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Strathalbyn Town Centre Revitalisation

Alexandrina Council and the Strathalbyn community are committed to revitalising the Town Centre and have worked together to develop an integrated Master Plan with eight distinct stages.

These eight stages will revitalise a wealth of the Town Centre's most popular areas to provide new plantings, trees, furniture and attractive landscaping with a vision of harmonising the town’s infrastructure, promoting a sense of place and providing ample wayfinding for visitors.

View the enhanced eight stages design here

View the original Master Plan here

For further information please contact Council's Project Officer (Recreational Services) on 8555 7000.

Stage 1 - Works underway

Works continue at Sunter Street and Albyn Tce Strathalbyn with the second element of this project underway creating a new garden bed, bike stands and pram ramp along Albyn Tce with new parking allocations, kerbing and the installation of new stormwater and footpaths.

The final element of this stage will deliver a landscaped open space area along Albyn Tce with a new stone wall, footpath, irrigated lawn area and lighting around the United Church.

We are on schedule to complete this Stage by the end of March 2021.

The Albyn Terrace streetscape elements will re-align the three-way intersection between Sunter Street, Albyn Terrace, and Rankine Street incorporating street trees, garden beds, water sensitive urban design, plus feature paving area with seating that will provide a meeting and resting point for visitors to the town as well as people exploring the various trails in the area. See below.

Construction is due to commence in early December 2020, with the expectation for works to be completed by 31 March 2021.

Stage 2 – Works to commence soon

This Stage of works on the Commercial Road / Albyn Terrace intersection will commence soon with a target completion date of 30 June 2021.


Stage 3 - Funding secured

Council has also received Australian Government funding through the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program (LRCI Program); to undertake streetscape and public realm improvements at the intersection of Albyn Terrace and Dawson Street in Stage 3 of the Strathalbyn Traffic, Parking and Streetscape Plan for that funding.

The funding makes way for Stage 3 works to be brought forward, with efficiency benefits expected from the continuation of works from Stage 1.

The progress of this staged project is earlier than anticipated and will see substantial community benefit by creating shared areas to adjacent shops as well as leveraging foot-traffic to local businesses from the historical Soldiers Memorial Gardens.

This is another exciting announcement for Strathalbyn as we continue to help deliver a revitalised Strathalbyn town centre that will transform parts of the current road network space into usable, safe and landscaped public spaces.