Glenside open space and heritage up for grabs
The State Government has opened expressions of interest for the redevelopment of 17 hectares of the former Glenside Hospital site. The Government is hoping the site will be developed to accommodate 1000 new homes. The site contains 5 state heritage listed buildings and many significant trees which face an uncertain future.
The announcement comes less than 2 weeks after a four hour public consultation event was conducted on the site in 40 degree heat and before the close of an online survey seeking community views hosted by Renewal SA.
At the consultation event held on February 22, people were invited to submit their ideas via post-it notes.
From the feedback in the ABC TV news coverage of the event, most people had more questions than answers about the proposed development of this valuable piece of open space including heritage listed buildings and trees.
Renewal SA has agreed to publish in full the feedback it received at the consultation event and through the survey. It remains unclear how that community input will be incorporated in the planning process and what, if any, further opportunities the community will have to have a say in this development. Surely a development on this scale on such a significant site, requires more than 4 hours of filling out post it notes and an online survey?
The online survey is open until Monday March 9th only. This may be your last chance to have a say in the future of the heritage buildings and trees at Glenside.