More Park Lands lost off Frome Road
Immediately after the vandalism of Rundle Park and Rymill Park began in April 2016 for construction of the O-Bahn covered trench,the former Labor State Government announced its next target: destroying what little remained of the Park Lands along the eastern side of Frome Road.
This is what existed next to the Reid building early in 2017 before Government-authorised chainaws got to work:
Letters from APPA and our supporters to then-Education Minister Susan Close were disregarded.
The site is now a construction zone, and a seven-storey building is being erected on this part of Park 11.
The former Government's blatant disregard of the Park Lands shocked at least one Adelaide City Councillor.
Earlier, APPA lodged a submission with the Adelaide City Council. Our summary:
The State Government has not provided convincing information that could be the basis for support for a new high school on the Park Lands. It is a long way from that: there are so many gaps and risks in the proposal as it stands. If the government wishes to pursue this harebrained project, it needs to produce a fully documented justification that addresses at least, the omissions and inadequacies identified in this submission.
Read the full submission here.
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