As Adelaide grows they will be used - think long-term. Many significant trees in that area as well as community ovals etc. used by schools. Not every piece of parklands has to be the riverbank. The emptiness and quietness of significant green spaces in and around the city are awesome in themselves, also seeing how they change with the different seasons as well. It's interesting that many locals don't appreciate it, but visitors especially from larger cities are amazed that we can have something like the parklands right in the city.cmet wrote: ↑Thu Feb 06, 2020 3:45 pmThe northern parklands, which are next to unused and spend half of the yellow and dead.JAKJ wrote:The Crows project absolutely should not occur, and if the State Government and neighboring councils don't want to fund the aquatic centre, shut it down and demolish it. Given it's isolated location the centre brings minimal if any economic benefits to North Adelaide.Bob wrote: ↑Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:50 am"We won't be bullied" on Aquatic Centre revamp: Hyde
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The crows are a private members based organisation, not a public organisation. Gifting them effectively $40m of land to build a private club facility - run privately and that provides public access only via a cost to be determined by said private organisation is just madness. I would question the $15m the crows (again a private members organisation) have been given by the Federal government to build a landmark facility in a seat that could be in play in future federal elections is certainly given the current unfolding political scandal.
This is not North Terrace, or Adelaide oval where the development of parklands has a long historic precedence. What is to stop after this precedent being set some developer in the guise of another sports club or members organisation saying "me too" and demanding that they are allowed to build their own privately owned and operated facility within the parklands - that the public can access... for a fee?
This is not about being anti development, this is about recognising the importance of preserving Adelaide's greatest natural asset - its parklands from development so when Adelaide is a city of 2m, 3m etc. our decendents can thanks us for giving them such an incredible public green-space. Adelaide does not have a harbour or river of note, we have our parklands - let's not piss them away to every developer that comes knocking.
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We are much better off focusing activity/ community infrastructure in specific areas of the park lands like east terrace, the river bank, Adelaide oval precinct etc. than spreading a bunch of half-arsed developments everywhere and compromising the open green spaces.