Demolition plan for asbestos buildings in Woorabinda

Environment volunteers fear buildings at Woorabinda reserve in Stirling are going to be demolished with no real plan to provide any replacement.

An Adelaide Hills Council report is recommending the demolition of the public toilets and this asbestos transportable building at Woorabinda reserve at Stirling known as the bunkhouse.

Prompted by a recent Adelaide Hills Council property report on the buildings, one volunteer gave a deputation at last week’s council meeting and three others spoke during the public forum.
They spoke in defence of the old transportable structures and their role in the conservation work in Stirling Linear Park and the wider community and they talked about the efforts of volunteers over the years to upgrade the buildings.
The council report makes a number of recommendations including a proposal to demolish the bunkhouse – which is leased to the Australian Trust of Conservation Volunteers – and the public toilets, with the view to developing a new “environmental/sustainability centre” at the site.
A second building at the site known as the Woorabinda Environment Centre is currently untenanted although it is hired out casually to groups such as the Friends of Stirling Linear Park, Trees for Life, Green Web and The Hut Community Centre.

For the full report, see the print issue of The Courier.