State Election 2018 - question 5 - the old Royal Adelaide Hospital site

 

Adelaide NOW has two public hospitals both built on alienated Park Lands. The site of the old Royal Adelaide Hospital and associated facilities, now vacated, therefore represents a once-in-a-generation opportunity to reinstate a very significant component of the Adelaide Park Lands. If you are elected, what uses of the 7-hectare old Royal Adelaide Hospital site would you support?  (Multiple choice)

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SA LABOR - No response, but the Party is on record as supporting a private hotel, new public buildings, and a return of 2 hectares to the Botanic Gardens.    Party score:  3.

LIBERAL PARTY

  •  "Please refer to our policy on https://strongplan.com.au/policy/vision-orah-site/    [APPA notes that this Liberal policy mentions "integrating" part of the site with the Botanic Gardens, but fails to nominate any area for return to Park Lands.]  Party score:  1

THE GREENS

  • "A newly-constructed art gallery, museum or other public building"
  • "Retention of the four red-brick heritage listed buildings (closest to the corner of North Tce & Frome Rd) for adaptation as one or more public institutions; e.g. art gallery, museum etc."
  • A 'green corridor' linking North Terrace to Botanic Gardens, Botanic Park and/or the River Torrens
  • Adding a minor part of the site (50% or less) to the Botanic Gardens or to the care of the City Council as Park Lands
  • "Adaptive re-use of the existing heritage buildings is our first choice, however it is likely that they will be unsuitable for some public purposes, so we are not ruling out any new buildings, although returning a large part of the the site to the Botanical Gardens is a priority."
    Party score:  6

AUSTRALIAN CONSERVATIVES -  No response.  Party score: 0.

DIGNITY PARTY - 8 candidates responded individually.  However, some candidates gave self-contradictory responses. Party score: 5.

SA BEST - 3 candidates responded individually.  However, some candidates gave self-contradictory responses.  Party score: 1.

INDEPENDENT / OTHER CANDIDATES:

  • Dr Duncan McFetridge, Independent for Morphett:
    • "A newly-constructed art gallery, museum or other public building"
    • "Retention of the four red-brick heritage listed buildings (closest to the corner of North Tce & Frome Rd) for adaptation as one or more public institutions; e.g. art gallery, museum etc." 
  • John Woodward, Independent for Badcoe:
    • "Retention of the four red-brick heritage listed buildings (closest to the corner of North Tce & Frome Rd) for adaptation as one or more public institutions; e.g. art gallery, museum etc."
    • A 'green corridor' linking North Terrace to Botanic Gardens, Botanic Park and/or the River Torrens
    • "Adding most of the 7ha site (more than 50%) to the Botanic Gardens or to the care of the City Council as Park Lands"
    • "Retention of the four red-brick heritage listed buildings (closest to the corner of North Tce & Frome Rd) for commercial use - e.g. hotel, restaurants, shops"
  • Bob Couch, Stop Population Growth Now, candidate for Legislative Council
    • "Reuse existing sound buildings. Return rest to parkland."