The State Liberals are calling on the State Government and Adelaide City Council to immediately remove the Bank Street parklets.
In January this year, the Adelaide City Council announced they would spend $200,000 to remove the parklets and “redesign and reinvigorate” the street in consultation with traders, police, the community and the State Government.
Three months later and the parklets are still there.
“There is no reason why the parklets could not be removed in one week,” said Shadow Minister for Urban Development Vickie Chapman.
“Even if a new plan for Bank Street hasn’t been fully developed yet, the parklets can still be removed at the very least.
“This experiment has been a complete failure. The area has now become a haven for junkies, drunks and vagrants.
“The Weatherill Labor Government and Adelaide City Council now need to work together to clean up the street.
“Everyone wants these parklets gone – we shouldn’t have to wait another three months to see that happen.
“There also needs to be an increased police presence to move on people loitering in the area.
“Let’s get Bank Street cleaned up once and for all and encourage some real vibrancy in the area.”