Expressions of Interest for the activation of the River Torrens / Karrawirra Parri

EOI period has concluded.

Calling for exciting / innovative business proposals to activate the River Torrens!


Background

The River Torrens has been and continues to be populated by Popeye, Adelaide Paddleboats and Adelaide Gondola. In addition to this commercial activity the River is used seven days a week for Recreational Rowing as well as Regattas. It also hosts regular model power boat races.

In 2015 Council undertook a capacity assessment of the River determining capacity for additional commercial activity at certain times of the week.

In Bonython Park, the river is currently unused.


Project Information

We are seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) to activate the River Torrens / Karrawirra Parri between Jolley’s Boat House and the Weir and including Bonython Park with recreational water based activities.

Interested parties are invited to submit an EOI to the City of Adelaide in accordance with the EOI Information Pack for River Torrens business proposals between the Frome Road Bridge and the Torrens Weir together with the section of river running adjacent to Bonython Park / Tulya Wardli (Park 27). Please refer to the maps in the Image Gallery.

The EOI process is open to:

  • Commercial Businesses
  • Incorporated Associations
  • Limited Companies
  • Sole Traders
  • Not for profit organisations
  • Educational Institutions

Note that all proposed uses will be subject to standard consent processes and must be consistent with the Park Lands Management Strategy and the relevant Community Land Management Plan (CLMP): scroll down to chapter 7 for Bonython Park / Tulya Wardli (Park 27); chapter 8 for Possum Park / Pirltawardli (Park 1); chapter 12 for Red Gum Park / Karrawirra (Park 12); and at the end of the chapters find the Adelaide Oval / Tarntanya Wama CLMP.

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Calling for exciting / innovative business proposals to activate the River Torrens!


Background

The River Torrens has been and continues to be populated by Popeye, Adelaide Paddleboats and Adelaide Gondola. In addition to this commercial activity the River is used seven days a week for Recreational Rowing as well as Regattas. It also hosts regular model power boat races.

In 2015 Council undertook a capacity assessment of the River determining capacity for additional commercial activity at certain times of the week.

In Bonython Park, the river is currently unused.


Project Information

We are seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) to activate the River Torrens / Karrawirra Parri between Jolley’s Boat House and the Weir and including Bonython Park with recreational water based activities.

Interested parties are invited to submit an EOI to the City of Adelaide in accordance with the EOI Information Pack for River Torrens business proposals between the Frome Road Bridge and the Torrens Weir together with the section of river running adjacent to Bonython Park / Tulya Wardli (Park 27). Please refer to the maps in the Image Gallery.

The EOI process is open to:

  • Commercial Businesses
  • Incorporated Associations
  • Limited Companies
  • Sole Traders
  • Not for profit organisations
  • Educational Institutions

Note that all proposed uses will be subject to standard consent processes and must be consistent with the Park Lands Management Strategy and the relevant Community Land Management Plan (CLMP): scroll down to chapter 7 for Bonython Park / Tulya Wardli (Park 27); chapter 8 for Possum Park / Pirltawardli (Park 1); chapter 12 for Red Gum Park / Karrawirra (Park 12); and at the end of the chapters find the Adelaide Oval / Tarntanya Wama CLMP.

View EOI Pack
View EOI Form
Browse FAQs
Contact Staff