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. 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.
In 2022 I introduced a Bill to Parliament that would add the Park Lands to the State Heritage list in recognition of their cultural, historic, and environmental heritage and finally give the Park Lands the protection they deserve. Watch my speeches introducing the Bill here and here. My Bill has passed the Upper House and is now before the Government in the Lower House.
We cannot wait any longer to protect our cultural, historic, and environmental heritage. State Heritage listing would send governments of both persuasions a clear message that the Park Lands are iconic and they should not be the plaything of developers and vested interests. Our Park Lands should not be for sale.
Momentum is building in the campaign to protect the Park Lands but we need your help. Sign our petition to urge Premier Peter Malinauskas to add the Adelaide Park Lands to the State Heritage list.
Our Park Lands belong to all South Australians. Let’s send the government a clear message that they are not for sale!