South Australia

Construction starts on Brickworks Marketplace development at Torrensville

SOUTH Australian Treasurer Tom Koutsantonis last week helped turn the sod to mark the start of construction of the new $65 million Brickworks Marketplace development in Torrensville, which is expected to create more than 800 construction and retail jobs.

Mr Koutsantonis said the 17,000 square metre Marketplace development, which is expected to open in mid 2015, will include a Woolworths supermarket, Big W discount department store, 29 speciality shops including Dan Murphy's and 700 on grade car parks.

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Permanent Adelaide Showground Station officially opens

THE South Australian Government has opened the new permanent Adelaide Showground Station, which was delivered as part of a $110 million State and Federal government funded upgrade of Goodwood Junction to separate the freight and Belair passenger lines from the Seaford (Noarlunga) line.

Located on the south-eastern corner of Anzac Highway and Greenhill Road at Wayville, the station will service the Belair and Seaford passenger lines and provide a permanent service for events held at the Adelaide Showgrounds. The new station replaces both the temporary Showground Station and Keswick Railway Station.

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SA Government releases Planning Reform Policy Paper

A RE-ELECTED South Australian Labor Government will reduce urban sprawl and focus new development with the existing urban footprint, according to a new policy released last week that also aims to provide housing choice, protect agricultural landscapes and minimise infrastructure costs.

The policy paper, Planning Reform – A Driver of Economic Growth, aims to provide a way forward for planning policy in South Australia and seeks to support the foundations laid by the 30 Year Plan for Greater Adelaide and the Integrated Transport and Land Use Plan.

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SA Government announces $46.5m for Adelaide Festival Centre Plaza and car park

THE South Australian Government last week announced a $46.5 million investment that aims to transform the Adelaide Festival Centre Plaza into a unique cultural and entertainment hub within the Riverbank Precinct.

A 1400-space car park will be developed by Walker Corporation to replace the deteriorating Festival Centre Car Park. The new car park will sit under a new plaza space extending all the way to the Festival Centre.

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SA Government approves $1.5bn Ceres wind farm on Yorke Peninsula

THE South Australian Government last week announced conditional approval for the $1.5 billion Ceres wind farm project, which will deliver an estimated 600 megawatts of electricity source through the installation of 197 turbines approximately 20 kilometres south-west of Ardrossan on the Yorke Peninsula.

Planning Minister John Rau said the development, which will connect to the Adelaide electricity grid via an under-sea transmission cable from Port Julia to St Kilda, is expected to be able to power the equivalent of 225,000 South Australian homes a year and avoid the creation of up to 2.5 million tonnes of carbon pollution each year or the equivalent of a 278,000 hectare tree plantation.

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Residential developer selected for Tonsley

THE South Australian Government last week announced it has chosen CIC Australia Limited (CIC) as the preferred developer for a new residential and mixed-use precinct at Tonsley, following an Expressions of Interest process for the 11-hectare site.

The development, which is expected to accommodate up to 1,200 residents and supporting retail and services, will form part of the planned transformation of the former Mitsubishi manufacturing site into a world-class, collaborative and high-value industry, education and residential precinct.

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SA Government approves study into expansion of Roseworthy township

SOUTH Australian Planning Minister John Rau last week announced approval of Light Regional Council's sponsored Statement of Intent (SOI) to enable a study for the 'modest' expansion of the Roseworthy township over the next 15 years.

Light Regional Council has requested the State Government rezone 554 hectares of land to the south of the existing Roseworthy township to allow for the development of approximately 2,000 additional dwellings and significant employment lands.

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SA Government approves second phase of Playford Urban Growth Areas DPA

THE South Australian Government last week announced that it has approved the second phase of the Playford Urban Growth Areas Development Plan Amendment (DPA), paving the way for further housing opportunities in Angle Vale and Playford North.

Planning Minister John Rau said the zoning changes are important for ensuring Adelaide retains sufficient land supply, whilst protecting key agricultural assets like the Virginia food bowl. He said the changes allow for a mix of residential and commercial development and the provision of key social services.

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Bowmans industrial expansion zoning changes approved by SA Government

THE South Australian Government last week announced approval of zoning changes that will allow for the expansion of Australia's largest inland port facility, Bowmans Intermodal Terminal, to help connect South Australian businesses with markets.

Planning Minister John Rau said the changes double the size of the industrial zone at Bowmans, which is located approximately 100 kilometres north of Adelaide, between Port Wakefield and Balaklava.

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Affordable housing development set for Marden

A NEW housing development to be built near the River Torrens Linear Park at Marden will be one of Adelaide's most affordable new residential estates, the South Australian Government announced last week, with the development to feature 66 affordable homes.

Housing and Urban Development Minister Tom Koutsantonis said more than 40 per cent of the 158 new homes proposed to be built at River Street, Marden, will be made available to eligible low and moderate income home buyers as part of the Affordable Homes Program.

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SA Government unveils 20-year vision for Port Adelaide

THE South Australian Government last week unveiled a detailed blueprint that aims to guide the revival of Port Adelaide over the next 20 years with more people, new homes and more jobs.

Housing and Urban Development Minister Tom Koutsantonis said the Port Adelaide Precinct Plan outlines the future vision of the area that will encourage more people to live, work, invest and spend time in the Port.

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Double-decker bus to be trialled in Adelaide

SOUTH Australian Transport Services Minister Chloë Fox last week said an 88-seat double-decker Scania bus will be put through its paces this year as part of a trial to decide whether to include the vehicle in the Adelaide Metro fleet.

Ms Fox said the fully air-conditioned bus has far greater capacity than the standard 47-seat bus and the 67-seat articulated bus and will allow Adelaide Metro to move more people, particularly during peak services.

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Three consortia shortlisted to design and develop Adelaide's new court precinct

THE South Australian Government has shortlisted three consortia to design and develop a new courts precinct in the city, with Activate 40, CBUS and Investec invited to submit proposals for the precinct, which is located on the corner of Gouger Street and King William Road.

In a statement last week, Attorney General John Rau said there is enormous potential in developing the site into the state's most modern piece of courts infrastructure, adding that once completed, the facility will utilise the best in modern technology, including ICT systems.

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