Willora Road Footpath

The City of Mitcham consulted with residents on the final stage for the new footpath construction in Willora Road, Eden Hills in September 2017. As a result of the consultation some residents were concerned with the proposed alignment options available and have requested an additional option to be considered.

The City of Mitcham is seeking your consideration and feedback on potential options for the final stage of the footpath project in Willora Road, Eden Hills. To determine a clear preferred option from the community, the results of the initial consultation (September 2017) will not be used in the final decision making process.

Those that did respond to the initial consultation are asked to resubmit their preferred option in this consultation.

Council have recently completed Stage 1 construction of a new footpath along Willora Road between the walkway in Murtoa Road and the Southern driveway entrance to the Eden Hills Uniting Church. 

The Stage 2 works consist of extending the Stage 1 work to the southern entrance of the Eden Hills Uniting Church and Euro Avenue completing the link to the existing footpath network at this location, however the works present a challenge for construction given the steep embankment between the road edge and the Eden Hills Uniting Church carpark and the number of trees within the embankment. 

Council have developed three possible options for the new footpath alignment through this location for consideration by the community. As some of the initial consultation responses requested information on the cost of the options put forward, the estimated cost for each of the three options has been prepared by the civil contractor.

Willora Road Eden Hills New Footpath Option 1

Option 1 – Footpath along top of embankment 

This option would follow the contours of the land and run along the top of the embankment at the edge of the Church’s gravel carpark. This option would run through a portion of the Church land. The property department of the Uniting Church have provided in principle approval for Council to obtain a right of way over this section of land. 

This option would result in the loss of a number of smaller native trees adjacent the southern entrance of the Church. It would also consist of a small section of post and rail fencing adjacent the embankment side of the footpath, to provide protection for pedestrians. 

Willora Road Eden Hills New Footpath Option 1(6142 kb)

This option would cost approximately $37,000.

Willora Road Eden Hills New Footpath Option 2 Option 2 – Footpath alongside road with retaining wall 

This option would continue in line with Stage 1 of the work, with the footpath immediately adjacent to the roadside. A new upright kerb would be constructed to create a barrier between vehicles and pedestrians. 

Given the steepness of the embankment however, this option would require approximately 70 metres of high level retaining wall (in some cases 1-1.5m high). To construct the retaining wall successfully the removal of a number of trees along the embankment would be necessary. This would include two of the larger gum trees towards the northern access of the Eden Hills Uniting Church. 

Willora Road Eden Hills New Footpath Option 2(7213 kb)

Option 2 is subject to development approval and Council approval for any tree removal above 5 metres in height as per Council policy. 

This option would cost approximately $58,000.

Willora Road Eden Hills New Footpath Option 3Option 3 – Footpath through the embankment 

This option meanders through the embankment to create the most direct route to connect footpaths on either side of the Eden Hills Uniting Church. This option would run through a portion of the Church land. The property department of the Uniting Church have provided in principle approval for Council to obtain a right of way over this section of land. 

Given the steepness of the embankment however, this option would require approximately 70 metres of low level retaining wall (ranging from 0.3 – 0.5m high). Safety fencing will be required on the road side for the entire length approximately 70 metres. While this path alignment meanders through the embankment, 2 trees require removal for this option. 

Willora Road Eden Hills New Footpath Option 3(12777 kb)

Option 3 is subject to development approval and Council approval for any tree removal above 5 metres in height as per Council policy. 

This option would cost approximately $49,000.

How can you provide feedback?

A written submission on your preferred option is invited by 5pm Friday 16 March 2018 by:

  • Completing the feedback form below or download a copy click here
  • In writing addressed to City of Mitcham, PO Box 21, Mitcham Shopping Centre, Torrens Park SA 5062; or
  • Email mitcham@mitchamcouncil.sa.gov.au

Each written submission must include your name and address. The Council will consider all submissions received by the due date. However any submissions received that do not provide this information may not be included in the consultation process.
Please indicate if you would like your name and address kept confidential however these details may potentially be accessible under the Freedom of Information Act 1991.

For further information, please contact Mr Carl Lundborg, Project Officer by telephoning 8372 8888 or by emailing mitcham@mitchamcouncil.sa.gov.au.

Willora Road Eden Hills New Footpath

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Willora Road Eden Hills New Footpath
Do you support the introduction of a new concrete exposed aggregate footpath on Willora Road between the Southern Driveway entrance and Euro Avenue? Please tick the box which best represents your answer.*

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