Planning construction requires careful consideration of the need to maintain an appropriate level of access in, out and along Gawler Place, Fisher Place and Featherstone Place, as well as consideration of the limited space Gawler Place has available in which to do the construction work.
Given the busy nature of Gawler Place, the construction works will have some impact on businesses, services and people that use the street. The works will be undertaken during the day and at night, they will create some access limitations to pedestrians and vehicles, and are likely to be noisy at times.
It is a priority to manage construction staging efficiently and in a timely manner, while managing disruption to businesses and properties on Gawler Place and adjoining arcades.
Pre-construction activities will start in March 2018 including utility services and ground investigations at select locations in Gawler Place. These activities involve saw-cutting and digging up the ground, as well as high pressure water and vacuum techniques.
To minimise access disruption for people and vehicles, most pre-construction activities will take place after business hours (i.e. evening through to early morning).
More information about the construction of the project will be provided ahead of the major works commencing.
The upgrade of Gawler Place is a complex project and involves undertaking works in a very busy street that will need to be staged to manage impacts on traders, businesses, building owners and other stakeholders as well as the wider community. Therefore, the project may take up to 18 months to complete.