What is Adelaide City Council’s involvement in the project?

Although the Torrens Junction Project is managed and funded by State Government, Adelaide City Council has care, control and management of the surrounding Park Lands.  Adelaide City Council has provided conditional support for the project and, to ensure that the project delivers outcomes that are beneficial to the city, the Council and its administration are working collaboratively with the Minister and the project team.

Why is the public being consulted at this stage?

Under the Local Government Act 1999, before a Council grants a lease or licence relating to community land (such as the Park Lands), it must follow the relevant steps set out in its public consultation policy. 

What level of engagement is being undertaken?

Council will be ‘Informing’ the community of the Works Compound as they are facilitating a DPTI project and there is to be no substantial change of use to the land at completion of the project.
As defined by Council’s engagement tool kit, Informing is ‘one way communication to provide balanced and objective information to assist understanding about something that is going to happen'.

Will the Minister keep this land at the end of the licence?

At the completion of the project and the end of the licence all of the land will be returned to the care and control of Council and be restored as open, accessible, green Park Lands.

How big is the area that the construction licence will cover?

Approximately 85,000m2 in total; this area will be reduced once the contractor has been selected and methodologies confirmed.

Will any trees have to be removed?

Small shrubbery will be impacted as a result of the location of the works compound. It is a condition of the licence that tree and shrubbery impacts are to be minimised. 

Will I still be able to access Bonython Park / Tulya Wardli?

There may be some obstructions to foot, bike, and motor vehicle access during construction. Once the preferred proponent has been determined, the full impact to access will be determined. This information will be lodged on the Your Say Adelaide Website for users to review. Alternatively, you can access this information on the DPTI website.

I play soccer in this park, will I still be able to train and play my scheduled soccer games here?

Once the preferred proponent has been determined, the full impact on soccer in this park will be determined. In the meantime, please continue to make contact with the West Adelaide Blue (Hellas) around game scheduling.

Any impacts on the playing field will be lodged on the Your Say Adelaide Website for you to review. Alternatively, you can access this information on the DPTI website.

How do I provide my feedback?

Click here to provide your feedback online.

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

Written Submissions
All written submissions must be received by 5.00 pm on Monday 19 December 2016 and should be addressed to:

Community Consultation 
Works Compound – Torrens Junction
GPO Box 2252, Adelaide SA 5001

What happens to my feedback?

At the end of the consultation period, feedback that is related to the proposed licence will be provided to Council.

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.