What is the proposed recreation adventure facility?

    The commercial operator is seeking to develop a high ropes adventure course, open to the public on a fee for service basis allowing people to take part in an obstacle course through the tree tops.

    Will this facility damage the trees?

    The proposed course would be installed without damaging the trees and will utilise world class technology in safety incorporating a range of suspension lines, bridges, flying foxes and climbing obstacles set amongst the existing trees, ground plantings and the South Park Lands creek.

    Techniques proposed to protect the trees and the biodiversity of the site include:

    • No drilling through trees;
    • Structures designed to allow trees to grow unrestricted; and
    • Regular monitoring of the health of the trees by an independent arborist.

    Where will the facility be located?

    The area in the south-eastern woodland of Kurangga (Park 20) has been identified as the optimal location for this activity with the existing mature trees. 

    The specific location proposed is between the Petanque Club, Kurangga BMX tracks and the South Park Lands Hockey and Tennis Facility.

    How much area will the adventure course occupy?

    The aerial space required will cover the equivalent of approximately 16,000sqm of ground area, with public access to be retained at ground level at all times, excluding approximately 60sqm of ground space.

    When will the adventure course be constructed?

    Subject to this consultation process, endorsement of the lease agreement will be sought from Council to enable a development approval process to proceed including consideration by Council’s Development Assessment Panel.

    On gaining all relevant statutory requirements, construction of the facility will be able to commence.

    How do I provide my feedback?

    Complete the Submission Form to provide your feedback.

    Written Submissions

    All written submissions must be received by 5.00 pm on the date advertised and should be addressed to:

    Community Consultation
    Recreation Adventure Facility
    GPO Box 2252, Adelaide SA 5001

    Alternatively, comments can be emailed to yoursay@cityofadelaide.com.au

    What happens to my feedback?

    A summary of all the feedback received will provide Council with the necessary direction on how the lease proposals will proceed.

    Please ensure that comments relate to the lease document itself as this will assist Council with the decision making process. Comments received not relating to the lease but the wider project area will be presented to Council but may not have any bearing on the decision making process.

    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.