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#PRO: Buckland Park Development

#16 Post by Pistol » Wed Dec 20, 2006 5:22 am

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KARA PHILLIPS and LAUREN NOVAK

December 20, 2006 12:15am
Article from: The Advertiser

A $2 BILLION plan for a new town of 15,000 people north of Adelaide will be fast-tracked by the State Government.

The project, proposed by development company Vosporos, includes 7000 new homes, a town centre and shopping and commercial facilities on a 1000ha site at Buckland Park, between Virginia and Port Gawler. Also included is a medical centre, a community centre and library, sports and recreation facilities, and a school.

The project has been granted major development status, which will streamline planning and approval processes by taking these powers out of the hands of local councils and giving full control to the State Government.

Developers must also meet strict environmental rules set by the Government.

The planned homes will mainly be detached houses on separate allotments of 300-800sq m with some medium-density housing around the proposed town centre.

The proposal will also adhere to the South Australian Housing Plan of 15 per cent affordable housing, with at least 5 per cent of that earmarked for high-needs tenants such as the elderly and disabled.

Premier Mike Rann said a key element of the proposal was efficient water management and flood mitigation using wetlands and creek systems, and treated water from the Bolivar pipeline.

The Vosporos plan also includes solar and wind energy systems, water supply systems using rainwater and extensive tree-planting.

"While this Government is doing all it can to encourage population growth, we are also mindful that we have to manage our development in a sustainable manner," Mr Rann said.

"While SA needs more housing lots released, we don't want our metropolitan boundaries to expand randomly without proper planning procedures."

Vosporos shareholder and spokesman John Gerovasilis said the company was "finalising negotiations to partner one of the country's largest residential developers" on the project.

"Due to commercial sensitivity, we can't name that developer at this stage," Mr Gerovasilis said.

"The timing is right for this project because of the huge demand for residential living. We expect this township will provide homes to accommodate soldiers from the expanded army battalion at Edinburgh and those commuting further north and to the Barossa."

The town will be built alongside the Gawler River, which burst its banks last year, flooding about 60 homes in Virginia.

"Our plans and works by the State Government on stormwater will ensure flooding is not an issue," Mr Gerovasilis said.

It is understood gum trees along the river will also be retained.

Urban Development and Planning Minister Paul Holloway said the scale of the proposed town warranted its status as a project of major environmental, economic and social significance.

"Major development status triggers a comprehensive and co-ordinated assessment path that must be followed by the developer, including the preparation of an environmental impact assessment," he said. However, he stressed that the declaration did not "indicate the Government's support or otherwise" for the plan.

People living near the site have expressed mixed feelings.

Laura Leombruno, 22, of Buckland Park, had not expected to see a development of that size in the area. "People will be very shocked," she said. "Everybody is very close out here. The whole community will be talking about it for the next few weeks."

Mrs Leombruno said she expected the development would "easily" attract residents.

"There is a lot of housing going up over that way," she said.

Alan Rice, 59, who has lived in Buckland Park for about 20 years, said: "I don't think it (the land) is ready to be populated."

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#Proposed: Buckland Park Development

#17 Post by Howie » Wed Dec 20, 2006 5:23 am

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KARA PHILLIPS and LAUREN NOVAK

December 20, 2006 12:15am
Article from: The Advertiser

A $2 BILLION plan for a new town of 15,000 people north of Adelaide will be fast-tracked by the State Government.

The project, proposed by development company Vosporos, includes 7000 new homes, a town centre and shopping and commercial facilities on a 1000ha site at Buckland Park, between Virginia and Port Gawler. Also included is a medical centre, a community centre and library, sports and recreation facilities, and a school.

The project has been granted major development status, which will streamline planning and approval processes by taking these powers out of the hands of local councils and giving full control to the State Government.

Developers must also meet strict environmental rules set by the Government.

The planned homes will mainly be detached houses on separate allotments of 300-800sq m with some medium-density housing around the proposed town centre.

The proposal will also adhere to the South Australian Housing Plan of 15 per cent affordable housing, with at least 5 per cent of that earmarked for high-needs tenants such as the elderly and disabled.

Premier Mike Rann said a key element of the proposal was efficient water management and flood mitigation using wetlands and creek systems, and treated water from the Bolivar pipeline.

The Vosporos plan also includes solar and wind energy systems, water supply systems using rainwater and extensive tree-planting.

"While this Government is doing all it can to encourage population growth, we are also mindful that we have to manage our development in a sustainable manner," Mr Rann said.

"While SA needs more housing lots released, we don't want our metropolitan boundaries to expand randomly without proper planning procedures."

Vosporos shareholder and spokesman John Gerovasilis said the company was "finalising negotiations to partner one of the country's largest residential developers" on the project.

"Due to commercial sensitivity, we can't name that developer at this stage," Mr Gerovasilis said.

"The timing is right for this project because of the huge demand for residential living. We expect this township will provide homes to accommodate soldiers from the expanded army battalion at Edinburgh and those commuting further north and to the Barossa."

The town will be built alongside the Gawler River, which burst its banks last year, flooding about 60 homes in Virginia.

"Our plans and works by the State Government on stormwater will ensure flooding is not an issue," Mr Gerovasilis said.

It is understood gum trees along the river will also be retained.

Urban Development and Planning Minister Paul Holloway said the scale of the proposed town warranted its status as a project of major environmental, economic and social significance.

"Major development status triggers a comprehensive and co-ordinated assessment path that must be followed by the developer, including the preparation of an environmental impact assessment," he said. However, he stressed that the declaration did not "indicate the Government's support or otherwise" for the plan.

People living near the site have expressed mixed feelings.

Laura Leombruno, 22, of Buckland Park, had not expected to see a development of that size in the area. "People will be very shocked," she said. "Everybody is very close out here. The whole community will be talking about it for the next few weeks."

Mrs Leombruno said she expected the development would "easily" attract residents.

"There is a lot of housing going up over that way," she said.

Alan Rice, 59, who has lived in Buckland Park for about 20 years, said: "I don't think it (the land) is ready to be populated."

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#18 Post by Howie » Wed Dec 20, 2006 5:26 am

Posted this in Metropolitan development... maybe i should move it in here.

Btw, pistol78 get to sleep already it's 5.56am LOL

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#19 Post by rogue » Wed Dec 20, 2006 9:58 am

Nice release of land and handy for the future expansion of RAAF Edinburgh and an easy drive to Techport at Osborne with the Port River Expressway coming online next year.

One concern would be people communting to the city(if that's where people may work).

No rail link, dodgey bus services and the extra traffic will cause chaos from Gepps Cross intersection onwards.

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#20 Post by Howie » Wed Dec 20, 2006 11:47 am

whoops sorry try posting this in the regional discussion thread.. this shouldn't be in metro.

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#21 Post by rogue » Wed Dec 20, 2006 12:11 pm

Nice release of land and handy for the future expansion of RAAF Edinburgh and an easy drive to Techport at Osborne with the Port River Expressway coming online next year.

One concern would be people communting to the city(if that's where people may work).

No rail link, dodgey bus services and the extra traffic will cause chaos from Gepps Cross intersection onwards.

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#22 Post by Aidan » Sun Dec 31, 2006 6:40 pm

rogue wrote:Nice release of land and handy for the future expansion of RAAF Edinburgh and an easy drive to Techport at Osborne with the Port River Expressway coming online next year.

One concern would be people communting to the city(if that's where people may work).

No rail link, dodgey bus services and the extra traffic will cause chaos from Gepps Cross intersection onwards.
...And that's why this thread should have been kept in Metropolitan Development!

The URL for the Buckland Park major development is:
http://www.planning.sa.gov.au/go/develo ... k-township

Unfortunately there's not much information at this stage - I can't even determine the exact location.

Apart from the issues of transport (not just the obvious effects) and flooding (both on the development and upstream), there may be a problem with acid sulfate soils.

But the plan is still in the early stages - it may well not get built at all.

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#23 Post by stanley » Sat Jan 13, 2007 1:25 pm

maybe a silly question but..........

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will the surrounding property, for example on Reedy Road or Park Road
(I think they are one of the closest to the proposed township site) greatly increase in value?. im curious to know what property on which streets, that are situated near the proposed Development Site, will benefit most from an investors perspective?

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#24 Post by Maximus_Marc » Sat Jan 20, 2007 10:29 pm

I'd like to see the metro area extended (but if I had control I'd want to see it developed in outer eastern areas - mt barker way - rather then the outer northern suburbs). Land isn't nice that way - when we were going to pt hughes it was a hot day and we had the a/c on and drove past a urine treatment plant, the air out there smelt like strong cat piss.

can someone give me an idea in terms of size as to how big this will look if you were to look at from this picture and using the scale of the picture http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/e ... tralia.jpg thanks

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#25 Post by AtD » Sat Jan 20, 2007 11:03 pm

So you want to cover the Adelaide Hills in cookie-cutter suburbs? *shudder*

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#26 Post by crawf » Sun Jan 21, 2007 2:03 am

I'd like to see the metro area extended (but if I had control I'd want to see it developed in outer eastern areas - mt barker way
no way.

the Mount Barker region is already growing fast enough...

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A new article

#27 Post by stanley » Wed Feb 21, 2007 12:41 am

http://www.news.com.au/adelaidenow/stor ... 01,00.html

for anyone who would like to read it :)

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#28 Post by Howie » Wed Feb 21, 2007 7:41 am

Great read Stanley.. thanks for posting that!

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#29 Post by stelaras » Wed Feb 21, 2007 7:59 am

good find stanley..I really enjoyed reading that

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#30 Post by stanley » Wed Feb 21, 2007 9:42 am

no probs :)

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