With the undergrounding of power lines by SA Power Networks nearing completion Council can power ahead with Goodwood Road makeover. The second stage of Goodwood Road’s major revitalisation is set to start in December
Local company Outside Ideas of Forestville has been selected to undertake streetscape upgrades between Victoria Street and the tramline. They have extensive experience working on major projects, including the ANZAC Memorial Walk, the Henley Square redevelopment and Adelaide Airport’s plaza.
Outside Ideas have been responsible for some extraordinary work around the metropolitan area.
Our Mayor, Lachlan Clyne, has flagged with the media that it’s great to be able to support a local business to work in their own neighbourhood on such a significant and important project for the community,” Mr Clyne said. “This Goodwood Road business district is one of the original four villages of Unley, and is still one of our main commercial and retail centres more than 150 years later. Today it carries about 30,000 vehicles per day and we believe these upgrades will propel it forward to become a popular destination of choice with broad appeal to Adelaide’s consumer market.”
Outside Ideas director Aaron Superina welcomed the opportunity to work on a project in the business’ local area. “As a company that specialised in main street upgrades, this is a great opportunity for us to help revitalise a precinct close to our Forestville office and one that is used by our local community every day,” Mr Superina said. “We’ll be using a significant amount of locally-made products, including pavers, custom fencing and planter boxes, which will be key features of the new look streetscape.”
This is good news as the rumours abounded that we were going to use Chinese pavers.
We have also engaged Adelaide-based company Groundplay to supply street furniture, including benches, bins and planter boxes, for the project which will result in improved pedestrian access and a beautified streetscape.