South Australia

Stage 2 of Bowden development released

THE South Australian Government last week announced that Stage 2 of the $1 billion Bowden development has been released to industry, providing developers with another chance to secure parcels of land, following a sell-out of Stage 1.

The second land release comprises two parcels of land on Seventh Street, which will be offered as groups of Torrens Titled allotments for three-storey terrace homes.

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SA Government announces new legislation for affordable housing

SOUTH Australian Social Housing Minister Ian Hunter last week announced that new legislation will be developed to support the growth of not-for-profit housing in South Australia.

Mr Hunter said the new legislation will recognise the importance of not-for-profit housing providers and encourage innovative developments and foster partnerships in the sector to increase the supply of social and affordable housing.

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SA Government announces Urban Renewal Authority Board

THE South Australian Government last week announced the seven-member board of the Urban Renewal Authority, which was established earlier this year in March.

The Authority has been charged with delivering and increasing the supply and diversity of affordable housing and accelerating the renewal of social housing stock to upgrade and refresh suburbs and communities.

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Adelaide City Council endorses 2012-16 Strategic Plan

ADELAIDE City Council last week endorsed its Strategic Plan for 2012-16, which sets out its vision for the city and actions to make it happen and draws on the Council's biggest consultation process to date.

The plan for 'One City, Many Places' features six outcome areas that aim to bring new energy to the city and build upon the current groundswell of innovative new initiatives.

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Rundle Mall Redevelopment Project moving ahead

ADELAIDE City Council last week said the Rundle Mall Redevelopment Project is gathering speed, with detailed designs for Stage 1 nearing completion.

Adelaide-based international design firm, HASSELL, is leading the design process, along with a team of specialists that includes Arup, RLB, Ian Dryden Industrial Designer, Aquatek, Disability Consultant Services, BB Architects, JamFactory, DIADEM and Adelaide Fringe.

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SA Government releases marine park zones

SOUTH Australian Minister for Sustainability, Environment and Conservation Paul Caica last week unveiled the full set of proposed zones for the state's 19 marine parks, following the release in April of proposed sanctuary zones that cover about six per cent of South Australia's state waters.

Mr Caica said marine parks are critical to preserving diverse marine ecosystems and the unique and amazing animals they support and said the proposed zones were developed after extensive state-wide consultation involving key interest groups, local government, local communities and 14 local advisory groups.

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South Australian projects announced under RDAF Round Two

MINISTER for Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government, Simon Crean, last week announced the projects in South Australia to be funded from Round Two of the Regional Development Australia Fund (RDAF).

Seven projects in South Australia, with a total project value of over $94.6, will receive $27.9 million, as part of the $200 million second round of the five-year, $1 billion regional funding program.

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SA Government approves $900m wind farm project

SOUTH Australian Planning Minister John Rau last week said South Australia's mid-north is set to become home to the State's largest wind farm, with final planning consent granted for a 105-turbine development.

Mr Rau said the government has approved Investec Bank Australia's proposed $900 million Hornsdale wind farm, to be built 15 kilometres from Jamestown.

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Adelaide Oval - Riverbank footbridge draft design released

THE South Australian Government last week announced that the draft design of the footbridge that will link Adelaide Oval with the Riverbank Precinct has been released for public comment.

The footbridge, which will be approximately 150 metres long and 8 to 10 metres wide, is a major element of the State Government's plan to reinvigorate the area along the River Torrens, providing a pedestrian link between the Riverbank and Adelaide Oval.

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SA Government selects first developers for Bowden development

THE South Australian Government last week announced that the first contracts to build apartments and three-storey townhouses in the $1 billon Bowden development have been signed, with construction expected to commence by the end of the year.

ACDEV Pty Ltd, Rossdale Homes, Scott Salisbury Homes and Rivergum Homes have been announced as the first four successful developers.

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Adelaide City Council endorses 2012-13 Budget

ADELAIDE City Council has signed off on its business plan and budget for 2012-13, saying it is pushing ahead with an innovative agenda that will bring tangible changes to city streets.

Key public realm priorities to begin this financial year include the Rundle Mall Redevelopment project ($30 million over the next three years) and Stage 1 of the Victoria Square / Tarndanyangga Upgrade ($24 million in funding over the next two years).

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SA Government announces amendments to Barossa and McLaren Vale protection Bills

SOUTH Australian Planning Minister John Rau last week announced that the State Government has proposed a range of amendments to Bills designed to protect the Barossa and McLaren Vale regions from urban sprawl.

While the Bills have already passed the House of Assembly, Mr Rau said he had decided to introduce amendments in the Legislative Council following further feedback from affected councils and members of the community.

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SA Government announces updated Residential Code

THE South Australian Government this month announced that the Residential Code has been updated to help speed up housing planning approvals and save time and money for homebuyers and renovators.

Planning Minister John Rau said the code regulations had been updated to make it easier for applicants and industry to lodge an application and easier for local councils to process. The updated regulations take effect from 1 August 2012.

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