The Adelaide Park Lands are an iconic and cherished part of South Australia. Adelaide remains the only city in the world surrounded by park, open to everybody and with benefits for us all to enjoy.
But our Park Lands are shrinking. Each successive generation loses a little bit more, and there is no mechanism to reclaim them. The Government’s plan to build a new ‘Mounted Operations Unit’ for SAPOL on the Park Lands is yet another erosion of our iconic green space.
We must work hard to ensure that this unique part of our city is not lost. Once it is gone, we can never get it back.
My bill to add the Park Lands to the State Heritage List in recognition of their cultural, historic, and environmental heritage passed the Upper House in 2022, bringing us one step closer to safeguarding them from development.
In 2023 we achieved another huge win in the fight to to safeguard the Adelaide Park Lands from development when the Upper House backed my bills to strip the Police Minister of their power to seize Park Lands for any new SAPOL barracks and prevent the Government from rezoning the Parklands without the approval of both Houses of Parliament. You can read more here.
Momentum is building in the campaign to protect the Park Lands, but the fight isn't over. Sign our petition to urge Premier Peter Malinauskas to back my bills in the Lower House and add the Adelaide Park Lands to the State Heritage list.
The Park Lands belong to all South Australians. Let’s send the government a clear message that should not be for sale!