News & Discussion: Laneway & Streetscape Projects

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Re: News & Discussion: Laneway Revitalisation Projects

#31 Post by [Shuz] » Wed Feb 27, 2013 6:46 pm

Bank Street looks absolutely fabulous. I love what they've done with the street.
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Re: News & Discussion: Laneway Revitalisation Projects

#32 Post by metro » Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:15 pm

Banks st looks great, and I was impressed at how quickly it was done. I like how a few trees, some paint and seating changes an ugly side street into a nice public space, this and Leigh Street have made that part of the city feel much safer and more inviting. :cheers:

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Re: News & Discussion: Laneway Revitalisation Projects

#33 Post by bm7500 » Wed Feb 27, 2013 8:29 pm

I had a look through as i walked to the train after work tonight.

The parklets with the mix of steel, timber and trees look amazing. Touches like the blue road just add to the feel of the street.

More of these please :D
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Re: News & Discussion: Laneway Revitalisation Projects

#34 Post by jk1237 » Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:56 pm

I like it also. Great project that was most likely not that expensive as it didn't involve ripping up roads, kerbs of footpaths - but yet so effective :applause:

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Re: News & Discussion: Laneway Revitalisation Projects

#35 Post by ml69 » Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:24 pm

Haven't seen it yet, but great feedback from those who have. Goes to show that it's possible to substantial improve the appearance of a laneway without spending a small fortune. And it went up so quick so minimal construction impact on laneway tenants.

A great model for future laneways in Adelaide, those involved with developing the concept really should be congratulated. Now that small bar legislation has passed, the stage is set for a laneway renaissance!!

Does anyone know what the budget was for this? IIRC, I think it was only around $1M. With this kind of minimal outlay, ACC should plan to rollout 2-3 of these laneway upgrades each year for the next 5 years. That really would make a difference and kick start the laneway revolution.

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Re: News & Discussion: Laneway Revitalisation Projects

#36 Post by crawf » Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:04 pm

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Re: News & Discussion: Laneway Revitalisation Projects

#37 Post by Shahkar » Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:10 am

Wow it really does look good! Well done everyone involved :applause: But what's going to happen when the road needs to be repaired ? And any idea what's going to happen at the end of the year? :) Here are some more photos:

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Re: News & Discussion: Laneway Revitalisation Projects

#38 Post by Reb-L » Thu Feb 28, 2013 1:11 pm

Now that looks good! Max impact for min $$'s. Unfortunately it might not look so impressive a couple of months down the track due to wear and fading. Maybe we should use brightly colored pavers (that don't fade easlily) each time footpaths, malls etc. are ripped up instead of putting back something gray again. That way we could eventually have a 'color-coded' pedestrian network throughout the city - something that might be helpful to visitors as well as being different.

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Re: News & Discussion: Laneway Revitalisation Projects

#39 Post by rhino » Thu Feb 28, 2013 1:49 pm

I went and had a look at lunchtime today - very impressed. As Reb-L said, huge bang for the bucks. Also very impressed at the speed of the makeover. :applause:
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Re: News & Discussion: Laneway Revitalisation Projects

#40 Post by Wayno » Thu Feb 28, 2013 3:04 pm

rhino wrote:very impressed at the speed of the makeover.
Were Jamie Durie & Scott Cam involved? lol.

Also agree. fantastic result. Longevity is a concern, but most likely low cost to maintain.
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Re: News & Discussion: Laneway Revitalisation Projects

#41 Post by how good is he » Thu Feb 28, 2013 5:11 pm

Great result for Bank St and ACC should do more of these.... but I was somewhat shocked [and I may be the odd one out] that this cost a million dollars. Is it just me? From what they did I don't understand how this could cost this much....

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Re: News & Discussion: Laneway Revitalisation Projects

#42 Post by Dvious » Thu Feb 28, 2013 5:50 pm

I hate when people complain about the cost of things.

Sorry but its more than just what you see, people are employed to think, design, test, build and install things like this.

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Re: News & Discussion: Laneway Revitalisation Projects

#43 Post by Joelmark » Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:41 pm

Re: the cost, I think that the work is not entirely finished yet. There is more streetscaping to be completed during the year and more artwork to be installed.

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Re: News & Discussion: Laneway Revitalisation Projects

#44 Post by Wayno » Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:38 pm

how good is he wrote:this cost a million dollars
Streuth! No you're not the only one. For some reason I thought it cost $100k...
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Re: News & Discussion: Laneway Revitalisation Projects

#45 Post by Norman » Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:47 pm

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