TECHNICAL TOURS

Technical Tours

Streetscapes and Community Facilities

Time: 8.15am – 3.00pm | Cost: $70

Starting from Adelaide, the tour will travel by bus to West Beach to view several new streetscape projects, including an innovative response to an Urban Heat Island in a socially vulnerable area.  From there the tour will drive to the Lights Community and Sports Centre. Learn how a passionate politician, a keen wheelchair sports advocate and some grant funding transformed a vacant block of state government owned land into a five multi-sport court facility with large community spaces and commercial tenancies. With a total project budget of around $27 million the centre is the new home of the North Adelaide Rockets with some of the best basketball facilities in the state including state-of-the-art smart court technology, completed within budget and ahead of schedule.

The group will then head to the Bridgestone Reserve, a repurposed industrial site, now a recreation area for the whole Salisbury community. Over lunch, attendees can participate in a supplier See and Try, before a tour of the Olympic-standard athletics track and clubroom and incorporating a sustainable alternative water supply system. The bus will then head back to Adelaide via Salisbury’s new, multi-million dollar accessible destination playground incorporating a three tier play tower, sand play, bouldering climbing wall and double cable zip line as well as fitness equipment, toilet amenities and a multipurpose sports court.

Sport, Leisure and Stormwater Management

Time: 8.15am – 3.40pm | Cost: $70

From Adelaide, the tour will visit the ARC, Campbelltown’s state of the art sports and leisure centre, before heading to the Campbelltown Memorial Oval. The oval has been redeveloped into a modern sporting and community hub, providing a safe and accessible space for local sports clubs and the wider community. The bus will then drive to Bridgestone Reserve in the City of Salisbury, developed into an integrated passive recreational facility, incorporating flood management and a sustainable alternative water supply system that collects and treats up to 550 ML of stormwater per year. Over lunch, attendees can participate in a supplier See and Try, before visiting Salisbury’s new, multi-million dollar accessible destination playground then the City of Charles Sturt where the group will view several new streetscape projects, including an innovative response to an Urban Heat Island in a socially vulnerable area. The bus will then return to Adelaide.

Hills and WSUD Developments

Time: 8.15am – 3.40pm | Cost: $80

From Adelaide drive to UKARIA Cultural Centre, perched on the hillside of the Ngeringa property in the picturesque Adelaide Hills just outside Mount Barker, one of the fastest growing areas in Australia. Concerts are hosted on the property for acclaimed national and international artists in a magnificent 220-seat concert hall with superb acoustics and spectacular sweeping views over the valley and up to the Mt Barker Summit. From there the group will head to Mt Barker’s new $23m Regional Sports Hub.

The bus will then drive to the Blvd Eatery, for morning tea and a stroll around the lake, before visiting Springlake, a new housing estate. The group will then drive to quaint Hahndorf for lunch followed by time to explore the town. Finally the bus will head back to visit the Laratinga Wetlands before returning to Adelaide.

Rail Crossing and Smart Precinct

Time: 8.15am – 3.00pm | Cost: $120

This tour kicks off with a visit to the Oaklands Crossing grade separation point, a $174 million project jointly funded by the Federal and State Governments and the City of Marion.  Then you’ll explore the Dwyer Road Reserve Smart Precinct to learn about how Marion and SAGE Automation are utilising $1 million of smart technology.

From there the bus will head south to the famous McLaren Vale wine region and the startling D’Arenberg Cube for a guided wine tasting and exploration of their Alternate Realities Museum.  A relaxed lunch follows at the Wirra Wirra Winery.  Enjoy casual dining at Harry’s Deli inside the historic winery, overlooking native gardens and biodynamically farmed vineyards. Replete, you’ll rejoin the bus to return to the city.