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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 a key 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 four options Feb/Mar 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.

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.

Construction Newsletters

May Newsletter (774 kb)

April Newsletter (787 kb)

January Newsletter (224 kb)

December Newsletter (1024 kb)

November Newsletter (662 kb)

October Newsletter (686 kb)

Who to contact

For any questions during the construction stage, please contact the project hotline on 7111 3647.


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