13 Jun, 2017

Proposed Helipad In Adelaide Park Lands – Bonython Park/Tulya Wardli


In 2016, the City of Adelaide endorsed a commercial helipad to be located in the Adelaide Park Lands. The intention is to establish a helipad that can enable commercial and private helicopter flights to arrive and depart from the City centre. A centrally located helipad will bring more visitors to the City and will provide increased opportunities for businesses. Major South Australian tourism destinations, such as the Barossa Valley, Fleurieu Peninsula and Kangaroo Island are within a short flight time.

To achieve this a small section of our vast Adelaide Park Lands will be allocated for a dedicated commercial helipad. Council is now in the process of pursuing interest from the industry to determine the preferred operator or consortia for the helipad.

Project Information

We are proposing to lease a portion of the Adelaide Park Lands in Bonython Park/Tulya Wardli (section west of Morphett Street Bridge), to allow the development of a Helipad. This will require fencing, car parking and supporting infrastructure that will be subject to development approval under the Development Act 1993 before proceeding.

Under the Local Government Act 1999, councils are required to formally undertake public consultation for a lease or licence over community land that is not provided for in the relevant community land management plan.

Council is seeking feedback on:

The proposal to develop a helipad on community land in Bonython Park/Tulya Wardli (the section west of Morphett Street Bridge).

Consultation timeframes

Consultation is now open. Consultation will close at 5pm, Tuesday 4 July 2017.

Where can people find more information?

A hard copy Consultation Pack has been sent to your respective centres for public viewing. Please could you ensure that these are on display.

More information on this project or printable copies of the documents can be found on Council’s consultation website: http://yoursay.cityofadelaide.com.au or https://yoursay.cityofadelaide.com.au/helipad

For more information

Hari Argiro, Project Lead