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In one sense it could be compared to Darling Harbour because both have/are being redeveloped for similar economic reasons. In another it is also very different. Unlike Darling Harbour where pretty much every building including those of historical significance has been torn, Port Adelaide will restore many of the old buildings and reuse them. Also, Darling Harbour is pretty high-rise in some areas, most of the Port Adelaide redevelopment is mid-rise, with only a handful of high-rise.

The new bridge really needs to be constructed sooner, otherwise there will still be trains using the existing rail line that passes through Port Adelaide, and around the western perimeter at Ethelton and Glanville, then east along Semaphore Road. Also the stations will need redevelopment pretty soon (new Glanville Station is shown), otherwise the new development will back onto a damn ugly rail line and stations.
 

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a slightly different angle of the model showing the Port Approach and Dock One precincts at the rear:




and a plan view (NB the concept plan for the development has been scaled back a little from that presented in the model as seen by comparison to the plan at bottom from the LMC website)




 

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The renaissance of a port
By RHIANNON HOYLE and PAUL STARICK
04jun05
PORT Adelaide's waterfront is about to be transformed in a long-awaited $1.5 billion redevelopment, with sales of the first of six stages starting next month.

Spurred by the $6 billion air warfare destroyer contract being awarded to Osborne-based ASC, first images of the development have been released exclusively to The Advertiser.

The biggest project of its kind in South Australia's history, the development will create more than 2000 homes for 4000 residents on 50ha of government-owned land.

About 4000 jobs will be created during construction, with economic modelling by the developers showing spin-offs of 2000 permanent jobs and the injection of $1 billion into SA's economy during the project's 10 to 15-year life.

Treasurer Kevin Foley, also the Port Adelaide MP, said the waterfront redevelopment and nearby air warfare destroyer construction would "change Port Adelaide for the better, forever".

"Port Adelaide will be the economic and residential focus of South Australia for the next decade or more," he said. Mr Foley predicted existing residents would be keen buyers of the new homes, despite "minority" concern about some planned 12-storey buildings.

"People have been concerned that all we've had in the Port in the past have been plans," Mr Foley said.

"It's now happening for real. The Port Adelaide community will see development going ahead before the end of the year."

More than 2500 registrations of interest have been recorded for the 187 residences being made available in the release of the $100 million precinct one. To be known as Edgewater, it will be on the western bank of the Inner Harbour of Port Adelaide. It will include a range of apartments and villas, all designed around a network of integrated parkland and waterfront promenades.

Philip Cox of The Cox Group, architects for the billion-dollar project, said the project has environmentally sustainable design initiatives including rainwater collection and re-use, solar design principles and integrated landscaping.

The Cox Group has been responsible for such landmarks as Singapore's Maritime Square, Cairns Cityport, major new development on Fremantle harbour and the Maritime Museum and Aquarium at Sydney's Darling Harbour. Mr Cox said the redevelopment provided a one-off opportunity to create a waterfront equal to that of Darling Harbour.

"It has been a long-forgotten area of Adelaide, but it has all the attributes to be a thriving port," he said.

With Edgewater set to begin construction in October and be ready within 18 months, The Cox Group is finalising details of the other five stages, including tourism, commercial, heritage and retail precincts.

More than $10 million will be committed on public infrastructure including promenade upgrades, public art and a pedestrian bridge.

With 6km of waterfront, a boardwalk will wrap around the harbour, creating a series of pedestrian promenades, pathways, parklands and recreation facilities. A $2.5 million sales and information centre with interactive features and models, will also open in late July.

Newport Quays spokesman Todd Brown said he wanted the project to exceed the standards of prominent redevelopments such as Fremantle and Darling Harbour.

"Our inspiration is also coming from Mediterranean influences such as the Adriatic coastline where lifestyles revolve around waterfront living," he said.

Mr Brown expected the second precinct to begin sales later this year, with construction to follow mid-2006.

Port Adelaide Enfield mayor Fiona Barr said although she was happy residents would finally see some progress with the development, she had been faced with a number of complaints from locals.

She said heritage issues were a significant community concern.

"They have begun pulling down all the sheds in the port for the development and people aren't happy – they would have liked to have kept them," she said.
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There's quite a few renders in today's paper of Edgewater. Someone got a scanner?
 

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This is another smaller development occurring north of the Inner Harbour.

Smooth berths for Port River

31jul05
A 20-HECTARE section of the Port River is set to be transformed into a multi-purpose marina.

The $21 million project – on Davis St, Largs North – will include yacht berths, industrial development estates and recreational boating facilities.

It is part of the broader redevelopment of Port Adelaide, which includes six precincts of multi-storey buildings, 2000 new homes and the provision of reserves, promenades, museums and cafes designed to revitalise the area.

The marina will be the new base for the Port Adelaide Sailing Club, which is currently located in the inner harbour at Birkenhead.

It will be allocated about 112 berths from the 180 to be built.

The remainder will be sold as private berths.

"The metropolitan area is desperate for more places for yachts and the more the better," said Dennis Walter, chairman of the sailing club's relocation committee.

He said the club had been at its present site for more than 70 years.

"We're really looking forward to this marina," Mr Walter said.

To be built by State Government agency the Land Management Corporation, the project is still awaiting development approval from the Port Adelaide Enfield Council, but this is expected to be a formality.

The proposed marina will also feature:

A TWO-LANE boat ramp, including a trailer park and wash-down area.

VESSEL maintenance and pump-out areas.

FISHING tackle shops.

PROVISION for charter boat operators.

Another 12ha, allocated for the industrial estate, is expected to be divided into 29 allotments ranging in size from 1400sq m to 16,000sq m.

About half will be offered for sale and the rest offered for lease.

Port Adelaide Enfield Mayor Fiona Barr said the project was exciting.

"This shows things are happening here and it will certainly bring more people down to the Port," she said.

Deputy Premier and Member for Port Adelaide Kevin Foley said the marina would contribute to a more sustainable marine environment while also creating employment opportunities.
 

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It isn't really the Port Adelaide-Enfield Council doing the work at all. It's all the federal and state government!
 

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AG said:
It isn't really the Port Adelaide-Enfield Council doing the work at all. It's all the federal and state government!

Doesn't the PA-Enfield council have a say though? Otherwise developments down at Glenelg could be placed under State/Federal Gov control and approved. Either way, it's fantastic news.
 

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You'd certainly hope they would. They definetely have a lot of say and some control over the Port Adelaide redevelopment, as have the public, but I'm not sure about other developments.
 

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Jeez, Port Adelaide is certainly taking its time to reap in all the rewards!

Expressway, Defence, Waterfront, Marina..... the list goes on.

Cheers to the Port Council for being enthustiastic towards new projects unlike some others (Glenelg, of recent months)
The Port Adelaide-Enfield council is actually against the new waterfront development. They claim that they dont want the Port turned into another Glenelg.
 

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The Port Adelaide-Enfield council is actually against the new waterfront development. They claim that they dont want the Port turned into another Glenelg.
What is wrong with these people...they allways use the excuse "we dont want it to turn it to another Gold Coast or Glenelg.
 

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The new Port is now open for business

By JILL PENGELLEY
12aug05

THE first stage of the Port River redevelopment will go on sale on Monday.

Promoted by the State Government as the best waterfront development in Australia, Newport Quays includes an exclusive gymnasium for residents of the 187 apartments and villas.
Developer Urban Construct has so far refused to reveal the prices of the homes but The Advertiser understands they will range from the upper $200,000s to the mid $500,000s.
Deputy Premier Kevin Foley and the developers were feted with a water cannon as they cruised the river sipping wine on the way to yesterday's launch.
Mr Foley, who is the Member for Port Adelaide, said Newport Quays would "change the working class nature" of the area. "In a decade's time, this will be the best marina precinct, waterfront-living precinct in all of Australia," Mr Foley said.
"No longer are we a backwater where people question why you would want to go to the Port."
More than 2000 people have registered interest in the 187 residences in Stage 1, to be called Edgewater.
The development offers apartments and villas with private terraces and balconies, exclusive access to the precinct marina and exclusive membership of the Edgewater Club.
The Government's Land Management Corporation has signed a $17.4 million joint venture with the Newport Quays Consortium to build marina berths for each residential precinct in the $1.5 billion Port Adelaide waterfront project.
Work on Edgewater was due to begin later in the year, with the final six-stage development adding 2000 homes and 4000 new residents to the waterfront.
 

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I wonder how the sales are going. Any news anyone?
70% of stage 1 of the Newport Quays part of the development has been sold already mate, so they're going pretty well.
 

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$250m commercial centre for the Port

$250m commercial centre for the Port
By LOUISE TRECCASI
31oct05

A $250 MILLION commercial precinct has been released as part of the Newport Quays waterfront project at Port Adelaide.

The 15ha Port Approach provides opportunities for commercial, light industrial and bulky goods operators.
The commercial corridor will be in the heart of the 50ha, $1.5 billion Newport Quays development.

It will have express access to developing technology parks and the new ASC defence contract site.

The precinct will be at the end point of the Port River Expressway and adjacent to new rail freight-line and trucking logistic centres.

Newport Quays is being developed by SA-based Urban Construct and Multiplex Living. Spokesperson Todd Brown said the purpose-built precinct could accommodate as many as 300 businesses.

"It's all subject to demand and we would urge interested parties to get in early for the chance to choose from a large choice of space opportunities and tailor logistics to suit their needs," he said. "This will be the premier location in SA because it offers a unique opportunity to locate businesses with waterfront addresses within close proximity to the existing Port Adelaide Town Centre, the Le Fevre Peninsula, Adelaide Airport and CBD."

The release follows the success of Newport Quays first residential release, Edgewater, in August. Edgewater includes 126 apartments and 61 villas. About 80 per cent of the project has been sold. Joint commercial precinct sale and leasing agents are CB Richard Ellis and Colliers International. "In the past two or three years, Port Adelaide has attracted interest from industrial suppliers because of its closeness to the city and link to other industrial locations," industrial services director Andrew Zammit said.

Colliers selling agent Nick Shinnick said the precinct was targeting "office, hi-tech industrial and bulky-goods arrangements". Registrations of interest close on November 30. The six-stage Newport Quays development will add 2000 homes and attract 4000 residents, with 4000 jobs created over the life of the project and 2000 with its completion.
 
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