10RepliesHoly shit, dude! You made this? That's awesome! I love the idea of having a BMX track boardwalk. I think that's absolutely brilliant. I definitely have a hard on for wooden boardwalks surrounded by trees, under a canopy created by those very same trees. The Immersion Rainforest from Adelaide Zoo is a great example of something similar done very right in my opinion. I'd absolutely love to see something like this actually incorporated into a real plan for Adelaide's future. I think maintaining...Last reply by peachy in Visions & Suggestions 12 minutes ago
862RepliesCheck out the webpage that the city council just put up about the consultation http://www.adelaide.sa.gov.au/council/p ... _cornu.htm Loads of information, including 3 possible outcomes for the Makris group (who currently owns the land). 1st one is a very basic street level complex, 2nd is a higher level complex. 3rd is the render of what we've all seen, which is mixed retail/apartment with leisure and cinema facilities. Obviously third would be preferable for most of us. There's also a...Last reply by JAKJ in CBD Development 1 hour ago
1191RepliesWell you'll always hear the guys over at railpage complaining about how Adelaide Station has been ruined. For the most part I agree, but in a way the old station did need a interior redesign. Even now it still does, the capacity of the station during peak hour is pathetic. Balconies on the building would make it even worse. At least the exterior of the building has remained largely untouched after the redevelopment of the area in the late 1980s. It isn't often in Adelaide that there are old...Last reply by Nort in CBD Development 2 hours ago
19RepliesNot long to go now until Masters Adelaide Airport (the second one in South Australia) opens to public! Just asked on Facebook that the store will be open before Christmas but no exact date was announced yet. Opening week may include sausage sizzle, Triple M with Roo & Ditts broadcasting live, a couple of raffles/auctions/giveaways, etc.Last reply by Torrens_5022 in Metropolitan Development 4 hours ago
1183Replies20pc fewer stepping on the train, tram or bus By MATT WILLIAMS 16aug05 THE number of South Australians using public transport has dropped by almost 20 per cent in the past two months. Transport Department figures obtained by The Advertiser show there were 3,607,000 "initial boardings" on the bus, train and tram network in July - down by 18.7 per cent from 4,280,000 in May. The May-to-July boardings fell at almost double the rate of the same period last year, when there was a 9.9 per...Last reply by crawf in Infrastructure/Transport Development 6 hours ago
Adelaide tops cities survey, Sydney last
Written by Howie Tuesday, 15 June 2010 07:38
Adelaide tops cities survey, Sydney last
Adelaide is the country's best-planned and most functional city, while Sydney languishes in last place.
Property groups have commissioned a KPMG audit which ranks capitals on effective city planning, including managing population growth, traffic congestion, and housing affordability.
The audit found smaller cities like Adelaide, Canberra and Darwin functioned the best.
Adelaide shone for being affordable and well-planned, while Brisbane joined its smaller counterparts in scoring well. The Queensland capital was praised for having good planning policies.
At the other end of the scale, the big cities of Melbourne, Perth and Sydney ranked poorly.
Sydney was panned for being unaffordable with too much traffic; planning policies were not great and were not implemented properly.
Melbourne was a mixed bag. The auditors found that good planning policies were in place, but authorities failed to deliver on the ground.
The audit was commissioned by "Built Environment Meets Parliament" (BEMP), an alliance of property groups including the Property Council of Australia and the Australian Institute of Architects.
The average mark for capital cities was 55 per cent. BEMP said the audit was a wake-up call to the federal government to be more hands-on with capital city planning.
Canberra should set a national urban policy with targets, streamline planning approval, and get involved in land release, the group said.
BEMP will hold a summit in parliament house on Wednesday to talk about what should be done.
Calling for contributions for S-A Vic Square submission
Written by Howie Wednesday, 19 May 2010 20:55
We're very excited about the proposed Vic Square redevelopment.
Sensational-Adelaide is currently compiling a feedback document for the Victoria Square redevelopment which will goto the Adelaide City Council for consideration. We've opened a new forum where contributors can add to our submission thread set up by S-A member Wayno. We encourage all members to have a say here.
Vic Square Masterplan Released
Written by Howie Monday, 10 May 2010 14:22
We haven't had a chance to analyse this yet, but for your viewing pleasure.
For more discussion check out our forum thread here.
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