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, has 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 the 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.

Outcomes and next steps

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 will work with the builder and developer to understand, negotiate and respond to the concerns raised. Proceeding with any permits is subject to this process. The plans will be revised and submitted to Council for further consideration via a council report early in the new year.

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 consultation@cityofpae.sa.gov.au, 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.