Construction of the Adelaide Convention Centre Redevelopment will require traffic and pedestrian impacts in and around the Riverbank Entertainment Precinct. This website will provide the latest information regarding these restrictions and impacts.
- 16 July 2015, Convention Centre steel project supporting local jobs, steel suppliers
- 08 May 2015, Adelaide Railway Station platform closures to cater for stage two Convention Centre works
- 15 March 2015, Upgrades to the Festival Centre
- 03 December 2014, Milestone for Convention Centre as international visitors reach new heights
- 18 September 2014, Riverbank Authority members announced
- 08 March 2014, Riverbank footbridge open 12 noon Sunday
- 30 October 2013, $160 million boost to Adelaide's conference and convention hub
- 24 June 2013, New vision to make Adelaide’s Riverbank one of the great city parks
- 20 March 2013, Local industry innovation at work at Adelaide Convention Centre upgrade
- 13 February 2012, Shuttle Trains to Run on Grange Line
- 24 January 2012, Expressions of interest open for Adelaide’s Iconic Riverbank Precinct
- 29 September, Draft Master Plan for revitalized riverbank made public
- 09 September 2011, South Australians are helping guide riverbank’s future
- 29 June 2011, Stunning new convention building revealed
The redevelopment program will be delivered in two stages.
The first stage is now complete and officially opened by the Premier on 13 March 2015. The new building has expanded the facility westwards over the railway lines to link with Montefiore Bridge.
Stage Two of the redevelopment will replace the existing Plenary Building with a multi-purpose, state-of-the-art facility with plenary capacity of up to 3,500 seats, and is scheduled for completion in 2017.
To facilitate the Stage 2 works, the site perimeter hoardings and pedestrian/vehicle movements around the site changed in January 2015.
The below information outlines how the Precinct is operating as construction progresses including changes to pedestrian and vehicle movements.
Adelaide Railway Station
Construction work will take place within the Adelaide Railway Station from 22 May 2015 to early 2016.
There will be a number of work zones established progressively during this period.
Please click on the Work Zone links in the table below for the platform changes occurring. [NOTE: The arrrow indicates direction of safe passenger movements.]
For train customers, this means:
- your train may arrive at and depart from a different platform than usual
- you may have to walk a longer distance between your train and the turnstiles
- you may experience short travel delays, particularly on the Gawler and Outer Harbor lines
- you may have to use special walkways to move around the works
- the bicycle rack at the top of platforms 8 & 9 will be temporarily removed
- no services will be cancelled or timetables changed during these platform changes.
Further information is available at Adelaide Metro.
Please respect the temporary barriers around the platforms, which are there to protect you during construction.
Thank you for your patience during these essential platform changes.
|Adelaide Railway Station||Changes||Timing|
|Work Zone 1||Track 9 fully closed - no impact on adjacent platforms||22 May 2015 to mid June 2015|
|Work Zone 2 & 3 (concurrent)||Tracks 8 & 9 - partial closure||25 June 2015 to September 2015|
|Work Zone 4||Tracks 7 & 8 - partial closure||TBC|
|Work Zone 5||Tracks 6 & 7 - partial closure||TBC|
|Work Zone 6||Tracks 5 & 6 - partial closure||TBC|
Morphett Street Bridge
The kerbside lane of Morphett Street Bridge city-bound has been closed to motorists to facilitate access for Stage 2 works.
The hoardings have now been removed to reveal not just the new building to its full extent, but a new “Montefiore Boulevard” linking pedestrians from North Terrace to the Riverbank Precinct.
A portion of Morphett Street Bridge city bound will remain closed until the end of 2016 to facilitate construction access for Stage 2 – see below.
Riverside car park entrance closure
The eastern entrance to the Convention Centre's Riverside car park will be closed (see map below).
This is to facilitate works occurring for the new Stage 2 building.
Other entrances to the car park remain accessible.
Crane pad works – Riverbank lawn (adjacent river)
A crane pad and associated works compound has been setup in the grassed area between the Convention Centre and Linear Park path (see map below).
Four months of civil works was required to prepare the area, and a 200 tonne crane is expected to be in operation in July 2015.
The crane will be in this location until approximately the end of 2016.
Pedestrian movements during Stage 2
Hoardings and pedestrian movements through the plaza area include:
- the “red desert” area between the Convention Centre and Riverside Building is closed off to pedestrians.
- construction vehicles will be frequently entering / exiting up the ramp from North Terrace.
- Lend Lease will have a traffic controller who manages pedestrian and construction vehicles across the North Terrace footpath in this vicinity during construction hours.
- The Riverside Promenade will be closed from both the eastern and western end from 6am – 7pm Monday to Fridays (subject to change).
The map below shows the new hoarding lines and pedestrian movements.