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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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    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 Brando in CBD Development 2 hours ago
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    If 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 Wayno in CBD Development 8 hours ago
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    Two derailments occurred yesterday outside Glengowrie depot, making it three since the upgrade in the same place. The first occurred around the Glenelg side of the triangle as the tram may have sped around the track that has not been upgraded. The second occurred at the crossover on the City side of the traingle. Thousands stranded as two trams come off rails By SAM RICHES 19sep05 TWO separate tram derailments within metres - and minutes - of each other left thousands stranded after...
    Last reply by EBG in Infrastructure/Transport Development 9 hours ago
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    Sounds pretty good! There's good potential that our skyline will continue to expand westwards with this and recent other proposals/developments in the area.
    Last reply by EBG in CBD Development 9 hours ago
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    Well you'll always hear the guys over at railpage complaining about how Adelaide Station has been ruined. For the most part I agree, but in a way the old station did need a interior redesign. Even now it still does, the capacity of the station during peak hour is pathetic. Balconies on the building would make it even worse. At least the exterior of the building has remained largely untouched after the redevelopment of the area in the late 1980s. It isn't often in Adelaide that there are old...
    Last reply by EBG in CBD Development 10 hours ago

Follow up to Height Limit Changes

Here's a follow up to the previous article.  Some of the finer details from today's announcement.


Central Business Area

King William Street (currently 11-29 stories)- Airport Heights in in the Central Business area and 15 for the rest.
Morphett Street (currently 3-15 stories)- 3-15 Storeys
Pulteney Street (currently 4-15 stories)- Airport Heights in the Central Business area and 15 for the rest.
Grote/Wakefield Street (currently 4-20 stories)- Airport Heights in Central Business area and 15 for the rest.
Currie/Grenfell Street (currently 6-29 stories)- Airport Heights in Central Business area and 15 for the rest.
Franklin/Flinders Street (currently 7-20 stories)- Airport Heights in Central Business area and 15 for the rest.

Main Streets

Rundle Mall (Currently 6 storeys) -> Airport Heights, 6 storeys on the Mall.
Rundle Street (Currently 4-6 storeys) -> 6-12 Storeys
Hindley Street (Currently 3-8 storeys) -> 6-15 Storeys
Gouger Street (Currently 5-8 storeys) -> 6-15 Storeys
Sturt/Halifax Street (Currently 4-5 storeys) -> 6 + catalyst sites
O'Connell Street (Currently 3 storeys) -> 6 storeys (south of tynte street) + catalyst sites.

*catalyst sites are allowed to exceed height limits.

City Edges

South Terrace (currently 6-7 storeys) -> 10 storeys
North Terrace (currently 6-20 storeys) -> Airport heights in business area and 15 for the rest
West Terrace (currently 5-8 storeys) -> 8-15 storeys
Hindmarsh Square (currently 12 storeys) -> Airport heights
Light Square (currently 12 storeys) -> 15 storeys
Hurtle/Whitmore Square (currently 4 storeys) -> 8 storeys


Vibrant Adelaide - Historic Changes to Adelaide CBD

100 Storeys

At 1pm today Minister John Rau announced significant reforms to the Adelaide City development plan.

The key reforms are :

    Unlimited Height for parts of the CBD (CASA Aviation Limits Permitting)
    Significant Height Increases throughout the rest of the CBD
    *Much* Faster approval times
    Less duplication
    Recognise signficances of streetscape
    For full list see the release below.. or join the discussion on the forum.

Here is the topology of the proposed changes.

This is also a workflow diagram for the new DA approval process (this process could take 180 days under the current system).

This comes shortly after the announcement of a new City Design Review Panel to assess all development applications before the DAC.

We anticipate there will be more announcements in the days to come. This is truly an exciting time to be in South Australia.

We'll continue to bring you the latest on this developing story as details come to light.

For further information and coverage :

For more discussion :


Tonsley Park Redevelopment

The government released the much anticipated Tonsley Park Masterplan today. Along with this flythrough.

You can read more on the Tonsley Park redevelopment and download the full masterplan from their website.


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