Who can apply?

    Community sporting organisations (including educational institutions) can enter into lease / licence negotiations with the City of Adelaide to provide diverse, community level sporting and athletic facilities in Mary Lee Park (Park 27B) if they:
    1. Provide for local or regional level sport, rather than elite level
    2. Can demonstrate year-round use
    3. Provide sporting activity which complements and co-exists with the informal recreational activity occurring in Mary Lee Park (Park 27B)
    4. Are not-for-profit, incorporated bodies 
    5. Can operate solely or form a combined management committee possibly with sub-lessees who contribute to the diverse sporting opportunities
    6. Provide an indication of the type and scale of supporting built form infrastructure required to support the proposed use
    7. Can demonstrate:
    • Financial viability and capacity
    • Experience in managing facilities
    • A sound governance / management model
    • An ability to partner with the City of Adelaide to develop new sporting facilities.

    What are the Expression of Interest Submission Requirements?

    Please read the Expression of Interest:Assessment Selection Criteria Sporting Facilities in Mary Lee Park (Park 27B) before commencing the submission process.

    Your submission must include the following ‘Details of Organisation’ information and should address the following assessment criteria.

    Details of Organisation
    • Contact person and details for the EOI
    • Name of lead proponent
    • Names of all other parties / user groups associated with the proposal i.e. clubs/groups that you would be looking to share the facilities with (either via sub-licence or through a casual use agreement)
    • Evidence of the lead proponent having a relationship with other parties identified in the proposal
    • Current membership numbers (participants only - not social members) 
    • Expected numbers of regular users and a description of the user group(s) e.g age, gender, division
    • Details (name/address) of grounds/facilities currently used by the proponent and the other user groups identified
    • Statement regarding why relocation is desired (if applicable)
    • Details of current lease/licence (or other arrangement) for existing grounds/facilities including expiry dates.
    Assessment Selection Criteria
    Submissions will be assessed on the degree to which they meet the following criteria. Applicants are required to address these criteria when preparing their submission:

    The proposed use should include:
    • A diverse offering that is complementary with existing sports and recreation offerings in the City
    • Opportunities for different ages and genders to participate
    • Opportunities for people from diverse cultural backgrounds and with a range of abilities to participate
    • Opportunities for community level sport and recreation rather than elite sport
    The proposed use should demonstrate:
    • Optimal utilisation of the facilities including day time and night time scheduling throughout the year
    Shared Uses and Spaces
    The proposed use and associated infrastructure should consider:
    • Accommodating general community use outside of licensed game and training times 
    • Broader community benefit including informal recreation and sporting opportunities
    • Co-existing with and complementing informal recreational opportunities currently available in Mary Lee Park (Park 27B) 
    • New fit for purpose built facilities, which sit comfortably in the Park Lands landscape and includes public toilets and community space
    Well-managed Facilities
    The management structure (either operating solely or as a combined management committee, possibly with sub-lessees who contribute to the diverse sporting opportunities) should support the proposed activity and deliver well maintained buildings and grounds. 

    The proposal should demonstrate the proponent’s:
    • Financial viability and capacity to build a new facility within 2-5 years and to maintain the facilities to a high standard
    • Experience in managing facilities and maintaining them to a high standard
    • Sound governance / management model
    • Ability to partner with the City of Adelaide to develop new and improved community sporting facilities.

    How do I lodge an EOI Application?

    Applications can be emailed to yoursay@cityofadelaide.com.au.

    All hardcopy applications must be received by 5:00pm on the closing date and should be addressed to:

    Expression of Interest
    Sporting Facilities in Mary Lee Park (Park 27B)
    GPO Box 2252, Adelaide SA 5000

    What happens to my EOI application?

    After the prescribed closing date, all EOI applications will be acknowledged by the contact person via email or letter.

    All EOI applications received will be reviewed and assessed against the selection criteria contained within the information pack by a review panel.  Council has the final right of say to select one or none of the EOI nominations.  

    Please note that due to the competitive nature of this EOI process staff are unable to provide specific advice and information to applicants as this may give your application an unfair advantage over other applications.