Who do I contact for more information?

For more information, please contact:
Name: Andrew Kneebone
Title: Event Consultant
Phone: 8203 7704
Email Address: a.kneebone@adelaidecitycouncil.com

How do I provide my feedback?

Written submissions are requested in relation to this use of the Park Lands.

Submission Form
Complete the Submission Form to provide your feedback. Submissions must include the name and residential address of the respondent, and will be included in a report to Council which will be publically available.

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 events@adelaidecitycouncil.com 

Written Submissions
All written submissions must be received by 5.00 pm on Tuesday 4 September 2012 and should be addressed to:
Community Consultation
Tour Down Under Tour Village and Expo
GPO Box 2252, Adelaide SA 5001

Electronic submissions are available online at yoursay.adelaidecitycouncil.com, or alternatively comments can be e-mailed directly to yoursay@adelaidecitycouncil.com.

What happens to my feedback?

All submissions will be collated and included in a report to Council to assist in making a decision regarding the event lease.

A report will be presented to the City Culture and Community Services Committee on 2 October 2012 followed by the Council meeting on 9 October 2012.

Agendas and minutes of the Committee and Council meetings are available on adelaidecitycouncil.com/council/meetings

Will access to Victoria Square / Tarndanyangga be affected during the event?

Access to the southern section of Victoria Square / Tarndanyangga will be restricted from Wednesday 2 January to Friday 18 January 2013 to allow for the Santos Tour Down Under Tour Village set-up.

Free public access to the Tour Village is from Saturday 19 January to Sunday 27 January 2013. Some areas of the Tour Village will not be accessible to the general public to facilitate the safe and secure operation of the event.

Public access will again be restricted during the event pull down period that will take place from Monday 28 January to Monday 4 February 2013.

Access to the northern side of Victoria Square / Tarndanyangga will be restricted from Monday 14 January to Friday 18 January 2013 to allow for the set-up of the Santos Tour Down Under Expo. The perimeter fence line of the expo site will be closed when the expo is not open to the public.

Access across the northern section of the square at this time will be maintained by the perimeter foot paths. Public access will again be restricted during the event pull down period that will take place from Monday 28 January to Friday 1 February 2013.

While opening times for the Tour Village and Expo are still to be confirmed the current times have been indicated by the event organisers as the most likely.

Proposed 2013 Opening Hours – Tour Village and Expo
Saturday 19 Jan 2013      15:00 – 21:00
Sunday 20 Jan 2013        09:00 – 12:30
Monday 21 Jan 2013        09:00 – 18:00
Tuesday 22 Jan 2013       16:00 – 19:30
Wednesday 23 Jan 2013   16:00 – 19:30
Thursday 24 Jan 2013      16:00– 19 :30
Friday 25 Jan 2013           16:00 – 20:30
Saturday 26 Jan 2013       16:00 – 19:00

Will it cost to attend the event?

The Tour Village, Expo and 15 year celebrations are all free for the public to attend.

How will the Park Lands be protected during their stay?

Events South Australia will be responsible for minimising impacts on the Park Lands by following Adelaide City Council’s Standard Operating Procedures for Events in the Park Lands. 

The event will be responsible for restoring the park to its original condition at the end of the event.

Events South Australia has committed to undertaking the following Park Land protection measures:
•    Implement tree protection zones as directed by Council staff.
•    Hand watering will occur during the occupancy period.
•    Temporary buildings and structures will be elevated off the surface of the grass to minimise impact on the turfed areas of the Park Lands.
•    Turf protection flooring will be implemented in high pedestrian areas.

Can I expect noise where I live?

The Tour Village and Expo will have a large screens showing footage from the day’s racing. While this is amplified sound, it is at a volume that has not caused issues previously and is not anticipated to cause any noise related issues for the 2013 event.

There will be a stage with amplified sound on Saturday 19 January as part of the 15th birthday celebrations. This will include team presentations on stage and live music. Event organisers will have a noise mitigation plan will in place for this part of the event.

A letter box drop to residents and affected businesses two weeks prior to the event will detail the event and a process for any complaints.

Is parking available at the event site?

No public parking is provided within the event site; however there is excellent public transport options to the event site and numerous public car parks close by.