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by BenJ
Sun Dec 27, 2009 10:27 am
Forum: Metropolitan Development
Topic: News & Developments: Tonsley
Replies: 163
Views: 79949

Re: Mitsubishi Tonsley Site

This seems quite different from the previous plan of making the area a hub for new green industries though. There isn't really anything in that release that states that the new TAFE will incorporate "advanced manufacturing, clean-tech and environmental industries," only that it will "provide trainin...
by BenJ
Sat Oct 31, 2009 12:26 am
Forum: Visions & Suggestions
Topic: Property Council's Adelaide 2036: Building on Light's Vision
Replies: 35
Views: 8418

Re: Property Council's Adelaide 2036: Building on Light's Vision

The first point is that the interests of the 1.1 million are supposedly represented and protected by the Planning Act, the council's Development Act and the approval process itself. Supposedly yes, but when Adelaide constantly debates its future, seems to desire change, incapsulating a more vibrant...
by BenJ
Thu Oct 29, 2009 7:06 pm
Forum: Visions & Suggestions
Topic: Property Council's Adelaide 2036: Building on Light's Vision
Replies: 35
Views: 8418

Re: Property Council's Adelaide 2036: Building on Light's Vision

My general concern with the PC proposal is the proposed mechanism. Not only does it deny property owners the rights they now have, but it is vague about the make-up and longevity of the proposed authority. That is exactly the question. Should a relatively small number of property owners in the CBD ...
by BenJ
Wed Oct 28, 2009 6:54 pm
Forum: Visions & Suggestions
Topic: Property Council's Adelaide 2036: Building on Light's Vision
Replies: 35
Views: 8418

Re: Property Council's Adelaide 2036: Building on Light's Vision

Congrats Nathan on the report. That is a really positive step in the right direction. I like the concentration on building the foundation for change rather than specifying exactly what that change should be. Absolutely, we need to get the managing bodies sorted out, whether it be council or governme...
by BenJ
Mon Jun 22, 2009 8:08 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Laneway & Streetscape Projects
Replies: 614
Views: 187738

Re: Fantastic Street Art

Like, I'm thinking opposite the Rundle lantern on the current carpark wall would look pretty special.
by BenJ
Mon Jun 22, 2009 8:03 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Laneway & Streetscape Projects
Replies: 614
Views: 187738

News & Discussion: Laneway & Streetscape Projects

Just thought I'd post a few pics of some pretty amazing installations and prints from a French artist named 'JR'. Something like this would look incredible in Adelaide. I can think of several rather dated buildings in the city that could use this kind of treatment. His website is http://jr-art.net/ ...
by BenJ
Wed May 06, 2009 4:14 pm
Forum: Visions & Suggestions
Topic: #VIS: Riverside (Entertainment Precinct)
Replies: 292
Views: 37191

Re: #VIS: Riverside (Entertainment Precinct)

Why shouldn't a world class central hospital be built on a great site in the centre of our city? There's a very simple answer to that one. Hospitals don't give a city a sense of life, energy or creativity, hospitals don't bring in tourists, hospitals remind people of sickness and death. Do you real...
by BenJ
Sat May 02, 2009 7:24 pm
Forum: Visions & Suggestions
Topic: #VIS: Riverside (Entertainment Precinct)
Replies: 292
Views: 37191

Re: #VIS: Riverside (Entertainment Precinct)

The more I think about it, maybe it would be best to go for an amazing riverbank precinct, forget the new stadium and keep upgrading Adelaide oval instead so that it can host world cup games etc. Given the current economic climate this might be more feasible and could be seen as the responsible appr...
by BenJ
Sun Apr 26, 2009 9:41 pm
Forum: Visions & Suggestions
Topic: #VIS: Riverside (Entertainment Precinct)
Replies: 292
Views: 37191

Re: #VIS: Riverside (Entertainment Precinct)

Here's a website for those interested. Also interesting to see how the precinct is marketed and advertised. There's A LOT to see and do.
http://www.visitsouthbank.com.au/
by BenJ
Sun Apr 26, 2009 9:36 pm
Forum: Visions & Suggestions
Topic: #VIS: Riverside (Entertainment Precinct)
Replies: 292
Views: 37191

Re: #VIS: Riverside (Entertainment Precinct)

I think people should stop thinking about a Riverside precinct in terms of Melbourne's Southbank or the MCG and tennis centre precinct. I just spent the weekend in Brisbane and I have to say that their Southbank is Sooooooooo much better than Melbourne's in terms of design, free public space and gen...
by BenJ
Mon Apr 06, 2009 11:54 am
Forum: Visions & Suggestions
Topic: #VIS: Riverside (Entertainment Precinct)
Replies: 292
Views: 37191

Re: #VIS: Riverside (Entertainment Precinct)

The idea of funding this with PPPs in the current economic climate seems a little fanciful at the moment and I don't like the timeline involved. They've stated that no work on this would really begin until at least 3 years into the Liberal's first term in government. A lot can happen in that time. R...
by BenJ
Sat Oct 11, 2008 1:42 am
Forum: Visions & Suggestions
Topic: Discussion: Development of Adelaide Railyards
Replies: 292
Views: 43818

Re: Development on Westend railyards

Unless we have something NEW to add to this debate, let's not waste bandwidth just going over and over the same argument. Totally agree Monotone. I think I was participating in this debate about six months ago and it looks like it hasn't changed or moved forward since. In the interest of everyone's...
by BenJ
Sat Aug 23, 2008 7:01 pm
Forum: Visions & Suggestions
Topic: Victoria Square Visions
Replies: 260
Views: 32350

Re: Victoria Square Visions

That metal beam tower really reminds me of the obelisk in Buenos Aires, Argentina. http://members.pcug.org.au/~alanlevy/Thumbnails/Images/Peru/Obelisk.JPG As you can see from the picture, there is a heap of traffic around a small square there which funnily enough was devoid of people when I was ther...
by BenJ
Mon Jul 14, 2008 9:00 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide City Council
Replies: 3629
Views: 583079

Re: ACC Stripped of Powers!

I too think this is a positive move as long as the new people in charge think that design and quality of architecture is important. For all the council bashing going on, I'm interested to know what Clr Yarwood thinks about this as someone who has readily engaged with our forum in a very constructive...
by BenJ
Tue May 13, 2008 5:16 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [COM] SGIC Building > GHD Building Redevelopment
Replies: 246
Views: 27053

[COM] Re: #U/C: SGIC Refurbishment

Wouldn't that just be the changed bottom section and new windows? The picture of the completed redevelopment outside the building looks like that's all they're doing.
A great improvement yes, but damn I hate that concrete look. Anyone to do the Hilton now?