South Australia

Artist's impression of Torrens Road

Preferred consortium chosen to deliver Adelaide's Torrens to Torrens project

AN alliance involving Leighton Contractors, Aurecon Australia and York Civil has been selected by the South Australian and Australian governments as the preferred consortium to design and construct major works for the Torrens Road to River Torrens Project on the North-South Corridor in Adelaide.

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Artist's impression of proposed Sofitel hotel in Adelaide

Construction of Adelaide's new Sofitel hotel to begin in 2017

CONSTRUCTION of the first internationally branded five-star hotel to be built in Adelaide for nearly 30 years will begin in 2017, after the international hotel chain Accor was selected by the Palumbo Group to operate the hotel.

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Adelaide Festival Centre at night with River Torrens in the foreground

SA Government calls for feedback on Late Night Code of Practice

SOUTH Australians are being urged to have their say on the impact and effectiveness of the Late Night Trading Code of Practice, which was introduced to crackdown on alcohol-related abuse and violence in and around licensed venues.

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Artist's impression of proposed Eclipse tower in Adelaide

Plans unveiled for $100 million Eclipse tower in Adelaide

A NEW $100 million, 29-storey tower comprising 272 apartments and rising more than 94 metres into the city skyline could become Adelaide's tallest residential building, after a development application was lodged with South Australia's Development Assessment Commission.

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Forest near Brinkley, SA

Draft SA approval bilateral agreement released for public comment

THE Australian and South Australian governments this month released a draft bilateral agreement for approvals under national environment law for public comment.

Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt said that he is committed to reducing the regulatory burden on business by streamlining the environmental approvals process and is working with state and territory governments to develop a 'one-stop shop' for environmental approvals.

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Cover of 'The Planning System We Want'

Final report of SA's Expert Panel calls for major overhaul of planning system

THE South Australian Government last week welcomed the release of the final report from the Expert Panel on Planning Reform, which outlines 22 reforms that aim to support the development of an effective, efficient and enabling planning system.

Planning Minister John Rau thanked the Panel, headed by Brian Hayes, for their work and said he will carefully consider the report before seeking cabinet approval for taking legislative changes to the Parliament in the first quarter of the New Year.

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Snowtown Wind Farm

Second stage of Snowtown wind farm officially online

SOUTH Australian Premier Jay Weatherill and Sustainability and Environment Minister Ian Hunter last week officially opened Stage 2 of the Snowtown Wind Farm, which has more than tripled the capacity of the operation and made it the state's largest wind farm.

The Snowtown Wind Farm, which spans more than 30 kilometres and has been generating electricity on the Hummocks and Barunga ranges since 2008, is located approximately 170 kilometres north of Adelaide and owned by New Zealand company Trustpower.

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