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Massive project being proposed for south of the CBD core. Lots of density and street activation.

Heights ranging to 50 metres high.

Ben @ Sensational-Adelaide said:
This project is a massive one for our CBD if it goes ahead. it will change the Southern CBD forever.

6 buildings varying in height from 5 - 14 levels all with ground level retail. Upgrade to Sturt Street.

ACC are providing comment if you want to read the whole document be warned it's 368 pages



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We sure aren't mucking around in this city anymore... approved last month.

Mega-complex gets go ahead
June 15, 2012 11:00PM

An artist's impression of the new Sturt St development.

A PROJECT in Sturt St - including more than 400 flats, shops and offices - has been approved as the first "catalyst site" under planning reforms.

The $200 million overhaul will dominate nearly a full block. The State Government in March announced new planning regulations for the city which included special exemptions for blocks of land more than 1500sq m, allowing architects freedom to use space creatively.

Planning Minister John Rau said other city mega-developments were under consideration. Developer Sturt St Land is seeking cash from the Government and Adelaide City Council for public works including new bike lanes, tree plantings, wider footpaths and walking links to the Central Market.

The New Mayfield project is bordered by Sturt, Gilbert, Norman and Myers streets in the city's south-west. Construction is expected to start early next year. The 7377sq m site features three main buildings, with 96 apartments quarantined as affordable housing. The largest building is 95m high, with 14 storeys of apartments and shops.

Sturt Land director David Bertram said the development, built on the site of the former Mayfield Electrics factory and designed by Adelaide architectural firm Woods Bagot, would bring new life to the city.

Property Council of Australia SA executive director Nathan Paine said abolition of stamp duty for off-the-plan apartments valued less than $500,000 would spur buyers. "I believe it is a sign of things to come across the city and North Adelaide including the Le Cornu site," he said.
Great news!

Though there has been opposition from some nearby residents... surprise surprise :|

CBD residents fight high-rise plan

A GROUP of south-west city residents are rallying together against plans to allow buildings up to 14 storeys to be developed in their streets.

The residents have started a campaign against the State Government's planning changes for their part of the city, which they say will lead to a "gross over-development of the area".

They say high-rise buildings - in the corner of the city bordered by Sturt St, West Tce, South Tce and King William Rd - will destroy the character and sense of community in the area.

About 60 residents gathered at a community meeting last week in support of the campaign, which would be driven by 12 residents.

South-west city resident Julie Jordan, who initiated the meeting, said she hoped the campaign would have some influence over the State Government and City Council's plans.

Mrs Jordan said the group would meet this week to discuss plans for a rally to highlight residents' concerns.

Most of the city's south-west now falls under the Main Street Zone, which will allow up to six-storey developments.

The State Government has already approved plans for a $200 million development on the former Mayfield site, Sturt St, which would involve three towers up to 14 storeys and 500 carparks.

Since the Mayfield site exceeds 1500sq m, it is considered a "catalyst site" and does not have a set height limit.
I don't understand why they are complaining, they live in the CBD heavensake not a rural community. Most of them should of realised that eventually development was going to happen south of the main CBD area. It seriously is pathetic.

Thank god we have a State Government that is ignoring these fools.

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Display suite is now open at 43-69 Sturt Street. Some more renders available at their website.

City Mayfield development will go ahead
Tim Williams
City Messenger
June 14, 2013

THE developer behind one of the city's largest and most contentious residential projects, the New Mayfield between Sturt and Gilbert streets, is confident all three stages will be delivered.

Developer Sturt Land officially launched the project last weekend.

Construction was initially intended to start early this year after planning approval last June. But a lack of action on-site led nearby residents to speculate the project had stalled.

Some residents had rallied against the scale and height of the $250 million, 427-apartment project, which is set to include buildings of five, 10 and 14 storeys.

Stage One is the 10-storey building with 108 apartments fronting Gilbert St.

Sturt Land director David Bertram said about 730 potential buyers had registered their interest since marketing began last year.

He was "very happy" with the number of pre-sales, which he would not disclose, but said 60-70 per cent of apartments would need to be sold in each stage before building could start.

He was confident the site would be cleared by the end of the year, that work on Stage One would begin by January and that the whole project would be delivered.

"I haven't got a crystal ball (but) if the market isn't taking it up we'd be pretty disappointed," he said. "I'm pretty comfortable we'll get all the way through."

The delay was due to work on issues including design, contracts, and land titling, not lack of interest Mr Bertram said.

"All those things take time and they need to be thought through."

Stage One will include a ground floor gym and cafe, with apartments priced from $350,000 to $700,000. Future stages will have a swimming pool and "village square" with public art and water features, 86 new trees and a communal garden.

The developer and the State Government have committed to a $6 million upgrade of Sturt St between King William St and Whitmore Square, including wider footpaths and bike lanes, should stages two and three proceed.

New Mayfield was the first "catalyst site" project to be approved under planning changes allowing height restrictions to be waived on sites of more than 1500sq m.
Sturt Land was formed by SA builder Tagara and Melbourne developer Colvid.
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