South Australia

Adelaide Festival Centre at night with River Torrens in the foreground

SA Government calls for feedback on Late Night Code of Practice

SOUTH Australians are being urged to have their say on the impact and effectiveness of the Late Night Trading Code of Practice, which was introduced to crackdown on alcohol-related abuse and violence in and around licensed venues.

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Artist's impression of proposed Eclipse tower in Adelaide

Plans unveiled for $100 million Eclipse tower in Adelaide

A NEW $100 million, 29-storey tower comprising 272 apartments and rising more than 94 metres into the city skyline could become Adelaide's tallest residential building, after a development application was lodged with South Australia's Development Assessment Commission.

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Forest near Brinkley, SA

Draft SA approval bilateral agreement released for public comment

THE Australian and South Australian governments this month released a draft bilateral agreement for approvals under national environment law for public comment.

Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt said that he is committed to reducing the regulatory burden on business by streamlining the environmental approvals process and is working with state and territory governments to develop a 'one-stop shop' for environmental approvals.

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Cover of 'The Planning System We Want'

Final report of SA's Expert Panel calls for major overhaul of planning system

THE South Australian Government last week welcomed the release of the final report from the Expert Panel on Planning Reform, which outlines 22 reforms that aim to support the development of an effective, efficient and enabling planning system.

Planning Minister John Rau thanked the Panel, headed by Brian Hayes, for their work and said he will carefully consider the report before seeking cabinet approval for taking legislative changes to the Parliament in the first quarter of the New Year.

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Snowtown Wind Farm

Second stage of Snowtown wind farm officially online

SOUTH Australian Premier Jay Weatherill and Sustainability and Environment Minister Ian Hunter last week officially opened Stage 2 of the Snowtown Wind Farm, which has more than tripled the capacity of the operation and made it the state's largest wind farm.

The Snowtown Wind Farm, which spans more than 30 kilometres and has been generating electricity on the Hummocks and Barunga ranges since 2008, is located approximately 170 kilometres north of Adelaide and owned by New Zealand company Trustpower.

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Artist's impression of Torrens Road

Two consortia shortlisted for Torrens Road to River Torrens project

THE Australian and South Australian Governments last week announced that two consortia have been shortlisted for the major works contract of the $896 million Torrens Road to River Torrens Project.

The major works contract involves the delivery of an upgraded 3.7 kilometre section of South Road between Torrens Road and the River Torrens, including a 2.5 kilometre section of non-stop travel, with 1.4 kilometres of lowered (non-stop) motorway under the Outer Harbor Rail line and Port and Grange Roads.

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The Square at Woodville West

Next stage of Woodville West development now available

THE South Australian Government last week announced that the second stage of the $130 million development, The Square at Woodville West, is being released to market following the sell-out success of Stage 1.

Minister for Housing and Urban Development John Rau said he anticipates the 81 new homes to be delivered as part of the Stage 2 release will be sought after by purchasers who want to be part of the major renewal under way in Woodville West.

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North Terrace, Adelaide

Cultural change needed to improve planning system in SA: UDIA

PURSUING cultural change and improving efficiencies of South Australia's cumbersome planning system should be among the state's top priorities when it comes to planning reform, according to the Urban Development Institute of Australia (SA).

Responding to the 'Our Ideas for Reform' report released in August by SA's Expert Panel on Planning Reform, the UDIA's formal submission is supportive of many reforms, including rationalising planning zones and associated rules across councils, and improving the professionalism of planning assessment panels.

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