State Election 2018
For the State election on 17 March 2018, APPA surveyed all candidates to determine their attitude to our priceless heritage.
It was a simple survey, with only a few questions. Nevertheless, some parties did not respond. Notably, SA Labor sent a letter which failed to respond to any of our questions.
We have scored all the parties on their responses to our questions, insofar as their responses indicate an appreciation of, and willingness to protect the Park Lands, for the benefit of the public, rather than sectional interests. The better their responses, the larger their colours appear in this graph. Two parties (SA Labor and Australian Conservatives) returned no response to any of our questions.
How did we arrive at these scores? Click on the headings below to see how each party scored on each question.
- The Adelaide Park Lands are unique in the world and have National Heritage status, yet many people, even in Adelaide, seem unaware of their rarity. What, if anything, should the SA Government do to address this?
- 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?
- Several possible amendments to the Adelaide Park Lands Act 2005 are outlined. Which, if any, of these legislative options would have your support?
- The Adelaide Park Lands Preservation Association is campaigning for an amendment to the Adelaide Park Lands Act 2005 so that: “despite the provisions of any other Act, no additional alienation of the Park Lands may be undertaken unless a previously-alienated site of equivalent or greater size is returned to Park Lands. If you are elected, would you move a Bill containing such an amendment? Would you support such an amendment in a Bill moved by another member of Parliament?
- Adelaide 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?
- Candidates were invited to nominate any Park Lands alienated sites that should be returned to Park Lands.