconsider the current design of Chief Street - how it looks, feels and functions!

Chief Street provides local access for industrial and residential properties adjoining the street, and is a link between Torrens Road and Port Road for both local residents and visitors.

The section of Chief Street between Port Road and Hawker Street currently has the look and feel of an industrial road, with a wide road, narrow footpaths and established street trees.

‘Let’s Reimagine Chief Street’ aims to develop a concept plan for Chief Street, including Ethelbert Square, that includes a high quality, greener public realm that supports walking and cycling, is interesting/unique and improves road safety, in particular improved links to:

  • The Outer Harbor Greenway shared-use walking and cycling corridor;
  • Hawker Street Bike direct route and retail precinct;
  • Port Road retail and entertainment precinct and public transport corridors;
  • Ethelbert Square (existing public reserve);
  • Brompton Gasworks site (future public reserve within the Renewal SA Bowden Development) via extension of Fourth Street and Second Street Brompton

​Help us select the best concept for the future of Chief Street!

Following our engagement with the local community in 2020, we have prepared some different concept options for Chief Street.

A large amount of what we heard from the community related to creating a safer, more attractive environment for pedestrians and cyclists. The three different concept options in the Master Plan illustrate how this could be achieved, in different ways:

  • Option 1 shows a new shared-use path that is on the Eastern side of Chief Street, off-road.
  • Option 2 shows bike lanes on both sides of Chief Street separated from the road by a kerb.
  • Option 3 shows a new central median with bike lanes on-road.

Introduction to Chief Street project

The Three Options

An Overview of the Masterplan