Fight in the park over ho­tel

Sunday Mail - - FRONT PAGE - PAUL STARICK

SHE has only been in power for just two weeks but Lord Mayor Sandy Ver­schoor is al­ready pro­tect­ing her prized patch of turf, the CBD park­lands, from “com­mer­cial devel­op­ment”.

She is deeply con­cerned a pro­posed 128-room bou­tique ho­tel at Ade­laide Oval would set a prece­dent for other projects to lay claim over the park­lands.

Ms Ver­schoor has put her­self at odds with Premier Steven Mar­shall, and their dif­fer­ences risk ig­nit­ing ten­sion be­tween the newly elected coun­cil – many of whom are Lib­eral-aligned mem­bers – and the State Gov­ern­ment.

She was re­spond­ing to Sun­day Mail in­quiries about park­lands pol­icy, along with Mr Mar­shall, Op­po­si­tion Leader Peter Malin­auskas and fed­eral Ade­laide ALP can­di­date Steve Ge­or­ganas.

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