Why are there two leases out for consultation?

The location that is referred to as Lounders Boathouse has been split into two tenancies as part of its revitalisation and renovation project.

Both successful applicants have applied for leases over 5 years which are required to go out to Community Consultation in accordance with the Local Government Act 1999. These two leases support each other in their use and activation of this space and it is beneficial to provide the community with the full picture of what is proposed for this area of Karrawirra (Park 12).

Why are these leases necessary?

Andrew Lolic is applying for a 4+4 year lease and A&L Shuman is applying for a 9 year 11 month lease to secure the financial investment required to complete their internal fitouts:

  • Tenancy 1 - interior transformed into a restaurant and bar serving local food and wine 
  • Tenancy 2 - fitted out as a workshop to service the Popeye Boats and paddle boats.


How will this affect the users of Karrawirra (Park 12)?

It is anticipated that these leases and their associated uses will enhance the south side of the River Torrens in Karrawirra (Park 12). As currently experienced, the community will continue to benefit from all uses of Karrawirra (Park 12).

What change will be seen?

Prior to the lessees occupying this space, the only change that will be experienced in this area will be some development works and the setup of a compound area associated with the renovation of the Lounders Boathouse itself which is a Council-led project. Once these works are completed the fitout of Tenancy 1 and Tenancy 2 will begin, managed by the lessees (Lolic & Shuman). 

It is proposed that the northern section will see the construction of two outdoor alfresco/dining areas (decks), and will become a restaurant/cafe serving local food and wine, subject to gaining development approval for these works. The restaurant/cafe will be accessible by the general public when construction works are completed.

The fitout associated with the Popeye Workshop is minimal and will involve moving all items from the shipping containers into the workshop space. The shipping containers will be removed approximately 4 weeks after the building handover.

Even though the leases for Olive’s Restaurant and Popeye are proposed to be individual agreements to use the building, it is envisaged that both lessees will works closely together so that visitors to the area can enjoy a cruise along the River Torrens accompanied by local food and beverages as prepared by Olive’s Restaurant.

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.

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 will I be notified of the decision of Council?

Once a decision has been made by Council, a copy of the resolution will be uploaded to the Your Say Adelaide webpage together with links to the agenda and minutes of the Council Meeting.

How do I provide my feedback?

There are a number of ways in which you can provide feedback:

Feedback Forms
These are available online, at our Customer Service Centre at 25 Pirie Street, and at our libraries and community centres.

Written Submissions
All written submissions must be received by 5pm Tuesday 29 March (post Easter long weekend) and should be addressed to:

Community Consultation

Lounders Boathouse Lease Proposals

GPO Box 2252, Adelaide SA 5001

Alternatively comments can be emailed to yoursay@adelaidecitycouncil.com.

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.