South Australia

New park-and-ride opens at Tea Tree Plaza Interchange

A NEW 700 space park-and-ride facility located adjacent to Tea Tree Plaza Interchange at Modbury opened earlier this month, providing Adelaide Metro customers with secure parking and direct access to the nearby interchange.

In a statement earlier this month, Acting Minister for Transport Services Tony Piccolo said the five-level park-and-ride facility is designed to encourage greater use of the city's upgraded public transport network as well as support the increased use of Metrocards.

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SA Government endorses Playford Growth Areas Structure Plan

THE South Australian Government last week said that following extensive consultation, it has endorsed the Playford Growth Areas Structure Plan and approved the first stage of rezonings for the region, which will provide up to 1,100 residential spaces.

Planning Minister John Rau said the first stage of rezonings incorporates new urban growth areas in Virginia, where infrastructure agreements have been signed by land owners, Playford Council and state infrastructure providers.

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SA Government approves DPA for Magill Training Centre site

THE South Australian Government last week approved the Glen Stuart Road, Woodforde (Magill Training Centre) Development Plan Amendment (DPA), which introduces new zoning to allow for a future low to medium density housing development.

Planning Minister John Rau said the approved DPA will provide for a mix of housing opportunities, including a minimum of 15 per cent affordable housing as well as open space, and follows extensive community consultation that included submissions from the Adelaide Hills Council, neighbouring Campbelltown Council and local residents.

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Contract awarded for North-South Corridor planning study

A CONTRACT for an $8.5 million North-South Corridor planning study between Anzac Highway and the Southern Expressway, including Darlington, has been awarded to a consortium of local consultants that includes Sinclair Knight Merz, SMEC, Wallbridge & Gilbert and Tonkin Consulting.

Federal Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Jamie Briggs said the study will develop an optimised plan for a multi-million dollar upgrade of approximately 8.1 kilometres of South Road between the Anzac Highway and the Southern Expressway and determine the best value transport solution for Darlington.

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SA Expert Panel on Planning Reform releases first report

SOUTH Australian Planning Minister John Rau last week welcomed the first report of the state's Expert Panel on Planning Reform, which was appointed earlier this year to undertake a fundamental review of the state's planning system and provide recommendations for a new system.

Mr Rau said the report, 'What We Have Heard', provides a summary of feedback the panel has received across a range of people in the community, which included more than 1,200 participants from over 75 workshops and sessions conducted across metropolitan and regional South Australia.

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SA Government announces approval for major expansion of Lightsview

AN additional 160 new dwellings will be built in Adelaide's north-eastern suburbs following the South Australian Government's decision to expand the award-winning Lightsview development at Northgate.

Housing and Urban Development Minister Tom Koutsantonis said the State Government has granted approval for the extension of the Lightsview Joint Venture between the government's urban renewal agency Renewal SA and publicly-listed company CIC Australia.

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$240m wind farm project near Keyneton gets the go-ahead

THE South Australian Government this month announced approval for a $240 million, 42-turbine wind farm development near Keyneton in the eastern Mount Lofty Ranges, which could generate enough power for up to 68,000 homes and avoid the creation of approximately 240,000 tonnes of carbon pollution.

Planning Minister John Rau said that since the project application was first lodged about 18 months ago, there has been extensive consultation with the public, relevant government agencies and technical experts, with a number of conditions imposed in response to the consultation process.

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SA Planning Minister downgrades role of independent Development Assessment Panel

ADELAIDE City Council has voiced its dissatisfaction at a decision made by South Australian Planning Minister John Rau to remove the important referral role played by the council's independent Development Assessment Panel (DAP).

Natasha Malani, Chair of Council's City Planning & Development Committee, said the Minister confirmed his intention to remove referrals to DAP for assessing property developments in the city and North Adelaide over $10 million in a letter to the council.

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Consultation period extended for South Australian Integrated Transport and Land Use Plan

WITH almost 3,000 South Australians having already taken the opportunity to provide feedback on the state's first Integrated Transport and Land Use Plan, the government last week announced the consultation period will be extended by seven weeks.

Transport and Infrastructure Minister Tom Koutsantonis said that following the enormous response, the ability for South Australians to provide online, phone and posted feedback would continue until Friday, 17 January 2014.

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SA Government releases draft Gillman master plan

ALMOST 6,000 jobs could be created at Gillman under a draft master plan released last week by the South Australian Government, which identifies more than 240 hectares of land for development as part of a vision for a large scale employment precinct servicing the north-western suburbs of Adelaide.

Housing and Urban Development Minister Tom Koutsantonis said the master plan will enable suitable areas of land in Gillman and Dry Creek to be rezoned for employment uses in order to support the South Australian economy.

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SA Government begins consultation for transport development levy legislation

THE South Australian Government last week released for consultation its draft legislation for a transport development levy to fund improvements to the state's public transport system, as well as a report from consultant Property & Advisory that reviewed the impact of the proposed levy.

Under the draft Transport Development Levy Bill 2013, a levy will be imposed on certain parking spaces within the central business district of the City of Adelaide in order to raise revenue to be used to provide or support programs designed to improve transport services and transport safety.

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More than 3,500 bus and tram stops in Adelaide now connected to real-time transport information

SOUTH Australian Transport Services Minister Chloë Fox last week said that more than 3,500 stops are now connected to Adelaide Metro's Real-Time Passenger Information System, with the system now available for passengers using buses in the North Eastern, Inner Northern and Southern suburbs or any tram service.

Ms Fox said the successful rollout of real-time passenger information for buses travelling through the three O-Bahn interchanges at Klemzig, Paradise and Tea Tree Plaza is being extended and is now available at more than 3,500 stops across Adelaide's bus and tram network.

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New draft strategy to encourage night time activity in Adelaide released for public comment

INCREASED public transport options, improved taxi facilities, 'people-friendly' streets and a number of placemaking and precinct actions plans are some of the 28 strategic objectives contained in a new draft strategy that seeks to encourage more people to stay in the City of Adelaide in the evening.

The draft 'Good Evening, Adelaide' strategy, which was developed by the Adelaide City Council and the South Australian Government through the Capital City Committee, outlines a vision for an "exciting, happening and open City at night, with plenty of authentic and diverse experiences," and where people feel safe and welcome and businesses and entrepreneurs are well supported and engaged.

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