6RepliesI am thinking about buying a unit / apartment next year. Do you guys have any advice on where to buy, where to get finance etc ? I know it can be risky to buy a unit / apartment in a building which has not been built - If you do this then the development might not be constructed for a few years.Last reply by StephenJones in The Pub 1 hour ago
2529RepliesI'll add stuff to this thread as I come across it. Not game to read this whole thing in a single sitting Population Target - Increase permanent population of city to 26,000 by 2010. Increase overnight population to 34,000 by 2010. Both targets are double of the 2001 population figure. End of June 2004: Permanent residents - 14,361 (+627 on 2003, +1,530 on 2001). Way behind target, however when you look at last year's increase compared to the prior years, the pace has improved...Last reply by Joelmark in CBD Development 11 hours ago
1089RepliesThought I'd start off this thread with a bit of an unknown redevelopment. The 12 level tower on the corner of King William and Grenfell St is being re-clad, in an awesome grey black cladding - have a looksey!! http://pic10.picturetrail.com/VOL343/2004633/3879099/104663279.jpg Not bad hey??Last reply by serca in CBD Development 14 hours ago
2RepliesTENS of thousands of people are expected to line northern suburb streets for the royal tour’s “significant” visit to Adelaide which came after lobbying from the South Australian government. Officials anticipate crowds of up to 50,000 will flock to Elizabeth, an area chosen for its close ties with the Royal Family, to catch a glimpse of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The pair will be in Adelaide for two hours. The Sunday Mail can reveal how behind the scenes lobbying from Australian...Last reply by SRW in Events in South Australia 16 hours ago
778Replieshttp://www.adelaide.sa.gov.au/council/p ... l_west.htm Consultation has wrapped up on this project. Key groups involved were SA Water, DAIS, Adelaide Airport, ETSA, other gov branches. You can see their responses at the end of the 2005/02/09 pdf document, and it's overwhelmingly positive. Seems to comply in every way and the groups have all but given their nod to the project (i noticed adelaide airport were noticably silent on the issue). Looks good! Lotsa positive news from the council...Last reply by Honey of a City in CBD Development 1 day 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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