Fight in the park over hotel
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.