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Question: Adelaide Park Lands Rezoning

27 October 2021

The Hon. R.A. SIMMS: I seek leave to make a brief explanation before addressing a question without notice to the minister representing the Minister for Planning, the Treasurer, on the topic of Adelaide Parklands rezoning.

Leave granted.

The Hon. R.A. SIMMS: The government is currently pursuing code amendments on the Parklands, enabling commercial buildings such as cafes and restaurants on both sides of the Riverbank. The government has stated that it does not intend to develop on Pinky Flat. My question therefore to the Treasurer is: if the government is not intending to develop on Pinky Flat, why on earth is it pursuing this code amendment?

The Hon. R.I. LUCAS (Treasurer) (14:51): I am happy to refer the honourable member's question to the minister and bring back a reply, but in part, as I understand it, after consultation the minister retains the power to make changes or amendments based on the feedback. I think the member has clearly stated, evidently, the minister's and/or the government's position in relation to Pinky Flat, so I will refer the member's question to the minister, but stay tuned.


9 February 2022

Additional answer received


In reply to the Hon. R.A. SIMMS (27 October 2021).

The Hon. R.I. LUCAS (Treasurer): The Attorney-General has advised:

The Adelaide Park Lands Management Strategy (APLMS) identifies the need to support the activation of the Parklands by upgrading and enhancing existing buildings and structures responsive to their park setting.

The APLMS also seeks to create a network of activity hubs, create places and attractions that set the Parklands apart and promote the Parklands as a visitor and tourist destination.

The changes to the Adelaide Parklands zone seeks to meet the objectives of the APLMS through the proposed Riverbank subzone.

It is important to note that any development would require a decision of the City of Adelaide as this precinct is vested under their care and control.