Belair National Park in the Adelaide Hills was established in 1891 as the second national park in Australia after Royal National Park near Sydney.
There are a number of ovals and tennis courts in the park as well as areas of high conservation value.
In the 1930s a public golf course was opened in a corner of the park. The golf course was abandoned by the lease holder a few years back. Around and between the fairways are native vegetation including threatened and protected grey box woodland.
There are currently proposals to rezone the area and also to dedicate 10 hectares of this area to a soccer club to construct seven proposed soccer pitches (with associated carparks, clubrooms, floodlights) with a footprint which has over 500 native trees and is habitat for kangaroos, koalas and many birds. There are also proposals for revegetation of some of the old fairways.
If anyone is interested here is a link to some details about the proposal along with the opportunity (until 4 May 2021) to make submissions as part of the consultation process: https://yoursay.sa.gov.au/discussions/b ... b-precinct
There is also Belair National Park Redevelopment Action Group on facebook with over 1300 members who oppose high impact development of the area including opposing the proposed soccer pitches and associated development: https://facebook.com/groups/989041924955879