South Road Superway Announced
Last Updated on Thursday, 15 October 2009 17:20 Written by Howie Thursday, 15 October 2009 12:35
Just announced, is the South Road Superway which will connect Regency Road, to the Port River Expressway. It's been mentioned on Premier Mike Rann's Twitter that at $812m this is the biggest single road project on record.
South Road Superway to connect Regency Rd, Port River Expressway
October 15, 2009 12:00pm
UPDATED: Regency Road will be connected to the Port River Expressway via an elevated road platform called the South Road Superway.
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and Premier Mike Rann announced the $812 million Superway in Adelaide this morning.
The Federal Government and State Government will share the cost of the project using funds previously allocated to unspecified road projects.
The Superway will be 4.8km long in total, including a 2.8km stretch elevated 10 metres above the existing road.
It is predicted the Superway will reduce travel times by up to seven minutes for the 45,000 vehicles that use that section of South Rd every day.
It will also help link freight carriers from the Regency Park industrial precinct to areas such as Port Adelaide, Outer Harbour, the airport and Islington rail terminal.
The project - to begin in March next year and be completed by December 2013 - will involve the creation of 2750 jobs.
The majority of the route will go through industrial land. Only three properties will need to be acquired for the project to proceed.
It will involve:
A 2.8KM road bridge elevated 10m above the existing road between Wing St and Taminga St.
MODIFICATIONS of 1.7km of South Rd between Taminga St and Regency Rd.
UPGRADES to the local road system.
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, who helped unveil the project, said the government is proud to be involved.
"We're proud to be supporting this project, we're proud to be investing half a billion dollars worth of Australian government finance into this project, and also to support these 2,750 jobs that will come off the construction and furthermore to support also this critical piece of South Australia's long term infrastructure needs,'' he said.
For more discussion check out our South Road Superthread :)
Glenside Redevelopment - $67m Shopping Complex
Written by Howie Wednesday, 14 October 2009 07:55
AdelaideNow has more details on the Glenside retail component of this development.
DESIGNS for a $67 million shopping and office precinct, which developers say has the potential to create more than 800 jobs on land within the Glenside Hospital Campus, were unveiled yesterday.
Commercial Retail Group yesterday lodged a development application for the 15,000sq m project with Burnside Council.
The plans include underground parking for 800 cars, cafes, a restaurant and piazza for alfresco dining.
The existing Foodland supermarket and shopping centre – on the north-eastern corner of Fullarton and Glen Osmond roads – would be demolished and replaced by the new precinct.
Commercial Retail Group, the owner of the centre, has described the plan for the area of land known as Precinct 4 in the State Government's Glenside master plan as a "visionary village".
The developer has the first opportunity to buy the land under a State Government agreement.
"The defining feature is a `tree platform' of pavilion roofs inspired by the significant trees within which the centre will be integrated," CRG general manager Mike Rutherford said yesterday.
"The result will be a naturally-lit, open and airy structure with a boulevard, mall, cafes and restaurants, market areas, shops, a supermarket, piazza and outdoor dining."
The shopping precinct would also have a new Foodland, if approved.
In 2007, the State Government announced it would sell 42 per cent of the Glenside Hospital site for a housing and commercial precinct.
Two weeks ago, State Parliament's Environment, Resources and Development Committee rejected the Government's proposal for Glenside.
Planning Minister Paul Holloway has received its findings and is considering further options.
For more discussion check out our Glenside Redevelopment thread here.
Weather report from Penthouse of Conservatory
Last Updated on Friday, 09 October 2009 10:14 Written by Howie Friday, 09 October 2009 10:10
Thanks to James Hines for sending this youtube video of Channel 10 News doing the weather report from the penthouse of Conservatory on Hindmarsh building last night.
For more discussion check out the forum thread here.
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