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December 4, 2021

The Government’s Martindale Hall Bill will probably be voted on in the Upper House in February next year.  Even though the Parliament has risen, the government is pressing on with its plans to enable the privatisation of Martindale Hall by removing current protections that protect it as as an asset for the community. 

The future of the bill is in the hands of the cross bench, as Labor has put on record its opposition to the bill.   If the Bill is passed it will expose the State Heritage listed Hall and its Conservation Park to the risk of privatisation and a significant reduction in public access.

Our paper Petition calling on the Parliament to save Martindale Hall for the people has now reached more than 5,000 signatures.   At least 10,000 signatures are required for the Petition to be presented to the Legislative Review Committee and thence to the Parliament.

It is imperative that we reach this goal so that a strong message is sent to Upper House MPs before they deliberate on the Bill in February.

I urge you to download the  petition to Parliament, gather signatures and return completed forms to the address provided.  Please also sign and share the online petition.

This is our last chance to save Martindale Hall and place it under the protective care and control of the National Trust for all South Australians. 

We need your help to keep Martindale Hall for the people and protect it from the Government’s privatisation plans.

Thank you for your support.

Warren Jones 
Convenor, Protect our Heritage Alliance

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