Leah Street Upgrade

Consultation has concluded

Exciting changes are proposed for Leah Street in response to a history of residents’ concerns about traffic, amenity and access.

It is an opportune time to consider these issues and identify opportunities for improvements, as Leah Street is to be reconstructed in this year’s capital budget. The attached sketch provides information relating to recommended improvements at Leah Street/Everard Terrace, and Leah Street/Nichols Street intersections. Details of these recommended improvements are outlined in the attached sketch.

The key features of the proposed intersection improvements include:

  • Kerb extensions to slow vehicle movement through each intersection, as well as improvement pedestrian safety and access crossing Leah Street and adjacent side streets

  • Kerb extensions to provide increased area for streetscape landscaping and increased tree planting

  • Distinctive coloured intersection pavement treatment

  • Retention of Leah Street road humps

  • Strengthen pedestrian connection between Wilberforce Walk, Unley Swimming Centre and Forestville Reserve across the neighbourhood.

To achieve these streetscape improvements, it is necessary to make minor restrictions to local on-street parking. As a result, parking will be replaced with No Stopping Zones outside of #21, #23, #37 and #39 Leah Street. Access to driveways will not be adversely affected by changes at each of the intersections.

The local community has also raised with the Council a desire for a particular street ‘look’ and Council has identified a palette of plants and planting styles which residents could utilise along the Leah Street verges. Subject to future budget consideration, local residents may wish to nominate for the Council’s ‘Verge Greening Program’ in 2019/20, which aims to replace existing dolomite verges with new planting beds. It is then resident’s responsibility to plant and maintain these areas. Please indicate on your response if you wish to be added to a contact list to be sent more information on the program ahead of the next round.

We are seeking feedback on the proposed improvements to Leah Street, please provide feedback by the survey tool. We will receive feedback between now and 12th April 2019.

Please note a separate notification letter will be sent by our Asset team to the affected residents prior to the commencement of construction works.

If you have any queries, please contact Satyen Gandhi, Transport and Traffic Lead on email pobox1@unley.sa.gov.au or phone 8372 5111.


Exciting changes are proposed for Leah Street in response to a history of residents’ concerns about traffic, amenity and access.

It is an opportune time to consider these issues and identify opportunities for improvements, as Leah Street is to be reconstructed in this year’s capital budget. The attached sketch provides information relating to recommended improvements at Leah Street/Everard Terrace, and Leah Street/Nichols Street intersections. Details of these recommended improvements are outlined in the attached sketch.

The key features of the proposed intersection improvements include:

  • Kerb extensions to slow vehicle movement through each intersection, as well as improvement pedestrian safety and access crossing Leah Street and adjacent side streets

  • Kerb extensions to provide increased area for streetscape landscaping and increased tree planting

  • Distinctive coloured intersection pavement treatment

  • Retention of Leah Street road humps

  • Strengthen pedestrian connection between Wilberforce Walk, Unley Swimming Centre and Forestville Reserve across the neighbourhood.

To achieve these streetscape improvements, it is necessary to make minor restrictions to local on-street parking. As a result, parking will be replaced with No Stopping Zones outside of #21, #23, #37 and #39 Leah Street. Access to driveways will not be adversely affected by changes at each of the intersections.

The local community has also raised with the Council a desire for a particular street ‘look’ and Council has identified a palette of plants and planting styles which residents could utilise along the Leah Street verges. Subject to future budget consideration, local residents may wish to nominate for the Council’s ‘Verge Greening Program’ in 2019/20, which aims to replace existing dolomite verges with new planting beds. It is then resident’s responsibility to plant and maintain these areas. Please indicate on your response if you wish to be added to a contact list to be sent more information on the program ahead of the next round.

We are seeking feedback on the proposed improvements to Leah Street, please provide feedback by the survey tool. We will receive feedback between now and 12th April 2019.

Please note a separate notification letter will be sent by our Asset team to the affected residents prior to the commencement of construction works.

If you have any queries, please contact Satyen Gandhi, Transport and Traffic Lead on email pobox1@unley.sa.gov.au or phone 8372 5111.


Leah Street Upgrade

Consultation has concluded