Tuesday, 1 December 2020
Statements by Members
I am delighted that Carrick Hill, a historic house and garden in my electorate of Boothby, has reopened to visitors with an exciting new addition and art exhibition space. Thanks to the generosity of philanthropists Mr Ian Wall AM and Mrs Pamela Wall OAM, the Carrick Hill attic has been transformed into a dedicated exhibition space. Fittingly, it has been named the Wall Gallery in honour of Mr and Mrs Wall. Their generosity has also allowed the installation of a lift and a brand new staircase permitting public access to areas not previously possible, especially for those needing lift and disability access. Mr and Mrs Wall's philanthropy helps important causes like this across Adelaide. On behalf of our local community, I would like to record my sincere thanks to Mr and Mrs Wall for their tireless efforts for important projects like Carrick Hill that are reliant on fundraising and donations and generous philanthropists to achieve significant upgrades.
I would also like to record my thanks to the chair of the Carrick Hill Trust Mr Peter Kennedy, the Director of Benefaction Mr Richard Heathcote and the Foundation Chair the Hon. Robert Lawson QC, whose hard work and passion for Carrick Hill saw the successful completion of this upgrade. Working closely with Mr Kennedy and Mr Heathcote, I was able to secure $3 million of federal government funding to match the contribution of the foundation to construct a new visitor pavilion. This will finally allow the house to be returned to its full glory—a task already well underway thanks to the new Wall Gallery and associated renovations.