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West Beach Road Project

West Beach Road Streetscape Upgrade

The cities of West Torrens and Charles Sturt have been working in collaboration with West Beach Parks, Adelaide Airport and local residents to develop a concept for the upgrade of West Beach Road between Military Road and Tapleys Hill Road. 

West Beach Road is an important gateway to our City that provides an important role in facilitating access between Adelaide Airport, Harbour Town Precinct, West Beach Parks Precinct ( previously Adelaide Shores)  and the western coastal area and suburbs.

Since 2013, this project has undergone an extensive public consultation strategy involving the City of Charles Sturt and the City of West Torrens, West Beach Parks, Adelaide Airport Limited and the West Beach Community Reference Group (CRG)

Consultation Activity

Indicative Timeframe

Consultation first stage , information gathering

October 2013

On site drop in open day to discuss issues

12 October 2013

Consultation Report issued to public (stage 1)

21 January 2014

Preparation of 4 Options

February/ March 2014

Release of Options report for stage 2 Consultation

26 March 2014

Report to Council on Options report

28 April 2014

Stage 2 Consultation on option preference commenced

23 May 2014

Commencement of West Beach CRG consultation

16 April 2014

Community Drop in session (stage 2)

10 June 2014

Consultation Report issued to public (stage 2)

7 July 2014

Further discussion with West Beach CRG

July – Aug 2014

West Beach CRG finalise decision on preferred option

2 September 2014

Council endorsed preferred option

February 2015

Project Cost

We have since been successful in receiving grant funding of $1.93 million from the Federal Government under the Roads to Recovery and Special Local Roads programs for the upgrade.  Both Councils have also committed to contributing towards the delivery of the project. 

The Estimated total project cost is $6 million 

Concept Plan

The plan includes a tree-lined centre median island, a wide landscaped southern verge including a shared path, on-road bicycle lanes, a parking lane on the northern side, indented bus stops, pedestrian crossing points and upgraded street lighting. 

This layout was developed with help from the community of the West Beach area (including the West Beach Road Reference Group), West Beach Parks s and Adelaide Airport Limited. The use of sustainable LED lighting has also been incorporated into the design.

The new road layout will help to improve safety for all users of this important road, which provides access to tourism and sporting events in the West Beach Precinct.

Concept Plan_West Beach Road(4527 kb)

Trees and Shrubs (2608 kb)

Shrubs and Grasses (2584 kb)

WBR - Street view


WBR - with banner

Illustrations are indicative only

Construction Information

Construction is planned to commence in October 2018 with an estimated completion date of June 2019 due to the complexity of the project. The timing of the project is also subject to weather. 

Throughout the construction our contractors will ensure directly affected residents are advised of any significant changes to the program or delays.

The new road layout will help to improve safety for all users of this important road, which provides access to tourism and sporting events in the West Beach Precinct.

Who to contact

For any questions during the construction stage, please contact the project Hotline on 8155 5651.


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