Gawler Street Precinct Upgrade and Renewal

Gawler Street Precinct Upgrade and Renewal

Category Current Infrastructure Projects
Project Start Date 01/02/2018
Expected Completion Date 30/06/2018
Proponent District Council of Mount Barker
Project Status Current
Contact Person John Calder
Contact Work: 08 8393 6444

Council has identified Gawler Street as a key area for future improvement given the crucial role it plays in the town including its strong social, cultural, economic and heritage value to the community.

Council’s 2015 Gawler Street Mainstreet Strategy was developed following consultation with interested and affected land and business owners plus the broader community. The Strategy identified a range of priority actions which are designed to not only improve the physical appearance of the street but to also enhance the activity and life on the street.

Key physical upgrades include:


  • Upgrade of Gawler Street/Adelaide Rd intersection
  • Upgrade of Gawler St/Stephen St & Gawler St/Hutchinson St intersections
  • New public seating and landscaping
  • New and replacement street trees
  • Street lighting upgrades including tree up-lighting at intersections
  • Two new parklets (already installed)
  • Upgrade to Stephen Street car park (completed)


The above upgrades are being scheduled into a rolling program of works over the next 3-5 years, with $1.3m already allocated to projects this financial year. 

The next priority projects to be delivered are an upgrade to the Gawler Street/Adelaide Road intersection including a new left slip-lane into Gawler Street, a signalised pedestrian crossing of Adelaide Road plus a new shared use path connecting this intersection to the existing path around Keith Stephenson Park. Council will be considering the award of a construction contract for these package of works at its next meeting on 5 February 2018 – if approved, works are programmed to be undertaken between March – June 2018. 

Gawler Street Intersection Upgrade(211 kb)

Adelaide Road Shared Use Path(158 kb)


Regular project updates will be provided to all key stakeholders as the program is developed further and individual projects move into construction. In the meantime, if you have any comments or require further information please me on 8393 6444 or   

6 Dutton Road, Mount Barker SA 5251
T 8391 7200