Marion Council has decided to cease the Expression of Interest process to activate the underutilised land at 262 Sturt Road, Marion.
On 12 March 2019, Council made the following decision:
The decision ends the EOI process. Council remains open to future development on this site to ensure it is well used and community outcomes are maximised.
In June 2018, the City of Marion announced sought expressions of interest (EOI) to reinvigorate the land at 262 Sturt Road, Marion, through development of a community/ recreational facility. The EOI was prompted by an unsolicited inquiry to redevelop the site currently occupied by the Marion Croquet Club into an ice rink. The EOI closed on 12 June 2018.
An Evaluation Panel was formed to assess the proposals submitted. Council received two proposals and considered them at a confidential Council meeting on the 28 August 2018. It was decided at the meeting to invite Cruachan Investments Pty Ltd (Ice Rinks Adelaide) to prepare a business case for the development of an ice skating and rock climbing facility on the land.
At the Council meeting of 12 March 2019, Council considered the business case provided from Cruachan Investments Pty Ltd and has resolved not to proceed any further due to shortcomings within the business case. Council has ceased the EOI process for the land at 262 Sturt Road, Marion.