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Upper House backs State Heritage listing of the Adelaide Park Lands

9 February 2022

The Adelaide Park Lands are one step closer to being State Heritage listed, after a Greens Private Members Bill to add the city’s iconic green space to the list passed the Upper House tonight.

“After years of delay, this is a big win for all those who have been advocating for the Park Lands to be included on the State Heritage List,” said Greens MLC Robert Simms, who moved the Bill.

“Labor and the Liberals are now both on the public record supporting this Greens’ Bill. No matter who is in Government, we will reintroduce the Bill in the next parliament and push to make this a priority.

“In the meantime, the Liberals should defer any development plans for the Park Lands (including the Sports Arena), to ensure due consideration of potential State Listing. It would be reckless to push ahead with development when one of the houses of Parliament has sent such a clear message regarding the value of our public green space,” Mr Simms concluded.

The Heritage Places (Adelaide Park Lands) Amendment Bill was supported by all parties. The Adelaide Park Lands first achieved National Heritage Listing in 2008.