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What does an entry statement for Hutt Street involve?
The entry statement for Hutt Street will create a memorable and sophisticated sense of arrival through the Hutt Road approach to Hutt Street. This involves creating a welcoming and accessible entry into Hutt Street precinct to attract visitors from the south and south-east of the city using different transport modes (pedestrian, cycling, e-scooters, mobility scooters). This would involve the delivery of new shared path along Hutt Road along with new lighting and greening to enhance the connection into the city and link iconic destinations and recreational facilities including Marshmallow Park, Adelaide Himeji Garden, and the new Victoria Park Wetlands. The entry statement will also incorporate a public art component, which is designed to inspire, engage, and reward visitors of all ages, abilities and backgrounds with the discovery of a range of innovative, bold, bright, lively, colourful, and immersive art experiences. This will contribute to attracting people of all ages and from all cultures to stop, linger and return to Hutt Street and the surrounding Park Lands.
Why doesn’t the shared path along Hutt Rd extend all the way to Glen Osmond Rd?
There are numerous projects near Glen Osmond Rd, which involves renewal of major stormwater infrastructure and intersection improvement. These works will affect the design of the proposed shared path and may result in re-construction of the path. To ensure a value-for-money outcome, the extent of new shared path along Hutt Road will commence from South Terrace to the crossing point linking Park Lands from both sides of the road. A safe and accessible transition between paths will be considered. The remaining 100 m of future path will be delivered under a subsequent project.
How does this project fit into the “Place model” approach to main street revitalisation?
A ‘Place model’ approach is about doing some things quickly to make a difference, experiencing and evaluating what works, before investing in long-term change. It is based on listening to and asking questions of the people who live, work and play in our places to discover their needs and aspirations and then implementing solutions.
The scope of the Entry Statement project is based on feedback previously collected through previous public consultation and includes any trials required to understand the community’s view and response to potential changes currently proposed in the master plan.
As part of this project, we will actively seek for community feedback and utilise the information to help us with the development of the Hutt Street master plan.
Where is Council on the main street revitalisation journey?
The place-led approach to main street revitalisation for all four priority main streets has been underway since February 2021. Since this time, City of Adelaide has embarked on a targeted engagement program through Lord Mayor’s Roundtable sessions and conversations with dedicated Place Coordinators on each priority main street. Concurrently, data gathering has included focus group sessions, City User Profile Survey targeted questions and Residents Survey targeted questions.
Over this period, main street initiatives have been implemented to add vibrancy to each street and to trial and test new approaches that may be adopted in the longer term.
The Main Street Master Plan drafts were presented to Council in December 2021, with the draft long-term vision and objectives approved for key stakeholder and community engagement. We now invite the community to consider and respond to the long-term vision and objectives for Hutt Street as detailed in the draft Master Plan, including the Actions identified to realise the Vision.
Whilst the concept plans for the main street revitalisation project is underway, a series of medium-term actions will be implemented under the Entry Statement project.