Can some one tell me what the revamped Victoria Square is really for?
The highly successful Royal Croquet Club drew tens of thousands to a usually sparely populated part of the city.
It drew The Fringe into Adelaide’s heart. It became a pulsating centre of entertainment and fun complimenting other aspects of the Fringe.
Now the Adelaide doomsayers are at it again wanting the RCC drastically curtailed or moved to a new location.
The same people who say why not have it at the Showgrounds miss the point, just as those who say move the Clipsal out of the parklands do.
The appeal of these events is that they are in the city and close to transport and restaurants, theatre and other attractions.
At a time when Adelaide and South Australia need an economic shot in the arm, the naysayers are at it again.
Wakeup. We have record unemployment, destined to get worse before it gets better, and we keep placing impediments in the way of those who want to create employment (albeit short term) and bring tourists and their money to our state.
There are plenty of developers and entrepreneurs wanting to invest. We just have to create the right environment for them.
Adelaide has so much going for it, and they way we embrace events like the Festival of Arts, the Fringe, Clipsal, Tour Down Under and now AFL.
However, we are treading a dangerous line if we don’t welcome positive change even if it does put us out a bit.
Other cities will eye off our hugely successful events and poach them. That’s the way of the world.
Wakeup Adelaide, before it’s too late.