The proposed Hotel at Adelaide Oval will proceed after a community group decided it won’t take legal action in its bid to block the controversial $42 million project.
Adelaide Oval will become the first stadium in Australia to feature an integrated hotel.
Under the plans, the boutique 138-room Adelaide Oval Hotel will be integrated into the eastern façade of the existing structure and open in August 2020 in time for the ICC T20 World Cup.
Despite stadium management stating the five-level building extension would be contained within the Adelaide Oval area and not impact the parklands or existing plaza, the Adelaide Park Lands Preservation Association said it condemned the Stadium Management Authority for “abusing” the parklands for a hotel. It also called on the State Government to “condemn” such “abuse” of the parklands.
An update on the Adelaide Oval website said the stadium management authority received notification from the federal department of environment and energy that the proposed action to modify and expand the eastern grandstand to accommodate the new hotel is not a controlled action under the environment protection and biodiversity conservation act 1999.
This means that the proposed action does not require further assessment and approval under the EPBC Act before it can proceed and therefore the stadium management will continue with the tender process to secure a builder for the project.
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Rooms will have spectacular views, including St Peter’s Cathedral, Adelaide Parklands and the city skyline.
Construction is expected to commence in June 2019 and take just over one year to complete.
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