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Adelaide suburbs to go high-rise
http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/adelaide-suburbs-to-go-high-rise/story-e6frea6u-1225943300298

An artist's impression of Port Rd flanked by high-rise buildings.

APARTMENTS will be built over shopfronts along major inner city transport corridors in an overhaul of suburban planning.

Urban Development and Planning Minister Paul Holloway today said four councils had committed to increasing housing density in areas close to transport routes.

He said Port Rd, Unley Rd and roads surrounding the parklands would be prime targets for developments of up to five storeys.

Prospect, West Torrens, Charles Sturt and Unley council will work with the State Government to rezone land that has existing commercial buildings on it to allow for residential development.

Mr Holloway said this would help the government achieve population targets set out in its 30- year Plan for Greater Adelaide.

The Government remains locked in discussions with Walkerville, Norwood, Payneham and St Peters and Burnside councils.

"Through unlocking the vast economic potential of our major transport corridors, we will be able to help Adelaide grow up rather than simply grow out," Mr Holloway said.

"This is a fantastic opportunity to use re-zoning along the main transport corridors and within strategic areas to boost economic development and encourage local job creation.

"The collaboration with councils is in keeping with our commitment to stop growing out and to begin reviewing inner metropolitan growth opportunities.

"Discussions with these councils to date have focused on re-zoning only along major arterial roads and rail lines radiating from the city."

The announcement comes as the Government faces criticism over the proliferation of urban sprawl in Mount Barker and on Adelaide's northern and southern fringes.

Integrated Design Commissioner Tim Horton will also be involved in the process to ensure the planned re-zoning delivers good design.

Mr Holloway said increasing density in the inner-city would minimise growth on the city's fringe and help meet the 70 per cent infil target over 30 years.

"Detailed analysis of Greater Adelaide has been undertaken to determine realistic options for growth along major roads and rail lines," he said.

"This kind of cooperation right around the city's fringe would allow us to achieve consistency on the major north and east transport corridors.

"Encouraging increased density along road and rail corridors means up to 80 per cent of Greater Adelaide can remain unchanged, preserving the quintessential character that makes Adelaide the city we love."

During the next 30 years, the Government plans to grow Adelaide's population by 560,000 people, encourage the building of 258,000 new homes and create 282,000 jobs.

The expansion plans are expected to boost the state's economy by $127.7 billion.
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if that's what they want port road to look like then they should probably put the tram line further down port road then, or are all the hundreds of extra people supposed to drive?
 

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if that's what they want port road to look like then they should probably put the tram line further down port road then, or are all the hundreds of extra people supposed to drive?
There is already a train line that runs parallel with Port Road and is only a 2-4 minute walk.

Plus there is already a number of frequent bus routes that service Port Road.
 

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Up to five stories? High-rise indeed! Adelaide is going to be the next New York at this rate!
 

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Gilberton 10-storey housing development gets nod
http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/...lopment-gets-nod/story-e6frea83-1225943923024

HOUSING up to 10 storeys high can now be built on the former Channel Seven studio site at Gilberton.

Urban Development and Planning Minister Paul Holloway revealed restrictions on the site would be altered to allow "more appropriate" housing to replace what he described as an eyesore.

"So close to the city and the parklands, this long-derelict studio site has the potential to become a showcase for the aspirations of the 30-Year Plan for Greater Adelaide," he said. Mr Holloway said the move would "unlock the site's economic potential".

"Allowing for a more appropriate housing density of up to 10 storeys overlooking the parklands will unlock the site's economic potential and provide a scale of development that is attractive to residents wishing to live near the city and along a major transport corridor."

He said Walkerville Council's initial rezoning of the Park Tce land was too low in density and scale.

"We need councils throughout Greater Adelaide to embrace polices that are consistent with the plan if we are to achieve our objectives of curbing urban sprawl by attracting more investment into the inner suburbs," he said.

"This Government won't hesitate to step into the planning process if local councils are unwilling to make the changes to their Development Plans required to achieve the principles and objectives of the 30-Year Plan."

A spokesman for the site owners, Watersun Asset Pty Ltd, said the decision would allow the company to maximise the community and economic benefits arising from the development of the site where there was an opportunity to create a "first-class" residential community.

He said Watersun had explored a range of options for the site's development and would release a proposed plan in due course.

Walkerville Council mayoral candidates Tony Reade and Heather Wright said while they were opposed 10-storey building heights in Gilberton, they realised there was little that could be done about the government's decision.

Mr Reade said: "The greatest fear residents have is being overlooked, privacy and over shadowing - I don't think it's fair to all of a sudden have a huge building right next to us."

The government's decision on the Gilberton site follows an announcement earlier this week that four councils would support the government, allowing units to be built above shopfronts and up to five-storeys along major road, rail and tram routes in a 2.5km radius of the city including Port, Prospect and Unley roads.
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^^ Sounds good but still, this location is even worse than Port Road, at least Port Rd has trams, trains and buses every 15min. Park Tce at Gilberton has only 1 bus, the 281 which only comes every 30min. i think everyone living on that Gilberton site will be driving.
 

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the skyline would look shocking with highrise on Port Road. I say build the apartments all down Anzac highway to connect the Glenelg Skyline with Adelaide's skyline. It'd look amazing
 
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