Wilberforce Walk follows the Brownhill Creek, providing an important off-road walking and cycling pathway. In collaboration with the development occurring on ANZAC Highway, the Council was able to establish a new connection from Third Avenue by enclosing the former open channel.
The first stage (ANZAC Highway – Third Avenue) established a safe, shared pathway for cyclists and pedestrians, lighting upgrades and new landscape plantings of advanced trees and native under-storey. Completion of the newest section of Wilberforce Walk occurred with assistance of the State Government's Open Space Grant Program.
Future stages of work will upgrade the condition of the creek corridor, andfurther improve the accessibility and amenity of Wilberforce Walk for everyone.
The existing Brownhill Creek concrete channel is not part of these landscape works and will remain. Future works may be undertaken by the Brownhill Keswick Creek Catchment Board at a future date.
Wilberforce Walk provides a vital strategic link in Unley’s walking and cycling network, improved connection to Unley Swimming Centre and Forestville Reserve, to Goodwood rail and tram stations and health services on Anzac Highway.
Wilberforce Walk corridor has been designed as one project and will be delivered by the Council in three stages over coming years.
The three key stages are:
- Stage 1 – ANZAC Highway – Third Avenue
Project undertaken in 2020, with funding support from the State Government’s Open Space Fund.
- Stage 2 – Third Avenue – Second Avenue
Project undertaken in 2022, with funding support from the State Government’s Open Space Fund.
- Stage 3 – Second Avenue – Leah Street
Project will be undertaken in future, subject to Council budgets and external funding opportunities.
Project Update - June 2022
Construction is proceeding with excavation of the new path alignment and soil amelioration to prepare the soil for new tree planting.
Project Update – May 2022
Landscape Construction Services have commenced the new landscape works for Stage 2, Third Avenue – Second Avenue.
The construction is anticipated to take up to 8 weeks; during this time the site will be fenced off from public access.
Project Update – April 2022
Landscaping is scheduled between April-June 2022. Contractors will provide further information and details around timing prior to works commencing. The work will occur primarily in the creek corridor with minimal disruption to the adjacent street environment.
Council staff will be in contact with residents situated close to the corridor to communicate about the work and advise of any potential impacts while it is underway.
Wilberforce Walk, Everard Park 5035 View Map