105RepliesCommSec report suggests SA economy could be left behind SOUTH Australia continues to underperform economically as a three-speed economy taking hold across the country threatens to leave the state behind, a key quarterly report has warned. The latest CommSec State of the States report says the gap between Australia's best and worst performing states has grown as WA and the Northern Territory...Last reply by Jaymz in The Pub 36 minutes ago
21RepliesI am interested on people's thoughts regarding the relocation of Flinders University to the Adelaide CBD. Having another 20,000-30,000 people in the city every day would be an insane boost to commerce and would be more efficient in general. Locations I think would be good are... 1. The Adelaide Gaol site to the Montefiore Road Bridge. 2. Governors House and the Barracks (Need to be a republic first). 3. West Terrace Cemetery (Cemeteries are a wast of space...but I can see a wee...Last reply by monotonehell in Visions & Suggestions 2 hours ago
14RepliesCurrently on public notification is a proposal by SA Construction Pty Ltd for the construction of the following proposal: 111-113 South Terrace, Adelaide (corner of South Terrace and Owen Street, Adelaide) Construction of an eleven-story residential apartment building, including ground floor office, associated car parking and landscaping Cost: $20 millionLast reply by Dvious in CBD Development 3 hours ago
205RepliesNot Much information on this as it was lodged as part of the new reforms but potentially a big development judging by the cost ($100m) and land size. http://www.commercialrealestate.com.au/ ... pid=418917 S10/2/2012 43-69 Sturt Street ADELAIDE SA 5000 Demolish existing buildings and construction of a multi-level mixed use development incorporating retail/commercial ground floor tenancies and upper level residential apartments along with associated basement car parking and...Last reply by Dvious in CBD Development 6 hours ago
45RepliesIf the Memorial Drive tennis stadium is upgraded it should be from the ground up. No patch up jobs! No half measures like the Adelaide Oval where the stadium was built in halves or worse still like Football Park! The northern stand I think is heritage listed, however if you want a world-class stadium it must come down. No sentimentalities! Same with the vines or ivy on the southern stand. That can always grow back if you really want it. So if the government is serious, no half measures....Last reply by crawf in CBD Development 15 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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