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Willora Road Footpath

The City of Mitcham is seeking feedback from the community on potential options for the final stage of the footpath project in Willora Road, Eden Hills.

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.

Stage 2 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 has developed two possible options for the footpath alignment through this location for consideration by the community.

Willora Road 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 Footpath Option 2Option 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 60 metres of 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. Option 2 is subject to development approval and full Council approval for any tree removal above 5 metres in height as per council policy.

It is proposed that the retaining wall would constructed in a sandstone coloured Boral Keystone style retaining wall block.

How can you provide feedback?

A written submission on your preferred option is invited by 5 pm Tuesday 5 September 2017 by:

  • Completing the feedback form below and download a copy click here
  • In writing addressed to City of Mitcham, PO Box 21, Mitcham Shopping Centre, Torrens Park SA 5062; or
  • Email

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

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