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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?
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?
How big is the area that the construction licence will cover?
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?
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?
Will I still be able to get my usual bus at my usual bus stop?
I own a business on East Terrace, will people still be able to get to my premises?
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?
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.