About the proposals

The proposed Rydges Hotel Development located on the corner of Lipson St and McLaren Pde, Port Adelaide, has been granted Development Approval and is reportedly moving to construction.

The proposed Builder of the development, approached Council seeking permits to make use of public space and roads managed or owned by Council. On matters like this, Council is required to undertake community engagement in accordance with the Local Government Act, and consider feedback prior to making a decision as to whether or not to grant the permit (and authorisation).

Engagement summary

Engagement was advertised and undertaken in October and November 2021. Residents, businesses and property owners were written to and door-knocked in the surrounding areas. Information about the proposals was made available on social media and this Have Your Say PAE engagement platform. Community members were able to comment on the site or make a written submission by letter or email.

In total 11 submissions were received with 4 in support of proposals, 3 in support with changes and 4 against the proposals. A number of objections were raised by adjacent businesses.

Initial outcomes

A report was presented to Council at the December 2021 Council meeting where the matter was adjourned to consider alternative options for hoarding and site huts encroachment into public space. Given the objections raised from adjacent businesses, we worked with the builder and developer to understand, negotiate and respond to the concerns raised. Proceeding with any permits is subject to this process.

What has happened since then?

Since this resolution was made Council Administration provided this feedback to the builder and developer who have developed an alternative proposal. The revised proposal sees:

  • The site huts initially proposed within the Lipson plaza area removed.
  • The encroachment into Lipson Plaza to be reduced with a maximum encroachment of just under 8m into the plaza area (only required when the crane is in use). The previous encroachment was only going to result in a 6m corridor through the plaza; this is now increased to 12m.

This revised proposal was reported to Council again at the 10 May 2022 Council meeting where the matter was resolved, and the revised proposal was accepted.

What's next?

The developer and builder are yet to announce a date for the commencement of construction, but it is anticipated to still be a number of months away. Once a date of construction has been determined, we will provide further details on site and via our website.

Further information

Should you wish to view the details of the Council report and revised plan, you can view them on our website by visiting the weblink below and selecting the 10 May 2022 Agenda & Reports for Ordinary Council Meeting link and navigating to section 6.1.


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