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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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  • 245Replies
    This is quite a big piece of land opposite "The Gallery Apartments". Type: Development Application Received Application Number: DA/607/2010 Lodgement Date: 11/08/2010 Location: 176-186 Morphett Street, ADELAIDE SA 5000 Description: Demolish existing buildings and construct 16 level residential apartment building with ground floor retail and car parking at basement, ground and 1st level.
    Last reply by mshagg in CBD Development 21 minutes ago
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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 Allkai in CBD Development 59 minutes ago
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    speaking of beer gardens, how long has that new bar - Curious Squire, been open for on O'Connell Street. Looks good and busy and a great location, especially when the Adelaide Oval is done. Weent past today and had no idea this place existed. Even that podium from the previous restaurant is still there, nice spot to look over the city skyline
    Last reply by Vee in The Pub 1 hour ago
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    20pc 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 [Shuz] in Infrastructure/Transport Development 1 hour ago
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    From 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 bits in Infrastructure/Transport Development 8 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.


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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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