As part of a new partnership between Council and St Peter’s Girls’ School, the School will undertake improvements to Bell Yett Reserve that include an upgrade to the public car park and additional maintenance to the eastern playing field. All of the planned works will be funded by the School, while ensuring the facilities remain available for use by the community.
After considering the results of the community consultation conducted in August 2015, Council has resolved to proceed with the proposal from St Peter’s Girls’ School to upgrade and expand the public car park off Stonyfell Road. This redevelopment will be funded by the School.
Council will enter into a new Licence Agreement granting non-exclusive use of the car park and playing field, and the exclusive use of the courts before and after school hours, including Saturday mornings, during the school term. The courts will be available to the community at all other times.
St Peter’s Girls’ School will also undertake minor improvements to the eastern playing field, covering all maintenance and excess water costs, whilst ensuring the field remains available for use by the community.
The car park, including the new extended section, will be available to the community at all times.
When will this happen?
Over the past months Council Administration held further discussions with key representatives of the School to develop and ratify an agreed design for the car park expansion.
The final design plan can be viewed in the Document Library on the right hand side of this web page.
Integral to this new partnership will be a formalising of previous longstanding informal agreements with both parties agreeing to the creation of new Licence Agreements that relate to the use of the car park, playing field and courts.
Once the Licence Agreements are finalised and executed by all parties (anticipated in the coming weeks), construction works for the car park expansion will commence. At this stage, it is likely that the works will be completed in the Term 1 holidays (mid April - early May).
The Licence Agreements
Council will grant St Peter’s Girls’ School a licence with an initial term of seven (7) years and two renewal terms of seven (7) years each, to allow the School to continue their shared access to the public car park located on Stonyfell Road.
A five (5) year licence will also be granted to the School which will formalise the arrangements that allow for:
- Exclusive use of the Bell Yett Reserve courts during school terms on Monday to Friday 7 am - 8.30 am and 3.30 pm - 5 pm; Saturday 7 am - 12 noon.
- Non-exclusive use of the playing field.
- Exclusive use of the on site storage shed.
The car park design
The expanded car park will feature permeable paving, landscaping and additional planting to enhance the biodiversity of the area.
The design takes into account immediate and long-term impacts to adjacent mature trees; maximising water sensitive retention, detention, and drainage elements; and addressing any potential impacts to the existing biodiversity within close proximity of the car park.
The total number of car parks has been reduced from previous concept plans, with expanded buffer zones and a single entry /exit point to address community concerns raised during the consultation.
I need more information
You can also contact Council’s Acting Manager Open Space Recreation and Property, John Draper, on 8366 4254 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Council plans to fund upgrades to the Bell Yett Reserve toilet facilities, the playground and the
associated landscaping within the 2015/16 financial year.
Design work for these upgrades are nearing completion. Register now on www.engage.burnside.sa.gov.au
to receive email updates on the playground and construction timing for the car park.