Wheaton Road, Plympton upgrade

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Wheaton Road, Plympton (Clayton Avenue to Beckman Street)



Due to the aged condition of the road surface and kerbing, the City of West Torrens has scheduled the reconstruction of Wheaton Road, Plympton between Clayton Avenue and Beckman Street.

The road design process has commenced and we are seeking the feedback from the community on the concept plan.

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Concept Plan

Key elements of the concept plan include:

  • 2 metre-wide vegetated median strip

Due to the existing width of the road, this median strip can be accommodated while still preserving sufficient space for traffic and parking lanes on both sides of the road.

Access to side streets will be maintained by the inclusion of breaks in the median at each intersection. These will also enable U-turns to be undertaken.

  • Street trees
    To assist in improving the urban forest and overall tree canopy cover across West Torrens, the median strip will provide space for the establishment more than 50 new trees.

Horticulture staff have nominated Jacaranda trees (refer attached fact sheet) for this location to match the existing predominate tree variety along the road.

  • Parking bays

Parking bays along both sides of the road utilising a permeable brick pavement technique.

The permeable pavement technique will help to reduce larger flows of stormwater along the road and benefit the existing street trees by allowing collected run-off from the road to infiltrate the pavement.

  • General road feature upgrade
    • The bitumen surface and rubble base of the road will be reconstructed.
    • The kerbing along both sides of the road will be fully replaced. This will require driveway crossover replacement in some locations.
    • New and upgraded pedestrian crossing ramps will be established along the street and at intersections.
    • Existing footpaths and nature strips will be retained and largely unaffected by the proposed works.
    • No special parking controls are proposed to be introduced for this location.
  • General road safety improvements
    The addition of the median strip along with the contrasting road and parking bay surfaces are anticipated to encourage improved general traffic behaviour in regards to average speeds and attentiveness of drivers.



How to have your say


Provide your feedback using any of the following:



Please provide feedback by 5pm, Thursday 9 February 2023. Once results have been compiled, we will then progress with finalising the road design.


Additional information

If you require further information regarding this consultation or the upgrade project in general, please contact Andrew King, Coordinator Engineering Services, through Customer Service on 8416 6333 or by email at info@wtcc.sa.gov.au



Council’s use of personal information

Please note that the City of West Torrens is a public authority which is bound by the Local Government Act 1999, and other relevant legislation, to retain information and to make certain information publicly available. In some instances, this will require Council to publish personal information such as names and addresses of those whose information it holds. If you have any questions regarding the use of your personal information please contact Council on (08) 8416 6333.



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Wheaton Road, Plympton (Clayton Avenue to Beckman Street)



Due to the aged condition of the road surface and kerbing, the City of West Torrens has scheduled the reconstruction of Wheaton Road, Plympton between Clayton Avenue and Beckman Street.

The road design process has commenced and we are seeking the feedback from the community on the concept plan.

View documents


Concept Plan

Key elements of the concept plan include:

  • 2 metre-wide vegetated median strip

Due to the existing width of the road, this median strip can be accommodated while still preserving sufficient space for traffic and parking lanes on both sides of the road.

Access to side streets will be maintained by the inclusion of breaks in the median at each intersection. These will also enable U-turns to be undertaken.

  • Street trees
    To assist in improving the urban forest and overall tree canopy cover across West Torrens, the median strip will provide space for the establishment more than 50 new trees.

Horticulture staff have nominated Jacaranda trees (refer attached fact sheet) for this location to match the existing predominate tree variety along the road.

  • Parking bays

Parking bays along both sides of the road utilising a permeable brick pavement technique.

The permeable pavement technique will help to reduce larger flows of stormwater along the road and benefit the existing street trees by allowing collected run-off from the road to infiltrate the pavement.

  • General road feature upgrade
    • The bitumen surface and rubble base of the road will be reconstructed.
    • The kerbing along both sides of the road will be fully replaced. This will require driveway crossover replacement in some locations.
    • New and upgraded pedestrian crossing ramps will be established along the street and at intersections.
    • Existing footpaths and nature strips will be retained and largely unaffected by the proposed works.
    • No special parking controls are proposed to be introduced for this location.
  • General road safety improvements
    The addition of the median strip along with the contrasting road and parking bay surfaces are anticipated to encourage improved general traffic behaviour in regards to average speeds and attentiveness of drivers.



How to have your say


Provide your feedback using any of the following:



Please provide feedback by 5pm, Thursday 9 February 2023. Once results have been compiled, we will then progress with finalising the road design.


Additional information

If you require further information regarding this consultation or the upgrade project in general, please contact Andrew King, Coordinator Engineering Services, through Customer Service on 8416 6333 or by email at info@wtcc.sa.gov.au



Council’s use of personal information

Please note that the City of West Torrens is a public authority which is bound by the Local Government Act 1999, and other relevant legislation, to retain information and to make certain information publicly available. In some instances, this will require Council to publish personal information such as names and addresses of those whose information it holds. If you have any questions regarding the use of your personal information please contact Council on (08) 8416 6333.



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  • Due to the aged condition of the road surface and kerbing, the City of West Torrens has scheduled the reconstruction of Wheaton Road, Plympton between Clayton Avenue and Beckman Street.

    The road design process has commenced and we are seeking the feedback from the community on the attached concept plan

    Your ideas and feedback are important to us and the results of this survey, along with our research and targeted consultation, will help inform the final upgrade design. 

    Please provide feedback by 5pm, Thursday 9 February 2023.

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