See the following links for proposed plans...Concepts for Cheltenham on show
September 25, 2006 12:15am
Article from: The Advertiser
THREE separate concept plans of how the current Cheltenham Park racecourse site would look if it was rezoned for residential development were displayed for the first time yesterday.
The plans, completed by the Land Management Corporation, were released at the racecourse in the last community consultation session before a final decision is made on the future of the 48-hectare site.
LMC chief executive Wayne Gibbings said the plans were drawn up to give the public a clearer indication of how the site might appear if the Government allowed the site to be rezoned.
All three plans were conceived around a Government promise that at least 30 per cent of the site would be kept as open space.
The South Australian Jockey Club, which owns the site, does not plan to use Cheltenham for racing in the future.
"We have had some informed comments throughout the day and it's all a part of the community consultation process we are undertaking," Mr Gibbings said.
"The Government has said there should be open space of 30 per cent so we have looked at how that can be configured in three different scenarios."
An independent report on the plans and the consultation process is expected to be handed to the LMC by the end of next month.
It would then hand the report, along with its own recommendations, to the Government for consideration by Cabinet.
West Croydon resident Trish Russell, 45, looked at the plans yesterday but wanted the site to be retained as 100 per cent open space.
"In the western suburbs we don't have nearly enough open space and there is a great need for it in this area," Ms Russell said.
"It would be fantastic if there were wetlands, and a place where we could come to walk our dogs, relax and enjoy it. Sports fields and tennis courts would also be good."
Public comment on the concept plans need to be submitted before October 13 online at http://www.lmc.sa.gov.au, email Cheltenham@lmc.sa.gov.au, or phone 1800 608 701.
1- http://www.lmc.sa.gov.au/lmc/projects/d ... an%201.pdf
2- http://www.lmc.sa.gov.au/lmc/projects/d ... an%202.pdf
3- http://www.lmc.sa.gov.au/lmc/projects/d ... an%203.pdf