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Your views: on COVID-19 testing, and Lot 14

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Today, readers comment on a public health emergency, development and park lands.

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Commenting on the story: Another lockdown possible as Adelaide COVID-19 cluster grows

We know testing is absolutely crucial. I went for one today. After two hours still waiting behind a huge line.

If next 48 hours are crucial, it is more than urgent to upgrade the system. I understand we have to be patient but we are dealing with an emergency and I can see we are ready! Michael Tsianikas

Commenting on the story: Checking in on Lot 14: what’s there and what’s on the way

Let’s hope the concept diagram is only a suggested footprint and does not turn into a concrete jungle and continued ugly alienation of the parklands.

Please don’t waste the opportunity to do something really wonderful and truly innovative in this prime position while incorporating the institutional and business functions. – Angela Burford

Whilst it may be appropriate for cultural facilities to be located on the Lot 14 site, it appears that the government chooses to ignore the fact that this is all public park land, not to be used for business and commercial ventures.

This state government has overtaken more and more park land by stealth by allowing hotels, commercial buildings, a new high school and commercial developments at Lot 14, the Festival Theatre/Parliament precinct, Adelaide Oval and other park land areas.

It sees these areas as “free land”, ripe for commercial development, rather than returning areas such as the former RAH site to park land when the opportunity arises. Such commercial developments should be undertaken on private land, not in public park land. – John Zwar

Pity the well grown shady trees shown in the artist’s impression are no longer there in front of Lot 14 (old RAH site).  

The well-established elm trees that gave dense shade in the summer heat were felled on the 5th of October 2019 with the agreement of the “climate emergency” Adelaide City Council and the present State government.

It doesn’t make sense as we head towards hotter and longer summers. – Jane Osborne

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