Legislative Council: Tuesday, March 21, 2023


SAPOL Barracks

In reply to the Hon. F. PANGALLO ().7 February 2023).

The Hon. C.M. SCRIVEN (Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development, Minister for Forest Industries): The Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Correctional Services has advised:

SAPOL reports that Ms Joyce Richardson OAM left no living descendants, but her carer requested MsĀ Richardson's ashes be scattered. SAPOL has contacted her carer on this matter, who has advised that no further action need be taken by SAPOL by way of trying to preserve the ashes. The scattering of ashes was formalised with the presentation of a plaque honouring Ms Richardson's life. The plaque is displayed in the South Australian Police Historical Society's museum, and will remain with the museum when it moves to a new location.

SAPOL is not aware of any other ashes scattered at Thebarton Barracks.

Plans are being developed to cater for a garden at the relocated Thebarton Barracks facility.

Heritage staff from the Department for Environment and Water have conducted an onsite visit of ThebartonĀ Barracks. The new Women's and Children's Hospital project team are responsible for carrying out environmental surveys and assessments of the Thebarton Barracks site and, after handover, SA Health will be responsible for all further demolition, remediation and surveys at the site.