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Dock one

Construction will start on the new Dock One pedestrian bridge at Port Adelaide by the middle of the year after the project received planning approval from the State Commission Assessment Panel.

The 80-metre-long bridge will link Dock One and the Port Approach, providing connectivity for the promenade around the perimeter of the dock for pedestrians and cyclists.

The three-metre-wide bridge will also provide better access for current and future residents of the 650-home master-planned community on either side of Dock One, including connections to public transport along St Vincent Street.

The bridge is being jointly funded by Renewal SA and developer Kite Projects.

Largs North-based BluBuilt is designing and building the bridge and has engaged architects Grieve Gillet Anderson to undertake the detailed design necessary ahead of construction.

Works are scheduled to commence on site in July, with Port Adelaide company Maritime Constructions to begin piling into the riverbed to create foundations for the bridge while precast works on the bridge structure start off-site.

Renewal SA has also begun preliminary discussions with the local Kaurna community and the Port Adelaide Enfield Council around the naming of the bridge, which is due to be completed and operational by the end of the year.

“We are very pleased to have achieved planning approval on this project, which has been deliberately designed as a low-profile, low-maintenance bridge to enhance connectivity for the community,” Renewal SA’s Executive Director, Property and Major Projects Todd Perry said.

“It’s both a physical and visual connection for the northern side of the dock and will be one of the centrepieces of the development, linking it with the historic centre of Port Adelaide.”

With the first two stages of the Dock One residential project sold out, Kite Projects has just settled on a two-and-a-half-hectare allotment on the eastern side of Dock One to create Stage 3 of the redevelopment.

A total of 56 waterfront townhouses and 84 apartments will be offered, with some of the allotments already sold. This is in addition to the 110 homes already delivered, and a further 90 homes due for completion later this year as part of previous stages.

“There’s a great sense of excitement around the Port, with new bars, cafes and restaurants opening and a real feeling of momentum,” Kite Projects Managing Director Damon Nagel said.

“That is translating into sales for the project, which continue to be very strong. Once the bridge is complete, it will make a huge difference, connecting the precinct together in a way that will ensure residents and visitors can really explore and make the most of their new community.

“Projects like the bridge add meaningful amenity for the community. It is one of the most talked about projects in the Port and we believe hundreds of people will use this bridge each day.”

Designs are also underway to transform the old Marine and Harbors Building on St Vincent Street into a 100-key hotel with conference rooms, a restaurant, bars and a gym, providing another focal point for business and community at the port.

The bridge will be owned and maintained by Renewal SA. For more information about Renewal SA’s ongoing transformation of Port Adelaide, click here.

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