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Public Realm Strategy

The University's public realm comprises the streets, parks, green spaces and other outdoor places between our buildings and grounds.

A new long-term strategy aims improve the quality of the North Terrace campus public realm to make it more welcoming and pedestrian focused. This will be combined with a consistent approach to design and materials that speaks to both the University’s 140 year history, and to contemporary use by staff, students and the public. The strategy considers the campus interface with the River Torrens, Kaurna culture and establish new spaces for informal study, learning and teaching.

Project Overview

Design considerations will include:

      • Creating distinctive entrances
      • Pedestrian permeability and removal of barriers
      • Campus activation and and welcoming people to share our space
      • Kaurna cultural interpretation, indigenous planting and creation of spaces for ceremonial activities
      • Heritage, public art and branding
      • Water sensitive urban design opportunities
      • Consolidating vehicle movement, end of trip facilities, and campus operational requirements.

Project documents

Project status

  • Planning, consultation and design development (dates may be subject to change).
Area Design Program Indicative Construction Program 
Western Drive North June 2019 –
August 2019
Q4 2019 -
Q1 2020
Mitchell Gate Relocation June 2019 –
August 2019
Q4 2019 -
Q2 2020
Mawson Corner June 2019 –
August 2019
Q4 2019 -
Q1 2020
Braggs Paving Upgrade June 2019 –
August 2019
Q4 2019 -
Q2 2020
Western Drive South

Concept Design:
June 2019 –
Dec 2019

Feb 2020 –
May 2020

Q4 2020 -
Q1 2021

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