Crafers Village Design Guidelines

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Thank you to everyone who has provided feedback on the draft Crafers Village Design Guidelines, we are now reviewing all feedback received and developing the final Guidelines.


View the draft Crafers Village Design Guidelines

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Download the full document here. Hard copies available from Stirling Library during opening hours.


Reviewing the Draft

We are excited to share with you the draft Crafers Village Design Guidelines and encourage members of the Crafers community and key stakeholders to review the document and provide feedback now. In particular, we want to know if following the initial phase of engagement we have actually heard you right and responded accordingly. To help with this task we have compiled a Consultation Report that contains a summary of all the feedback we received.

You can provide feedback using the survey or emailing the project team directly. If you have any questions regarding the draft, please feel free to post them in the Q & A and a member of the project team will respond.

A couple of notes regarding the draft Design Guidelines:

• If you are having issues viewing the document via the above link, please email me and I can send through a PDF version.

• Page 25 titled 'Recommendations' has been deliberately left blank, as we are looking to populate this page with a ‘key action’ list that the community and stakeholders can shape based on priority. Such actions might include things like an upgraded park n ride, raised tabletop pedestrian crossings or a comprehensive landscaping plan. These action items will take a coordinated effort between Council, Government Agencies and the community and we will need alternative ways to attract funding as they will likely be costly endeavours. This recommendation page will be critical to set the agenda going forward, so that we are all clear on where actions for positive change need to be focused. As such in providing your feedback please consider submitting a list of your key actions according to priority.

Feedback on the draft Design Guidelines will close on the 31st of July.


What's the project about?

Land in Crafers is at a premium due to the confined nature of the village surrounding the main street, as a result there are a number of competing interests from business and community groups to better and more efficiently make use of land.

This is evidenced by approaches to Council from private landowners and sporting groups requesting to rationalise land within the village to support outcomes that will assist in achieving their respective long term goals. In addition, car parking and traffic issues associated namely with the park and ride overflow and the freeway on/off ramps have long caused concern within the community.

Given these continued pressures this project was recognised during the preparation of Council’s 2018/19 Budget as an important project. It aims to analyse the existing situation and opportunities for developing an urban design strategy for the long term direction of the Crafers Village.

What have we done so far?

Following an investigative phase an online project team (made up of local residents and businesses) met three times during April/ May and contributed to the early analysis and opportunities planning.

The Council project team and WAX are now developing the draft design guidelines and the first version is ready for your review.

Thank you to everyone who has provided feedback on the draft Crafers Village Design Guidelines, we are now reviewing all feedback received and developing the final Guidelines.


View the draft Crafers Village Design Guidelines

To turn the page, click in the top corner of each page, or use the scroll bar on your mouse. Double click on a page to zoom.
Download the full document here. Hard copies available from Stirling Library during opening hours.


Reviewing the Draft

We are excited to share with you the draft Crafers Village Design Guidelines and encourage members of the Crafers community and key stakeholders to review the document and provide feedback now. In particular, we want to know if following the initial phase of engagement we have actually heard you right and responded accordingly. To help with this task we have compiled a Consultation Report that contains a summary of all the feedback we received.

You can provide feedback using the survey or emailing the project team directly. If you have any questions regarding the draft, please feel free to post them in the Q & A and a member of the project team will respond.

A couple of notes regarding the draft Design Guidelines:

• If you are having issues viewing the document via the above link, please email me and I can send through a PDF version.

• Page 25 titled 'Recommendations' has been deliberately left blank, as we are looking to populate this page with a ‘key action’ list that the community and stakeholders can shape based on priority. Such actions might include things like an upgraded park n ride, raised tabletop pedestrian crossings or a comprehensive landscaping plan. These action items will take a coordinated effort between Council, Government Agencies and the community and we will need alternative ways to attract funding as they will likely be costly endeavours. This recommendation page will be critical to set the agenda going forward, so that we are all clear on where actions for positive change need to be focused. As such in providing your feedback please consider submitting a list of your key actions according to priority.

Feedback on the draft Design Guidelines will close on the 31st of July.


What's the project about?

Land in Crafers is at a premium due to the confined nature of the village surrounding the main street, as a result there are a number of competing interests from business and community groups to better and more efficiently make use of land.

This is evidenced by approaches to Council from private landowners and sporting groups requesting to rationalise land within the village to support outcomes that will assist in achieving their respective long term goals. In addition, car parking and traffic issues associated namely with the park and ride overflow and the freeway on/off ramps have long caused concern within the community.

Given these continued pressures this project was recognised during the preparation of Council’s 2018/19 Budget as an important project. It aims to analyse the existing situation and opportunities for developing an urban design strategy for the long term direction of the Crafers Village.

What have we done so far?

Following an investigative phase an online project team (made up of local residents and businesses) met three times during April/ May and contributed to the early analysis and opportunities planning.

The Council project team and WAX are now developing the draft design guidelines and the first version is ready for your review.

We're listening so ask away - we'll get back to you usually within 2 business days. 

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    Will the additional freeway lane between Crafers and Stirling solve the problem of some driver’s perceived need to gather speed along Crafers Main Street before they access the on ramp to enter the freeway? The speed limit does not seem to be much of a deterrent.

    Tambo asked 6 months ago

    Thanks so much for your question. 

    • The Department for Planning, Transport and Infrastructure Managed Motorway Project project will convert the existing emergency lane into a third full time travel lane and implement a Managed Motorway on both the up and down tracks of the South Eastern Freeway between Crafers and Stirling.
    • Given the project is being undertaken entirely within the current South Eastern Freeway road corridor there will be no design impacts on the Crafers Main Street (although you may notice some construction activity including a temporary project office and plant storage adjacent the Crafers outbound on-ramp). 
    • It is anticipated that the Managed Motorways project will offer improved transition into the South Eastern Freeway from the Crafers on-ramp (and through to Stirling), but how that will impact on road user behaviour on the Crafers Main Street is difficult to quantify. However the Main Street design (such as the potential for a raised tabletop pedestrian crossing) will likely have a greater impact on road-user behaviour and speeds on the Main Street than the Managed Motorway Project. 


    Overall, the Managed Motorway Project, in conjunction with tabletop pedestrian crossings and other management techniques, will significantly improve the character of the mainstreet.

    I encourage you to speak with Department for Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (on 1300 794 880) or take a look at the project link for further information: 

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    Being able to promote local business is important - including reasonable signage. Is there a guideline about allowing this to occur? Eg: Ateliers really adds value to the main street of crafers however without decent signage from the street the business is overlooked. Is there a plan to include play spaces for children? The tennis club is taking over by addition additional facilities but there is nothing for young children to do during this time they are playing and the parking lot and cars going everywhere is really unsafe. Cox Creek Road is a walking track but there are no formal walking paths for the road which means the local residents/ tennis- netball club- pedestrians combo is really unsafe at times. Cars come up the hill so fast into the street without any reasonable understanding that this is a scared space. How is this expected to be fixed?

    Mel asked 7 months ago

    Great questions. The issues you have raised will be considered during the community engagement process, to firstly understand the context and then develop some design responses that will address them. If you haven't already we recommend you register to join the virtual project team by sending your details (name and phone number) to engage@ahc.sa.gov.au