What is Adelaide City Council’s involvement in the project?

Although the O-Bahn City Access Project is managed and funded by State Government, Adelaide City Council has care, control and management of some of the Park Lands and surrounding roads that will be impacted by the project. Adelaide City Council has provided conditional support for the project and, to ensure that the project delivers outcomes that are beneficial to the city, the Council and its administration are working collaboratively with the Minister and the project team.

Why is the public being consulted at this stage?

Under the Local Government Act 1999, before a Council grants a lease or licence (including amendments) relating to community land (such as the Park Lands), it must follow the relevant steps set out in its public consultation policy.

There’s already been a lot of consultation, is this going to be the final chance to have my say?

Feedback on the project can be provided any time to the DPTI project team by contacting them at DPTI.Obahn@sa.gov.au or by phoning the enquiry line on 1300 443 198. 
For feedback on the Amended Construction Licence Plan Proposal, please see the “how do I provide my feedback” section at the bottom of this document.  For any other help with providing your feedback, please contact the Adelaide City Council Customer Service Team through emailing city@adelaidecitycouncil.com, by phoning 8203 7203 or by calling into our Customer Service Centre on Pirie Street.

What will happen to my feedback?

Feedback that is related to the Amended Construction Licence Plan Proposal will be considered by Council for their consideration prior to any decision made by the Council for the benefit of the Minister.

How big is the additional area to be transferred to the Minister?

  • Support bridge area - 2651m2
  • Rymill Park South - 932m2
  • Rymill Park North - 925m2

How big is the area that the construction licence will cover?

Approximately 4508m2 across 3 different sites.

Will these areas still be able to be crossed by foot or by bicycle?

All licensed sites throughout the construction process will be fenced to protect the public from construction risks. Public access to these areas will be prevented for the duration of the Licence.

Will the public toilets be able to be used?

Yes, the public toilets are outside of the proposed licence and construction areas, so should remain operational throughout the project.

Will the kiosk and the playground be available?

No impacts to these areas and facilities are anticipated, however, construction activities will be occurring adjacent to these areas which may have some indirect effects on the amenity of these facilities at times. The DPTI Project Team will endeavour to keep these impacts to a minimum. 

When will the areas used for construction be returned to Park Land?

Upon completion of the project and remediation works (anticipated in the second half of 2017).

What will these areas look like after the work has been done?

All surface areas within the Park Lands that will be returned to the care, control and management of Council will be appropriately landscaped in consultation with Adelaide City Council. An urban design concept report is available by clicking here. These concept plans will be further developed through the design phase of the project.

What will happen to Rundle Road during construction? Will I still be able to drive along it and park there?

No additional impacts will result from the granting of the expanded licence area.

What will happen to traffic in this area and where will I be able to get information on traffic delays?

Traffic should not be affected by the granting of the expanded licence areas.
The DPTI project team will provide information regarding traffic changes/impacts to the public through a range of channels, including using direct notifications to affected stakeholders, signage and the project website or by contacting the project at  DPTI.Obahn@sa.gov.au or by phoning the enquiry line on 1300 443 198. Directional signage and traffic / pedestrian management will be in place where applicable.

Will I still be able to get my usual bus at my usual bus stop?

The granting of the expanded Licence area will not change the bus operations put in place to provide for the Obahn project. 
The two existing bus stops on the eastern and western sides of Hackney Road will be retained, although the exact location of these two stops may be altered slightly to ensure safe access. 
Should they be required to be closed (at their current location) for short periods of time, while works are occurring nearby, passengers will be redirected to the nearest stop or to a temporary bus stop. Any temporary changes to bus stop operations will be communicated to the public in advance to minimise any inconvenience. 
There will be some disruption to O-Bahn services and passengers during the construction phase of the project. Construction will be carefully planned to minimise the impact wherever possible and details will be communicated to passengers as they become available.

I own a business on East Terrace, will people still be able to get to my premises?

Access to East End businesses will be maintained during construction and impacts on local businesses minimised throughout the construction process.
It is important to note that there will be construction activities occurring adjacent to these areas which may have some indirect effects on the amenity of these facilities at times. The DPTI project team will endeavour to keep these impacts to a minimum.
No additional impacts to businesses will occur as a result of the granting of the expanded Licence areas.

What will happen to the events that are normally held in these areas?

In terms of events such as weddings, some sections of Rymill Park will remain open throughout the construction period; however construction activities will be occurring adjacent to these areas which may have some indirect effects on the amenity of these facilities at times.  The Events Team at Adelaide City Council will be able to provide advice on a case by case basis.

How do I provide my feedback?

Written Submissions

All written submissions must be received by 5.00 pm on Monday 11 July 2016 and should be addressed to:

Community Consultation 
Amended Construction Licence Plan Proposal
O-Bahn City Access Project
GPO Box 2252, Adelaide SA 5001

Alternatively comments can be emailed to yoursay@adelaidecitycouncil.com.

What happens to my feedback?

A summary of all the feedback received will provide Council with the necessary direction on how the O-Bahn City Access Project – Amended Construction Licence Plan Proposal will proceed.

How do I know my feedback has been received?

All feedback forms, submissions or correspondence will be acknowledged either by email or in writing so that you know your comments/feedback has been received.