Few cities have parklands on the scale we enjoy in Adelaide. It can accommodate endless activities and features that will support future growth of the City’s population, as well as urban consolidation in the surrounding suburbs. To support this growth and maintain Adelaide’s reputation for liveability, public access to substantial areas of open green space without fees or required memberships must be a key objective.
The proposed Code Amendment of Adelaide’s Riverbank Precinct’s stated aim, is to allow future development of “infrastructure initiatives of state significance”. The Institute, in principle, supports vital infrastructure necessary to ensure the economic, health, education and amenity infrastructure of the state. However, future infrastructure proposals and associated code amendments must have a balanced approach to ensure the preservation of Adelaide’s heritage, culture, and identity.