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Torrens Road to River Torrens

Project Details

  • Rating Type: Planning
  • Location: SA
  • Stakeholders:

This project by Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (SA DPTI) .


The Torrens Road to River Torrens project includes a 4km upgrade of South Road incorporating a 3km long non-stop lowered road (8m below ground level), improving travel efficiency for north-south traffic through Adelaide’s metropolitan area. It also includes a rail overpass, improved pedestrian and cycling facilities and 4 major intersection upgrades.

Sustainability objectives of the project include:

  • Minimising energy consumption and environmental harm including noise, vibration and air quality whilst maintaining and enhancing the local ecological value.
  • Minimising impact on the livelihood of the local community while improving the quality of life in the local area.
  • Using this project as a catalyst to rebuild and enhance the community and social relationships whilst nurturing and respecting cultural and historical significance of the area.
  • Utilising opportunities to minimise energy, materials and resources while maintaining business within state borders.
  • Ensuring decision-making within leadership is compliant with current legislation and meets the environmental, social and economic objectives.


  • Rating Type Road
  • Registered Date June 2015
  • Practical Completion December 2018
  • Jurisdiction Australia
  • States SA
  • Assessor Cathy Chesson (Design), Heather Wincer (As Built)
  • Capital Value $896m
  • Other Stakeholders Mott McDonald, Wallbridge and Gilbert, Grieve Gillette Dimity Andersen, Kath Moore & Associates, Sage Automation, Downer, Boral Australia, Rix Group, Outside Ideas, Suez, Adelaide Resource Recovery.


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