With less than a week to go until the Weatherill Labor Government finalises the first stage of its Gillman land deal with Adelaide Capital Partners (ACP) and there are still more questions than answers.
The outcome of an ICAC investigation, Supreme Court action and a parliamentary inquiry into the deal have not yet been finalised.
Despite the land being marked as an ‘industrial’ site, ACP’s submission to a government development amendment reveals that additional uses for an indoor recreation centre, a pre-school, a restaurant and shops may also be envisaged.
Responsibility for the rezoning of the land has been delegated from Minister John Rau to Minister Tony Piccolo, who is yet to approve the rezoning.
“The transfer date to ACP is 30th June, but South Australians are none the wiser as to what the Gillman site will actually be used for,” said Shadow Minister for Infrastructure Vickie Chapman.
“It is also outrageous that this deal will be finalised before the outcome of the ICAC investigation, Supreme Court action and a parliamentary inquiry.
“The Weatherill Labor Government’s handling of this deal has been a farce from the start.
“There are still more questions than answers about this deal and the Weatherill Labor Government owes it to South Australians to be open and transparent about the future of this public land.”