Public Realm Strategy

In a transformation of the North Terrace Campus, the Kaurna Learning Circle will be joined by Kaurna and Heritage walks as new features of the University's iconic outdoor spaces.

The Public Realm Strategy aims to create a reinvigorated, welcoming inner-city campus that engages students, staff and the wider community.

The strategy will improve the quality of the North Terrace public realm (the streets, green spaces and outdoor areas) and incorporate a consistent approach to design and materials that speaks to both the University's 140 year history, and its contemporary use. The strategy gives particular consideration to the relationship with the River Torrens and connectivity with Kaurna culture.


Public Realm design considerations include:

  • Creating distinctive entrances
  • Pedestrian permeability and removal of barriers
  • Campus activation and a welcoming environment
  • 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.

Public Realm Strategy projects

Discover the projects being shaped by the Public Realm Strategy: