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Today, readers comment on debate over a bid for a National Park City gong.

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Commenting on the story: Park lands supporters urge UK body to reject Adelaide National Park City bid

Totally support Mr Sody. The constant encroachment on the Adelaide park lands should be given no credence at all. – Barry Wilson.

The people behind this have again shown their unsuitability for being an arbiter of what park lands should used for.

The absolute gall to write about Adelaide because they can’t win the argument here shows their lack of good sense. Actually, they might win more arguments if Adelaide was to get this classification because of international pressure.

It should also be clear that the school is not a new building but a refurbished one. The hotel at Adelaide Oval did not take one extra centimetre of park lands. The office tower behind Parliament House is on land already commercially used, not new building. The new W&C Hospital is on a piece of land previously unusable as park land. The proposed Crows HQ was not going to impose any more than the current building. The list goes on.

If you follow their logic, you would knock down SAHMRI, RAH, Government House, the Library, Museum, University buildings, Art Gallery and the Zoo.

Maybe they should check their motives, which seem more about self-relevance. – Eric Granger

I support the Adelaide Park Lands Association opposition to a bid to have Adelaide selected as the second National Park Lands city of the world.

The bid seems to have come out of nowhere, is being driven by Professor Chris Daniels who heads up Greening Adelaide, a State Government QUANGO with no public accountability and no credentials in preservation of Adelaide’s park lands.

And what are the governance credentials of this English-based body and who are the assessors of nominations? – David Plumridge

The Park Lands Association has correctly called out the State Government’s continuing attack on our park lands.

Minister Spiers seems to have a history of letting down the state’s environment when he sided with upstream Murray Darling Basin states in his keenness to join the boys club by not standing up for our state’s water entitlement. – Graham Webster

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