Streetscape transforms railway terrace

Read about all the features of the new 900m stretch of road in Ascot Park.

A 900m stretch of road in Ascot Park has been transformed with a new shared walking and cycling path, street trees, paving and solar-powered lighting.

The new $1.5 million Railway Terrace streetscape runs from Daws Road to Sixth Avenue and includes indented parking bays and landscaping.

Parking for 36 cars, including two disability parks, have also been installed along Hazel Terrace.

Unit manager engineering services, Mark Griffin, said the upgrade now made it easier for people to exercise.

“Having a path that can be shared by pedestrians and cyclists encourages people to leave the car at home and get out and about,” Mr Griffin said.

“The street is now more people-friendly and promotes healthier lifestyles while encouraging the use of public transport.”

As well as the walking and cycling path, which runs alongside the rail line, there is now a continuous footpath on the residential side of the street.

Water Sensitive Urban Design has been used to capture stormwater from the path to irrigate trees and landscaped areas. 

The next stage of work will see artist Johnnie Dady create two metal sculptures reflecting the themes of connectivity and sense of place which will be installed on Charles St and at Ascot Park Railway Station.

The project is part of the State Government’s Greenways initiative to improve the cycling and walking route from Adelaide to Marino.City Limits - Issue 52 - August 2016 - New Look Streetscape

The City of Marion has provided $800,000 of funding and the State Government $700,000 through an open space grant.

The suburbs of Seacombe Heights and Darlington have so much to offer residents.  When I went to look at their reserves and O’Halloran Hill Recreation Park they were green, restful, and open, with appropriate trees.  How lucky are these residents to have walking areas so close to their homes!

When I stopped near the top of Morphett Road, what views!  Views from many homes in Seacombe Heights and Darlington are truly amazing!  The basic Council infrastructure of roads with drains, footpaths, trees, rubbish collections and lighting are provided by Marion Council.

Householders in Alpine Road, Braeside Avenue, Vista Street and Mostyn Road enjoy a quiet lifestyle, but are close enough to have activity centres within their reach.  Marion Council provides resources for Seacombe Heights and Darlington a little further down the hill.  Community places, like the Marion Cultural Centre with the library, Cooinda Neighbourhood Centre, the SA Aquatic and Leisure Centre, Marion Bowling Club and Marion RSL are nearby.

My hope is that the Dover Gardens Tennis Club and Seaview High School will be able to play on upgraded, well-lit tennis courts that are available to all in this area.  Seaview High School is a tennis school.  With four modern, safe, well-lit courts on Tarnham Road, more car parks, a better club room and some  landscaping could be offered.

What are your concerns in Seacombe Heights and Darlington?  Phone me to discuss where Marion Council must commit its resources.


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