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Old June 4th, 2010, 03:59 PM   #121
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Call for action on on Adelaide's West End revival
http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/s...-1225873262897

ARTIST-DRIVEN shops, more eateries, opening up laneways and keeping streets clean are key elements of a community-driven plan to immediately start revitalising the city's West End.

Adelaide West End Association president Andrew Wallace told The Advertiser the group felt there had been too much talk about improving the city's perennial entertainment precinct and not enough action.

Their answer was to come up with their own master plan.

"It has to be done now," he said. "We've got a hospital coming into our precinct. We don't want to see our existing predominant uses as live music venues, nightclubs and bars be compromised by the arrival of another use if it's not planned properly."

Mr Wallace said the planned opening of the new Royal Adelaide Hospital in 2016, provided a chance to grow and expand into a more mixed use area.

"What the association really seeks to do is to get people attached to Hindley St again - it's not just a sewer, it's not a place where there are just drunk people who stab each other, it actually has some real value to the city."

The association's master plan, to be presented to the city council and State Government, will call for:

AN INTEGRATED approach from both state and local government.

SUPPORT for the flood of creative talent from the local TAFE by providing start-up business opportunities where they can sell their work.

IMPROVEMENTS to infrastructure with new paved footpaths that are kept clean, proper lighting, road crossings along North Tce and more public toilets.

OPENING up laneways and side-streets linking the north side of North Tce into the precinct.

MORE eateries in the area to support an early-evening economy that would moderate the harder drinking edge of the late-night economy.

City of Adelaide Minister Gail Gago and Lord Mayor Michael Harbison both welcomed the association's ideas.
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Old June 5th, 2010, 06:16 AM   #122
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A FRESH, green vision for Adelaide in 2030 features plants everywhere, taking over the city's rooftops, walls and even cascading down multi-storey car parks.

The creative response to the State Government's 30-Year Plan for Greater Adelaide, released on World Environment Day today, comes from design, planning and architecture firm Hassell.

Senior associate and landscape architect Sharon Mackay said she was excited about using the plan to drive a spectacular transformation to sustainable city.

Without a serious rethink, the level of growth proposed in the 30-Year Plan would place immense pressure on city infrastructure, Ms Mackay said, but it presented a chance to retrofit and redevelop the scene.

"It will encourage people to embrace sustainable city living, where they are surrounded by plants and animals, no longer require a car and can source fresh, local produce within 500m of their front door."

"But it must start with creative government policy that actively supports an integrated approach to urban planning and provides incentives to the community and developers to be partners in this vision."

Ms Mackay was responsible for innovative green roofs and walls in the Adelaide Zoo's new entrance and function centre.

Hassell wants the State Government and the Adelaide City Council to act on sustainability.

Managing principal Mariano DeDuonni said it was time to stop urban sprawl and consolidate city living, making it attractive, affordable and practical for people of all ages, incomes and living arrangements.

The Adelaide of tomorrow should have "an interconnected network of green space including rooftops that provide accessible space, help mitigate extreme heat days during summer and provide corridors that enhance biodiversity as well as water capture and reuse," he said.

There were other advantages: Walkable cities are healthy cities.
sure beats multi-deck carparks, will need a good underground rail network in the city combined with a very wide-spread light-rail to reduce the number of cars entering the CBD
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Old June 5th, 2010, 11:41 AM   #123
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What.The.Fuck is that
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Old June 5th, 2010, 02:37 PM   #124
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So...not only is Adelaide determinedly remaining the laughing stock of cities, but we actually want to turn the CBD into a farm?
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Old June 5th, 2010, 06:09 PM   #125
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LOL, that illustration is great. Cows on top of Woolworths, they will really be the fresh food people then.
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Old June 6th, 2010, 02:35 AM   #126
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when I saw that I thought to myself "how.... FUCKING AWESOME!!!" How good would it be if our emissions weren't carbon but methane! We could be called the "city with gas"
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Old June 6th, 2010, 02:47 AM   #127
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Those sunflowers might struggle though.
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Old June 6th, 2010, 04:25 AM   #128
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just waiting for the picture of farmers driving their cattle down king william st to the markets and the slaughter house on Victoria Square
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Old June 7th, 2010, 01:22 PM   #129
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Maybe they're planning to open a restaurant above Woolworths, Where you pick the cow you wish to eat and they shoot it in front of you.


It will be like Mcdonalds on steriods.
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Old June 7th, 2010, 02:40 PM   #130
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Mcdonalds on steroids would be like how mcdonalds was in the 1990s where when you ordered something you got it in an instant, these days you have to wait some minutes before you get ur food :\
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Old June 7th, 2010, 05:28 PM   #131
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And when they didn't have to tell you what's in the burger - not even how many calories and fat is in it.
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from the 15th of june for 14 weeks will be a footpath upgrade of Rundle st from East tce to Frome st.

must be what this article from last year was about:

http://www.independentweekly.com.au/...t/1581543.aspx

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New paving, wider footpaths and trees will help transform Rundle Street over the next 12 months.

Work is scheduled to begin in October on the works, which Lord Mayor Michael Harbison says will keep the area “looking its best”.

The new paving will incorporate charcoal-coloured concrete and feature stone banding, which Mr Harbison said was strongly supported by local businesses and city visitors.

“Rundle Street is the cosmopolitan centre of the East End and attracts thousands of people, thanks to its unique shops and array of restaurants and cafes,” he said.

“It’s important that we keep this area looking its best, which is one of the key reasons why council has approved the paving upgrade.

“Two paving styles were tested along a section of Rundle Street earlier this year, and the public response was overwhelmingly in favour of the charcoal-coloured concrete and stone feature banding, which is the style council has selected.”

Mr Harbison said the area would also be “ greened up”, with trees planted to enhance Rundle Street’s look and feel.

“This upgrade will not only enhance Rundle Street’s appeal and attractiveness but also improve the area for pedestrians through continuous paving along the laneways. The first stage of works will see footpath widening in front of the Rundle Street U-Park, which will increase the ease of movement.”
in that small picture not much is really changing; just a tree, some different paving and a bike lane which is still stupidly located ON THE ROAD BETWEEN THE PARKED CARS AND THE ROAD!!!!!!!

will have to wait and see what it looks like when it is finished, in a perfect world i would love to see a small amount of on street parking with more outdoor seating, wider footpaths and bike lanes located between the parked cars and the footpath. Also making the road narrower and possibly one way with more crossings/zebra crossings
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Old June 15th, 2010, 10:06 PM   #133
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Rundle St with trees? Oh dear...
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Old June 15th, 2010, 10:07 PM   #134
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Developer: Build city upwards and they will come
STUART INNES From: The Advertiser July 15, 2010 7:40pm
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THE city of Adelaide needs to grow upward, not outward, and attract more people back into the city centre, developer Jack Hines said last night.

The Hines Group chairman said that strategy would "give the city of Adelaide more life".

"The one square mile of Adelaide itself has an enormous potential to continue to grow in a modern, pleasing manner which does not disturb the genuinely historical buildings of the city," he said.

Mr Hines was speaking at the official opening of the Crowne Plaza Hotel, part of the Hines Group's $150 million development facing the northeast corner of Hindmarsh Square.

The 15-storey hotel of 308 guest rooms, a ballroom, restaurant, lounge and bar plus fitness centre adjoins an 89-apartment residential tower.

Mr Hines said the "incredible developments in the state" had led to a need for a first-class business hotel, which tourists would enjoy.

"It's Adelaide's first purpose-built international-branded five-star hotel since 1987 when the Hyatt (now the InterContinental, on North Terrace) was built," Mr Hines said.

The Crowne Plaza hotel opened some floors in April, with 110 employees.

It has since opened more and today employs 150.

Officially opening the hotel last night, Premier Mike Rann said it came at a time when South Australia was recording growth in visitor demand and spending that easily outstripped national averages.

In the 12 months to March, spending by domestic visitors staying in SA had been up 13 per cent, against nil growth nationally, he said.

The 8.1 million nights spent in South Australia in that 12 months by international visitors had been a record and up 14 per cent against the nation's 5 per cent.

"Adelaide's hotel occupancy rate for the March quarter was the highest ever recorded," Mr Rann said, noting the strength of Adelaide's major events as a drawcard.

Crowne Plaza general manager Brendon Meppem said the hotel was already enjoying strong demand for accommodation, conferences and events as well as for its restaurant dining.
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Located between the Adelaide Railway Station and Hindley Street, Bank Street has been given a bit of a makeover.


From the DPTI facebook page

More upgrades will be completed later in the year, eg lighting, wider footpaths.
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not a fan of the pavement look
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not a fan of the pavement look
I'm in two minds about it, but either way it's an improvement and fits in perfectly in the West End. The lighting, pavers etc are the next to be revamped.

This million dollar facelift of Bank Street is part of wider plan to create a much improved connection from Adelaide Oval/Riverbank Precinct to the Central Markets and Chinatown Precinct. So far Leigh Street has been revamped, site works for the new $40m footbridge over the Torrens River and now Bank Street.
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I think it looks pretty cool.
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Old March 4th, 2013, 10:49 AM   #140
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sure beats multi-deck carparks, will need a good underground rail network in the city combined with a very wide-spread light-rail to reduce the number of cars entering the CBD
Wow that's pretty fucked. Don't like it at all :/
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