Railway Plaza

Victor Harbor, South Australia

Railway Terrace was previously used as an overflow carpark to the Mainstreet Precinct for numerous decades. Over this time stormwater issues continued to be an ongoing issue and deteriorated rapidly, with major flooding to adjoining properties.

Oxigen was engaged by City of Victor Harbor Council to provide a design solution to ongoing stormwater issues and also provide an approach that could incorporate uplift to the surrounding public realm.

From early investigations through historical photos, it was revealed that the original alignment to Railway Terrace was straight and less convoluted than its current arrangement. This reference informed the proposed layout, to provide direct vehicle access and parking while also providing a significant amount of area be provided for useable public realm.

Completed in early 2021, the delivery of Railway Plaza has provided a new type of space to the City of Victor Harbor that caters for visitors, locals, events and festivals.
Funded through the ‘Places for People’ Grant, incentive was placed on local trades, suppliers and materials be used for construction wherever possible. The result has been a project that has supported the local Fleurieu construction industry and now offers a public space that will continue to contribute to the local economy and provide uplift as it continues to grow.


Client City of Victor Harbor Council
Timeframe 2018 — ongoing
Oxigen role Project Lead
Fyfe Civil + Structural Engineer
Bestec Services Engineer
RLB Quantity Surveyors
SGP Civil Contractor
Matt Turley Public Art