Jetty Road Glenelg Masterplan - Chapel Plaza and Hindmarsh Lane Upgrade

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The first stage of a redevelopment of Jetty Road Glenelg has now been completed with a $3.6 million upgrade of Chapel Street and Hindmarsh Lane.

The redevelopment has transformed Chapel Street into a new public plaza with seating, lighting, public art, and more trees to create a new and welcoming open space for the community and visitors.

The upgrade of Hindmarsh Lane strengthens pedestrian connections within the precinct and includes new public toilets, a parent room, and accessible toilets and facilities for people with profound disabilities and their carers.

The first stage of a redevelopment of Jetty Road Glenelg has now been completed with a $3.6 million upgrade of Chapel Street and Hindmarsh Lane.

The redevelopment has transformed Chapel Street into a new public plaza with seating, lighting, public art, and more trees to create a new and welcoming open space for the community and visitors.

The upgrade of Hindmarsh Lane strengthens pedestrian connections within the precinct and includes new public toilets, a parent room, and accessible toilets and facilities for people with profound disabilities and their carers.

  • Chapel Plaza returned to the community

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    Glenelg’s brand-new precinct - Chapel Plaza - is open and has been returned to the community to enjoy.

    The transformed space was once a roadway and is now a spacious pedestrian plaza with a new central arbour and landscaping, creative lighting and lots of seating.

    City of Holdfast Bay Mayor Amanda Wilson was thrilled to see the project – which is the first stage of the Jetty Road Masterplan - revealed after the six-month-long construction phase.

    “The delivery of stage one of the Jetty Road Masterplan will showcase how community spaces can operate differently, prioritise pedestrian movements and encourage people to explore the precinct by foot,” Mayor Wilson said at the opening of Chapel Plaza on Friday, 29 October.

    “But also, it shows how spaces can create a sense of connection and place that encourage people to stay longer and live more locally, which is a positive for businesses in the area”.

    A stand-out feature of the new space is a 3-metre-tall sculpture that was created by South Australian artist Michael Kutschbach. Titled Sesquipedalian Sea Squirt, inspired by varying colours and shapes of local sea squirts found on Glenelg beach.

    Across the road, Hindmarsh Lane has also been upgraded as part of the precinct’s $3.6 million transformation.

    There are new toilet facilities that provide inclusive services for the community, including a parent room, accessible toilets and facilities for people with profound disabilities who require assistance from their carers.

    Council is working towards achieving Changing Places status for one of the toilets which will see the facility placed on a national register to formally identify the facilities for people with profound disabilities

    A new arbour sculpture, which reflects colour and light on to surfaces during the day and night, will be installed in the coming weeks.

    The State Government part-funded the project with a $1.8 million grant through the Planning and Development Fund.

    Minister for Planning and Local Government, Hon Vickie Chapman helped unveil Chapel Plaza along with Mayor Wilson and Member for Morphett Stephen Patterson.

  • Update - 15 September

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    The project is currently on track to open the spaces to the public next month. Chapel Street will undergo the final changes to pedestrian access to Jetty Rd and the delivery access to the private laneway.

    Key Information

    • There is North/South pedestrian access from Milton Street along Chapel Street to Jetty Road on the western side of the site. This access will be in place from now until the project is completed.
    • Temporary delivery access is in place until 29 September.
    • Access to businesses along Chapel Street will be retained during the opening hours.
    • Alternative parking and delivery access are now available.
  • Update - Site compound changes from 12 August

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    The redevelopment of Chapel Plaza and Hindmarsh Lane is progressing well, and work will soon begin on small sections of Jetty Road.

    From 12 August until late September, the site compounds will expand on to small areas of Jetty Road.


    Pedestrians will continue to have unobstructed pathways along both sides of Jetty Road, and additional signage will be placed on each compound to assist with directing pedestrians.

    There will be no obstructions to vehicle traffic on Jetty Road. However, cyclists will be required to dismount if they use the footpath or redirected along Waterloo Street, around the front of the church, and onto Nile Street before continuing along Jetty Road.

    The scheduled work is subject to weather conditions, but it is intended that these new small site compounds on Jetty Road will be completed by late September.

  • Temporary closure of east/west access in Hindmarsh Lane

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    The east/west pedestrian access in Hindmarsh Lane, alongside the Coles building, will be closed from Monday 28 June.

    This closure is part of the construction work underway for the redevelopment of Hindmarsh Lane, and access will reopen when construction is completed.

  • Construction update - 4 May 2021

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    Construction update:

    The construction of Chapel Plaza and Hindmarsh Lane, which began on 12 April, is on-track to be completed before the peak summer trading period begins.

    Pedestrian access through Chapel Plaza and Hindmarsh Lane will change throughout the construction period to accommodate building requirements. Currently pedestrian access from Milton Street to Jetty Rd has been retained and east/west access in Hindmarsh Lane has been reinstated. As access changes, we will continue to work with the directly affected businesses to ensure they can operate as normally as possible.

    Some of the support we have offered directly affected businesses include:

    • Gloria Jeans outdoor dining area has been temporarily relocated into parklets on Jetty Road for the construction period
    • Footpath decals promoting business as usual for Sport Girl, Max Pritchard Architects and Medicine of Cosmetics have been placed on key pedestrian access areas \as their business sight lines are affected by the construction fencing.
  • Public toilet update

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    The redevelopment of Hindmarsh Lane includes a significant upgrade of the public toilet facilities.

    There will be an increase in the number of toilets and there will be facilities for able bodied, disabled and profoundly disabled people along with parents/baby change facilities. In a first for Jetty Road Glenelg and Holdfast Bay there will be a Changing Places facility which will include an adult sized change table, ceiling hoist, a peninsula toilet, privacy screen and additional circulation space to meet the needs of people with complex disabilities and their carers.

    The public toilets in Hindmarsh Lane are now closed for the construction period, with signage in place to direct people to other public toilets at the Glenelg Foreshore (between the Glenelg Town Hall and The Beachouse) and Bayside Village. More public toilets are also located at Wigley Reserve and there are also two temporary portaloos available for the next few months for visitors who don’t see the pre-warning signs.

  • Construction begins in Chapel Plaza and Hindmarsh Lane

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    The first stage of a redevelopment of Jetty Road, Glenelg is underway with a $3.6 million upgrade of Chapel Street and Hindmarsh Lane.

    Part of Chapel Street – a small, one-way road off Jetty Road – is now closed to traffic as work begins to transform it into a new public plaza. It will have more seating, lighting, a stunning new piece of public art and more trees, which will create a new and welcoming open space for the community and visitors.

    Although the section of Chapel Street between Milton Street and Jetty Road is now closed to vehicles, there is still pedestrian access along Chapel Street.

    Across from Chapel Street is Hindmarsh Lane, which is now closed to all public access. Hindmarsh Lane will be significantly upgraded to help strengthen pedestrian connections within the precinct and will include new public toilets, a parent room and a Changing Places toilet for the profoundly disabled.

    With construction now underway, the Hindmarsh Lane public toilets are closed. The closest toilets can be found on the northern side of the Glenelg Town Hall, at Wigley Reserve and at the Bayside Village Shopping Centre at the eastern end of Jetty Road during the centre’s opening hours.

    City of Holdfast Bay Mayor Amanda Wilson is excited to see the start of the redevelopment works, given the construction plans were put on hold last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    “Glenelg is a major shopping, entertainment and tourism destination and this investment by council and the State Government will go a long way to improve the attractiveness and accessibility of the public spaces in and around Jetty Road,” Mayor Wilson said.

    “The Chapel Plaza and Hindmarsh Lane upgrade is the first stage of the Jetty Road Glenelg Masterplan, that will see the whole Jetty Road precinct redeveloped.

    “The future-proof design and planned upgrades will enable the Jetty Road precinct to maintain its longevity into the next 30 years.”

    The construction period is being undertaken over the winter months to avoid the busiest trading months along Jetty Road Glenelg. The City of Holdfast Bay is working with businesses, property owners, residents and other groups in the area to minimise any disruption during construction.

  • Road Closure - Chapel Street Plaza

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    Part of Chapel Street, between Milton Street and Jetty Road, will be closed to traffic from Monday 19 April.

    The construction of Chapel Plaza will permanently close the section of Chapel Street north of Milton Street to vehicle through-traffic.

    The creation of Chapel Plaza is part of the first stage of delivering the Jetty Road Glenelg Masterplan, creating a new public plaza with seating, public art and new trees and plantings, which will offer a new welcoming space for the local community and visitors.

    Vehicle movement along Jetty Road will not be impacted by the closure, as vehicles could not access Chapel Street via Jetty Road.

    Construction of the Chapel Plaza and Hindmarsh Lane redevelopment will begin on 19 April and will be completed in October 2021.

  • New Jetty Road Pavers on trial

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    A trial of the selected pavers for footpaths and the plaza will be undertaken in two locations along Jetty Road Glenelg near Chapel Street to review some of the maintenance considerations. It is intended to install them very early on Sunday morning 19 December 2020. Both businesses have supported the trial and it will not affect access or trade.

  • Proposed Road Closure

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    The creation of Chapel Plaza is part of the first stage of delivering the Jetty Road Glenelg Masterplan, creating a new public plaza with seating, public art and new trees and plantings, which will offer a new welcoming space for the local community and visitors.

    Construction of Chapel Plaza will require permanently closing the section of Chapel Street north of Milton Street to vehicle through-traffic.

    Pursuant to Section 32 of the South Australian Road Traffic Act 1961 the City of Holdfast Bay gives notice that it is proposing to close Chapel Street between Jetty Road Glenelg and Milton Street, as per the diagram below.

    Chapel Street, north of Milton Street, is proposed to be closed to vehicle through-traffic from April 2021, with the following conditions:

    1. access from Milton Street to the rear of several properties will be preserved in the design, for pickup and delivery to the rear laneway from the Milton Street/Chapel Street junction to the south
    2. to address safety and movement of traffic past the school on Chapel and Milton Streets, a school drop off and pick up clearway is proposed on the eastern side of Chapel Street south of Milton Street during 8-9am and 3-4pm on school days
    3. a new access to the carpark of St Andrews by the Sea church is proposed to be created on Milton Street and two (2) parking spaces on Milton Street removed
    4. three (3) short term parking spaces in the new Chapel Plaza area would be removed.

    Vehicle movement along Jetty Road will not be impacted by closing of the section of the street for the Plaza, as Chapel Street at that location is already one way (on to Jetty Road only).

    It is intended that vehicle and pedestrian access along Jetty Road will be maintained throughout construction.

    If you wish to comment on the proposed road closure, please direct your written comments to be received by 14 December 2020 at

    mail@holdfast.sa.gov.au

    or

    Chapel Plaza Road Closure, Brighton Civic Centre, 24 Jetty Road, Brighton 5048,

Page last updated: 26 May 2022, 01:06 PM