Investigations have recommenced on the possible installation of a pedestrian refuge at the Twelfth and Fifteenth Street intersection to improve pedestrian safety and access to the Gawler Railway Station and local businesses in Gawler South.

State Member for Light and Labor Duty Member for Schubert, Tony Piccolo MP is proud life has returned to the project after years of lobbying to the previous Liberal Government.

“The Department for Infrastructure and Transport previously developed a plan for this road, but the project was shelved when the Liberal Government led our state,” Mr Piccolo said.

“Following a meeting and correspondence with the Minister for Infrastructure and Transport (Hon Tom Koutsantonis MP), a pedestrian refuge and lighting are being investigated, with a report likely to be delivered this month.”

While a concept plan, estimated costing and funding will still need to be provided if the investigation determines these facilities are required, Mr Piccolo is confident the Malinauskas Labor Government will identify the project’s importance to the community.

“The project was initially part of the Town of Gawler Draft Walking and Cycling Plan 2018-2026, which was created with the input of our local community,” Mr Piccolo said.

“The Gawler Train Station and Goodstart Early Learning Centre are only metres away from this intersection, and with the continued development of our region, foot and road traffic is only increasing.

“We need to have a safer and accessible environment for pedestrians, and that doesn’t currently exist for the families and locals walking at this intersection.

“With terrible visibility in this area at night, it’s an accident waiting to happen – but we can stop it now before it’s too late.”