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We are committed to enhancing our city's spaces and making Port Adelaide a more welcoming and vibrant place for everyone. This proposal represents a significant step in addressing the findings of our Open Space Strategy 2021–2026, which highlighted a low provision of open space in Port Adelaide. It also aligns with the development of the proposed Dock One pedestrian footbridge jointly funded by Renewal SA and Kite Projects and managed by Renewal SA, due to start construction later this year.

Our vision is for this open space to serve as the primary welcoming point for pedestrians arriving in Port Adelaide, offering a place of rest and an attractive area that complements the features of the bridge and the Port riverfront. This area provides a strong pedestrian and cyclist connection to the new Port Dock Railway Station via the redirected Outer Harbor Greenway.

The new proposed plaza area will provide an opportunity to increase functional public open space in an area with an increasing residential population and to enhance local amenity for both residents and visitors.

We would like your feedback on the draft concept design for this new community plaza. Engagement is open until Sunday 28 April 2024.

Funding for construction of McLaren Parade community plaza is not currently approved. The project will be referred to the 2024-2025 Draft Annual Business Plan, which will be available for community viewing and feedback in April/May 2024.

Key features of the draft Concept Plan include:

McLaren Parade community plaza Concept Plan