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Your views: on the Adelaide Oval Hotel, land tax and Victoria Square

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Today, readers comment on the controversial park lands hotel plan, land tax and Victoria Square planning.

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Commenting on the story: SMA questioned over profits from Adelaide Oval Hotel

I really question why we need another hotel, why the SA Marshall Government thinks it is part of it’s core business to invest in a hotel, and most of all, the proposed hotel is just plain ugly and destroys the whole appearance of the Adelaide Oval on its eastern side. – Kaye Bishop

The SA Cricket Association annual report indicates that for the financial year the Adelaide Oval Stadium Management Authority’s administration charges to SACA increased by $2 million over the previous year.

Is this payments to staff or the cost of the designs for the hotel? – Bill Hecker

Commenting on the story: Land tax backlash “not as bad as being booed for closing schools”

Has anyone considered the impost that will be passed on to renters in South Australia?

Will it also affect Housing Trust tenants? Any valuation increases will flow into the hands of local councils?

Combine that with the rubbish dumping levy increases, and South Australians will feel the effect in their hip pocket.

It’s just an attempt by the Liberal Government, to replenish the treasury after 16 years of Labor mismanagement and public asset selloffs. Mike Lesiw

Commenting on the story: Abiad calls for fix to Victoria Square’s “ugly cousin”

More mature trees to provide shade over plenty of seating and some lovely bright flower beds is all we need for the southern end.

This will help deal with CBD carbon emissions while providing a beautuful place for city dwellers/workers to relax.

Please, no structures of any kind other than the fountain (these have ruined the northern end).

Then please undo everything that’s been done in the northern half and revert that back to a shady glade as well. Again, this will be good for air quality, good for worker/resident/tourist amenity and will create a stunning centre to our city. 

And absolutely no events requiring building site fencing in future. It’s hideous and embarrassing. We have more than enough acres of parkland to host any and all such activities  – they are totally inappropriate for our city’s centrepiece. 

And get rid of the ugly new wide road+bus stops. No need for stops in the square itself. We spent millions and the whole thing is an eyesore. 

This is one time when turning back the clock would be a huge advance. – Heather Dowling

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