South Australia

Draft blueprint for Adelaide's north unveiled by SA Government

SOUTH Australian Planning Minister John Rau last week unveiled a detailed blueprint for growth in Adelaide's north over the next 30 years, the draft Playford Growth Area Structure Plan, along with two proposed Ministerial Development Plan Amendments (DPAs) to implement the Structure Plan.

The draft Structure Plan provides a vision for the study area to potentially accommodate 38,000 additional dwellings, 103,000 additional people and 43,000 additional jobs, underpinned by a number of design principles and objectives to promote economic activity, encourage liveability, enhance accessibility and protect the environment.

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Woolworths commits to Playford Alive Town Centre

WOOLWORTHS Limited is set to build a retail hub at Playford Alive's major town centre development, with construction expected to commence in March next year and be completed in early 2015.

The development, located on Peachey Road in Munno Para, north of Curtis Road, will include a Woolworths supermarket, Big W discount department store and a range of specialty shops and form a key component of the Playford Alive urban renewal project on the northern fringe of Adelaide.

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Bowden's pedestrian and cycle friendly streets officially opened

BOWDEN'S first pedestrian and bike friendly streets have officially opened, with Fifth, Sixth, Seventh and part of Gibson streets opening for full public use last week following the completion of stage one of the roads and parks works.

The streets feature high quality pavements, landscaping, street furniture and artwork, provide opportunities for socialising and rest and encourage pedestrian and cycle friendly vehicle speeds of 25-30 kilometres per hour, with parking limited and generally on one side only.

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Citizen jury to make recommendations for vibrant and safe Adelaide

THE South Australian Government will task a randomly-selected citizen jury with making policy recommendations to help ensure that Adelaide is both vibrant and safe, in light of community concern about alcohol-fuelled violence.

The project, to be operated by independent research organisations newDemocracy and The Australian Centre for Social Innovation, will involve a panel of 40 local people considering evidence from a range of community stakeholders on the question of how to make Adelaide vibrant and safe.

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Draft Adelaide City Council Business Plan and Budget 2013-14 released

ADELAIDE City Council's draft 2013-14 Business Plan and Budget, which outlines the city's key services and initiatives and details $48 million worth of new projects for the financial year ahead, has been released for consultation.

The projects include the major upgrade to the northern end of Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga and the Rundle Mall redevelopment, as well as the development of a new City Library in Rundle Place and upgrades to roads, footpaths and street lighting.

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SA Government introduces new Bill to boost urban renewal projects

SOUTH Australian Planning Minister John Rau last week announced the introduction of proposed new laws into Parliament that aim to provide a boost to urban renewal projects and limit urban sprawl.

The Housing and Urban Development (Administrative Arrangements) (Urban Renewal) Amendment Bill 2013 seeks amendments to the Housing and Urban Development (Administrative Arrangements) Act 1995 and the Development Act 1993.

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Consultation begins on Magill development plan

THE South Australian Government last week announced that proposed land use changes on the former Magill Training Centre site at Woodforde is now available for public comment, following the release of the draft Development Plan Amendment (DPA).

Planning Minister John Rau said the proposed land use changes in the Glen Stuart Road, Woodforde (Magill Training Centre) DPA are aimed at providing a range of housing types, including affordable housing opportunities.

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SA Government proposes new park-and-ride facility for Mt Barker

SOUTH Australian Transport and Infrastructure Minister Tom Koutsantonis this week confirmed plans to construct a new park-and-ride facility in Mt Barker, which will provide an additional 400 car spaces in addition to the existing 100-space facility adjacent the Mt Barker Steamranger station.

Mr Koutsantonis said the government plans to seek development approval so that work can begin mid-year on the park-and-ride facility and a bus turn around to support the expected growth of Mt Barker.

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SA laws to streamline housing approvals now in effect

SOUTH Australian Planning Minister John Rau last week announced that new laws introduced to streamline planning approvals for code compliant new housing are now in effect, as part of government measures to reduce red tape and stimulate the construction industry.

The Development (Private Certification) Amendment Bill, which was passed by Parliament late last year, amended the Development Act 1993 provide for the private certification of planning applications for low-risk, low-impact residential development.

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New developer appointed for Adelaide's Bowden development

THE South Australian Government last week announced the appointment of a new developer to deliver more apartments for the $1.1 billion Bowden development, following the successful sell out of the first two apartment buildings.

Housing and Urban Development Minister Tom Koutsantonis said South Australian construction group Tagara Builders is expected to release a further 35 architecturally-designed apartments for off-the-plan purchase by mid-year.

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Renewal SA receives 16 EOIs to develop state government-owned land in Adelaide

THE South Australian Government last week said it has received a strong response from developers and not-for-profit housing providers seeking to deliver affordable housing and mixed-use development on three government-owned sites in the Adelaide CBD.

The Market Sounding and EOI process was initiated by Renewal SA in January to find partner organisations to help it deliver affordable housing on the Playford site on the corner of Angas and Frome Streets; Manitoba site at Carrington Street; and Pope Court (Box Factory) site at Carrington Street.

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SA Government outlines strategic priorities in Economic Statement

SOUTH Australian Premier and Treasurer Jay Weatherill last week released an Economic Statement that provides an assessment of the state's economic prospects and aims to reassert the state's strategic priorities and outline how they will be achieved.

According to the government, the Statement sets out a very clear choice to focus on four areas of the economy that will make the most difference – advanced manufacturing, a vibrant city, clean premium food and mining services.

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Adelaide City Council pushes for heritage protection of 76 buildings

ADELAIDE City Council this week met to formalise its response to the South Australian Planning Minister regarding his intentions to amend Part 1 of the City Centre Heritage Development Plan Amendment (DPA).

The amendment to the DPA, which was released in March 2012 for consultation with the community and landowners, proposes the addition of 78 buildings to the local heritage register and was forwarded to Planning Minister John Rau for approval.

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