Public consultation starts on new old RAH site plans
The State Government is calling for public feedback on its recently announced plan for the future of the old Royal Adelaide Hospital site.
On Sunday 27 November there is a community open day at the Adelaide Botanic Gardens on the Palm House Lawns from 11am- 3pm.
The latest plans for the old Royal Adelaide are described by the Government as featuring:
- More than 2ha transferred to the Adelaide Botanic Garden
- Opening 70% of the site to public use
- An education and innovation hub
- A residential precinct
- A culture and tourism quarter
- An estimated 1000 construction and flow-on jobs a year during redevelopment
- 2900 on-site jobs when complete
- More than $1b in private investment
- An estimated $7.5b boost to the State economy over 12 years
- A state-of-the-art carbon-neutral precinct
You can find out more about the proposal here.
While the return of land to the Gardens has been widely welcomed, other aspects of the proposal have been less well received.
The Adelaide City Council has raised a number of concerns about the proposed residential development.
The National Trust, which successfully campaigned for the heritage listing of five buildings on the site in 2013 has welcomed the proposal to activate those buildings and to return part of the site to the Botanic Gardens. However, the Trust opposes any transfer of public land into private hands.
The Adelaide Park Lands Preservation Association argues that the proposal will require legislative change if parts of the park lands are to be privatised
Time for you to have your say on this current proposal.