4578RepliesThis makes interesting reading: http://www.kpmg.com/HU/en/IssuesAndInsi ... t-2011.pdfLast reply by Norman in CBD Development 22 minutes ago
602RepliesAdelaide looks so beautiful in those pictures.Last reply by monotonehell in Picture Posts 2 hours ago
56RepliesVisionary to some, obvious to others, a shocking prospect to the remainder. I was amazed to read the majority of SA people want some sort of nuclear future here. Bring it on I say. Full lifecycle. Maybe even carve off a small parcel of land for waste storage, not part of 'South Australia' anymore. That way there's no waste storage here. It's in that other area called the 'Central Territory'. Perception matters. From The Advertiser: A $20...Last reply by monotonehell in Visions & Suggestions 2 hours ago
44RepliesAdelaide has a wonderful unique layout. Victoria Square in the very middle of the city and then another 4 squares surrounding it (Whitmore, Hurtle, Light and Hindmarsh). In my opinion the four squares are by far the biggest wasted potential of Adelaide. Currently they are unused, wasted and ugly spaces. Mainly ugly trees and some grass. If done well, i think each square could become an attraction in itself. I think we could do better than just using them as pretty sitting spaces. I think the...Last reply by thecityguy in The Pub 3 hours ago
46RepliesFrom the advertiser. DEVELOPMENT : New suburb approved 03apr06 FINAL approvals have been given for the biggest housing development in 20 years in Adelaide's southern suburbs. Plans for the first stage of Seaford Meadows, a new suburb that will house 6000 residents, have been approved by Onkaparinga Council. Onkaparinga Council General Manager Terry Sutcliffe said: "It's the equivalent of adding another Walkerville to Adelaide." The 130ha Land SA project is valued at $500...Last reply by neoballmon in Metropolitan Development 3 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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