Why is the Tennis SA being granted a 42 year lease?

The 42 year lease provides Tennis SA with the necessary framework to legally occupy and manage the land in Tarntanya Wama (Park 26) and Pirltawardli (Park 1). As Tennis SA has already occupied this site for many years and there will be no immediate change to the way this land is utilised. Changes may be seen in the future through the realisation of the proposed Master Plan; however, this process will be the subject of a separate consultation process.

Why is a 42 year lease/licence agreement being recommended?

Formal sporting activity, namely tennis has been played in Tarntanya Wama (Park 26) and Pirltawardli (Park 1) since the early 1900’s. In more recent history, Tennis SA has leased this site by virtue of a 21 year lease agreement which expired in June 2015.

A 42 year lease is being recommended to accommodate a significant capital upgrade to the leased area through a proposed Master Plan. The lease contains mechanisms which provide sufficient time for Tennis SA to secure funding, relevant statutory approvals and commence works. If the Master Plan cannot be achieved within a certain period then the lease will be subject to a review.

What timelines is Tennis SA working towards to finalise the Master Plan for this site?

As it stands Tennis SA do not have any approvals from Council for the Master Plan. The next step will be for Tennis SA to finalise their plans and submit to Council for landlord consent. As part of the this process consultation on the Master Plan will occur so that the Council can seek feedback from the community on the proposed upgrade.

How will this affect the users of Tennis SA precinct?

It is envisaged that the proposed 42 year lease will not affect users of this site. As currently experienced, the community will continue to access Tennis SA site.

What change will be seen?

The only change that will be experienced in this area is when the Master Plan works commenced. This will be subject to a separate consultation and more details will be provided as this stage.

How do I provide my feedback?

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

Online / Website: Council has a dedicated website that provides an opportunity for quick and efficient online feedback. Visit yoursay.adelaidecitycouncil.com for information about the project and online ways to provide your comments.

Alternatively comments can be emailed to yoursay@adelaidecitycouncil.com

Written Submissions

All written submissions must be received by 5.00 pm on Wednesday 26 October 2016:

Community Consultation
Tennis SA – 42 Year Lease Proposal
GPO Box 2252, Adelaide SA 5001


What happens to my feedback?

A summary of all the feedback received will provide Council with the necessary direction on how the 42 Year Lease is perceived by the Community before Councils final consideration on this matter.

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.