Why is Council considering this proposal?

The City of Adelaide 2016-2020 Strategic Plan includes the following relevant objective:

  • Enhance the role of the Park Lands in increasing levels of physical activity and wellbeing through formal and informal sport and recreation opportunities.

This proposal is consistent with Adelaide Park Lands Management Strategy which states that the Park Lands should be more “inclusive, responsible and accessible”. Council considers providing the proposed dedicated parking for members and visitors to the Club and providing access to Rymill Park to be in line with this objective.

Why is the trial being held?

The Club has indicated to Council that there is a general lack of parking spaces with adequate time limits for members and users of the bowling club facilities near the club rooms.

On match days - Wednesdays and Saturdays running from October to March of each year -many bowling club members and visitors park on the eastern side of Dequetteville Terrace, and then have to negotiate crossing 6 lanes of traffic, which can often be stressful and difficult for this group of people.




What is the trial proposing to achieve?

It is proposed that bowling club members and visitors will experience greater access on Wednesdays via an additional 18 permit car park spaces being made available in this car park on Wednesdays for the entire bowling season.

The bowling season runs from October to March each year with games being held on Wednesdays and Saturdays, why are the additional permit spaces not being made available on Saturdays?

The consultation that was held in April/May 2017 to determine how the Rymill Park Car Park might best be used to facilitate both member and visitor access for the Club and visitor access to Rymill Park/Murlawirrapurka, reported that:
  • there is more demand for parking spaces during the week, while there is less pressure on parking during the weekends; and
  • Rymill Park/Murlawirrapurka experiences greater visitation on the weekends.
In consideration of these results, Council is keen to continue promoting and supporting the use of the Park Lands on the weekends via the availability of this public car park.

When will the trial period begin and how long will it run for?

The trial will begin on 1 October 2018, running for 12 months and finishing on 30 September 2019.

How long will the new parking controls be in place?

The new parking controls will be in place for 12 months and the 18 permits will be used by the bowling club on Wednesdays only from 1 October 2018 till 31 March 2019, which covers the 2018/19 bowling club season.


Will the new parking controls be in place after 31 March 2019?

Yes, although the 18 permits will no longer be in use, the other car parks will be reduced from 4 hour time limits to 3 hour time limits.


What were the parking controls prior to the trial commencing?

Please click on Image 2 to see what the previous parking controls were in this car park.

What do the new parking controls look like?

Click on Image 3 which shows the new parking controls that are being trialled in the public car park from 1 October 2018 to 31 March 2019.

As resolved by Council, an additional eighteen (18) of the forty-nine (49) Three (3) Hour ‘Any Day’, 8am-6pm spaces will be restricted to “Permit Zone’ on Wednesdays to assist Adelaide Bowling Club members.


What changes will be seen in this public car park?

As resolved by Council, an additional eighteen (18) of the forty-nine (49) Three (3) Hour ‘Any Day’, 8am-6pm spaces will be restricted to “Permit Zone’ on Wednesdays to assist Adelaide Bowling Club members.

Click to view Table 1 which offers a comparison on what the previous parking controls were in this car park and what the new parking controls will be from 1 October 2018 to 31 March 2019.


Can I still access and park my car in this car park?

Yes, you will still be able to access and park your car in this car park. The new controls will be in effect from 1 October 2018 to 30 September 2019 and have been designed to support the needs of the community to access Rymill Park and also Club users on Wednesdays during the bowling season.


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 information so that a decision can be made to either implement changes on a permanent basis, revert to previous parking conditions or consider other proposed parking controls which better suit the community.

How will I be notified of the decision of Council?

Once a decision has been made by Council following the completion of this trial, a copy of the resolution will be uploaded to this Your Say Adelaide webpage together with links to the agenda and minutes of the Council Meeting. Please note that this will occur in late 2019.

How do I provide my feedback?

Feedback Form
These are also available at our Customer Service Centre on 25 Pirie Street, and at our libraries and community centres.

Written Submissions
All written submissions must be received by 5pm Monday 30 September 2019 and should be addressed to:

Community Consultation
Rymill Park Car Park - 12mth trial
GPO Box 2252, Adelaide SA 5001

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

What happens next?

The trial is being held over a 12-month period from 1 October 2018 to 30 September 2019.

New parking controls will be implemented from 1 October 2018 through to 30 September 2019.

The bowling club will benefit from an additional 18 permit zoned parking spaces on Wednesdays only between 1 October 2018 to 31 March 2019.

From 1 April 2019 the 18 permit zoned parking spaces will revert to 3 hours parking time limits.

Trial closes 30 September 2019.