News & Discussion: Laneway & Streetscape Projects

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Joelmark wrote:I emailed the Council about the full Gresham St plans. From what I can interpret, they will be reconstructing the kerbing, adding a minor amount of granite paving here and there along with bitumen (a bit like the Hindley St West works or Peel St I guess) and also upgrading the planter boxes. As on Andy Welsh's pics the SmartPole lighting is already place. No new street trees though. Overall a modest improvement.
Thanks for checking on that with the council. I like a few of the bars along there but it’s a real struggle with the constant roadworks. I wonder when they’ll be finished?


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Some photos of the Gawler Place upgrade

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Had a walk along Gresham Street this morning, which looks to be just about finished. I thought there’d be more paving on the path.

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Yes, they took all that time to lay down... asphalt? Also, the mix of modern light and classic bollard is interesting to say the least.
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Is there a reason why they seem to have stopped halfway, and looks half-finished? Surely asphalt on the footpath isn't the final design outcome...
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Looks like utter crap :applause:
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[Shuz] wrote:Is there a reason why they seem to have stopped halfway, and looks half-finished? Surely asphalt on the footpath isn't the final design outcome...
I asked the workers finishing off this exact question and they said it’s complete.


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Hopefully the collection of bars halfway down will be be able to utilise the permanent space they now have and salvage this somehow? I’m thinking some nice awnings, decent outdoor seating, plants etc.


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Paving works pretty poorly in Adelaide. Unless they do it properly with a concrete base, they move all over the place and crack after just a few years. Asphalt is much easier to maintain.
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They will be installing several large planter boxes in the coming weeks also.
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Joelmark wrote:They will be installing several large planter boxes in the coming weeks also.
As mentioned, new planter boxes have been placed along Gresham Street:

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With regards to the planter boxes, I don't have a problem with them in laneways such as this. But I note that they're popping up around the place of late, notably on North Terrace and they kind of look tacky... Why not make proper gardens?
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Patrick_27 wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:11 pm
With regards to the planter boxes, I don't have a problem with them in laneways such as this. But I note that they're popping up around the place of late, notably on North Terrace and they kind of look tacky... Why not make proper gardens?
Planter boxes are waaaay cheaper and easier to do.
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As opposed to some of the comments above I don't have a problem with the materials used - I think it looks simple and smart and much better than before. I think the council could roll out a lot of these on other up and coming laneways that could do with a lick of paint. I wish they could have planted trees like Bank St but as the council's greening plan says planter boxes will be used in street upgrades when underground services and a lack of sunlight make this a challenge.
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The new trees have been planted in Gawler Place south. The new ones for Gawler Place north are waiting their turn in temporary baskets.
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