The Greens SA say it's time to end the ongoing saga of the vacant Le Cornu site in North Adelaide, by giving State and Local Governments the power to temporarily acquire land for public purposes.
The proposal for a commercial helipad in the Adelaide Parklands by the banks of the Torrens is an inappropriate privatisation of community land and should be abandoned, according to Mark Parnell MLC, Parliamentary Leader of the Greens SA.
Greens Parliamentary Leader Mark Parnell MLC’s response:
“The Greens have welcomed new spending on public transport including the new Park and Ride stations and the increased frequency on metro rail lines. However, the electrification of the Gawler line seems as elusive as ever with the Government commitment dependent on matching federal funding.”
The Greens will move in State Parliament to reverse changes made last year to the Nuclear Waste Storage Facility (Prohibition) Act, which the Government said were necessary to enable public consultation over whether South Australia should become the World’s nuclear waste dump.
The Greens will again move in State Parliament to ensure that the $1 per trip levy on all taxi, Uber and chauffeur rides will end once the taxi compensation scheme has been paid for*.
Today's news that Beach Energy will be given $6m of taxpayers' money to explore for gas in the South East of SA, shows that the State Government is more interested in propping up the fossil fuel economy than promoting renewable energy or reducing carbon emissions, according to Greens SA Parliamentary Leader, Mark Parnell MLC.