News & Discussion: Other Metropolitan Developments

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Re: News & Discussion: Metropolitan Developments

#1231 Post by RiseHigh » Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:08 pm

I’ve heard Aldi wants to open a store in blackwood, has anyone have any info on that?

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Re: News & Discussion: Metropolitan Developments

#1232 Post by Norman » Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:37 pm

RiseHigh wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:08 pm
I’ve heard Aldi wants to open a store in blackwood, has anyone have any info on that?
Yes, one of the shopping centres on the northern part of Main Road will be demolished to make way for an Aldi and one or two local retailers. Plans were lodged a few months ago, but I'm not sure how soon works will start.

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Re: News & Discussion: Metropolitan Developments

#1233 Post by Torrens_5022 » Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:14 pm

Aldi will be at 200 Main Road Blackwood - corner of Chapman Street, diagonally opposite On The Run. Found this group while searching, https://www.facebook.com/NoAldiBlackwood/ It looks like 80% of the people want an Aldi, I used to live in Blackwood and an Aldi up there would be great, it's away from the "village" bit so don't see the hate for it.

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Re: News & Discussion: Metropolitan Developments

#1234 Post by Goodsy » Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:00 pm

Not sure if it's the right spot to post this, but the Hollywood Plaza sign was torn down today

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Re: News & Discussion: Metropolitan Developments

#1235 Post by Modbury_Man » Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:12 pm

Not sure if this has been reported here already -

https://www.arnnet.com.au/article/63065 ... ia-it-hub/

Looks like fitout works at a vacant part of the Modbury TAFE are currently occurring. More info here too -

http://www.news.com.au/national/south-a ... d8605659e2

Could be a good catalyst for the area and well located next to the O-Bahn.

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Re: News & Discussion: Metropolitan Developments

#1236 Post by Eurostar » Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:42 pm

Drake Foodland at Wayville is now open

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#1237 Post by Norman » Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:33 am

Adelaide property subdivision: Interactive map shows urban infill across our suburbs
Renato Castello, Cathryn McLauchlan, The Advertiser
February 23, 2018 4:37pm

THE mayor of an Adelaide council which is at the centre of a State Government-led push to higher density living has attacked developers warning an increase in housing subdivisions is turning neighbourhoods into “urban deserts”.

Campbelltown Council Mayor Simon Brewer says parking congestion, dwindling open space, and pressure on stormwater systems and electricity supply have been a consequence of urban regeneration sweeping through his area in Adelaide’s north east.

“The massive amount of hard surfaces covering our land is just a highway to hell,” he said.

“Apart from the storm water issues, the place is becoming an urban desert as there is no place to plant any trees.

“Developers don’t have to contribute to any of this — they take the money and run.”

He said many of the problems can be attributed to developers “motivated by profit” who are buying land on an “ad hoc basis” and developing in “isolation for their maximum return”

“As a result, we see homes covering perhaps 90 per cent of a block whereas it was once 20 per cent, with garages that when you drive a car in you can’t open the doors and no backyard for a shed,” he said.

His comments come as an investigation by The Advertiser and Messenger reveals that in the past two years council have considered 7000 residential subdivision applications with suburbs across Campbelltown Council featuring prominently in the figures.

Campbelltown was top for subdivision applications with 123, while neighbouring suburbs of Magill, Newton, Paradise and Hectorville in the top 30 most popular areas.

It follows zoning changes introduced in Cambelltown Council allowing properties to be built as small as 150 sqm.

Adelaide’s western and southwestern suburbs also figured prominently in the data with Seaton, Warradale, Glengowrie and Plymtpon Park among the popular areas for subdivision.

Mr Brewer did not think the scale of what was being built was the problem, rather the quality of design.

“The house efficiencies are so bad that they require large scale heating and cooling, placing great pressure on the local power grids,” he said.

Urban Insititute of Australia (SA) chief executive Pat Gerace, responding to Mr Brewer, said that builders and developers build homes that buyers want and “what is within the rules”.

“It’s councils that are responsible for core infrastructure for stormwater, open space and the look and feel of neighbourhoods,” he said.

What we really need from Councils is leadership in shaping their neighbourhoods to better suit the needs of consumers, not blame developers that they haven’t done their job for them.”

The Messenger revealed this month that SA Power Networks had blamed energy demand caused by high-density housing during extreme hot weather for several blackouts in the Prospect area in the past year, including two blackouts in January.

The paper also reported that Planning Minister John Rau had approved stricter design standards on new apartment blocks on Prospect, Churchill and Main North Rd following concerns over the quality of high-rise apartments.

Mr Brewer said some of the upside was that the increased housing provided increased rates revenue, improved business diversity and viability and increased property values for those looking to sell.

He said some residents also support small block sizes with the council backing down on a proposal to increase minimum block sizes from 350 sqm to 500 sqm following community “push back”.

Real Estate Institute of SA president Alex Ouwens said the urban consolidation was reflective of a changing demographic.

“Buyers want to have a lower maintenance lifestyle rather than holding onto a larger block of land,” he said.

“For a downsizer or first homebuyer a new home doesn’t have the issues of an older home”

“Fitting more people into a suburb can create traffic issues and so on, but Adelaide can handle it better than the eastern states.”

West Torrens Council chief executive Terry Buss said the subdivision boom lined up with the State Government’s push to increase housing density across inner-city districts.

“It reduces the impact of urban sprawl and also enables residents and communities to be more environmentally sustainable by having to travel less for day-to-day services,” Mr Buss said.

TOP 30 SUB-DIVIDED SUBURBS
Campbelltown — 123
Seaton — 95
Ingle Farm — 91
Warradale — 82
Morphett Vale — 71
Adelaide — 71
Plympton — 70
Magill — 71
Rostrevor — 65
Glengowrie — 64
Flinders Park — 60
Parafield Gardens — 57
Findon- 57
Woodville West — 57
Enfield — 56
Windsor Gardens — 54
Clearview — 53
Paradise — 52
Greenacres — 51
Modbury- 50
Paralowie — 50
Plympton Park- 49
Holden Hill — 49
South Plympton — 48
Hectorville — 47
Christies Beach — 47
Prospect- 47
Clovelly Park — 46
Dover Gardens — 46

*Data supplied by the SA Planning Department representing subdivision applications under assessment or where a decision has been made by councils for the period covering January 2016-18.

Figures do not include applications for boundary realignments or readjustments.
I agree, it's good to see that we are putting more density into the suburbs, but this really needs to be offset with more parks and open spaces for residents to recreate and for our tree canopy to increase. Not sure how this can be done when the current regulations seem to go against this in brownfield sites, whereas there are good regulations in greenfield sites.

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Re: News & Discussion: Metropolitan Developments

#1238 Post by HeapsGood » Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:09 pm

I have noticed at the Toyoda Gosei factory site on South Road at Edwardstown is now fenced up and there are Bunnings signs plastered all over it.

I missed this news...
http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/business/ ... e0d4843ff6

Any knowledge on what is happening with the old TAFE Panorama site?
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Re: News & Discussion: Metropolitan Developments

#1239 Post by Patrick_27 » Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:26 pm

HeapsGood wrote:
Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:09 pm
I have noticed at the Toyoda Gosei factory site on South Road at Edwardstown is now fenced up and there are Bunnings signs plastered all over it.

I missed this news...
http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/business/ ... e0d4843ff6

Any knowledge on what is happening with the old TAFE Panorama site?
Bunnings have ditched the Panorama site in favour of Edwardstown, the community around Panorama are surprisingly saddened by the fact that it didn't go ahead. Frankly, the government should block the Edwardstown proposal because it's only going to increase acquisition costs along that corridor.

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Re: News & Discussion: Metropolitan Developments

#1240 Post by Norman » Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:17 pm

Apparently this one is still progressing, but it may be reduced in height.
Northern homes razed for controversial $22.5m apartment complex
Ben Cameron, NorthEastern Weekly Messenger
March 6, 2018 6:30am

WORK has started to demolish six of Paradise homes to make way for a $22.5 million apartment complex, to the grief of long-time neighbours.

The bulldozers started work to clear the land at Gameau Rd and Woodmere Ave last month after Campbelltown Council approved developer Barrio’s application to demolish all buildings at the site.

Long-time opponent of the project, Kym Tilbrook, hoped the new construction would be limited to two storeys.

“It’s pretty sad,” Mr Tilbrook said.

“Two houses have gone, another four to go at this stage.

“We’ve been fighting this for three years, it’s out of character for the area.

“We and the council don’t accept it,” he said.

The residents would accept two storeys.”

Another resident, Ivan Caon, said the bulldozers moving in was a sad sight to behold.

“It was inevitable,” he said.

“This whole suburb is changing and it is disappointing for us.

“It’s the type of development that is the problem.”

The demolition work comes as Barrio next Wednesday heads back to court to appeal the State Government’s refusal of its third and final stage of the project.

The state’s planning commission knocked back the development application in February last year, saying the 75 student accommodation units and 28 apartments were too large for the area.

Barrio managing director Glen Vollebregt was “very confident with the appeal”.

“We’re confident we’ll reach a compromise. We’re keen to move ahead in a timely manner,” Mr Vollebregt said.

He last year promised to consider scaling back the project to appease neighbours and last week stood by those comments.

He was prepared to reduce the height of the complex by “roughly 20 per cent”, taking it from five to four storeys.

If no agreement could be reached on that option, he was open to a traditional townhouse-style development.

Mr Vollebregt maintained the complex would be one of the state’s best transport-orientated developments and said its construction would create “hundreds of building jobs”.

Stages one and two of the project — including 14 and 10 two-storey townhouses — have already been approved.

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#1241 Post by Algernon » Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:06 pm

The Tranquilla development on Military Rd, West Lakes Shore looks about to start construction. Also heard that an existing low-mid rise apartment building adjacent will be redeveloped. A developer pitched a deal to existing owners to sell up in exchange for an interest in the new development.

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#1242 Post by Nathan » Mon May 21, 2018 11:13 am

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‘Victory for common sense’: $22.5m Barrio development goes from five to two storeys
http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/messenger ... 2276b0b37b

THE FIGHT is finally over for a band of passionate Paradise residents after developer Barrio officially withdrew its plans for a five-storey development.

Barrio had hoped to build a $22.5 million development including 75 student accommodation units, 28 apartments, a supermarket and a cafe on Gameau Rd.

It had been appealing in the Environment, Resources and Development Court a State Government Development Assessment Commission decision in February, 2017, to reject the plans.

But this month Barrio filed a notice of discontinuance in the ERD Court with plans for the commercial component — including the supermarket, cafe, doctor’s rooms and offices — also axed.

The plan — stage three of the overall project — has now been scaled back to 32, two-storey residential dwellings and one single-storey building.

Resident Kym Tilbrook, who has been a vocal member of a group opposing the development for years, said it was a “major victory” for the community.

“We believe it’s a victory for common sense,” he said.

“What the developer was proposing was completely out of character for this quiet area of Paradise.

“The community has worked hard and tirelessly towards ensuring the developer adheres to the (Campbelltown Development Plan), which is all residents wanted from the very beginning.

“Residents were accused of being anti-development.

“That is not the case.

“We just want developers to follow the rules,” he said.

“The victory shows that when a community unites and stands firm for what it believes is right, the little people can win.”

Campbelltown Mayor Simon Brewer welcomed the move to withdraw the appeal.

“It seems Barrio have finally realised that they can’t push the Council and the residents around to get their own way,” Mr Brewer said.

“I’m glad they’ve seen sense and have withdrawn their challenge.”

“The council welcomes good development that complies with the development plan.”

Barrio director Glen Vollebregt said last week the company was “very pleased” to have negotiated the outcome with the council.

The NorthEastern Weekly reported in March that Mr Vollebregt was prepared to modify his plans from five storeys down to two.

“If our final two-storey townhouse plans receive the necessary approvals by the end of March, we can then withdraw the matter,” he said.

Stages one and two of the project — featuring 14 and 10 two-storey townhouses — are approved and are at different stages of construction.

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Re: News & Discussion: Metropolitan Developments

#1243 Post by HeapsGood » Mon May 21, 2018 1:41 pm

Does anyone know what is being built next to the youth centre and dominos at Junk Food Corner at South Road, Reynella?
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#1244 Post by Norman » Wed May 30, 2018 9:50 am

Parade of changes finally on the way for shopping precinct
Gordon Armstrong, Eastern Courier Messenger
May 28, 2018 11:15am

UP TO $8 million will be spent on a major overhaul of one of the east’s premier retail and dining strips — its first upgrade in more than 20 years.

Norwood, Payneham & St Peters Council last week agreed to spend between $4 million and $8 million on a long-awaited, three-stage upgrade of The Parade.

Under the draft masterplan the council would make The Parade more pedestrian friendly, improve outdoor dining, widen footpaths and plant more trees. It would also address the area’s longstanding parking issues.

The strip would be divided into key areas — The Parade West, The Parade East and The Parade “Heart” — with the work in each area to be done separately.

Mayor Robert Bria said it was an exciting time for Norwood.

“The Parade has long been seen as a benchmark, but we need to keep up as other shopping precincts have invested big money in their areas,” said Mr Bria, who also chairs the Norwood Parade Precinct committee.

“We have to stay relevant and to ensure we are doing our bit for the community and to offer diversity.

“We want the best result for The Parade. At the end of the day, it (overhaul) is a long-time coming.”

He said the masterplan would not include the closure of George St to traffic, despite some community concern the council was considering the move.

“There was never any intention to close George St,” Mr Bria said.

“It was important that I clarify the situation.”

The council first discussed creating a masterplan for The Parade about two years ago.

But those plans were shelved while the then-Labor government grappled with whether to extend the city tramline along the strip to Magill.

The tramline plan was abandoned with the change of government.

Speaking at last week’s council meeting, Cr Paul Wormald said it was time for action.

“The plan is very attractive but we must find the resources now and not spend another five years waiting,” Cr Wormald said.

“We also need to find ways of unlocking more space for cars.”

Cr Carlo Dettore also was keen to see a focus on The Parade.

“It’s taken a long time to get here,” Cr Dettore said.

“We have waited 25 years to see this initiative proceed.

“At last we have some planning to make this a people place. This will make it an exciting destination.”

Community consultation run from Wednesday, May 30, to Friday, June 22. The final masterplan will be presented to the council in September.
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#1245 Post by Norman » Wed May 30, 2018 10:18 am

Marion on ice as developer names preferred site for a $25 million recreation centre in the south
Michelle Etheridge, CoastCity Weekly Messenger
May 24, 2018 11:59am

A $25 MILLION recreation centre complete with two rinks for ice-skating, sports such as hockey and curling, and a rock-climbing wall, could be on its way to Marion.

Ice Rinks Adelaide — the company behind a $40 million centre in Adelaide’s north — is pushing a similar project for land next to the Club Marion sporting and recreation hub on Sturt Rd.

The company’s director, Stephen Campbell, has approached Marion Council about his proposal, which — if approved — would replace 9000sq m of underused croquet space.

The council this week voted to call for expressions of interest from all sports or community groups interested in buying or leasing the site and developing it for recreational use.

Its move was prompted by Mr Campbell’s proposal, which he said would mirror his Playford Arena complex in Elizabeth, but “on a slightly smaller scale”.

Mr Campbell said he was interested in four sites for a southern Adelaide centre, but Marion was at the top of the list, boasting good links to transport and the “market pull” of nearby Westfield shopping centre.

“We’d have two Olympic-size sheets of ice — one dedicated to sports uses and one for recreational skating and an area for rock climbing,” he said.

“We also have plans for one or two activities that the site lends itself to, so there’s a little surprise in that.”

Adelaide needed more ice rinks to cater for demand for sports including hockey, curling, figure skating, speed skating and broomball, he said.

“The north and south are growing, and if we really want to accommodate young people and get them involved in activity, healthy choices like rock climbing and skating, you need to put new facilities where the growth is occurring,” he said.

If the Marion project was approved, it would cost roughly $25 million, holding 600-1200 spectators. The Elizabeth centre can hold 4000.

Investors would help fund the Marion centre, which Mr Campbell hoped would open in the first half of 2020 — about the same time as the northern centre. That project has been boosted by a $10 million State Government loan.

Marion Council city development manager Abby Dickson said the council had “a very high-level discussion” with Ice Rinks Adelaide.

The council on Tuesday night voted behind closed doors to seek expressions of interest for the croquet site.

“At this stage, it’s about testing the market to see what the opportunities are,” Ms Dickson said. “It’s important to have an open market process to ensure we get the best outcome for the community.”

The council would work with Marion Croquet Club, which calls the courts home, to discuss its future and potentially help it find a new home.

Club secretary Glenna Bulley said poor playing surfaces, caused by the wrong grass being planted back in 1981, had made it difficult to attract and retain players.

Mrs Bulley said she would “look to the heavens” in the hope its ageing members could keep playing instead of “staying in nursing homes and watching TV”.

“I hope the council can do something and get us over this hurdle,” she said.

The council will seek expressions of interest for the land from June 5.

It would then consider the proposals after the local government elections in November.

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