South Australia

SA Government announces plans for new $16.5m Wayville Station

SOUTH Australian Transport and Infrastructure Minister Tom Koutsantonis yesterday announced plans to build a new $16.5 million Wayville Railway Station near the Adelaide Showground, which will replace Keswick Station and the temporary Showground Central Station.

Mr Koutsantonis said the new station, which will be considered today by the Public Works Committee, reflects the demand for public transport from the increasing number of events held at the Adelaide Showground.

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SA Government brings forward $70m worth of construction projects

THE South Australian Government this week announced that it will bring forward a raft of government construction and housing projects in an effort to stimulate and support the state's housing and construction industry.

Premier Jay Weatherill said that while there were some signs of improvement, with trend figures showing a slight increase in building approvals, the sector needed further support.

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Upgrade of Adelaide's Victoria Square commences

WORK to transform the northern end of Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga into a people-focused space commenced this week, with Adelaide Lord Mayor Stephen Yarwood removing the first sod of dirt to mark the beginning of Stage 1 of the redevelopment.

"This is a historic day for the city and State. The upgrade of Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga will provide a world-class place for people to come together and connect, fitting of a city's primary public square," Cr Yarwood said.

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$2m to help SA integrate transport within The 30-Year Plan for Greater Adelaide

THE Federal Government last week announced that it has provided $2 million to South Australia to help integrate transport planning with land-use planning, through the development of an Integrated Transport and Movement study.

Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Anthony Albanese said the funding will help Adelaide maintain its reputation as one of the world's most liveable cities and allow the city to properly plan for growth.

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AAMI Stadium Precinct DPA released for public consultation

PROPOSED land use changes endorsed by Charles Sturt Council as part of the redevelopment of the AAMI Stadium precinct at West Lakes are now available for public comment, following the release of the draft West Lakes (AAMI Stadium Precinct) Development Plan Amendment (DPA).

The DPA proposes zoning changes to the AAMI Stadium Precinct area to provide opportunities for mixed-use and higher density forms of development through the introduction of an Urban Core Zone and a Main Street Policy Area.

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Plans announced for $14m park-and-ride facility at Tea Tree Plaza

THE South Australian Government this week announced plans to build a $14 million multi-level car park at Modbury to provide safe and secure park-and-ride facilities for passengers of Adelaide's most popular public transport corridor, the O-Bahn busway.

Mr Weatherill said the government is wholeheartedly committed to improving Adelaide's public transport system, with a total of $17.1 million being invested in better car parking, bike storage and improved safety and amenities along the O-Bahn network.

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Adelaide's Bank Street transformation unveiled

ADELAIDE'S rejuvenated Bank Street, which connects North Terrace and Hindley Street, was this week unveiled by the South Australian Government, who held a launch party to celebrate the completion of works to transform the laneway.

Planning Minister John Rau said the treatment of Bank Street and its partial closure to traffic is the next stage of connecting laneways between the Riverbank Precinct and the Central Market, which began with an upgrade to Leigh Street.

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SA Parliament passes law to encourage small licenced venues in Adelaide

SOUTH Australia Parliament this week passed the Liquor Licensing (Small Venue Licence) Amendment Bill, which amends the Liquor Licensing Act 1997 to provide for a new category of liquor licence aimed at the owners of small venues.

The Small Venue Licence is part of a strategy to increase Adelaide's vibrancy and encourage a small venue culture in the city, which also involves the reinvigoration of the city's laneways, by making it easier for entrepreneurs to set up a variety of licensed businesses in the city.

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Adelaide's South Road Superway on track to finish this year

ADELAIDE'S $812 million South Road Superway, South Australia's biggest single investment in a road project and the State's first elevated roadway, is on track to open before the end of this year.

Federal Infrastructure and Transport Minister Anthony Albanese and South Australian Transport and Infrastructure Minister Tom Koutsantonis this week visited the site to inspect the progress of construction work.

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Expert panel to take lead on SA planning reform

SOUTH Australian Planning Minister John Rau this week announced that an independent expert panel will take the lead on a project to update South Australia's 20-year old planning legislation and help maintain the State's reputation as a leader in planning reform.

Mr Rau the Planning Improvement Project will modernise planning processes, allow for an exhaustive and community driven review of the State's planning system and support Adelaide's transformation into one of the world's great small cities.

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Rundle Mall redevelopment works commence

ADELAIDE City Council's $30 million Rundle Mall Redevelopment project has moved ahead, with work to transform the precinct into an exciting and economically prosperous retail precinct and revitalised civic core commencing yesterday.

Lord Mayor Stephen Yarwood and Chairman of the Rundle Mall Management Authority (RMMA), Theo Maras, removed the first pavers at the eastern end of the shopping strip to mark the beginning of the redevelopment.

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Adelaide City Council endorses Draft Residential and Main Street Development Plan Amendment

ADELAIDE City Council last week announced that it has adopted a set of draft policies to form the Draft Residential and Main Street Development Plan Amendment (DPA), which will now be sent to the Minister for Planning for his approval to commence public consultation.

According to the Council, the draft DPA focuses on the remainder of the city not already covered by the State Government's Capital City DPA, which was finalised in October 2012 and focuses generally on the area bordered by Gouger Street, West Terrace, North Terrace and East Terrace.

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Renewal SA opens EOI process for affordable housing and mixed-use development in CBD

RENEWAL SA, the recently-established authority tasked with delivering affordable housing and coordinating urban renewal, has launched an Expression of Interest and Market Sounding Process to deliver innovative and affordable housing and mixed-use development on State Government owned land within the Adelaide CBD.

Renewal SA Chief Executive Fred Hansen said the government is looking to partner with organisations to achieve creative solutions that meet the affordable housing demand and provide greater housing choices for people who want to enjoy the benefits of city living.

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