South Australia

SA Planning Minister promises planning overhaul

DEPUTY Premier and Minister for Urban Development, Planning and the City of Adelaide, John Rau, has signalled a major shake-up of planning in South Australia to provide greater transparency and restore public confidence in development processes.

In a speech to the Urban Development Institute of Australia last week, Mr Rau said that local planning policy was "dishevelled, disjointed and inconsistent" and that fixing this problem was the key to a better planning environment.

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'Overwhelming support' for Barossa and McLaren Vale protection plans

THE South Australian Government said this week that it received overwhelming support for its plans to protect the Barossa and McLaren Vale following the release of a draft discussion paper for public consultation in June.

According to the government, over 200 submissions were received during the seven week consultation period, with the majority strongly supporting the protection of the Barossa and McLaren Vale from further urban development.

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SA Parliament approves Adelaide Oval legislation

ADELAIDE is a step closer to having a new inner-city stadium for football and cricket following the passing of the Adelaide Oval Redevelopment and Management Bill 2011 by South Australian Parliament last Thursday.

According to the government, the legislation provides the necessary approvals and certainty to build, operate and manage the stadium, with a contract for construction expected to be finalised before the end of the year.

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Adelaide's Northern Connector closer to reality

A NEW transport corridor in Adelaide is closer to reality, following the release of the Project Impact Report detailing plans for the $1.19 billion Northern Connector project.

The project includes a 15 kilometre freeway and 31 kilometre rail line in Adelaide's north-west.

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40 new buses to be rolled out in Adelaide this month

ADELAIDE bus commuters will benefit from the roll out of 40 new buses over the next month, which the South Australian Government said was part of a record $2 billion investment in public transport.

Transport Minister Patrick Conlon yesterday said the buses were in addition to the government's current fleet of buses and allowed for new and improved services for commuters.

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Draft plan released for Eyre and Western Region

A DRAFT plan that aims to grow the Eyre and Western Region's economy while protecting the environment and scenic landscapes has been released by the South Australian Government this week.

Announcing the release of the draft plan for public consultation until late August, Minister for Urban Development, Planning and the City of Adelaide, John Rau, encouraged the people of the Eyre and Western Region to have their say.

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SA Government reveals designs for Adelaide Convention Centre buildings

A NEW Adelaide Convention Centre building will be the first stage of the centre's $350 million expansion, Tourism Minister and Deputy Premier John Rau revealed on Wednesday.

Mr Rau said the second stage will be an equally distinctive new high-tech plenary building, featuring a translucent and angled façade. The designs of both buildings are inspired by the South Australian landscape.

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South Australian Budget 2011 released

THE South Australian Government today released its Budget for 2011-2012, which Treasurer Jack Snelling said would continue the government's investment in infrastructure, secure the state's financial future and provide targeted support to help those who need it most

While weaker than expected GST revenues has resulted in the forecast of a net operating deficit for 2011-12, the government said restrained spending would see the state return a net operating surplus in 2012-13 that would continue over the remainder of the forward estimates.

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SA Government proposes protection of land in McLaren Vale and the Barossa

THE South Australian Government has unveiled a plan to protect almost 180,000 hectares of land in the McLaren Vale and the Barossa from urban development.

Acting Premier and Minister for Urban Development, Planning and the City of Adelaide, John Rau, released maps of the proposed protection areas last Friday.

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SA Govt adopts Mid North Region Plan

THE South Australian Government has formally adopted the Mid North Region Plan, a planning strategy that aims to guide future development and growth in the state's Mid North.

Minister for Urban Development, Planning and the City of Adelaide, John Rau, said the Mid North Region Plan addresses the significant change underway in the region, which covers approximately 23,000 square kilometres and as of 2006, had a population of 40,096 people.

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Seaford Heights Development Plan Amendment approved

A CONTROVERSIAL development plan for Seaford Heights has been approved by the South Australian Government, allowing for a $500 million development of 1,180 new dwellings.

Minister for Urban Development, Planning and the City of Adelaide John Rau announced approval of the Seaford Heights Development Plan Amendment last week.

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Bowden development gets approval from SA Government

THE South Australian Government has granted approval for a new transport orientated development on a 16 hectare site at Bowden, approximately 2.5 kilometres north-west of Adelaide's CBD.

According to the Bowden Urban Village master plan, the former industrial site will be transformed into a medium density, mixed-use development for up to 3,500 residents once completed.

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Major works begin on Adelaide's South Road Superway

SOUTH Australian Transport Minister Patrick Conlon was joined by Federal Member for Port Adelaide Mark Butler yesterday to observe the start of major works on the $812 million South Road Superway project.

Labelled as South Australia's most complex road project and the single biggest investment in a South Australian road project in the state's history, the South Road Superway will provide Adelaide motorists with a non-stop route between Port River Expressway and Regency Road.

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