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Council is seeking your responses on a proposed 2 year Licence over sections of Park Lands to allow for the construction of sections of the O-Bahn City Access Project.
The Department for Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) proposes to use portions of Tainmuntilla (Park 11), Rundle Park/Kadlitpina and Rymill Park/ Murlawirrapurka.
To allow the project works to happen, it is proposed that some areas of the Park Lands will either be transferred or licenced to the Minister:
Under the Local Government Act 1999, Councils are required to formally undertake public consultation for a lease or licence over community land when there is a substantial change of use to the land. Consultation will be undertaken for a period of 21 days to allow you to consider the proposed licence and submit your comments to Council.
Before providing your submission below, please take the time to:
Parts of the O-Bahn City Access Project impact land under the care, control and management of Council. The proposed new infrastructure and modifications to land includes:
In addition to the construction of the O-Bahn infrastructure the project will:
The area proposed to be transferred to the care, control and management of the Minister is the corridor where the O-Bahn tunnel will be situated, along with an underground tunnel and associated infrastructure.
The area for transfer is much wider than the width of the tunnel to allow space for variation in the final alignment of the tunnel (since a contractor has not yet been selected for the project and the design of the tunnel is not yet finalised) and to allow for the construction works.
In addition to the land proposed to be transferred, there are several areas within the Park Lands that are proposed to be licenced to the Minister and includes Park Lands that are either adjacent to the tunnel corridor or required for the road works or bridge construction.
The draft licence allows the Minister to use the land for certain purposes as long as certain conditions are met, which include:
At the end of the project it is intended that the Minister will return the Park Lands to Council, with the exception of the land used for the O-Bahn tunnel, related underground infrastructure and the section of road from the tunnel entry to East Terrace.
Consultation has concluded