The Belair National Park is South Australia’s first national park, set aside for protection in 1891. The Former Belair Golf Course and Country Club precinct is situated in Belair National Park and is approximately 51 hectares in size. It has been a venue for golf, weddings and other events over many years.
This precinct was managed through a lease under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972 from the 1980s, until business operations ceased in 2018.
Following the return of the precinct in 2018, we sought feedback from the community through a series of concluded focus groups and an online survey receiving more than 2,200 responses, on the type of activities the community would like to see at the former golf course precinct.
The feedback highlighted the community’s support to maintain and enhance the conservation values of the precinct while also activating opportunities for nature-based recreation.
We then sought proposals through an Expression of Interest (EOI) process in late September 2018.
The EOI resulted in proposals for use of parts of the site, including a proposal for a local mountain bike hire and skills training operator and a proposal from a local community soccer club.
We have developed a draft master plan, in consultation with a Belair Community Reference Group, to ensure the future use of this site meets the community’s expectations and the objectives for the park.
Implementation of any projects and initiatives outlined in the master plan are subject to available resources. Any private sector led proposals that secure in principle support by DEW will require further assessment and development approvals as per the Planning and Design Code.