Howie wrote:I'd like to see some incentives to get some of the companies from the northern suburbs (e.g. such as CSC in technology park) into the CBD. Most of the guys in the IT field that I know of prefer working in the City than in the 'burbs, it gives you a chance to network with people in your own profession - and it'll help these companies fill some of the skill shortages they're facing especially in IT and engineering.
I'd like to see office high-rises in Noarlunga, Glenelg, at the Port, in Elizabeth and around Salisbury.
At present these 'suburbs' have only shopping malls and houses, but if a decent urban streetscape could be built up, the metropolitan region would be much better off, I think. Each could have its speciality: the Bay could have upmarket boutique offices with ocean views, Elizabeth or Salisbury could house major industry offices, the Port shipping/tourism companies and Noarunga perhaps Aussie Wheat Board (or whatever is replacing it) and other agricultural-type businesses.
To centralise on Adelaide is to belie the 60km radius Adelaide has developed, and while I support the majority of businesses going there, I think a certain amount of decentralisation is better. Of course, this preclude low-rise offices in the suburbs which are car-dependent. So I guess I do advocate centralisation, just not quite to the same scale as you, Howie.