Help Save Glenthorne Farm for the people
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Glenthorne Farm, located 17 kms south of Adelaide at O’Halloran Hill, is under threat of housing development, despite being purchased with State taxpayer’s money back in 2001 and a State Government / University of Adelaide promise under Deed of Sale that it would be kept as open space.
An area of 208 hectares (over 500 acres) of undulating hills, ephemeral waterway and numerous dams, this property is part of an important wildlife corridor linking the Mt Lofty Ranges to the southern coast of Adelaide. It is home to over 100 species of birds, ancient remnant Grey Box trees (Eucalyptus microcarpa) and heritage structures dating back to European settlement in 1839, when first settled by SA’s first Police Commissioner, Major Thomas O’Halloran. It is a property of unique beauty and even greater potential and must be saved.
The Friends of Glenthorne have been fighting to save this property for over 21 years and the time has come to save it once and for all. With the SA State election coming in March 2018 we are asking the current SA State Government and Premier Jay Weatherill to match the Glenthorne National Park plan proposed by the State Liberals and preserve this property for future generations and to protect local wildlife, including endangered woodland birds.
What do the Friends want?
A National Park proclaimed to protect the entire property.
We want large-scale restoration of endangered Grey Box Grassy Woodland – habitat to protect wildlife and for the community to enjoy.
Increased community access for activities which will improve the health and well-being of all of those who use it, including recreation, education and research.
An overarching management plan to effectively maximise the environmental, heritage and community outcomes.
Consideration given to connecting to open spaces surrounding this property to maximise the wildlife corridor opportunities as well as recreational activities such as cycling and walking.
Community and environmental expert involvement in the management and decision-making processes to see this property develop into a site of State significance.
Please join us and the local community of southern Adelaide to win the fight to save this unique and important site forever and end 21 years of struggle.
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