South Australia

SA Government approves AAMI Stadium Precinct DPA

THE South Australian Government last week announced approval of land use changes required for the redevelopment of the AAMI Stadium precinct, following an extensive consultation process that has resulted in a number of amendments to the draft plan that was released earlier this year.

Planning Minister John Rau said the West Lakes (AAMI Stadium Precinct) Development Plan Amendment (DPA) supports a vibrant mixed-use development for the western suburbs. He added that the site presents a good opportunity for a range of housing options that are close to services, public transport and open space.

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SA Government approves Woodville Station DPA

THE South Australian Government last week announced approval of the Woodville Station Development Plan Amendment (DPA), which aims to support a mix of medium to high-rise housing and complementary land uses on a site adjacent to the Woodville Railway Station.

Planning Minister John Rau said the precinct, which is located approximately 7.5 kilometres north-west of Adelaide, will allow for housing that is close to shopping, open space and public transport, as well as health and other services.

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SA Government unveils $20m plans to revitalise Adelaide's Parklands

SOUTH Australian Premier Jay Weatherill last week launched a major public engagement process to help revitalise and renew Adelaide's Parklands, with the State Government committing $20 million over four years to deliver demonstration projects in the Parklands.

The demonstration projects, which would include playgrounds, sports facilities, community events and improved lighting and pathways, are intended to serve as examples of how the Parklands can be improved and how the government will partner with Adelaide City Council, inner-city councils and the community.

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SA Government releases policy for 18,000-plus new inner-metro homes

SOUTH Australian Premier Jay Weatherill last week announced a new policy that aims to revitalise the inner-metro area and support the development of up to 18,500 new homes through expanded stamp duty concessions, rezoning key inner city areas and a number of other initiatives.

According to the government, stamp duty concessions of up to $21,330 for off-the-plan apartment sales will be expanded to cover newly rezoned inner-metro areas under the 'Housing in the City' policy. The expansion of the targeted stamp duty grants is expected to cost up to $7 million.

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SA Government releases Housing Strategy

DELIVERING more affordable homes for South Australians is the key objective of a new five-year strategy that seeks to increase the overall supply and diversity of high-quality, well-located housing, while also keeping up with population growth and change.

Announcing details of the strategy last week at the National Housing Conference in Adelaide, South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill said ensuring South Australians have an affordable place to call home was a key priority for the government.

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SA Government releases Water Sensitive Urban Design policy

A NEW policy that outlines a comprehensive approach to Water Sensitive Urban Design and its implementation to help reduce the impacts of urbanisation on the natural water cycle and reducing flood risks was last week unveiled by the South Australian Government.

The Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) policy promotes urban design principles that integrate the management of the water cycle into land use and development processes. It seeks to establish clear and consistent objectives and targets for new urban developments and infrastructure and ensure stronger linkages between the urban development and planning system and urban water management.

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Work begins on Mt Barker park-and-ride facility

CONSTRUCTION of a new park-and-ride facility at Dumas Street, Mount Barker has begun, with the new interchange and expanded car parking expected to be ready in early 2014, South Australian Transport and Infrastructure Minister Tom Koutsantonis announced last week.

Mr Koutsantonis said the new facility will help to meet the growing demand from Mt Barker residents for better access to public transport and provide commuters more convenience and flexibility to connect with buses.

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SA Government releases draft Integrated Transport and Land Use Plan

THE South Australian Government last week unveiled its blueprint for South Australia's transport future to support the growth of communities and businesses over the next 30 years, which Premier Jay Weatherill described as the state's most sophisticated and detailed transport plan.

The draft Integrated Transport and Land Use Plan outlines future priorities for trams, buses, rail, roads, ports and cycling infrastructure, with key proposals including the potential for an underground rail link, a radically expanded tram network, the development of high-capacity, high-frequency bus corridors and a non-stop North-South road corridor linking Gawler with Old Noarlunga.

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Agreement paves the way for $350m expansion of Adelaide Casino

THE South Australian Government last week announced that it has signed an agreement with SKYCITY Entertainment Group that paves the way for a $350 million expansion to the Adelaide Casino, beginning with a $40 million investment in its current facilities.

According to the government, the agreement allows Adelaide Casino to expand its gaming operations and include new premium gaming areas. The agreement also extends Adelaide Casino's exclusivity in South Australia until 2035, provides for a new taxation regime and includes the strongest responsible gambling measures applied to any casino in Australia.

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SA Government approves Riverbank Health and Entertainment Areas DPA

SOUTH Australian Planning Minister John Rau last week approved the Riverbank Health and Entertainment Areas Development Plan Amendment (DPA), which aims to facilitate the construction and renewal of the Riverbank precinct and follows a public consultation process that commenced in July this year.

The Riverbank DPA introduces planning changes to allow for the construction and renewal of health, research and entertainment facilities and infrastructure along the Torrens Riverbank, between the Adelaide Festival Plaza and the new Royal Adelaide Hospital site and along North Terrace.

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Adelaide's O-Bahn commuters to get real-time arrival information

THE South Australian Government last week announced that passengers on bus services that run through the three O-Bahn interchanges will be the first to access real-time arrival information when it goes live later this month, before it is progressively rolled out to more than 8,000 stops and stations across Adelaide.

By accessing the Adelaide Metro website, customers will be able to find out when their next bus will arrive, with the information to be available on the site in the form of countdown screens that will be updated every 15 seconds.

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SA Government outlines new Metrocard fares

THE South Australian Government last week unveiled a range of flexible fare options, including a 28-day pass for unlimited travel and discount fares on Sundays and public holidays, that will soon be made available through the new electronic Metrocard ticketing system. 

Premier Jay Weatherill said the new passes and discount fares, which could save daily commuters up to $23.30 per month, will make it cheaper and more convenient for thousands of South Australians and visitors to travel on buses, trains and trams.

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SA Government announces new authority to manage Adelaide Riverbank

THE South Australian Government has announced that a new statutory authority will be established to facilitate events, coordinate development and promote the Adelaide Riverbank Precinct, as well as be responsible for the delivery of the long-term vision and master plans for the precinct.

Premier Jay Weatherill, who made the announcement while inspecting construction progress at Adelaide Oval last week, said the government's Economic Development Board recommended a new authority to sit outside of government agencies to oversee the precinct's development and use.

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