Flinders-Tonsley Precinct Integrated Transport and Parking Strategy
GTA Consultants was engaged to develop an integrated transport and parking strategy for the Tonsley Innovation District, the Flinders University and Flinders Medical Centre at Bedford Park and the surrounding suburbs. The strategy was informed through key government and industry stakeholder meetings and workshops to identify the key issues and opportunities for transport and parking in the area. A community engagement survey was also used to obtain feedback from the public and users of the Flinders and Tonsley Precincts.
In addition to the new residential, educational and technology business development at the Tonsley Innovation District, the expansion to the Flinders Medical Centre and the Flinders University masterplan was considered. The FlindersLINK railway line extension to the Flinders Medical Centre and the South Road grade separation project at Darlington were also important infrastructure projects that were part of the future planning.
The strategy was used to inform Renewal SA with range of short, medium and long-term initiatives to improve the walking and cycling connections and public transport services within and between the precincts and with the surrounding urban areas in the Cities of Marion and Mitcham. A parking demand management and supply policy was recommended to manage the car parking demand for the entire study area, including the adjacent suburbs, that considered paid and time restricted parking measures.