The Riverbank Precinct is one of the primary entertainment/recreational precincts within the Adelaide CBD, where a variety of festivals and events are held. It is the strongest point of connection between the city and the River Torrens.
Adelaide City Council engaged GHD Woodhead, in association with James Hayter, to design the Torrens Lake Walk. The Walk is located adjacent to Elder Park along the southern bank of the Torrens Lake, between the Adelaide Bridge (King William Street) and Victoria Bridge (Morphett Street). The Torrens Lake Walk project aims to enhance the area through improving access, amenity, and safety of the area for the benefit of all users. Ensuring effective linkages with the cultural and entertainment precinct between the Torrens Lake Walk, North Terrace and the public domain of Elder Park, are key aspects of the design.
The project has involved extensive community and stakeholder consultation to inform the design process. Key features of the walk include the ‘rowing deck’, ‘promenade’, ‘meander’, ‘market place’, ‘incline’ and a new wharf for river craft mooring. Works included extensive feature lighting, signage and street furniture. A special paving flag, the ‘Torrens’ was developed for the project.