Changes to car park configuration on Basedow Road will improve the safety of motorists and pedestrians in Tanunda’s main street.
Angle car parks on the northern side of Basedow Road will be converted to nine parallel parks in response to a number of “near misses” in the busy location.
Currently cars reversing in and out of the angle parks create a hazard for motorists turning into Basedow Road from Murray Street.
The move is a precursor to an Urban Design Framework for Tanunda, which has a focus on Tanunda as a safe, accessible “walking town”.
Jensen Design has won the contract to design the framework, which aims to revitalise Tanunda’s main street and adjoining precincts.
Key aims include well-designed and engaging public spaces, improved walking paths and signage, and pedestrian-friendly access in the town centre.
Mayor Brian Hurn said while Jensen Design created a similar framework for Angaston, Tanunda would take a different approach.
“The Tanunda framework will be far more holistic and embrace a walking town philosophy,” he said.
“By slowing traffic and giving priority to pedestrians, the main street becomes a place where people want to stop, linger, browse and really enjoy their surroundings.
“This in turn encourages more people to the town and promotes economic activity.”
The urban design project was jointly funded by a $35,000 grant from the Department of Planning and Local Government and matching funding from Council.
It will be undertaken in consultation with key stakeholders including business, community and the arts community.