Client // City of Tea Tree Shire
GTA Office // Adelaide
In 2018, the City of Tea Tree Gully engaged GTA Consultants to develop an integrated transport plan for the Modbury Precinct, located 12 km north-east of Adelaide CBD at the O-Bahn terminus. The Modbury Precinct is undergoing a major transformation and is attracting new investment from retail, hospitality, health, education and residential sectors, shaping Modbury into the new key activity centre in the City of Tea Tree Gully. Due to this growth and transformation, issues for transport movement, access and parking exist within as well as to and from the surrounding residential suburbs. These issues were identified through site visits, an online survey and a workshop with key stakeholders to develop an Integrated Transport Plan to improve access within and to the precinct, guide the planning and management of car parking, and promote greater public transport use and safer walking and cycling.
The consultation activity included several stakeholder workshops and individual briefings with Council, the Scentre Group who own and manage the Westfield Tea Tree Plaza Shopping Centre, Modbury Hospital and existing businesses in the precinct, and the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure who own and manage the arterial road network, traffic signals and the O-Bahn interchange and Park n Ride facility and the bus network.
An online community survey was designed in collaboration with the City of Tea Tree Gully and managed through the Council’s engagement tool, Engagement HQ. The survey encouraged the wider community to provide views on current transport conditions, issues of concern and suggestions for the future. Collectively the stakeholder and community input provided an understanding of the key issues and opportunities for walking, cycling, public transport, parking and traffic within and to the precinct.
This summary assisted with developing a list of transport and parking initiatives for the short, medium and long-term to improve the accessibility and parking at the shopping centres (Westfield, Modbury Triangle and Pelican Plaza), the Civic Centre, the O-Bahn Park n Ride and bus interchange and the Modbury Hospital. This list was used to develop initiatives to improve movement and access across the precinct and to manage issues and opportunities as provided by key stakeholders and local community. The proposed action plan from the final report were presented to the Council in April 2019.