The City of Marion’s road network affects all residents, businesses, visitors and those who drive through the Council area to reach other destinations.
The design of our streets can have a reaching impact through providing amenity, economic development and improved community health and safety. Consequently, Council has developed a Streetscape Policy and program to revitalize its street network.
Finniss Street streetscape
Finniss Street has been identified as one of the streets Council will be improving and accordingly a plan has been developed for your consideration.
The main features of the design are:
Indented parking bays and bus bays along both sides of the road.
Two pedestrian refuges – one adjacent to the Finniss Street shops and the other adjacent the Catholic Church.
A wombat crossing to facilitate safe pedestrian and cycle movements along the Sturt Linear Path.
Landscaping, including Water Sensitive Urban Design along the road.
New and wider footpaths.
Modifications to the intersection of Finniss Street and George Street.
Why was Finniss Street identified for Streetscaping?
Finniss Street has been identified as a significant component of the development of the Marion Historic Village precinct. To facilitate the streetscaping of Finniss Street, Council in conjunction with South Australian Power Networks, previously undergrounded the electrical wires and installed heritage street lighting along the road.
Will Finniss Street be closed and will I have access to my property?
Work zones will need to be setup, but the road will remain open during construction and access to properties maintained.
Following construction will traffic movements be altered on Finniss Street?
No, the final layout will still consist of one traffic lane and a bike lane in each direction. All turning movements at intersections will be retained.
What is a Wombat Crossing?
A wombat crossing is a raised pedestrian crossing with pavement markings to warn motorists.
What is Water Sensitive Urban Design?
Water sensitive urban design is a method of diverting kerb stormwater flows into specially prepared road side rain gardens that are planted with drought tolerant native vegetation.
The benefits of Water Sensitive Urban Design are:
Capturing and using street stormwater;
Improved water quality by removing Nitrogen,
Phosphorus and suspended solids;
Reducing flows into the sea.
What vegetation will be planted as part of this proposal?
Trees – Jacaranda and some Almond trees.
Plants – Wallaby Grass, Golden Everlasting, Carex, Satin Everlasting, White Fan Flower & Black Bristle Rush.
When will construction of this project commence and conclude?
The project is scheduled to commence in March 2018 and finish in June 2018.