1694RepliesFrom the Advertiser: OVERPASSES COULD SLASH $133m FROM ROAD COSTS By CAMERON ENGLAND and KARA PHILLIPS 05jun06 EXCLUSIVE BUILDING overpasses rather than tunnels on South Rd could shave $133 million off the bill on the blowout-plagued projects, the state's peak resources body said yesterday. The South Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy said engineers in its membership believed the State Government had chosen the most expensive solution to traffic congestion on the city's major...Last reply by rockthenation in Infrastructure/Transport Development 46 minutes ago
268RepliesI guess the videos didn't hold my interest long enough for me to see that then. I very much doubt any of them have considered a usage that would be of real interest to most people. So you're not even bothering to watch/read the proposals, and then complaining that certain things haven't been considered? That takes the cake.Last reply by thecityguy in CBD Development 1 hour ago
154RepliesA huge development. We will hear more about this one soon. This site: http://www.colliers.com.au/news/2015/ma ... 2yL1MB96Uk Description of Proposed Development: Demolition of existing structures and construction of a multi-level mixed use development comprising retail and commercial uses; hotel; student accommodation; residential and serviced apartments, including car parking, landscaping and site works. Detailed Land Uses: Residential - Residential Flat Building Tourist...Last reply by Algernon in CBD Development 1 hour ago
11RepliesThe SA 2014 state election resulted in labor (who wrote the DAC rules years earlier) being voted back into power. I don't recall it being raised as a concern during the election campaign? Nor do i recall Liberals proposing to dismantle DAC powers as an election promise. The DAC exists so government can get on with delivering benefit to the majority, avoid pandering to the few. Are we suggesting democracy doesn't work? Should government really need to carry every individual along for the full...Last reply by Wayno in Metropolitan Development 1 hour ago
363RepliesMy 2 cents worth........ 1. I actually don't mind the design of that high rise in the render, it's neither totally boring or offensive. 2. This should not be the location for a new tallest tower for Adelaide. It would look ridiculous there, unless it was some awe inspiring piece that any city would die for. 3. 40,000sqm of office space probably represents well over a years worth of new office space demand........ way too much. 4. I love this city of course, but it annoys me that almost...Last reply by Will in CBD Development 5 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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