Save Rymill Park Picnic Rally

On Sunday 31st May from 12pm - 2pm, a picnic will be held in Rymill Park in protest over the government's plans to build a 6 lan dual carriage way diagonally through Rymill Park.

It will be a bring-your-own picnic, but it is planned that there will be a sausage sizzle, live music and some key speeches from some high profile people such as Lord Mayor Martin Haese and Senator Nick Xenophon. The event is intended as a picnic / protest event that should be an enjoyable, fun-filled community event in it's own right.

Many of you wil be concerned about the government's planned O-Bahn tunnel on Hackney Road. The current plan will have many impacts including:

  1. Block right turns from Hackney Road into Richmond Street
  2. Block right turns out of Richmond Street onto Hackney Road
  3. Increase the risk in accessing Botanic Park, Botanic Gardens and Adelaide Zoo

Rymill Park will be impacted by:

  1. Build a six lan dual carriage highway diagonally through Rymill Park
  2. Result in the destruction 69 trees, including 19 significant trees
  3. Parkland trail will be blocked by the highway forcing pedestrians and cyclists to seek an alternative route

Please refer to the flyer for more information on the picnic. The Residents set to rally against O-Bahn project at Rymill Park article in the Sunday Mail provides more information on concerns. The government has made limited information available on the O-Bahn City Access project page.

In addition to the St Peters Residents' Association, the following organisations are supporting the picnic rally: Adelaide Park Lands Preservation Assn, Burnside Residents Group, Hackney & College Park Residents Group, National Trust (Adelaide & Inner Suburbs Branch), Norwood Residents Assn, Preserve Kent Town Assn, Prospect Residents Assn, ‘Save Adelaide’s Rymill Park’, South East City
Residents Assn & 'Visions for Adelaide'.