What is the CLMP?

    Under the Local Government Act 1999 (SA) all Councils are required to develop management plans for community land which they either own or which is under their care and control. These Community Land Management Plans (CLMP) show the way in which the land is to be used, taking into account a diverse range of recreation, conservation and other issues like sports grounds and areas of cultural significance.

    Significant changes or amendments to a CLMP require public consultation under State legislation.

    What is the Master Plan?

    The draft Master Plan provides a blueprint to visualise the park’s future potential and enable the City of Adelaide to plan and implement staged improvements. It has been co-funded and developed in partnership with the SA Government, and forms part of the Adelaide Park Lands Management Strategy 2015-2025.

    What actions are proposed in the draft Master Plan?

    The actions are the proposed physical changes that make the vision a reality. For Park 14, the key actions are to:

    1.  Enhance the lake and surrounds

    2.  Create an inclusive playspace

    3.  Strengthen and create new event spaces

    4.  Improve entrances and paths

    5.  Reinforce the landscape character and features of the park

    6.  Create a Place of Reflection.

    Why is the CLMP for this park being reviewed and how does it relate to the draft Master Plan?

    All CLMPs for the Park Lands will be reviewed in due course. We have a legislated requirement to review them. The CLMP for this park is the first. The need to address recent changes impacting the park has prompted the need for a master plan. The CLMP directly references the draft Master Plan and the proposed changes.

    The CLMP is a framework for Council that guides how to manage and use the park. The draft Master Plan identifies detailed actions to achieve a long-term vision for the look and feel of the park. These actions need to be considered within the overall management directions of the CLMP.

    What has changed since the last CLMP revision in 2013?

    The main changes since the last CLMP revision are in the policies and proposals section, including the new Quentin Kenihan Inclusive Playspace (QKIP), new improvements to the quality of water in the lake and changes to dog management.

    When will the final Master Plan be completed?

    Following consultation, your feedback will help to develop the final version of the Master Plan that will be presented to Council for endorsement in early 2020.

    Decisions on next steps, which may include detailed design and construction of staged improvements, will follow Council’s endorsement of the final Master Plan.

    When will I see changes to the park?

    Several projects are already underway in the park (see next question).

    Implementation of the actions in the endorsed Master Plan will be subject to Council consideration of future funding to the park, with the Master Plan likely be delivered in stages over several years.

    Which parts of the draft Master Plan are already funded?

    1.  Quentin Kenihan Inclusive Playspace (QKIP)

    In March 2019, the SA Government committed funds towards the QKIP, which will replace the current playspace in the park.

    QKIP is in its early stages of design, with construction projected for completion in late 2020. Consultation for QKIP occurred in October 2019.

    2.  Place of Reflection

    In 2018, the City of Adelaide and Arts SA dedicated funds for a Place of Reflection, to demonstrate its commitment to reconciliation and to commemorate the Stolen Generations.

    The Place of Reflection will be a high-profile memorial, integrated in a welcoming and relaxed park setting. Consultation with key stakeholders is currently underway.

    3.  Event infrastructure upgrades

    As one of the most popular event spaces in the Adelaide Park Lands, there is a need to upgrade and expand on existing event infrastructure in the park to support projected increases in attendance at events.

    Detailed design is currently underway. Funding for construction will be subject to Council consideration in 2020-21.

    What will happen to the lake?

    The lake is one of the main attractions in the park. However, its base and edge are deteriorating, with associated water quality issues impacting the lake’s usability, beauty and ongoing maintenance.

    The draft Master Plan proposes two options to upgrade the lake:

    Option 1. Ornamental lake,
    retained as an extensive open water body for recreational use


    Option 2. Vegetated wetland,
    a naturalistic feature with a self-sustaining water supply (from nearby stormwater run-off)

    Both options retain the lake and island in their current footprint. Refer to details of each option in the draft Master Plan.

    Are any changes proposed to car parking?

    The draft Master Plan proposes improvements to existing parking around (not within) the park to facilitate visitation and to meet Australian Standards for parking.

    When the QKIP is completed, we expect visitation and demand on parking to also increase. As part of the QKIP project, we will be assessing existing car parking locations and conditions around the park. This may result in further improvements to car parking around the park in future.

    Will any trees be removed?

    Based on a preliminary tree assessment, the draft Master Plan proposes that some trees in decline or inappropriate species be relocated or removed. However, it is proposed that many more new trees be planted to reinforce the attractive character and features of the park.

    Further investigations will be undertaken by qualified arborists in later design phases. A tree report will be undertaken to assess the condition of individual trees prior to confirming their retention, relocation or removal.

    Which parts of the draft Master Plan are not included in this consultation?

    Some parts of the draft Master Plan have already been confirmed. This means that we are not inviting feedback on the following:

    • Additional options for the lake (other than the two already proposed)

    • Removal of existing key event spaces, or actions that may prohibit or discourage events from using the park

    • Removal of tree avenues, artwork, sculptures and plaques of cultural and heritage significance

    • Removal or relocation of the kiosk

    • Removal or relocation of projects currently underway