daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > Continental Forums > OZScrapers > Skyscrapers & local issues > Projects, Construction, Skyscrapers & Statistics > South Australia



Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old July 14th, 2008, 08:27 AM   #1
crawf
©
 
crawf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Adelaide
Posts: 5,272
Likes (Received): 156

Adelaide City Council stripped of planning powers

MASSIVE NEWS!

Quote:
RUSSEL EMMERSON
July 14, 2008 03:30pm
ADELAIDE City Council has been stripped of its planning powers for projects costing more than $10 million.

Large-scale commercial planning applications will be heard by the state-run Development Assessment Commission, which currently assesses projects of "state significance".

Infrastructure Minister Patrick Conlon said the decision aimed to remove the local politics from the development process.

"What happens in the city affects all South Australians, so it is important that decisions are made by an independent body and beyond the influence of local politics," he said.

But it will not help Aspen Group, the developers who motivated the change.

Adelaide City Council's Development Assessment Panel last week rejected Aspen's $180 million Tower 8 proposal for its City Central development.

The panel later said it rejected the development rather than allowing the developer to amend its proposal because it wanted to "send a strong message" that it was taking its heritage and planning powers seriously.
__________________
The Australia Guide
crawf no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
 
Old July 14th, 2008, 08:49 AM   #2
crawf
©
 
crawf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Adelaide
Posts: 5,272
Likes (Received): 156

We posted this article at the same time Ben

This is such great news, I really hope they review height restrictions. Should be at least min 80 metres in the main CBD part.
__________________
The Australia Guide
crawf no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 14th, 2008, 04:51 PM   #3
Mpol
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 994
Likes (Received): 2

This is great news. It seriously is. As a city if we are to move forward, we can't let those old crusty ding bats at the city council dictate the direction of this city. Here's hoping a lot of awesome new projects can come through.
Mpol no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 31st, 2008, 09:07 AM   #4
stevewool
stevewool
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: brisbane
Posts: 84
Likes (Received): 0

Planning Powers.

Good. Maybe now Adelaide can start to come out of the 19th century mindset and start going places. It is a great city but it could be so much more. It's wrong that a minority get to dictate the entire future of a major Australian city in this day and age.
stevewool no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT +2. The time now is 10:15 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like v3.2.5 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

Hosted by Blacksun, dedicated to this site too!
Forum server management by DaiTengu