884RepliesI'll update this each month to show where we are at with the big three, Santos, CC1 and Bentham. It's not 100% to scale, but it's a good indication http://pic10.picturetrail.com/VOL343/2004633/4289541/118057959.jpg Current Heights http://pic10.picturetrail.com/VOL343/2004633/8894707/126383240.jpg Cheers As you can see CC1 is setting a cracking pace, and Santos is taking a crack at...Last reply by Will in CBD Development 43 minutes ago
178Repliesfunny how everything that was once taken away from the city is now slowly being brought back in. What used to be in the space where the large Globalize shop is now in the Regent ? That was one of the grand cinemas there. If you go up into globalize, look up the projectionist's booth is still there (look for around 5 pigeon holes in the wall up high. I'm trying to recall what space is still left up there that was cinema. Globalise is in the...Last reply by Waewick in CBD Development 1 hour ago
373RepliesCurrent render http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v246/michaelchristhomas/img-4081004-0001.jpg Old render of the 115 King William development http://www.sensational-adelaide.com/images/pascot/115_kws.jpgLast reply by Waewick in CBD Development 2 hours ago
678RepliesIf worse comes to worst, seeing as this project actually appears to have two 'towers', the taller southern building and the shorter northern setback, maybe it would be logical to proceed with one or the other, and hold off on the other section until market conditions improve or a substantial pre-commitment is issued to warrant its construction? Using this and the subdivision of office space like AoP would probably help this one move along in its current...Last reply by ghs in CBD Development 2 hours ago
2765RepliesI'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 ml69 in CBD Development 16 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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