Community to have their say on future of Belair Golf Course
11 May 2018
The local community, non-government organisations and interested businesses are invited to have their say on the future reactivation of the former Belair Golf Course and Country Club within Belair National Park.
Minister for Environment and Water David Speirs said that as of today, local residents, community groups, non-government organisations and businesses can start shaping the future use of the site.
“The State Government is keen to hear from the local community about what they value about the current site and from businesses with ideas about reactivating the site,” said Minister for Environment and Water David Speirs.
“The previous Labor Government dropped the ball on this and left the site and people of the Mitcham Hills in limbo.
“The new State Government is well aware that there is widespread community interest in the potential future use of the former Belair National Park Golf Course and Country Club site.
“We are keen to hear from businesses interested in taking over the whole of the previous site and continuing its former use, or from those who have ideas for repurposing part of the site.
“We are also keen to hear from community groups supporting non-commercial uses to enhance the current park activities.”
Member for Waite Sam Duluk said Belair National Park was treasured by the local community which will welcome the State Government progressing with the EOI process.
“The previous government had no plan for this site, so the local community will welcome progress and the exciting opportunities that exist for the future of this site,” said Mr Duluk.
“I look forward to working closely with my local community in hearing the breadth of ideas and exploring the prospect of collaboration between government, business and the community for the benefit of all, including our beautiful national park.”
Management, access and control of the site were returned to the Department of the Environment and Water after the business was placed into liquidation with debts in excess of $2.2 million.
Community feedback can be provided by completing this online survey. Businesses are encouraged to register their interest in the site by emailing DEWBelairEOI@sa.gov.au.