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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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    Wasn't sure where to put this, but i'll talk about it with some mates at the pub tonight. So 'The Pub' seemed appropriate: From the BRW: The South Australian model that would make the Medical Research Future Fund 1000 per cent better Imagine an Australian researcher makes a groundbreaking discovery that may potentially one day rid us of a horrible and intractable disease. We celebrate it as a national achievement…and then watch as a US...
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    $1.5bn plan to build a new RAH MICHAEL OWEN, POLITICAL REPORTER May 24, 2007 02:15am Article from: The Advertiser A $1.5 BILLION plan to relocate the Royal Adelaide Hospital complex to the Adelaide railyards area is being considered by the State Government. The Advertiser understands the plan involves building a new hospital complex west of the Morphett St Bridge, between the Old Adelaide Gaol and the Convention Centre. Senior health sources have told The...
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    It's official. Our stalwart 2000 and 2100 'Jumbo' trains are to be decomissioned. DPTI are taking Expressions of Interest, to be submitted by 6 November. https://www.tenders.sa.gov.au/tenders/t ... er-details Personally I think a number should be sunk offshore to form an artificial reef/fish haven of sorts. NYC did similar with a heap of old Metro trains off the coast of Delaware.
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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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