Hundreds provide feedback on proposed old Royal Adelaide Hospital project
Hundreds of people have provided feedback on the preferred proposal for the old Royal Adelaide Hospital site through an extensive public consultation process.
The consultation included a community open day which attracted approximately 250 people, as well as an online “Share Your Ideas” survey, which was completed by 150 people.
Overall respondents were in favour of a development with a focus on green, open space which is accessible to all.
There was also support for a mixture of residential and commercial uses from low-to-high-end eating places, small shops and markets.
There was support for many of the key elements outlined in the project including:
- A central attraction either interactive science, arts precinct or an iconic water feature or lake.
- Developing areas for recreational and cultural use for all South Australians – such as performance venues, gallery and museum spaces.
- A focus on sustainability in the overall development as well as a positive example of what can be done to make public areas sustainable.
A number of respondents did not want to see new development or a ‘commercialisation’ of the site, preferring the site to be developed as parkland.
Members of the public will also have other opportunities to provide feedback during the development of the project.