South Australia

SA Government hands down State Budget 2012-13

THE State Budget ensures a stronger future for South Australia, continuing the historic infrastructure spend to support economic growth while taking responsible measures to return the Budget to surplus over the forward estimates, according to the South Australian Government.

Handing down the 2012-13 State Budget last week, Treasurer Jack Snelling said a record revenue write-down has meant the State Government had made tough savings decisions, imposed changes on the public sector and kept new spending to record lows.

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Adelaide City Council formulates response to city planning reforms

ADELAIDE City Council last week said it supports the State Government's new Capital City Development Plan Amendment (DPA) and is putting forward a number of recommendations that it believes will further improve the DPA.

The DPA, announced in March, is part of major reforms to the planning and development system in the city, including a reconsideration of building heights and a new Capital City Zone to stimulate investment across the city.

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Adelaide City Council commits to Victoria Square/Tarndanyangga Masterplan

ADELAIDE City Council said it remains committed to rejuvenating Victoria Square/Tarndanyangga and called for community feedback as part of its 2012-13 draft Business Plan and Budget process.

The plan for Victoria Square, released last week, shows how the full vision can begin through Council's proposed $20 million funding for the initial Victoria Square Masterplan works.

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Hindley Street West to undergo $4 million upgrade

HINDLEY Street West will be rejuvenated in a $4 million upgrade of the University of South Australia's precinct, in the first of a series of measures to improve the city's public spaces.

It is expected that more than $12 million will be invested by the State and Federal Governments, Adelaide City Council and the private sector to rejuvenate the CBD to encourage more people to move into the city.

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Adelaide City Council's draft Integrated Movement Strategy open for public consultation

ADELAIDE Lord Mayor Stephen Yarwood and Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) CEO Rod Hook last week unveiled the vision behind Adelaide City Council's draft Integrated Movement Strategy, which is now open for public consultation.

The draft IMS aims to help deliver an accessible City as set out in Council's draft Strategic Plan 2012-16 by proposing a new approach that gives priority to pedestrians, cyclists and public transport.

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Revised controls to protect Barossa and McLaren Vale

SOUTH Australian Planning Minister John Rau last week introduced a new interim Development Plan Amendment (DPA) to protect the Barossa and McLaren Vale districts from urban sprawl.

Mr Rau said the new DPA provided revised controls to protect the districts in response to community concerns about overly restricted development in the former interim DPA that was introduced last year.

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Property Council launches new blueprint for Adelaide CBD

SOUTH Australia's Premier Jay Weatherill last week launched the Property Council's new vision for Adelaide's CBD, titled 'City of Lights'.

Property Council of Australia (SA Division) Executive Director Nathan Paine said the Premier's decision to launch the new paper is a clear sign of a shared industry-government determination to revitalise the City.

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Adelaide City Council seeks feedback on residential growth plans

ADELAIDE City Council this week released its Draft Residential Growth Policy and Strategy 2012-2016 for public consultation, proposing strategies to broaden the range of housing on offer, encourage more people to live in the city and to support a more sustainable social mix.

The Draft Residential Growth Policy sets out objectives and principles for Council action on residential growth, while the Draft Residential Growth Strategy sets out Council's proposed approaches to facilitating residential population growth and diverse residential development.

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New City Design Review Panel to be established in Adelaide

THE South Australian Government and the City of Adelaide yesterday announced they have reached an historic agreement on a new development regime that aims to put design at the forefront of development approval processes.

Premier Jay Weatherill said the establishment of a City Design Review Panel would inject expert design thinking into development proposals from the beginning of a project's consideration.

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SA Government seeks feedback on local governance issues

SOUTH Australians are being encouraged to give feedback on a discussion paper canvassing a range of issues facing local government including accountability and standards of conduct.

Local Minister for State/Local Government Relations, Russell Wortley, called on people to express their views on what they expect from the State's 68 Councils.

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Overhaul of city planning laws in Adelaide

ADELAIDE City Council this week said the "biggest overhaul of the city's planning laws in decades" will unlock millions of dollars in investment potential and transform the city centre.

The reforms to the planning and development system within the city follow an agreement between the State Government and the City of Adelaide.

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SA Government releases first development parcels in Bowden

THE first development parcels within the $1 billion Bowden development in Adelaide were released to developers and builders this week.

Housing and Urban Development Minister Patrick Conlon said the Stage 1 release to private sector developers will initially comprise four parcels of land.

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Property Council welcomes establishment of South Australian urban renewal authority

THE Property Council of Australia has welcomed the South Australian Government's announcement that its Urban Renewal Authority will commence on 1 March 2012, calling it a critical step in delivering key elements of the 30-Year Plan for Greater Adelaide.

Property Council of Australia (SA Division) Executive Director Nathan Paine said renewal authorities are critical for delivering better communities and new lifestyle opportunities, as well as for easing housing affordability pressures.

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