Response to the Development Assessment Commission on the Torrens Island subdivision

TitleResponse to the Development Assessment Commission on the Torrens Island subdivision
Publication TypeUnpublished
Year of Publication2010
Corporate AuthorsGroup PAREP
Pagination5p/450k
Date Published06/2010
CityPort Adelaide
Type of WorkDevelopment application response
KeywordsTorrens Island
Abstract

A response to a proposal by the SA government to industrialize sections of Torrens Island. Argues that the application is inconsistent with the development plan as:

1. Minister and local member Kevin Foley has acknowledged that the division will be for industrial purposes which conflicts with the three primary objectives of the zoning for the area:

a. operation of a quarantine station,
b. "education, research and tourist development consistent with sound management and protection of the natural environment"
c. "the protection and conservation of heritage items."

2. No evidence of buffering to the adjacent national park exists,

3.The area is susceptible to sea level rise and any works to combat sea level rise will be at considerable cost to the public

URLhttp://www.parepg.org.au/sites/default/files/TorrensIsland/20100622_TI_PAREPG_TorrensIslandLandDivisionResponse.pdf