Keeping things moving smoothly.
As Adelaide Airport grows, it is critical to consider ground transport demands within, and adjacent to, the airport for people travelling to and from the airport precinct.
Accordingly, the airport’s Ground Transport Plan reviews existing traffic, access and parking conditions and identifies key transport infrastructure strategies.
Significant changes to the airport’s ground transport facilities have occurred over the past five years, including construction of a multi-level short stay car park, relocation of pick-up and drop-off zones, new taxi and bus parking areas and re-alignment of the internal road network.
Ground transport planning considerations for the next five years include an upgrade of the Sir Donald Bradman Drive and Sir Richard Williams Avenue intersection at the airport’s main entrance (which is included as part of the National Land Transport Network), an upgrade of the Sir Donald Bradman Drive and Sir Hubert Wilkins Avenue intersection, and a new road connecting with Richmond Road leading to Marion Road to cater for the passage of taxis, buses and controlled commercial vehicles.
Provision is made within the Master Plan for a potential light rail link within the boundaries of the airport with connectivity to Airport Road/ Henley Beach Road and thereby the Adelaide CBD and broader metropolitan area. Improvements to walking and cycling routes are also recommended along the airport’s eastern boundary
Adelaide Airport will continue to monitor the ongoing traffic generated both within the site, and accessing the site. It will reassess the future transport infrastructure projects in relation to necessity and timing, and will continue to engage in ongoing discussions with the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure about the external road network.