You can make a difference. Here are 11 things you can do to help save the Adelaide Park Lands for future generations.

 

1. BECOME A PARK 'AMBASSADOR'

In a new initiative, APPA is looking to appoint 36 separate Park Ambassadors - one for each Park and square.

Just nominate your favourite Park or Parks (or a Square) that you regularly go to, and you can become the APPA "go to" person for that place.   Since you already love "your" Park, your role will be easy.  You'll be asked to:

  • have your name and contact details listed on the APPA website as the Ambassador for "your" park;
  • visit once a month and report (through the e-Gazette editor) on anything good or bad (maybe just the changing of the seasons) that's noticeable in "your" Park;
  • take photos of "your" Park - and submit the best (just one per month) for publication as APPA's Photo of the Day soon afterwards;
  • just once per year, offer to take others on a scheduled walking tour of "your" park, pointing out highlights.

For more details see the story in our February 2017 e-Gazette.

2. SIGN & SHARE A PETITION

Renewal SA is proposing to take away land dedicated as part of the Adelaide Park Lands (the old RAH site) and allow private developers to build and sell (among other things) 1,080 private apartments, a five-star hotel and a retail and commercial precinct. Any attempt to alienate this land for private or commercial purposes is as controversial as the recent proposal for a nuclear waste dump.  Like the former idea, if not rejected out of hand, it should be at least put before a Citizens Jury. https://www.change.org/p/renewal-sa-head-bronwyn-pike-1-080-private-apartments-and-a-hotel-on-park-lands-at-least-put-it-to-a-citizens-jury

Renewal SA is proposing to take away land dedicated as part of the Adelaide Park Lands (the old RAH site) and allow private developers to build and sell (among other things) 1,080 private apartments, a five-star hotel and a retail and commercial precinct.

Any attempt to alienate this land for private or commercial purposes is as controversial as the recent proposal for a nuclear waste dump.  Like the former idea, if not rejected out of hand, it should be at least put before a Citizens Jury.

https://www.change.org/p/renewal-sa-head-bronwyn-pike-1-080-private-apartments-and-a-hotel-on-park-lands-at-least-put-it-to-a-citizens-jury

Our original petition is still gathering signatures, because the State Government is still attacking the Park Lands on multiple fronts. https://www.change.org/p/sa-premier-jay-weatherill-stop-trying-to-sell-off-or-build-over-the-adelaide-park-lands/  

Our original petition is still gathering signatures, because the State Government is still attacking the Park Lands on multiple fronts.

https://www.change.org/p/sa-premier-jay-weatherill-stop-trying-to-sell-off-or-build-over-the-adelaide-park-lands/

 

Share either of our petitions on your own Facebook page, and/or email one of the links to your friends, relatives, workmates etc. and ask them to sign as well.  Do you know anyone famous? Ask them to sign one of our petitions and tell their followers about it. 

3. JOIN APPA

Annual membership starts at $25 (single adult) or $15 (concession).

 

4. WATCH & share OUR VIDEOs

Egypt is Selling off the Pyramids! - How could anyone be stupid enough to get rid of the one thing that makes a place unique?

This is the first of five videos on APPA'S YouTube "channel".  Please share this video link on your Facebook page, and/or other social media, or email the video link to your friends, relatives, workmates etc.

 

5. DONATE

Anything you can spare will help us spread the message.  We are bound to use the money only for our "Objectives" in our Constitution.

 

6. USE SOCIAL MEDIA

"Like” APPA on Facebook, and/or follow APPA on Instagram, Twitter, or Flickr). This will allow you to see (and share) our 'Adelaide Parklands Photo of the Day' every day, and much more.   Share, re-tweet, or re-post from APPA's social media posts to your friends (maybe not everyday, but at least sometimes!)

7. GROW OUR MAILING LIST

Hopefully you're already on the distribution list for our monthly e-Gazette.  If not, get on it!   If you are on it, tell your friends about it.   We don't use your email address to spam you, and we certainly don't pass on your email address to anyone else!

You'll get just one email newsletter per month, jam-packed with information about the Adelaide Park Lands.  It's the best way to find out what's happening, and get updates on how you can help.

Here's the link to sign-on:  http://eepurl.com/bJVvzD

You can check out past issues of the e-Gazette on our archives page.

 

8. TAKE PHOTOS

Get your photos of the Park Lands into our Gallery.  By sharing your love of the Park Lands, through your camera, you will be inspiring others to love and protect them too.

Email any of your favourite Park Lands photos to secretary@adelaide-parklands.asn.au.  We can credit you as the photographer if you like, or you can stay anonymous if you prefer.

 

9. WRITE

Mere "clicktivism" is OK as far as it goes, but it's not enough, on its own, to achieve Park Lands protection.   It's even better to have you, our supporter, putting well-chosen arguments, facts and figures before the City Council, the State Government or the wider public.

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APPA always welcomes supporters writing:

If you're stuck for words, you'll find the material on our Fictions and Facts page is a great resource for rebutting Park Lands misconceptions, or providing context.

 

10. PUT YOUR SKILLS TO GOOD USE

  1. Are you a good networker?   We could use your assistance to link APPA with other organisations.
  2. Can you read a map?  We could use your help to update Google Maps with correct Park Lands names and pictures.
  3. Can you raise funds?  APPA could do with your support on a revenue sub-committee.
  4. Do you have school-aged children?  We would love to have parents getting their children's teachers and classmates interested in Adelaide's unique heritage.
  5. Are you an Arts student at university?  Perhaps you could set your sights on a Masters thesis, updating the history of the Park Lands.
  6. Are you a trivia buff?  Or a function organiser?  APPA would love your assistance to organise an annual quiz night.

If any of these roles (or other special talents of yours) could help APPA, please email us: secretary@adelaide-parklands.asn.au

 

 

11. HELP A CURRENT CAMPAIGN

There are always ongoing campaigns to protect whatever parts of the Park Lands are currently under threat.   Visit our 'current issues' page for more ideas.