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Posted: Sun May 13, 2007 6:53 pm
by Cruise
^^^^^ why? i cant wait for it to happen.

Posted: Sun May 13, 2007 7:41 pm
by AtD
Because it's more environmentally unsound, unsustainable and unserviced urban sprawl.

Posted: Tue May 15, 2007 9:21 am
by urban
This seems like a very expensive way of getting "cheap" land.

The sooner the Govt works out that there is no such thing as cheap land on the suburban fringes the better. Some areas are meant to flood. Virginia is such a good area for growing crops because it has been regularly flooded for centuries.

The money normally spent on providing infrastructure to new outlying suburbs should be spent on upgrading existing infrastructure to facilitate urban consolidation. Perhaps hold an international design competition for land such as Cheltenham Racecourse with an emphasis on family friendly medium density development.

Posted: Tue May 15, 2007 2:18 pm
by shuza
Hear hear.
The reason people complain of lack of services to new areas are because they are established away from existing areas. If we filled in the gaps, services need only be upgraded, and then incorporated into the standards of city services after a few years.

Re: #Proposed: Buckland Park Development

Posted: Sat Aug 04, 2007 12:03 am
by stanley
apparently land owners in the area are already being made offers, not a huge amount, but i didn't think it was going ahead yet for sure? or is it now?

Re: #Proposed: Buckland Park Development

Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2007 8:09 am
by rhino
I heard a federal govt minister (can't think which one) on the weekend blaming the state governments for the increase in house prices, because they should be opening up more land for development. They're so out of touch - "but the economy is so good!" Don't know where the money is - it's not with me! :(

Re: #Proposed: Buckland Park Development

Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2007 12:07 pm
by Cruise
i cant wait for this to get started!!!
i just hope ive got enough equity by then!

Premier wants more land

Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2007 9:10 am
by duke
PREMIER Mike Rann has called for 33ha of Commonwealth land in the northern suburbs to be released for the development of affordable housing.

In a letter sent to Prime Minister John Howard yesterday, Mr Rann says Defence Department land at Smithfield could be incorporated into South Australia's $1 billion Playford North Regeneration Project, announced last year.

The State Government plan, one of the largest urban renewal projects in Australia, aims to double the population in the so-called Peachey Belt suburbs of Smithfield Plains, Davoren Park and Munno Para West, where 4000 new homes will be built over the next 15 years.

Mr Rann's letter follows a Commonwealth request for each state to identify land that could be used to create affordable housing.
http://www.news.com.au/adelaidenow/stor ... 01,00.html


It will be interesting to see what these areas are like in 10 years time.

Re: Premier wants more land

Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2007 12:35 pm
by Cruise
these areas are actually starting to look good, just think westwood not even 10 years ago ferreden park was the porest suburb in the country (fact) and look at it now.

If it was up too me the whole oF Elizabeth would be renamed Playford (and its surrounding suburbs being renamed playford north, south, east, west and etc) to try and get rid of its perception. and remaning has been proven to work.

More sprawl for the north

Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2007 11:18 pm
by crawf
Huge new land release
Article from: The Advertiser

RHIANNON HOYLE and GREG KELTON

August 14, 2007 03:00pm

FOUR separate parcels of land in Adelaide's north - totalling about 200ha - will be released for residential development, it was announced today.

The land is expected to create about 2600 allotments in Andrews Farm, Blakeview and Evanston South, Minister for Housing Jay Weatherill told a housing summit this afternoon.

The land will be released to the market in four separate stages between October and January.

With an affordable housing target of 15 per cent, it is expected at least 390 allotments will be set aside for affordable housing options.

Mr Weatherill also announced an affordable housing scheme, giving low and moderate income earners exclusive access for 90 days to buy affordable homes in new developments.

In a new package of state housing reforms, homebuyers earning less than $59,000 a year will get the first option to buy many of the affordable homes being put on the market in South Australia.

Properties that fail to sell will then be released on to the general housing market. The measure will involve homes up to a value of $250,000.

The State Government will also inject an extra $20 million into housing for the disadvantaged.
More details to come.

The summit was aimed at developing practical measures that will result in greater affordable housing options for SA.

In his speech to the summit, Mr Weatherill also announced that the Government is developing a:

SOCIAL landlords policy, which will allow private landlords and institutional investors to enter into an agreement to accept lower than market rent in return for secure rental income, assistance with maintenance and insurance and tenant support.

RENT-TO-BUY scheme to allow South Australians to progressively purchase a property.

Under the new housing plan, which Mr Weatherill said was an Australian-first, affordable homes built in new housing developments would be offered exclusively to low and moderate income earners for 90 days.

Former Housing SA properties will be on offer for 30 days.

Up to 8000 Housing Trust homes will be on sale over the next decade as part of the plan to cut the state's housing debt and to fund more affordable housing.

The Opposition has branded the move a "fire sale", arguing there were no guarantees all the money would be used to pay off Housing SA debt or be spent on new homes.

Under state planning laws, 15 per cent of all new housing developments must be classed as affordable housing.

Mr Weatherill said eligible buyers would have to be owner-occupiers of the affordable property and own no other properties.

"The Government is working to increase the supply of lower-cost affordable homes and this initiative will ensure low and moderate income earners will have the first pick of those homes," he said.

Mr Weatherill said the $20 million injection would be committed this financial year for the SA Affordable Housing Trust to enter into new partnerships with the community housing sector.

Key housing industry leaders and local government representatives will speak at the summit.

Issues to be discussed include land use and investment opportunities in affordable housing.

After lifting interest rates last week, the Reserve Bank yesterday signalled it may raise them again before the end of the year.

Federal Treasurer Peter Costello yesterday played down the fears despite a host of market analysts agreeing it was now more likely than unlikely.

Re: More sprawl for the north

Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 12:50 pm
by rhino
How big is the green belt between Adelaide Metro and Gawler supposed to be? There doesn't seem to be much space left for it in this scenario. I would have thought that the green belt would have to be at least a kilometre wide to have any integrity (to retain Gawler's "country town" feel). If it's reduced to a narrow linear park, it's just a big wank.

Re: More sprawl for the north

Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 1:13 pm
by Cruise
rhino wrote:How big is the green belt between Adelaide Metro and Gawler supposed to be? There doesn't seem to be much space left for it in this scenario. I would have thought that the green belt would have to be at least a kilometre wide to have any integrity (to retain Gawler's "country town" feel). If it's reduced to a narrow linear park, it's just a big wank.
The adelaide urban growth boundary:
Image

Re: More sprawl for the north

Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 1:29 pm
by Cruise
Also note the Buckland Park development is outside of the UGB.

Re: More sprawl for the north

Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 1:57 pm
by rhino
Thanks for that CC 8)

Re: More sprawl for the north

Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 1:59 pm
by crawf
Great find, Though what is the black line?