Councillor Don Palmer Providing Local Leadership & Working for You

To help to shape the T2D project, the Government seeks your insights to better understand local access requirements.


Shape the T2D projectThey are doing this because you have previously indicated that loss of connectivity is a major concern. They are now seeking insights to better understand local access requirements in the project area. The Black Forest and Clarence Park area is a focus of their attention. So too, neighbouring Forestville & Everard Park.

This was highlighted too in the community reference group (of which you may remember I was a member). While they initially fobbed off this as a local government issue, they have come to recognise that building the project and then saying to Council, fix the problems we’ve created is wrong.

These are the western suburbs of the City of Unley. They, along with Glandore on the other side of South Road, are the suburbs most impacted by the southern tunnel. Why? Because this is the area of the approach into the southern tunnel. South of Addison Road will by and large remain as is until Tonsley where the tunnel resurfaces.

This consultation is now open and will close at 5 pm on the 6th of August. You don’t have much time to reply. If you have an interest, therefore, I urge you to make this a priority.

If you cannot access the project website you can ring them on 1300 951 145 or email them on [email protected]. There are also four face-to-face information sessions. The sessions are as follows:

T2D Community Information Centre @ 1194-1196 South Road, Clovelly Park. 

5 pm to 7 pm, Tuesday 25 July 2023

10 am to noon, Saturday 29 July 2023

Healthy Living Precinct @ 16/20 Hindmarsh Avenue, Welland

5 pm to 7 pm Wednesday 2 August 2023

10 am to noon Saturday 5 August 2023

The consultation will recognise not just traffic implications after the project is complete but during construction too.

If you live near East Avenue Clarence Park or Leah Street Forestville you will be impacted during construction. Your voice, therefore, is important. The same for Glandore residents as far off as Beckman Street.

The Government will liaise with the traffic staff of the City of Unley as part of this investigation. They have advised they will also brief Council likewise. We have yet to hear from them, however. The chances of briefing us therefore and obtaining our views (as your representatives) by the closing date are slim.

For this reason, it is important that you take the opportunity to shape the T2D project by responding to them.