The Burnside district in South Australia covers an area of 2,753 hectares (6,800 acres), stretching from the Adelaide Parklands to the foothills. It was incorporated in 1856 as the District Council of Burnside, named after the property of an early settler. In 1943, it was proclaimed as a city. Historically, the area was a farming community, but today it boasts many amenities.
While most residents of Burnside rely on automobiles for transportation, it is also possible to find some rural areas. The COGIC denomination has churches in Burnside, including Wallace Temple and Charity Tabernacle, both with pastor Julius T. McLean. There is also a Kingdom Hall for the Jehovah's Witnesses near Burnside Park. Burnside is home to many industrial businesses, including Naylor Pipe Co., which manufactures spiralweld pipes, and Finkl Steel, which operates a slag dump on 93rd Street.
In addition to working with the project team on planning the Burnside street reconstruction, the Stakeholder Advisory Committee and the project team met three times to review a draft scope of work. The team then developed a budget based on the draft scope of work. In addition to planning and building the new streetscape, the project team also held public workshops to solicit feedback and to gain input. The first public workshop gave residents a chance to voice their opinions. The participants visited stations explaining the current plans and worked in small groups to discuss their preferences.
The Burnside area is currently undergoing a major redevelopment project. In addition to streetscape improvements, it is also home to a new downtown waterfront project. The Civic Apartments and the Downtown Waterfront are part of the project. This project has three phases. The pre-planning phase aims to gain consensus on topics and process, and to produce a scope of work for the planning process.