AtD wrote:Try as they might, you can't fight the market. Money talks louder than pensioners, highlighted by the fact the state has overruled the council so many times already.
Aren't councils losing such powers soon anyway?
beamer85 wrote:Projects are still approved and proposed above height limits though such as the twin towers. As ATD said at the end of the day $$ speak louder than words and the council will not say no to millions of dollars of extra revenue to keep a few fossils happy.
Will wrote: And the council will say no to development. They said no to Holdfast Shores, they said no to Platinum, they said no to the Beach-house and they said no to Latitude.
beamer85 wrote:Will wrote: And the council will say no to development. They said no to Holdfast Shores, they said no to Platinum, they said no to the Beach-house and they said no to Latitude.
This is my point exactly and not only were they approved in the end they have been completed....
RHIANNON HOYLE, REAL ESTATE EDITOR
September 01, 2006 12:15am
Article from: The Advertiser
AFTER a decade of controversial developments, including Liberty Towers and the demolition of Magic Mountain, Glenelg's Holdfast Shores precinct is complete.
Holdfast Bay Mayor Ken Rollond said that while some aspects of the development were universally appreciated, he was still angry apartment development had been allowed to go ahead on the beachfront.
"In my opinion, the Pier and Platinum should never have been there," he said. "And I think in another 50 years' time, or less, people will say this should have never been done."
Todd Brown, spokesman for project joint partners Urban Construct and Baulderstone Hornibrook, argued the development had turned Glenelg from an under-utilised coastal stretch to one of SA's most popular tourist and residential destinations.
"Holdfast Shores has injected new life into Glenelg and surrounding suburbs," he said. "As one of the first marina precincts in SA, Holdfast Shores helped set in motion the expansion and popularity of apartment living across the city and the interest and demand for boating activities across the state."
Mr Rollond said there had been some positive outcomes from the development.
"Aspects like the surf club and the Beachouse, which were built back from the beach, were fantastic additions," he said.
"Entertainment for young people is a very important thing. But I guess it's the price we pay for it that's the real issue."
With Stage 2B complete, a function was held by the developers on-site yesterday to celebrate the end of the $500 million development.
A public event will be held by the council on September 24.
Over the next few weeks, residents and visitors will notice retailers moving into the 16 new outlets on Moseley Square, including - facing the square - Starbucks, Nandos and Un Caffe Bar, an Illy coffee concept store.
Beachouse owner and operator Peter Rimington said the response to the redeveloped Magic Mountain site had been "just absolutely incredible".
"It has been going since July 1 and everyone just loves it," he said. "Looking around at not only this development but everything that has happened at Glenelg, I think everyone would agree that what is here now is better than what was here 10 years ago."
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