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If the decision is made to close the street on a regular basis where will the closure points be located?
The exact closure points will be determined by safety considerations
however it is likely that Ebenezer Place would be closed just east of the
basement car park driveway through to Rundle Street.
Could cyclists still cycle through the closed street?
Yes. Under recent amendments to the Road Traffic Regulations, cyclists
are permitted to ride on the footpath (including closed roads). Cyclists are
required to give way to pedestrians in these environments.
What kind of activities could take place when the street is closed? Will I have a say in deciding what happens?
Either a permanent closure or a timed closure would offer more space for pedestrians and opportunities for activities such as outdoor dining (subject to approval under Council guidelines).
Council approval of all road events would still be required under
S33 of the Road Traffic Act, 1961. The
community directly adjacent is notified about all such activities.
If Ebenezer Place is closed, can emergency vehicles gain access?
Yes, all emergency vehicles would be able to access the street as
If the street was closed could local businesses and residents gain special access to the street for their vehicles?
No. During either timed closure or permanent closure no vehicles
would have access apart from emergency service vehicles.
If the street is closed will it be upgraded to remove the kerbs and create a level paved surface?
Not necessarily. The street can be closed in its current arrangement. Any decision by council to fund capital works to upgrade the street would need to be considered as part of future budget planning.
If Council decides not to make any changes to future vehicle access, will the street still continue to be closed for the Ebenezer Night Markets?
Yes. Scheduled events that have previously been approved by Council will be held as scheduled.
How do I provide my feedback?
There are a two ways in which you can provide feedback:
Online/ Website: Council has a dedicated website that provides an opportunity for quick and efficient online feedback.
Visit yoursay.adelaidecitycouncil.com for information about the project and online ways to provide your comments.
Feedback Form; Complete the attached Feedback Form. All written feedback must be received by 5pm on Tuesday 1st December, 2015 and should be addressed to:
Ebenezer Place: Options for Future Vehicle Access
GPO Box 2252, Adelaide SA 5001
What happens to my feedback?
Council staff will review the responses and provide a report to Council in December 2015.
Respondents to this consultation will be informed via email or in writing of the Council decision and next steps. If the decision is made to close Ebenezer Place permanently Council will need to consult more widely as required under the Road Traffic Act, 1961 and the Local Government Act, 1934.
How do I know my feedback has been received?
All feedback will be acknowledged either by email or in writing so that you know your contribution has been received.