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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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    This is from the Advertiser. Rail costing demand 11jan06 THE Opposition has urged the State Government to release all costing documents on its plan to electrify Adelaide's rail system. Transport spokesman Iain Evans said the Government needed "to level with the community and release those costings today". TransAdelaide is undertaking a feasibility study into electrifying and upgrading the suburban rail network. I didn't even know they were looking...
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    Pretty much agree with all of this, although it sounds very expensive! But I realise it's just a wish-list. Probably even just the cheaper elements would make a huge difference. Are there some good examples in other cities of 4/5+ level retail that 'work'? One taller example is Tunjungan Plaza in Surabaya. This was built on a continuous spiral rather...
    Last reply by Wayno in Visions & Suggestions 25 minutes ago
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    This deserves its own thread, split from the CBD General Thread.. viewtopic.php?f=7&t=739&p=120192#p120192 Okay, here's some great news on this project. The development will have 4 street frontages, and will be 30+ levels! Currently undergoing development approval with formal lodging within a few weeks. Will have more info then. Will update this post as more information is provided. Architects : Pruszinski Architects
    Last reply by slenderman in CBD Development 39 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 monotonehell in The Pub 1 hour ago
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    These are going up in all the mainland capitals. Just looks like some big advertising screen. Might add some much needed flashiness to the west end of the mall - the Myer Centre killed that. http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b318/chrismicik/cx.jpg
    Last reply by [Shuz] in CBD Development 2 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

http://www.adelaidecitycouncil.com/ADCCWR/Static%20Assets/vst/data/docs/vst_masterplan.pdf

 

For more discussion check out our forum thread here.

 

   

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