'Save Rymill Park Picnic Rally'
The Adelaide Park Lands Preservation Association shares the Government's desire to encourage usage of public transport and welcomes the success, over recent years, of the O-Bahn system. However, APPA objects to the Government's:
- very short, misleading, and essentially sham consultation process which has fostered a mistaken public belief that its proposed project involves a tunnel underneath Rymill Park; exclusively for O-Bahn buses; and
- efforts to link return of 3,000m2 of Park Lands to new alienation of Park Lands. The land proposed for return could be returned to Park Lands regardless of whether the O-Bahn City Access Project goes ahead or not.
APPA believes the Government's proposal is over-reaching, in that instead of just prioritising O-Bahn buses, the Government wants to prioritise all vehicular traffic with a ground-level highway that would cut a broad swathe through one of the most popular parts of Adelaide's National Heritage-listed Park Lands.
That's why APPA co-sponsored the 'Save Rymill Park Picnic Rally' on Sunday 31 May.
Read more about the Picnic Rally here.
Read more about the O-Bahn City access project here.