The following information has been provided by the City of Charles Sturt:
The City of Charles Sturt is constructing an off road path on Tapleys Hill Road that will form part of the Grange Greenway. The Grange Greenway is a strategic walking and cycling route that follows the Grange Railway Line but which will be detouring around the golf course of the Royal Adelaide Golf Club. [Shown in red on the map below.] As the railway line traverses the Royal Adelaide Golf Course, the Grange Greenway walking and cycling route is detouring around the Golf Course.
The shared path along Tapleys Hill Road is about 700 metres long (between Trimmer Parade and Meakin Terrace), 3.5m wide in total, with three new crossing points on Tapleys Hill Road. The path diverts behind bus stops to remove any seating/shelters from the route of riders. The project includes 16 new trees, new turf, new fencing and new lighting at crossing points. This was able to be achieved with assistance from the Royal Adelaide Golf Club who enabled Council to occupy a portion of their land under a 99 year lease to widen the available verge.
The path on Tapleys Hill Road connects to a new path that was built on Meakin Terrace in 2019. The route will continue on road for part of Meakin Terrace toward Frederick Road. Consultation and design of a Frederick Road crossing point and route connection to the Grange Lakes path and Grange Railway station is on the cards for next financial year (subject to Council allocating a budget).
The project cost is $550,000 which includes a $50,000 State Bicycle Fund Grant. The new path is expected to be operational in June 2020.