03 June 2018

King William Rd: what next?

The first round of consultation has now concluded for King William Rd. More than 250 people have shared their views on what it will atkes to restore the vibrancy and once again make it a great destination.

The majority of feedback received to date highlights the community’s desire for a more beautiful, active and accessible main street with more greening, spaces for people, and safer points to cross King William Road balanced with the need for on-street parking. In response, the design team has prepared three demonstrations of how these elements could be included in the street to varying degrees, and we’re asking the community to tell us which one they believe would be the best structure for King William Road.

In addition, e three approaches to the road surface have been dveloped, from fully paving the roadway, parking spaces and footpaths, to a bitumen roadway with pavers limited to parking spaces and the footpaths. Each option is a different look for King William Road, and carries different construction timelines and levels of disruption for visitors, traders and motorists. Council is  keen to understand what the community considers is the best solution while maintaining the charm and character of King William Road.

From next Monday, this new material will be on display in the shop front, as well as accessible online. The community’s preferences will be recorded to help inform the eventual design outcome.

The design concepts will be on display for three weeks from Monday, 4 June, at Design King William, located at Shop 4, 183-185 King William Road, Hyde Park, and https://www.designkingwilliam.com/.

Feedback can also be provided via the City of Unley’s Community Engagement website https://yoursay.unley.sa.gov.au/design-king-william

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