New Wombat Crossing, Dulwich Avenue, Dulwich

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In response to concerns raised by the community for the safety of pedestrians crossing Dulwich Avenue, a Wombat Crossing will be installed on the Avenue (adjacent to Gurney Road).

In February 2016, Council wrote to residents of Dulwich Avenue and Gurney Road to inform them of the proposed installation of a new wombat crossing. Unfortunately, it was identified that a number of residents did not receive this letter.

As a result, Council is now undertaking a new engagement process to ensure the local communtiy has the opportunity to provide feedback on this proposal prior to any works commencing.

Reason forContinue reading

In response to concerns raised by the community for the safety of pedestrians crossing Dulwich Avenue, a Wombat Crossing will be installed on the Avenue (adjacent to Gurney Road).

In February 2016, Council wrote to residents of Dulwich Avenue and Gurney Road to inform them of the proposed installation of a new wombat crossing. Unfortunately, it was identified that a number of residents did not receive this letter.

As a result, Council is now undertaking a new engagement process to ensure the local communtiy has the opportunity to provide feedback on this proposal prior to any works commencing.

Reason for this engagement

In response to concerns raised by Rose Park and Dulwich residents regarding pedestrian safety, in particular for children, crossing Dulwich Avenue and contending with high volumes of traffic, and a study undertaken by the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI), the City of Burnside is proposing to install a wombat crossing on Dulwich Avenue.

Dulwich Avenue is a primary collector road and supports a high volume of traffic. Dulwich Avenue connects Dulwich local streets to Fullarton Road.

Council is concerned for the safety of pedestrians crossing this road, and proposes a Wombat Crossing as a solution to this safety issue.

Why a Wombat Crossing?

Although other options were considered, a Wombat Crossing is the most appropriate solution in this situation as it minimises the loss of on-street parking, impact on bicycle lanes and property access. A wombat crossing also has the added benefit of reducing motorist speeds on Dulwich Avenue.

A traffic survey and several studies to monitor pedestrian movements have been undertaken and endorsed by DPTI, confirming the warrant for a wombat crossing in this vicinity.

Initial resident feedback received by Council suggested that residents would like input on the location of the crossing.

Council proposes two potential locations, as shown over the page. Neither option will significantly affect access to properties however there will be a small loss of on-street parking associated with Option 2.

Please indicate your preferred option in the survey below.

When will the crossing be installed?

It is expected that work will commence on the Wombat Crossing in early 2017 subject to the results of this consultation.

What is a Wombat Crossing?

A Wombat Crossing is similar to a Zebra Crossing but incorporates a low plateau hump that encourages drivers to slow down. A localised and signed Speed Limit of 40 km/h also applies.

Drivers are required to stop and give way to pedestrians that wish to use the Crossing.

Below is an example of a typical Wombat Crossing. This particular example is located in Sydney Street, Glenside, adjacent to the Burnside Village.


To view the location options for the new Wombat Crossing on Dulwich Avenue, please see below.

How do I have my say?

Complete the online survey below by 5 pm Friday 10 March 2017.

For more information

Contact Council’s Traffic Engineer, David Hayes on 8366 4266 or email dhayes@burnside.sa.gov.au.

Consultation has concluded
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    Council is exploring two potential locations for the Crossing; both are adjacent to Gurney Road below.

    Both locations provide logical and safe crossing points for pedestrians.

    Option 1

    • Negligible impact for on-street parking.
    • Pedestrians heading to/from Rose Park School will still be required to cross Gurney Road.

    If this option is chosen, a provision for pedestrians on Gurney Road may be considered.

    Option 2

    • Loss of two on-street parking spaces.
    • Students are not required to cross Gurney Road to access the school crossing on Grant Avenue.
    • Drainage infrastructure will need to be relocated... Continue reading

    Council is exploring two potential locations for the Crossing; both are adjacent to Gurney Road below.

    Both locations provide logical and safe crossing points for pedestrians.

    Option 1

    • Negligible impact for on-street parking.
    • Pedestrians heading to/from Rose Park School will still be required to cross Gurney Road.

    If this option is chosen, a provision for pedestrians on Gurney Road may be considered.

    Option 2

    • Loss of two on-street parking spaces.
    • Students are not required to cross Gurney Road to access the school crossing on Grant Avenue.
    • Drainage infrastructure will need to be relocated with this option; construction will take longer to complete.

    Click on the images above to view an enlarged version of each.