University backs north terrace facelift plan

Wednesday, 7 November 2001

Adelaide University is backing the North Terrace facelift plan, announcing a series of improvements to link in with State Government and Adelaide City Council initiatives.

Improvements planned for the North Terrace campus include:

  • new paving at the front of the University
  • opening up more views of historic University buildings
  • replanting and additional seats along the campus's North Terrace frontage
  • moving the bust of Sir Douglas Mawson to a location more appropriate to its scale
  • moving the University carpark entrance away from the Pultney Street intersection (in cooperation with Adelaide City Council and the State Government).

The chairwoman of the Vice-Chancellor's campus design panel, Professor Judith Brine, said the University had commissioned Adelaide architects Woods Bagot Pty Ltd to draw up a master plan for the campus. She said this would ensure that improvements were carried out in an orderly and consistent manner and would fit with the vision of North Terrace as a cultural boulevard.

"The University is working closely with the State Government and Adelaide City Council," Professor Brine said. "As well as the aesthetic considerations we are considering issues such as safety, both for pedestrians and road users in the vicinity of the campus. Moving the University carpark entrance will make the North Terrace/Pulteney Street intersection much safer for pedestrians, including students from the new University Senior College who will be crossing back and forth to classes."


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