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Victoria Square Redevelopment

Victoria Square Redevelopment

It's finally happening!  Check out the latest here.    

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Adelaide's Biomedical Precinct

Check out the latest on Adelaide's Biomedical Precinct

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Torrens Footbridge

Torrens Footbridge under construction

Check out the latest news on the Torrens Footbridge development.

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Adelaide Oval Redevelopment

For more discussion on the redevelopment, along with links to the construction thread, read on

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Rundle Lantern takes out Architecture Awards

Rundle lantern goes home with three architecture awards.

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Light Square Proposal Approved

The DAC has recently approved the 74-80 Light Square Approval.  Click to read more.

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    great idea about Leigh St As for Gouger Street, the roadway needs major streetscaping. For a 1 laned, cafe and restaurant street, its ruled by cars. End the 45 degree carparks, narrow the roadway and increase the width of the footpaths. Gouger Street has way more potential than a car traffic funnel that it currently is Both Rundle and Gouger suffer from having a...
    Last reply by Ben in CBD Development 4 hours ago
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    Great news for Eyre Peninsula after years of neglect in this quarter. From today's Advertiser: $30m rail link a win for farmers MATT WILLIAMS May 14, 2007 02:15am THE $30 million upgrade of the Eyre Peninsula rail system "provides a future" for grain growers trying to recover from the drought. Eyre Regional Development Board chief executive Mark Cant said upgrading the Port Lincoln-Wudinna and Port...
    Last reply by GoodSmackUp in Infrastructure/Transport Development 5 hours ago
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    Plan put forward for two, six-storey apartment and shopping towers on The Parade in Norwood Eugene Boisvert Sunday Mail (SA) August 02, 2015 12:00AM http://resources1.news.com.au/images/2015/08/01/1227466/284857-2f459f26-381a-11e5-91bd-30399efe5980.jpg An artist’s impression of the apartments planned for next to the Bath Hotel in Norwood. Picture: Connekt A NORWOOD hotel owner has lodged plans for two, six-storey...
    Last reply by Blimp in Metropolitan Development 11 hours ago
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    http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=56698 New marina set to improve Port River 12:41 AEST Sun Jul 31 2005 AAP A state-of-the-art marina precinct will be constructed at Port Adelaide by the South Australian government. Costing $21 million, the marina will help to reduce the environmental impact on the Port River using modern technologies to reduce waste from boats. With space for more than 180 vessels, the marina will incorporate a boating and industry precinct to...
    Last reply by Allkai in Metropolitan Development 14 hours ago
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    Channel 7, Adelaide, Seven News, John Riddell and Jane Doyle 30 May 2016 6:07 PM The Barossa's Warren reservoir and the mid-north's Bundaleer reservoir have been filled with thousands of native fish in what is expected to be a boost for regional tourism. Fishing has been allowed at the Warren dam since 2010. Silver perch are fully protected in the Murray River, so the reservoirs will be the only place in SA where they can be legally caught. If Fisheries approves, anglers could take both silver...
    Last reply by rhino in Regional Development 15 hours ago

Adelaide tops cities survey, Sydney last

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.


Source : http://au.news.yahoo.com/a/-/latest/7393368/adelaide-tops-cities-survey-sydney-last/


Calling for contributions for S-A Vic Square submission

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

We haven't had a chance to analyse this yet, but for your viewing pleasure.

Vic Square Masterplan



For more discussion check out our forum thread here.



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