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Railway Plaza

Transforming our Railway Precinct

The redevelopment of the Railway Terrace area is marked to showcase Victor Harbor’s heritage listed buildings and Moreton Bay fig trees within a vibrant, high-use and accessible community space that can transform to host major festivals and events alongside Warland Reserve.

Underpinning the revitalised streetscape that builds on the area’s heritage and culture, is the Water Sensitive Urban Design initiatives that support storm water reticulation, underground water storage tanks, water filtering and reuse methods.  The upgrade is designed to transition seamlessly from adjoining Mainstreet Precinct Upgrade.

View the full Railway Plaza concept plan

Railway Plaza extends from Ocean Street, past the SA Whale Centre and Train Station, through to Coral Street. The development involves new paving, feature lighting, garden beds, street furniture, landscaping, public art, stormwater reticulation and drainage.

In August, Council awarded SGP Civil, a South Australian construction company, to deliver the project. Read the announcement here.

Railway Plaza Map


In 2008, Council completed the Victor Harbor - Railway Precinct plan, offering a vision and strategic planning direction for the town centre’s Railway Precinct area.  Incorporating the creation of McLaren Lane in 2012 and the Railway Turntable site revitalisation in 2018, Railway Terrace is the next stage to be constructed.

In early 2019, landscape architecture consultancy, Oxigen, completed a comprehensive consultation phase with immediately affected property owners, relevant Council Committees, the general public and key stakeholders on the Railway Terrace Stormwater and Urban Design Project. Based on this feedback concept plans were prepared.

In June 2020, Council received financial support from the State Government's Places for People grant.


Construction works are expected to commence in early September 2020, and take approximately six months to complete (February 2021). Construction will be delivered to minimise the disruption to the Railway Terrace Precinct, with the first focus being the completion of the southern end near Warland Reserve and Hotel Crown.


During the construction phase there will be no public vehicle access, however access to the Hotel Crown carpark will be available. Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times during business hours. The construction map above indicates where nearby car parks exist and directional signage will be provided during the construction phase.


Alternative parking will be available within McKinlay Street and surrounding areas, connected by the many walkways between this area to Ocean Street, Coral Street and the foreshore. Railway Terrace traders and residents as well as Mainstreet traders can apply for a car park permit for the Esplanade car park here.

Open for Business

Railway Terrace will remain open for business during the works process. Pedestrians are asked to take note of the signage and detours in place and around the construction site.

More information

For more information on the Railway Plaza construction phase please read our Frequently Asked Questions, Trader Information, display poster for traders or if you have any further questions please direct them to the City of Victor Harbor's Capital Projects Coordinator, Richard Jaunay at or 8551 0500 or SGP Civil's Project Manager, Adam Schrapel at or 0467 818 692

Railway Plaza Montage

Key Elements Railway Plaza