Petitioning Premier of South Australia Jay Weatherill

Keep Public Land Public

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A year-long campaign by APPA, backed by the City Council and 31 eminent South Australians achieved a breakthrough in September 2017 when first the Liberal State Opposition, and then the Labor State Government, both retreated from a controversial proposal to have more than a thousand high-rise private apartments built on the old RAH site.

However, there's still a fight to protect the Park Lands site of the old RAH from private commercial exploitation.

Both the Government and Opposition are threatening to hand over part of the site to developers for a five-star luxury hotel.

Whether you want the site returned entirely to Park Lands, or whether you support some new public buildings on the site, there is a fundamental principle at stake; a line in the sand that must not be crossed by any State Government (Labor or Liberal).

If any new buildings replace the old RAH, this public land (Park Lands) should not be commercialised or privatised.  It cannot be merely exploited for private profit.  It must remain in public hands, for public benefit.

Labor leader Jay Weatherill - "Keep This Land Public!"



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