Melbourne Street - Bus Stop 4 Reinstatement

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Project Update

Following assessment of several factors, including community feedback, reinstatement of the stop near the pre-existing location has been selected as the reinstatement location and the works are planned to be implemented shortly. 

Reasons why Option 2 was chosen over reinstatement at the other location option include;

  • The width of the footpath and level of activity at the selected location will ensure the risk of footpath congestion is low, accessibility is good and path users are not impeded.
  • The impact to on-street car parking will be less than the other option considered.
  • Being reinstated at the pre-existing location, regular bus users will be familiar with the stop location. 
  • The absence of adjacent obstacles such as veranda overhang and posts, eliminating the risk of strike by bus vehicles.


Community Engagement

From 18 October 2023 to 15 November 2023, City of Adelaide was seeking community feedback on the reinstatement of Bus Stop 4 on Melbourne Street. The community was provided two location options to consider: 

  • Option 1: Further towards the city approximately 80 metres from its previous location in front of LJR Dance Academy at 99 Melbourne Street.
  • Option 2: Near its original location in front of 75-77 Melbourne Street which is home to Clip Joint Salons, Eye Centre and Himalayan Kitchen.

Who we spoke with 

Feedback was received via an online survey that was completed by 32 respondents who primarily lived in metropolitan Adelaide, who visit, commute, work or own a business within Melbourne Street. 

How we engaged 

Engagement included the following materials and methods: 

  • Your Say page
  • Online survey 
  • FAQs
  • Hard copy engagement information and survey packs available from the City of Adelaide Customer Centre, Libraries and Community Centres
  • Notification of public engagement to attendees of “The Future of Melbourne Street” small business gathering. This was held at the Lord Melbourne Hotel on 9 October 2023. 
  • Email notification to approximately 100 Melbourne Street businesses (mostly between Jerningham Street and Mann Terrace) including the North Adelaide Precinct Coordinator, and President. 
  • Contact email for written submissions 
  • Contact number for phone call queries 

Online survey 

The online survey was available through the Your Say page on the City of Adelaide’s website. This webpage also included concept design drawings and FAQs about the two bus stop locations proposed. 

What we heard

The engagement undertaken indicates there is strong support (26 of 32 participants) for the reinstatement of Bus Stop 4 on Melbourne Street. The survey did not however indicate a clearly favoured location for the reinstatement of Bus Stop 4. 

Option 1 was slightly more favoured, with 18 participants (versus 15 participants for option 2) selecting that they agree or strongly agree with Bus Stop 4 being reinstated in the proposed location in front of LJR Dance Academy at 99 Melbourne Street. The key reason given for this location being favoured was due to a perceived positive impact on business/property. The key reason provided for not favouring this location (11 people disagreed or strongly disagreed) was the loss of car parking. 

Option 2 was slightly less favoured as a location, with 15 participants who agreed or strongly agreed with the reinstatement of Bus Stop 4 in the proposed location (versus 18 participants for option 1). The primary reason provided by respondents favouring this location was because it would be conveniently placed where people wanted to get on and off the bus. The key reason provided for not wanting the reinstatement in this location was due to perceived impacts on business/properties.

Project Update

Following assessment of several factors, including community feedback, reinstatement of the stop near the pre-existing location has been selected as the reinstatement location and the works are planned to be implemented shortly. 

Reasons why Option 2 was chosen over reinstatement at the other location option include;

  • The width of the footpath and level of activity at the selected location will ensure the risk of footpath congestion is low, accessibility is good and path users are not impeded.
  • The impact to on-street car parking will be less than the other option considered.
  • Being reinstated at the pre-existing location, regular bus users will be familiar with the stop location. 
  • The absence of adjacent obstacles such as veranda overhang and posts, eliminating the risk of strike by bus vehicles.


Community Engagement

From 18 October 2023 to 15 November 2023, City of Adelaide was seeking community feedback on the reinstatement of Bus Stop 4 on Melbourne Street. The community was provided two location options to consider: 

  • Option 1: Further towards the city approximately 80 metres from its previous location in front of LJR Dance Academy at 99 Melbourne Street.
  • Option 2: Near its original location in front of 75-77 Melbourne Street which is home to Clip Joint Salons, Eye Centre and Himalayan Kitchen.

Who we spoke with 

Feedback was received via an online survey that was completed by 32 respondents who primarily lived in metropolitan Adelaide, who visit, commute, work or own a business within Melbourne Street. 

How we engaged 

Engagement included the following materials and methods: 

  • Your Say page
  • Online survey 
  • FAQs
  • Hard copy engagement information and survey packs available from the City of Adelaide Customer Centre, Libraries and Community Centres
  • Notification of public engagement to attendees of “The Future of Melbourne Street” small business gathering. This was held at the Lord Melbourne Hotel on 9 October 2023. 
  • Email notification to approximately 100 Melbourne Street businesses (mostly between Jerningham Street and Mann Terrace) including the North Adelaide Precinct Coordinator, and President. 
  • Contact email for written submissions 
  • Contact number for phone call queries 

Online survey 

The online survey was available through the Your Say page on the City of Adelaide’s website. This webpage also included concept design drawings and FAQs about the two bus stop locations proposed. 

What we heard

The engagement undertaken indicates there is strong support (26 of 32 participants) for the reinstatement of Bus Stop 4 on Melbourne Street. The survey did not however indicate a clearly favoured location for the reinstatement of Bus Stop 4. 

Option 1 was slightly more favoured, with 18 participants (versus 15 participants for option 2) selecting that they agree or strongly agree with Bus Stop 4 being reinstated in the proposed location in front of LJR Dance Academy at 99 Melbourne Street. The key reason given for this location being favoured was due to a perceived positive impact on business/property. The key reason provided for not favouring this location (11 people disagreed or strongly disagreed) was the loss of car parking. 

Option 2 was slightly less favoured as a location, with 15 participants who agreed or strongly agreed with the reinstatement of Bus Stop 4 in the proposed location (versus 18 participants for option 1). The primary reason provided by respondents favouring this location was because it would be conveniently placed where people wanted to get on and off the bus. The key reason provided for not wanting the reinstatement in this location was due to perceived impacts on business/properties.

Consultation has concluded
  • Background

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    City of Adelaide identified Melbourne Street as one of our priority main streets for revitalisation and to support this is developing comprehensive plans including the preparation of the Melbourne Street Master Plan. As part of this process, City of Adelaide has been trialling initiatives that aim to add vibrancy and support activation of Melbourne Street and change perceptions of the street from an arterial route into the city to a precinct destination.

    When the Temporary Footpath Extensions (TFEs) initiative commenced, it was decided to maintain the closure of Bus Stop 4 and establish a TFE in front of Himalayan Kitchen and nearby businesses. TFE increase the space available for pedestrian movement, provide additional outdoor space for nearby businesses to use and improve the amenity of the street through on street greening in planter boxes. Bus Stop 4 was originally closed as the result of the Botten and Bowser development which saw the development site extend into the traffic lane during construction, which forced the closure of Bus Stop 4.

    City of Adelaide is seeking to reinstate Bus Stop 4 in the city direction and identified 2 options for the reinstatement of Bus Stop 4. Both options 1 and 2 will be semi-permanent as the exact location of Bus Stop 4 will be reviewed again once the Melbourne Street Master Plan is underway which will see changes to kerb lines and other urban design features which may impact the bus stop design.

    For more information about each option view our FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions).