State Election 2018 - question 2 - Erosion of the Park Lands

 

The Adelaide Park Lands are being gradually eroded, with an area the size of 7.6 tennis courts lost every year on average since 1837, to ad hoc piecemeal development.   What is your policy response to this?

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SA LABOR - No response (except for Jo Chapley, candidate for Adelaide, see below).  Party score:  0.

LIBERAL PARTY"All proposals for development on Park Lands should be assessed on their merits."   Party score:  1

THE GREENS

  • The erosion must stop immediately and wherever possible be reversed
  • Some structures will be appropriate including picnic facilities, shade structures, playgrounds, toilets etc.   Party score:  20

AUSTRALIAN CONSERVATIVES -  No response.  Party score: 0.

DIGNITY PARTY - 8 candidates responded individually: 

  • The erosion must stop immediately and wherever possible be reversed.   Party score: 8

SA BEST - 3 candidates responded individually. (See below)   Party score:  3

INDIVIDUAL CANDIDATES:

  • James Sadler (SA Best candidate for Morialta) - "Any development should be low impact, oriented to public well-being and where possible, an improvement or adaptation to existing structures"
  • Giles Rositano (SA Best candidate for King) - "The erosion must stop immediately and wherever possible be reversed."
  • Michael O'Brien (SA Best candidate for Hurtle Vale)  - "The erosion must stop immediately and wherever possible be reversed."
  • Jo Chapley (ALP candidate for Adelaide) - "The parklands should be protected and improved wherever possible. As candidate for Adelaide, I have been fighting for improvements that would see our city residents utilise this beautiful space more often."
  • Duncan McFetridge,  (Independent candidate for Morphett) - "Parklands and playing fields must be protected from further encroachment, the only exception is the current site of motor sport. see my previous answer."
  • John Woodward, (Independent candidate for Badcoe) - "I think some non commercial enhancements could be made to encourage greater use of the space."-