Deloitte 'Make it Big Adelaide' report

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Deloitte 'Make it Big Adelaide' report

#1 Post by Llessur2002 » Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:30 am

I'll just plonk this here as it covers a variety of projects/visions.
Consultant Deloitte’s solutions for Adelaide to achieve a crucial population boost

ADELAIDE should consider an underground rail loop, road tolls and an “edgy” social agenda that echoes the Don Dunstan era to provide a crucial population boost, Deloitte believes.

A network of “village clusters” in and around the CBD should also be promoted to drive growth and employment, with relaxed retail trading hours and food and liquor licensing to foster a cosmopolitan atmosphere.

In a report to be released on Friday, the consulting firm also says that if the state wants to attract the kind of people who can sustain a vibrant, ideas-driven economy, it needs to regain its reputation as a socially progressive place.

“Adelaide needs to reshape itself into a destination like nowhere else,’’ the report says.

“This means being contrarian economically and a little more edgy socially. We most recently found our mojo during the infamous Dunstan era.

“During the period, South Australia put itself back on the map by making radical social and cultural changes, as much as economic leaps and bounds.’’

The consulting firm also argues that while Adelaide used to be the “20-minute city” it now has a congestion problem, with “considerable” new investment needed to address the issue.

This could come in the form of public private partnerships or “road pricing” — including road tolls or other pricing structures — and could help deliver a non-stop South Rd and other enhancements to the North-South corridor.

Deloitte also says the perception of Adelaide as a “big country town” should be shot down, because Adelaide is larger than cities such as Oslo, New Orleans and Bordeaux.

It is working on a four-stage project — Make it Big Adelaide — to spark the conversation around what the Adelaide of the future should look like.

It has already argued that SA needs to double its population growth rate between now and 2027 and bring in an extra 290,000 people — or 142,000 above government forecasts — to reach a population of two million. The state is currently on track to reach that level by 2039.

Friday’s Make it your Adelaide report is the second in the four-part series, with the final report — which will include recommendations — to be released in November.

While on Friday’s report does not make firm recommendations, it says now is the time to start the conversation around ideas like an underground rail loop.

“A decade from now, Adelaide will start to be around the same size that Melbourne and Perth were when they planned their underground city rail loops,’’ the report says.

“It’s already in the Integrated Transport and Land Use Plan, but current plans to pursue an underground rail loop in Adelaide should be a larger part of our public debate.

“Melbourne’s experience suggests now is the time to start planning for this future.’’

The Deloitte report urges new approaches to financing road infrastructure such as a non-stop South Rd, and the northern corridor and its connections to the Southeastern Freeway.

“ ... Adelaide has a congestion problem today, and without new investment, those problems will continue.

“Once the ‘20 minute city’, commute times on Adelaide’s key routes are substantially longer compared to 20 years ago.

“New technologies, such as sensors, may improve traffic flow, as may real-time data and car to car communication.

“However, without considerable investment in Adelaide’s cross-city road corridors, commute times will likely continue to increase.’’

Commuter tolls have been a hot political issue in SA with both major parties currently opposed.

The report also notes that Adelaide cycling infrastructure remains “largely underdeveloped and our inbound city traffic too reliant on cars’’.

On the housing and development front Deloitte argues Adelaide should extend the tram network and become a “city of villages” taking the burden off the CBD by creating more employment opportunities outside of the centre of Adelaide.

“Rather than designing infrastructure to move an increasing number of people from expanding outer suburbs into the CBD, the goal should instead centre on a network of village clusters.’’

The report says the focus initially should be on the “four villages of Adelaide’s CBD”: The East End, the West End, Hutt St and the South-West corner around Whitmore Square.

“Extending Adelaide’s tram network throughout the city and into the inner suburbs would provide the impetus for the development of villages in the areas which encircle the CBD, and serve as connections to other villages’’.

The village idea would however, necessitate a move away from traditional housing expectations such as a three-bedroom house on a quarter acre block, Deloitte argues.

“Instead, people would need to choose to live in multistorey dwellings with limited parking and shared facilities.

“This change is likely not to be as radical for younger generations compared to older ones: there is already some evidence to suggest that an intergenerational shift in housing preferences is underway, with millennials choosing to live in densely populated areas in proximity to where they work and play.’’

Deloitte says that for this approach to succeed, “current building height restrictions, particularly those in the inner suburbs, would need to be relaxed’’.

“While the new Bowden development presents an exciting opportunity, it should be the start of a trend — not an isolated site’’.

On the innovation front, Deloitte says a physical precinct such as Tonsley was a good step, and the private sector needed to do its part.

Attracting more capital investment was also key.

“One possible solution is to improve the competitiveness for financial capital within South Australia.

“This involves enticing capital investors possibly with greater tolerances for risk, from outside SA, to increase the supply of capital, thereby placing pressure on the conservative preferences of South Australian investors.’’

Governments should also be wary of red tape constraints and self-interested incumbents who might seek to deter competition.

“Understanding and removing bureaucracy that stymies innovation and investment is also another role for government to improve the conditions for innovation’’.
From: http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/business/ ... 5cb876ac24

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Re: Deloitte 'Make it Big Adelaide' report

#2 Post by monotonehell » Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:13 pm

Not so much a report, as a restatement of existing ideas. Did anyone commission Deloitte for this? Or did they just decide to vomit this out?
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Re: Deloitte 'Make it Big Adelaide' report

#3 Post by Llessur2002 » Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:49 pm

It's important to report on things so that future reports on those reports can be written.

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#4 Post by monotonehell » Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:00 pm

Llessur2002 wrote:
Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:49 pm
It's important to report on things so that future reports on those reports can be written.
Report to my office with a report reporting this first thing Monday! Report!
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Re: Deloitte 'Make it Big Adelaide' report

#5 Post by Goodsy » Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:06 pm

Deloitte says that for this approach to succeed, “current building height restrictions, particularly those in the inner suburbs, would need to be relaxed’’.
Get Port Augusta and Port Pirie within commuting distance and give everyone in those suburbs a tax credit to move out to the country. Those height restrictions will never be relaxed with the current demographic still alive

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Re: Deloitte 'Make it Big Adelaide' report

#6 Post by thecityguy » Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:56 pm

I like most ideas in this report, minus the road tolls


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