Who do I contact for more information?

For more information, please contact:

Jane Roads, Team Leader, Events
08 8203 7203
j.roads@adelaidecitycouncil.com

How do I provide my feedback?

There are a number of ways you can provide your feedback:

Online by providing an electronic Formal Submission.

By submitting a hard copy/printed Feedback Form. Forms available from Council Libraries (various locations), the Customer Centre 25 Pirie Street or by calling 8203 7203.

By posting a writen submission to:

Community Consultation
Cirque du Soleil
GPO Box 2252, Adelaide SA 5001

Electronic submissions are available online at yoursay.adelaidecitycouncil.com, or alternatively comments can be e-mailed directly to yoursay@adelaidecitycouncil.com

What happens to my feedback?

All submissions will be collated and included in a report to Council to assist in making a decision regarding the 10 year agreement with Cirque du Soleil.

A report will be presented to the City Culture and Community Services Committee on Tuesday 3 July 2012 followed by the Council meeting on Tuesday 10 July 2012.

Agendas and minutes of the Committee and Council meetings are available on adelaidecitycouncil.com/council/meetings.

How do I know my feedback has been received?

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

Why does Cirque du Soleil require a hard surface?

The hard surface allows Cirque du Soleil to securely maintain their extensive infrastructure (e.g. Big Top and supporting tents) and provide a consistent surface for their equipment. Cirque du Soleil also maintains a standard level of quality for all of its shows and a hard surface assists with accessibility around the site.

Why does the hard surface need to remain in the Park Lands?

Adelaide has not featured in any Cirque du Soleil touring shows since 2007 due to the lack of a suitable site that includes permanent hard surface. The hard surface would allow Cirque du Soleil to return to Adelaide every two years and could be used for a variety of other events when not in use by Cirque du Soleil

Will sport in Ellis Park (e.g. soccer and athletics) be affected?

No. Cirque du Soleil will be located on the area to the west of Ellis Park. The use of Ellis Park for sport will remain unchanged.

What happens after the 10 year agreement has expired?

At the conclusion of the agreement Cirque du Soleil and/or Adelaide City Council may or may not wish to renew the agreement. Should the agreement not be renewed after 10 years, Cirque du Soleil will be responsible for removing the hard surface and remediating the site (to standards set by the Council) if required by the Council.

What is being done about native plants at the site?

There are some native plants at the site, predominantly the common species Windmill Grass Chloris truncata.

The Council is liaising with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources regarding any approvals that may be required for the development of the event space, and regarding management of the native plants.

Will there be any parking on-site?

Council's UPark will manage on-site car parking for up to 500 cars, at a cost of $15 per car as per Council's fees and charges schedule for car parking on the Park Lands.

Some on-street car parking is available in the vicinity

Is there any public transport nearby?

Adelaide Metro buses regularly service West Terrace and trains service the Mile End Railway Station.

Who is paying for the hard surface?

Cirque du Soleil is responsible for all costs associated with the installation and removal of the hard surface, including any remediation required, to standards set by Adelaide City Council

Will Adelaide City Council make any money from Cirque du Soleil?

Cirque du Soleil will be required to pay the applicable category of Park Lands events site fees that are listed in Council's Fees and Charges Schedule as set at the time of the agreement with an annual CPI increase.

Council will also receive revenue via UPark from the management of on-site car parking.

How long will Cirque du Soleil occupy Tambawodli (Park 24)?

The total length of occupation is approximately 3 months to allow for the bump in (set up), performance time and bump out (pull down).

What time of year will Cirque du Soleil come to Adelaide?

Cirque du Soleil's touring schedules may vary however Cirque du Soleil will be required to provide Adelaide City Council with 12 months' notice to allow for planning other event use of the site.

How much space will Cirque du Soleil take up?

The Cirque du Soleil site will be 20,000 square metres however only 10,000 square metres of hard surface will remain in the Park Lands following the event.
Car parking during performances will take up approximately 15,000 square metres.

What is the current use of the site?

The site is unirrigated and has been used for car parking during the annual Schutzenfest event in Ellis Park. Until recently model helicopters were flown there. This activity has been relocated to another site in the Park Lands. In March 2012 the site was used for the Future Music Festival to test its suitability for major music festivals. 

What will happen if approval for the 10 year agreement is not granted?

Cirque du Soleil may consider other alternatives to Adelaide in future touring schedules.