In 2017, the State Labor Government considered selling off waterfront Crown land near Pelican Lagoon on Kangaroo Island to a private golf course developer. The developers had proposed to use this land for their development which included a private golf resort, clubhouse and a 180 bed hotel as well as the fairways and putting greens. The land in question is part of a Coastal Conservation area and is extremely important for biodiversity.
During consultation on the proposal, 780 South Australian's lodged submissions and told the Labor Government that they opposed the proposed sale of this important public land and the Labor Minister listened and didn't approve the application.
Now, the new Liberal Minister for Environment is contemplating overturning the decision of his predecessor and re-opening negotiations with golf course developers to sell this public land for private use.
The Greens believe that this important land must remain publicly owned land. Privatisation for a golf course is not acceptable and is a betrayal of public trust.
ADD YOUR VOICE TO TELL THE MARSHALL LIBERAL GOVERNMENT - COASTAL CONSERVATION LAND IS NOT FOR SALE!
Photo courtesy of Deb Sleeman & Andy Collis