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 from December 2021.

The Builder (FDC) of the proposed development, has approached Council with a request to encroach their building site work zone into the Council Road Reserve, being portions of McLaren Pde and Lipson Street (the ‘plaza’ area only). The proposal would include the placement of temporary fencing and other structures such as cranes and site offices on the road. The temporary fenced area would encroach out onto trafficable surfaces; essentially closing a parking lane, a footpath, a lane of traffic, and some pedestrian routes (including a small plaza area). The applicant would like to have use of this area for up to 2 years.

Council is considering the granting of a Permit and Authorisation (under sections 221 and 222 of the Local Government Act) for the request.

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).

Your feedback is is invited by 29 November 2021. You can provide your feedback by

  • Completing the Feedback form located on this page
  • Providing a written submission via email to, refer to 'Rydges Hotel construction access permits' in the subject


  • Provide a written submission via post to
    Chris Dunn, Manager Design, Construction and Transport

Once the consultation period has been completed, feedback will be considered and a decision will be made.

Public Consultation Policy, Please note name and address are required to comply with Council’s Public Consultation Policy. All submissions will be treated as public documents upon receipt.

Individuals will not be identified publicly without permission.

Closing the loop, we will make efforts to 'close-the-loop' with project contributors and followers. We may occasionally send information to acknowledge a contribution, provide key updates on engagement and project processes and outcomes.