Adelaide Festival Centre wants to revamp River Torrens precinct
ADELAIDE'S Festival Centre has presented its vision for integrating the arts precinct into the Torrens riverbank, in a passionate pitch to the Government.
Just like the Casino
, the FC has its vested interests. Glossy renders are nice, but i hope the IDC is requiring all stakeholders (FC, Casino
, Hotel, ACC, State Govt, Property Council, Etc) to formally state in WORDS what they believe to be the primary problems
within the riverbank district. A picture tells a thousand words but that's far from enough.
For example, FC Management could state these problems & opportunities from their perspective (just a few examples):
* Problem: The FC building currently has it's back to the Torrens Riverfront Precinct. All interaction with the FC is undercover and to the south & east of the building. This means the FC is an overall detractor from a riverbank perspective. Answer: Activate the north & west sides to enliven the riverbank district (HOW to activate is a separate question)
* Opportunity: Increase FC revenue by XX% based on offering these new/additional events types (event type a,b,c) coincident with increased number of people in the area before/after AO sporting events. This will have the flow on effect of making the overall precinct more successful.
* Opportunity: Increase FC revenue by XX% by offering these additional services (cafe, restaurant, bar, child minding services, whatever, etc)
* Opportunity: Increase FC revenue by XX% by offering FC-owned outdoor events that appeal to Gen Y in a newly created event space
Each stakeholder will have their own list. The IDCs job is to consider all problems/opportunities and build a solutions that works. No surprise many will overlap (e.g. FC & Casino
& Hotel & Conv Centre will all want a slice of the potential cafe, bar, restaurant takings). The IDC must handle such conflicts and resolve in a manner best suited to the interests of the Stakeholders, SA business and SA population (translated; whatever approach results in most votes at the next election