Why is the City of Adelaide calling for expressions of interest in this area which is used by existing licence holders?

In accordance with the City of Adelaide’s Park Lands Leasing and Licensing Policy, an expression of interest (EOI) process needs to occur before consideration of any new tenure (lease or licence) and/or building project in the Park Lands that effects the longterm use of the Park.

How does this affect existing users?

Existing users will continue to operate during the expressions of interest process and are eligible to participate in the EOI process.

Which areas of Mirnu Wirra (Park 21 West) are affected?

The area shaded in green on the Location Plan aerial photograph.

What are the Expression of Interest Submission Requirements?

Please read the Expression of Interest: Sporting Facilities in Mirnu Wirra (Park 21W) document before commencing the submission process.

Your submission should be structured as follows and respond to the following assessment criteria:

Details of Organisation
  • Contact person and details for the EOI
  • Name of lead proponent
  • Names of all other parties / user groups associated with the proposal ie clubs/groups that you would be looking to share the facilities with (either via sub-licence or through a casual use agreement)
  • Indication of whether the lead proponent has a relationship with other parties identified in the proposal
  • Area interested in – ie – all of the identified facilities or part thereof – indicate on map provided on page 2 of the Expression of Interest: Sporting Facilities in Mirnu Wirra (Park 21 West) document
  • Current membership numbers (participants only - not social members)
  • Details (name/address) of grounds/facilities currently used by the groups identified
  • Statement regarding why relocation is desired
  • Details of current lease/licence (or other arrangement) for existing grounds/facilities including expiry dates.

Assessment criteria

Submissions will be assessed on the degree to which they meet the following criteria.
Applicants are required to address these criteria when preparing a submission:

Diversity
The proposed use should include:
  • A diverse offering that is complementary with existing sports and recreation offerings in the City
  • Opportunities for different ages and genders to participate
  • Opportunities for people from diverse cultural backgrounds and with a range of abilities
  • Opportunities for community sport/participation.
Utilisation
The proposed use should demonstrate:
  • Optimal utilisation of the facilities including day time and night time scheduling.
Shared Uses and Spaces
The proposed use and associated infrastructure should consider:
  • Broader community benefit including informal recreation and sporting opportunities
  • Co-existing with and complementing informal recreational opportunities currently available in Mirnu Wirra (Park 21 West) 
  • The consolidation of existing buildings and hardscape areas into new fit for purpose built facilities, which sit comfortably in the Park Lands landscape.
Well-managed Facilities
The management structure (either operating solely or as a combined management committee, possibly with sub-lessees who contribute to the diverse sporting opportunities) should support the proposed activity.
The proposal should demonstrate:
  • Financial viability and capacity
  • Experience in managing facilities
  • A sound governance / management model
  • An ability to partner with the City of Adelaide to develop new and improved community sporting facilities.


Who can apply?

Community sporting organisations (including educational institutions) can enter into lease / licence negotiations with the City of Adelaide to provide diverse, community level sporting and athletic facilities in Mirnu Wirra (Park 21 West) if they:

  1. Provide for local or regional level sport, rather than elite level
  2. Can demonstrate year-round use
  3. Provide sporting activity which complements and co-exists with the informal recreational activity occurring in Mirnu Wirra (Park 21 West)
  4. Are not-for-profit, incorporated bodies 
  5. Can operate solely or form a combined management committee possibly with sub-lessees who contribute to the diverse sporting opportunities
  6. Can partner with the City of Adelaide to develop new built form facilities which support the outdoor based sporting use
  7. Provide an indication of the type and scale of supporting built form infrastructure required to support the proposed use
  8. Can demonstrate:
  • Financial viability and capacity
  • Experience in managing facilities
  • A sound governance / management model
  • An ability to partner with the City of Adelaide to develop new sporting facilities (if desired)