South Australia

SA Government responds to feedback on Barossa and McLaren Vale protection

SOUTH Australian Planning Minister John Rau last week announced he would respond to community concerns by making changes to measures proposed to protect the Barossa and McLaren Vale regions from urban sprawl.

Mr Rau said an interim Development Plan Amendment (DPA) had been introduced last year to prevent inappropriate development in these important regions for tourism, winemaking and agriculture, in advance of the passage of the Bills.

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Expressions of Interest called for Adelaide's Riverbank project

THE South Australian Government has called for Expressions of Interest (EOI) from interested parties wishing to participate in the development and revitalisation of Adelaide's Riverbank precinct.

Infrastructure Minister Patrick Conlon said the project will transform the Riverbank precinct into an easily accessible entertainment and social hub which is memorable, vibrant and ultimately South Australian.

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Pedestrian-friendly boulevard planned for Port Adelaide

A NEW pedestrian-friendly boulevard to accommodate markets, performances and other community events will be created in Port Adelaide, with the South Australian Government providing $3.6 million to regenerate the Port.

Premier Jay Weatherill last week announced that the northern end of Commercial Road, between St Vincent Street and McLaren Parade, would be transformed as a first step towards the government's new plans to revitalise Port Adelaide.

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Plans to transform Adelaide's laneways and activate city

SOUTH Australian Premier Jay Weatherill has announced plans to transform the laneways of Adelaide's CBD as part of a move to revitalise and regenerate the CBD.

Mr Weatherill recently chaired his first meeting of the Capital City Committee as Premier and last week announced an agenda to enliven the city, with the State Government and Adelaide City Council each providing $100,000 for pilot projects.

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Final approval for Adelaide's Southern Expressway

SOUTH Australian Premier Jay Weatherill last week announced the State Government's final approval of the $370 million duplication of the Southern Expressway, as well as an additional $37 million to meet further community requests that arose out of consultation.

The Baulderstone-Abigroup Joint Venture has been chosen as the preferred contractor following a comprehensive process and it is hoped that pre-construction work will start before the end of the year.

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New urban development authority to be established in SA

A NEW urban development authority will be established to oversee all urban renewal projects from their outset, South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill announced on Tuesday.

The authority will bring together agencies responsible for land and housing development, including the Land Management Corporation, redevelopment functions of Defence SA and strategic staff from Housing SA.

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Draft master plan released for Adelaide's Rundle Mall

ADELAIDE City Council is calling for community feedback following the release of a draft masterplan for Adelaide's Rundle Mall last week.

Rooftop cinemas, LED screens, new public art, laneway shops and dining and balcony bars are just some of the suggestions revealed in the new Rundle Mall Masterplan.

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Details of draft master plan released for Adelaide's Riverbank

DETAILS of a draft master plan guiding the development and revitalisation of Adelaide's Riverbank precinct were released last week by the South Australian Government.

Infrastructure Minister Patrick Conlon said the draft master plan, developed by a consortium led by Ashton Raggat McDougall (ARM), included 11 key guiding principles that will provide direction and a reference point for future development of the Riverbank.

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Proposed legislation introduced to protect Barossa and McLaren Vale

PROPOSED legislation that aims to protect Barossa and McLaren Vale from urban sprawl and inappropriate industrial development was introduced to South Australian Parliament yesterday.

Minister for Urban Development, Planning and the City of Adelaide, John Rau, said the legislation would be subject to a four-week consultation period to give the community a final chance to consider the measures for the two tourism, wine and agricultural districts.

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First stage of SA planning reforms complete

THE first stage of reforms that aim to streamline South Australia's planning policies have been completed, Minister for Urban Development, Planning and the City of Adelaide, John Rau, announced last Thursday.

The reforms to the South Australian Planning Policy Library are intended to simplify the zoning system, making it easier for councils to align their planning policies with the South Australian Planning Strategy including The 30-year Plan for Greater Adelaide.

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Baulderstone chosen for Adelaide Oval project

THE South Australian Government has identified a preferred contractor to redevelop Adelaide Oval into a $535 million 50,000 capacity multi-purpose stadium.

Infrastructure Minister Patrick Conlon this week said Baulderstone has been chosen as a project partner following an "exhaustive" tender process.

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Plans for $1.3bn wind farm on Yorke Peninsula

SUZLON Energy Australia this week announced plans to invest $1.3 billion building one of the world's largest wind energy projects on the Yorke Peninsula, South Australia.

Suzlon Group, the world's fifth largest wind turbine supplier, proposes to erect up to 180 turbines, 20 kilometres south-west of Ardrossan, in what the company has called the 'Ceres Project'.

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New planning strategy for Limestone Coast in SA

MINISTER for Urban Development, Planning and the City of Adelaide John Rau says a new planning strategy for the Limestone Coast aims to foster a more diverse regional economy.

Visiting the Limestone Coast last week, Mr Rau said the Limestone Coast Region Plan contains policies and principles to protect and manage the region's natural assets and existing industries, while allowing communities to grow and new industries to expand.

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