Who do I contact for more information?

    Name: Sam Wellington
    Title: Project Assistant
    Phone: 82037428
    Email Address: s.wellington@adelaidecitycouncil.com

    How do I provide my feedback?

    Council is asking for community feedback on the Riverbank Precinct Footbridge.

    There are a number of ways you can provide feedback:

    Complete the Feedback Form and return it via the details on the back page. All written submissions must be received by 5.00pm on 14 September 2012 and should be addressed to:
    Community Consultation
    Riverbank Precinct Footbridge
    GPO Box 2252, Adelaide, SA, 5001

    You can visit the Planning Lab at Adelaide City Council, 25 Pirie Street Adelaide and provide feedback.

    You can provide feedback via this website or alternatively comments can be emailed to yoursay@adelaidecitycouncil.com

    The Department of Planning, Transport & Infrastructure also have a feedback section on their website:

    What happens to my feedback?

    Your feedback will be used to inform Council's elected members

    All submissions will be collated & summarised, and included in a report to elected members.

    This report will be made available on the Yoursay Adelaide website in late September 2012 / Early October 2012.

    How do I know my feedback has been received?

    Feedback forms, submissions or correspondence will not be formally acknowledged. However, a report summarising feedback received will be publicly available after consideration by Council.

    Who is responsible for this project?

    The bridge is under the jurisdiction of the State Government.

    This is a State Government initiated project improving the link between the redeveloped Adelaide Oval and the Riverbank Precinct.

    How much will the bridge cost?

    The State Government have indicated the bridge has a project budget of $40 million.

    How much is the Council contributing to the bridge project?

    As this is a State Government initiative, Council is not contributing any funds or resources to the bridge project.

    Where can I have input into the bridge design?

    As the project is a State Government initiative, the Adelaide City Council has no formal say into the design process for the bridge. The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure has a section on their website recording feedback on the current bridge design.

    This can be found at this address - http://www.infrastructure.sa.gov.au/major_projects/adelaide_riverbank_precinct/footbridge_feedback

    Why is the Council conducting feedback on the design if they have no formal input into the bridge design?

    Council resolved at its meeting on 24 July 2012 to gather feedback from the public. This feedback will then be provided  to the State Government. It also helps Council shape their opinion toward the bridge and its design.

    What is the width of the bridge?

    It is anticipated that the bridge will be between 8-10m in width. However, further work is being undertaken by the State government to establish the most appropriate width.

    Why does the bridge need to be so wide?

    The bridge needs to serve a variety of purposes. It will be a key pedestrian movement corridor for everyday commuters, while also serving as a vehicle to move significant amounts of people quickly into and out of Adelaide Oval when major events are on. The State Government currently believes a width of 8-10m meets this purpose.

    Why do we need another bridge so close to the existing King William Road and Morphett Street Bridges?

    The existing bridges would not be able to cope with the expected flow of people between the city and the redeveloped Adelaide Oval without severely impacting traffic and becoming a safety hazard.

    What is the timeframe for this project?

    At the moment the design team are currently finalising the design. It is anticipated that construction on the bridge will commence in early 2013 and be completed towards the end of 2013.

    What is the potential impact during construction?

    The State Government has informed Council that it does not foresee any major impacts while construction is ongoing. There may be road closures along War Memorial Drive at various stages.

    Who will pay for the maintenance of the footbridge after construction?

    It is Council’s preferred position that once the bridge is completed that Council takes ownership of the bridge, as per the other 55 bridges in the Adelaide City Council area. The State Government would then be asked to make an ongoing contribution to the maintenance costs.