Privatising Golf in Park 1

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The Adelaide City Council tried to hide this story until after the Council election in November 2018. However the cat is out of the bag, and APPA will make this an election issue for all Council candidates.

There is a secret report that recommends building a multi-million dollar commercial function centre on Possum Park / Pirltawardli (Park 1) and turning over most of the Park to commercial operators to make a profit from the North Adelaide Golf Courses.

The report is confidential, although members of the outgoing City Council have been briefed on it and sworn to secrecy.

The Advertiser reports ($) that a "masterplan" for Park 1 has been completed by consultants GHD Woodheads for the Adelaide City Council.

In a City Council meeting in August 2018, Councillor Philip Martin urged that the report be made public before the election.  However, his effort did not succeed and the report is still under wraps.

For a full analysis of the issue, see this report from APPA's Secretary, Emeritus Professor Damien Mugavin.

 This is the existing large clubhouse and function centre in   Possum Park / Pirltawardli (Park 1)   run by the Council. However apparently this Park Lands intrusion is considered (by Council's consultants) to be too small.

This is the existing large clubhouse and function centre in Possum Park / Pirltawardli (Park 1) run by the Council. However apparently this Park Lands intrusion is considered (by Council's consultants) to be too small.