Victoria Park/Pakapakanthi Sports Facilities

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The call for Registrations of Interest for the 2020 Winter Season has concluded. Please take the opportunity to return to this page for more information on the call for Registrations of Interest for the 2020 Summer season.

We recently sought Registrations of Interest (ROI) from sporting organisations and educational institutions for the use of Victoria Park / Pakapakanthi Sports facilities during the 2020 Winter Season (1 April – 30 September 2020).

Registrations closed 5.00 pm, 31 January 2020 with allocations confirmed in February 2020.


Update: 6 May 2020

Nine applications were received

The main applicants were identified as priority based on their assessment scores; we were able negotiate with the remaining applicants, which allowed us to accommodate eight of the nine applications in some form.

Successful applicants were notified of the outcome of their application. Hire agreements were to be available for ten or twenty weeks/games/races commencing in April 2020. Final agreements were almost in place when all activity was postponed due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Council will honour these agreements for the remainder of the winter season, once they are able to commence.


ROI Information and Background

Please see the Application pack for details of the facilities that are available, including location and costs of hire. The pack also contains the Registration of Interest Form that will need to be completed and returned to us.

All requests for formal use of the premium sports field, criterium track and southern sports fields need to be submitted as part of this registration process. Any additional requests outside of this process will be treated as a casual booking, subject to availability and charged accordingly.

For safety reasons, the premium field will not be programmed at the same time as the criterium track.

On occasion, there will be ad-hoc event requests for use of Victoria Park / Pakapakanthi which will impact use of facilities. Due to the number of events, only ten-week agreements will be available for the premium sports field.

Events already confirmed mean the premium sports field will be unavailable on the following dates:

Adelaide 500 Declared Major Event Zone until 10 April 2020

17 May 2020 RSPCA Million Paws Walk

13-14 June 2020, International Pedal Prix

25-26 July 2020, International Pedal Prix

7 August 2020, Walk a Mile in My Boots

30 August 2020, Vision Challenge

Want to know more? See below for further information:

Application Pack
FAQs
For enquiries please contact


Background

A strategic aim of the City of Adelaide is to enhance the role of the Park Lands in increasing levels of physical activity and well-being through formal and informal sport and recreation opportunities.

To support this aim a Master Plan for the usage of Victoria Park was developed and adopted in 2008 with the vision to ‘create a vibrant, flexible and sustainable recreational open space within the iconic Adelaide Park Lands to serve all South Australians, supporting a variety of community activities whilst preserving the unique landscape and heritage qualities of the place.’

The Master Plan included an extension to the Criterium track, the creation of the Premium Sports Field to facilitate a variety of events from Adelaide 500 and 3-day Horse event to sporting matches and carnivals and the creation of a series of sports fields to the south of the park. These facilities are now complete and available for use.

In April 2017 Council endorsed the construction of a new change room and public toilet facility to support the use of the Victoria Park southern sports facilities. The new facility is now open and available for hire.

We recently sought Registrations of Interest (ROI) from sporting organisations and educational institutions for the use of Victoria Park / Pakapakanthi Sports facilities during the 2020 Winter Season (1 April – 30 September 2020).

Registrations closed 5.00 pm, 31 January 2020 with allocations confirmed in February 2020.


Update: 6 May 2020

Nine applications were received

The main applicants were identified as priority based on their assessment scores; we were able negotiate with the remaining applicants, which allowed us to accommodate eight of the nine applications in some form.

Successful applicants were notified of the outcome of their application. Hire agreements were to be available for ten or twenty weeks/games/races commencing in April 2020. Final agreements were almost in place when all activity was postponed due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Council will honour these agreements for the remainder of the winter season, once they are able to commence.


ROI Information and Background

Please see the Application pack for details of the facilities that are available, including location and costs of hire. The pack also contains the Registration of Interest Form that will need to be completed and returned to us.

All requests for formal use of the premium sports field, criterium track and southern sports fields need to be submitted as part of this registration process. Any additional requests outside of this process will be treated as a casual booking, subject to availability and charged accordingly.

For safety reasons, the premium field will not be programmed at the same time as the criterium track.

On occasion, there will be ad-hoc event requests for use of Victoria Park / Pakapakanthi which will impact use of facilities. Due to the number of events, only ten-week agreements will be available for the premium sports field.

Events already confirmed mean the premium sports field will be unavailable on the following dates:

Adelaide 500 Declared Major Event Zone until 10 April 2020

17 May 2020 RSPCA Million Paws Walk

13-14 June 2020, International Pedal Prix

25-26 July 2020, International Pedal Prix

7 August 2020, Walk a Mile in My Boots

30 August 2020, Vision Challenge

Want to know more? See below for further information:

Application Pack
FAQs
For enquiries please contact


Background

A strategic aim of the City of Adelaide is to enhance the role of the Park Lands in increasing levels of physical activity and well-being through formal and informal sport and recreation opportunities.

To support this aim a Master Plan for the usage of Victoria Park was developed and adopted in 2008 with the vision to ‘create a vibrant, flexible and sustainable recreational open space within the iconic Adelaide Park Lands to serve all South Australians, supporting a variety of community activities whilst preserving the unique landscape and heritage qualities of the place.’

The Master Plan included an extension to the Criterium track, the creation of the Premium Sports Field to facilitate a variety of events from Adelaide 500 and 3-day Horse event to sporting matches and carnivals and the creation of a series of sports fields to the south of the park. These facilities are now complete and available for use.

In April 2017 Council endorsed the construction of a new change room and public toilet facility to support the use of the Victoria Park southern sports facilities. The new facility is now open and available for hire.

The call for Registrations of Interest for the 2020 Winter Season has concluded. Please take the opportunity to return to this page for more information on the call for Registrations of Interest for the 2020 Summer season.

  • Overview: Registration Of Interest: 2019/20

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    13 December, 2019

    For the 2019/20 summer program we approved seven (7) hire agreements.

    For the 2019 winter program (April to end of September) we approved eight hire agreements and one seasonal licence across the facilities in the park as a result of the consultation. These were mainly cycling groups, Pedal Prix, two school programs and South Australia Cricket Association (SACA), and we also had a new soccer club use the facilities for the first time.

    The summer season (October to end of March) has led to two applications, still to be assessed – SACA and the Pashtun Association of SA, so both cricket related. The cycling clubs, soccer club and one school will continue to utilise the facilities over the summer.


  • Overview: Registration of Interest: Summer Season 2018

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    12 December, 2018

    The City of Adelaide sought registrations of interest from sporting organisations and educational institutions to use the sports facilities located within the Southern Sports Fields in Victoria Park / Pakapakanthi over the 2018 Summer Season (1 October 2018 – 31 March 2019). Hire agreements were available for ten or twenty weeks/games commencing in October 2018. Registrations closed on 17 August 2018 with allocations confirmed in September 2018.

    Click below for further information:

    Information pack

    Registration of Interest Form

    Location of sporting facilities

    Outcome

    Two Registrations of Interest were received. The hire agreements were negotiated with the applicants and finalised in early September 2018.


  • Expressions of Interest

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    06 July, 2018

    In January 2018, the City of Adelaide (CoA) requested expressions of interest (EOIs) from sporting organisations and educational institutions for a licence to use a sports field within the eastern side of Victoria Park / Pakapakanthi for up to three years. Expressions of interest closed 5pm, Friday 23 February 2018

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    In addition to the Your Say Adelaide page CoA promoted the EOI to all relevant sports clubs and organisations that may have been interested.

    Three enquiries were made and two applications received. The successful applicant was Prince Alfred College.
  • Project background and information

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    06 July, 2018

    Background

    A strategic aim of the City of Adelaide is to enhance the role of the Park Lands in increasing levels of physical activity and wellbeing through formal and informal sport and recreation opportunities. A Master Plan for the usage of Victoria Park has been developed to support this aim.

    The Master Plan for Victoria Park (2008) has a vision to: ‘Create a vibrant, flexible and sustainable recreational open space within the iconic Adelaide Park Lands to serve all South Australians, supporting a variety of community activities whilst preserving the unique landscape and heritage qualities of the place.’


    The Master Plan included the creation of a series of sports fields to the south of the park. These facilities, which are available for hire on a seasonal basis, have previously been licenced as an AFL oval and soccer pitches in winter and cricket pitches in summer. In April 2017 Council endorsed the construction of a new change room and public toilet facility to support activation of the southern fields. As of 1 July 2018, the new facility is in the final stages of completion.


  • Call for Registrations for Victoria Park/Pakapakanthi Sports Facilities, Winter Season 2018 (1 April-1 September 2018) has now closed.

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    29 January, 2018

    To help achieve our strategic aim of enhancing the role of the Park Lands in increasing levels of physical activity and wellbeing through formal and informal sport and recreation opportunities, we recently offered seasonal hire agreements for the use of facilities within Victoria Park / Pakapakanthi over the 2018 Winter season (1 April-1 September 2018).

    All interested organisations had to submit a registration of interest form for proposed use during winter 2018. The call for registrations of interest has now closed. Council is currently undertaking the assessment process and will confirm allocations in February 2018. Please see below for further information on this project:

    Key dates
    12 January 2018: Registration of Interest closed
    15 January 2018: Submissions reviewed
    February 2018: Allocations will be confirmed
    01 April 2018: Hire Agreements will commence