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[VIS] Re: Memorial Drive upgrade

#301 Post by ChillyPhilly » Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:00 pm

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There's no doubt that something needs to be done with that side of the tracks, but why can't it be as simple as landscaping an events/recreational park on the site? This has worked for Birrarung Marr in Melbourne on a similar slice of land. Better yet, follow the ACC's vision for the site and build the park over the train tracks. Just because a site is in disrepair doesn't mean it needs to automatically become a commercial property of sorts.
I'd agree in principle, but this site is located immediately far and away from anything that would support the above. Worth a shot though.
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#302 Post by Goodsy » Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:06 pm

dig it out and increase the size of the lake

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[VIS] Re: Memorial Drive upgrade

#303 Post by SBD » Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:18 pm

Patrick_27 wrote:
Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:43 pm
There's no doubt that something needs to be done with that side of the tracks, but why can't it be as simple as landscaping an events/recreational park on the site? This has worked for Birrarung Marr in Melbourne on a similar slice of land. Better yet, follow the ACC's vision for the site and build the park over the train tracks. Just because a site is in disrepair doesn't mean it needs to automatically become a commercial property of sorts.
"events/recreational park" - perhaps there's a demand for a skate park in the vicinity? :?

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#304 Post by Norman » Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:21 pm

They also need to improve connections to the river. How about a bridge across the rail lines from the hospital?

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[VIS] Re: Memorial Drive upgrade

#305 Post by ml69 » Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:42 am

SBD wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:18 pm
Patrick_27 wrote:
Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:43 pm
There's no doubt that something needs to be done with that side of the tracks, but why can't it be as simple as landscaping an events/recreational park on the site? This has worked for Birrarung Marr in Melbourne on a similar slice of land. Better yet, follow the ACC's vision for the site and build the park over the train tracks. Just because a site is in disrepair doesn't mean it needs to automatically become a commercial property of sorts.
"events/recreational park" - perhaps there's a demand for a skate park in the vicinity? :?
An amazing themed playground would bring this space to life! Thinking of something like the new Darling Harbour playground that is packed with families whenever the weather is nice ...

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#306 Post by Nathan » Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:31 am

There was supposed to be a kids play area as part of the Festival Centre redevelopment, in front of where the amphitheatre was, but I'm not sure if it's still on the cards or not.

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#307 Post by Nort » Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:51 am

ChillyPhilly wrote:
Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:00 pm
Patrick_27 wrote:
Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:43 pm
There's no doubt that something needs to be done with that side of the tracks, but why can't it be as simple as landscaping an events/recreational park on the site? This has worked for Birrarung Marr in Melbourne on a similar slice of land. Better yet, follow the ACC's vision for the site and build the park over the train tracks. Just because a site is in disrepair doesn't mean it needs to automatically become a commercial property of sorts.
I'd agree in principle, but this site is located immediately far and away from anything that would support the above. Worth a shot though.
It's right next to the train station (you could even incorporate a new western entrance as part of it), is next to the tram line, across the lake from Adelaide Oval, next to the hospital and UniSA City West and only a short walk from Bonython Park. I can't imagine a better located site in the city for a recreation park.

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[VIS] Memorial Drive upgrade

#308 Post by Stryker » Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:56 pm

Davis Cup Tennis is coming back to Memorial Drive. Great news for Adelaide!
https://www.tennis.com.au/news/2018/11/ ... erzegovina

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#309 Post by ml69 » Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:05 pm

Does anyone have access to bypass the Advertiser paywall to post the Lleyton Hewitt story in relation to a new Memorial Drive arena? Thanks

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#310 Post by how good is he » Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:49 am

Memorial Drive must upgrade to fight for SA’s sporting future says Lleyton Hewitt
Richard Evans, Sunday Mail (SA)
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Memorial Drive tennis centre upgrade: $150 million proposal
New Adelaide sports stadium on agenda
Sport arena considered for Adelaide Oval
Adelaide needs a redeveloped multipurpose sports stadium on Memorial Drive to avoid falling further behind other capital cities, according to South Australia’s greatest tennis player.

Davis Cup captain and former world No. 1 Lleyton Hewitt says an upgrade of the precinct is overdue and can help propel the city, and state, back on to the world tennis stage.

Hewitt said Adelaide must act quickly to take advantage of changes in professional tennis with the new ATP World Team Cup to be held in Australia from January 2020.

“Everything is moving so if you came out and said ‘Yep, we are going to get it across the line, we are going to build a brand new centre’ you can put your hand up and start fighting for an event. That’s what I would like to see here,” Hewitt told the Sunday Mail.

“I would love to see it happen because then we can fight for South Australia to get the tournament back again. There are a lot of moving targets within the Australian calendar now.”

Adelaide lacks a world-class tennis tournament to compete against other capital cities, including Brisbane, which took over the Australian Hard Court Championships in 2009.


“If South Australia stands up and actually takes it on and wants to do something and shows that they are proactive then that’s where you can say ‘OK, maybe we can get a tournament back’,” Hewitt said.

“One of the saddest things for me was when the Adelaide tournament moved to Brisbane and that’s where it all started for me, growing up watching it as a kid. I saw all the greats come and play and then for that to go.

“Have a look at the centre of Brisbane compared to Memorial Drive now, you can’t compare the two, so you see why it went there.

“It’s sold out all the time, it’s a fantastic venue, it’s a fantastic event but it still hurts. The exhibition event in Adelaide the week before the Open isn’t the same as a proper tournament.”


Where a proposed Memorial Drive stadium would be located …

… and what it could look like.
The Advertiser last week revealed Adelaide would miss out if Australia successfully bid to host the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup because there was not a suitable stadium available.

“I love Memorial Drive but whether it’s a multipurpose retractable roof, whatever it may be, something basketball, netball, everything can play in, it would be great for the city,” he said.

“We are fortunate we have the area that’s so close to the city to be able to make a tennis centre. We don’t have to go and do it somewhere else.”


Hewitt said an initial $10 million upgrade — creating 37 courts across four different surfaces — of the Tennis SA and adjacent Next Generation tennis facilities over the past year was commendable but more needed to be done.


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“It’s fine they have done a part of a redevelopment but still that’s not the main thing, that’s not the thing that’s needed — the thing that’s needed is the centre court, the stadium,” he said.

The Memorial Drive facilities — adjacent to Next Generation fitness club — are leased from the Adelaide City Council in a piecemeal ownership deal that has 30 years to run.

Tennis courts were opened on Memorial Drive in 1921 and the existing northern grandstand was built in 1938.

It was once a regular Davis Cup venue but last hosted a final 50 years ago.

It is understood the Federal Government funded $10 million was critical in helping Adelaide secure its first Davis Cup tie in 15 years when Australia plays Bosnia and Herzegovina on February 1 and 2 next year.

The Advertiser in January revealed a 6000-seat, canopy-covered stadium, hosting basketball, netball, concerts and other events, was proposed as part of a $150 million redevelopment of Memorial Drive.

Federal Liberal MP John Alexander — the youngest player to represent Australia at the Davis Cup and a founder of the Next Generation fitness club in Adelaide 20 years ago — said a new sports facility needed to be multipurpose.


Another proposed location.
“Melbourne has a sports precinct, tennis courts and soccer pitch. You have to activate so it is used more like Rod Laver Arena. A lot of people in Melbourne think it’s a concert hall,” Mr Alexander said.

Treasurer Rob Lucas said the State Government was prioritising investment in health, education and child protection.

“Significant taxpayer-funded expenditure on large-scale sporting upgrades or new stadiums will be considered with all other funding submissions in the lead-up to next year’s Budget,” Mr Lucas said.

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#311 Post by rev » Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:09 pm

ml69 wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:05 pm
Does anyone have access to bypass the Advertiser paywall to post the Lleyton Hewitt story in relation to a new Memorial Drive arena? Thanks
If you use Firefox, download the addon/extension called Anti-Paywall. It's logo is a blue monitor with a white arrow in the corner of it.

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#312 Post by ml69 » Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:47 pm

rev wrote:
Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:09 pm
ml69 wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:05 pm
Does anyone have access to bypass the Advertiser paywall to post the Lleyton Hewitt story in relation to a new Memorial Drive arena? Thanks
If you use Firefox, download the addon/extension called Anti-Paywall. It's logo is a blue monitor with a white arrow in the corner of it.
Is this only for a PC/laptop? Is there anyway you can bypass on an iPhone or iPad?

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#313 Post by ml69 » Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:51 pm

There’s also another story on adelaidenow about how ACC’s plans for a PGA-standard golf course could thwart plans for an arena.

In typical adelaidenow style, it’s probably a beat-up story but would still be interesting to read about it nonetheless.

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#314 Post by how good is he » Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:09 pm

Push for multi-use stadium in Adelaide CBD could derail city council’s plan for PGA-standard golf course
Simeon Thomas-Wilson, City Editor, The City
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Adelaide City Council’s plan for a PGA-standard golf course could be in conflict with an increasingly strong push for a multipurpose sports stadium at Memorial Drive.

Councillors will on Tuesday vote on whether to make an extract of its North Adelaide ‘Golf Course Master Plan’ concept document public, in the wake of increased speculation around a new multi-use stadium at the southern end of the public course on parklands.

Despite councillors and the Adelaide Park Lands Authority being briefed on the masterplan, it has been kept under confidentiality orders.

However The Advertiser revealed key findings of the masterplan, including developments worth at least $20 million, in September.

They include:

UPGRADING the course to international standard, resulting in major reconfigurations;

RELOCATING the clubhouse from near Strangeways Tce, where War Memorial Drive and Montefiore Rd meet, to be closer to the Adelaide Oval precinct;

ESTABLISHING a multimillion-dollar function centre as part of the new clubhouse;

THE council finding new management of the course.

Adelaide Oval as seen from the air. Picture: Naomi Jellicoe
The location where the masterplan suggests moving the clubhouse to, in order to capitalise on the Riverbank location and oval complex, is the same as the location being examined for a potential new stadium.

Cr Phil Martin, who has put the proposal before council, said the public needed to know just what was at stake.

“This is the opportunity for Adelaide to get a golf facility that is of international standard and can attract international tournaments to the city,” he said.

“People should be able to look at what is being proposed.

Cr Martin also said there were other locations in the city for a potential multipurpose stadium without having to build on parklands.

“We are a city in the park, the only city in the park,” he said.

“I don’t know if anyone would be proud of being a city surrounded by sports stadiums.

“The parklands are there for people to enjoy and that does involve the playing of sport but playing sport and creating multistorey structures are completely different things.

“I fear that it is open season on the parklands.”

It comes as the state’s greatest tennis player joined the chorus of calls for a new or redeveloped multipurpose sports stadium at Memorial Drive, saying it would allow Adelaide to reclaim its place on the rich international tennis circuit.

Former world No. 1 Lleyton Hewitt told the Sunday Mail that Adelaide needs a multipurpose stadium.

“I love Memorial Drive but whether it’s a multipurpose retractable roof, whatever it may be, something basketball, netball, everything can play in, it would be great for the city,” Hewitt said.

“We are fortunate we have the area that’s so close to the city to be able to make a tennis centre. We don’t have to go and do it somewhere else.”

Other sites being mooted include an area immediately south of the River Torrens, stretching over the Adelaide Railyards.

The Advertiser last week revealed Adelaide would miss out if Australia successfully bid to host the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup because there was not a suitable stadium available.

IT’S ONE OR THE OTHER
NEW STADIUM

Being pushed by the Adelaide Venue Management Corporation, which operates the Entertainment Centre, Convention Centre and Hindmarsh Stadium.

It would be an arena that could host soccer, rugby league, tennis, basketball and concerts.

A business case has been prepared and land at the southern end of the North Adelaide Golf Course has been examined as a potential location.

There is also talk of it being at the city railyards.

UPGRADED NORTH ADELAIDE GOLF COURSE

A masterplan prepared by consultants GHD Woodhead for Adelaide City Council is under a confidentiality order. But The Advertiser revealed in September it involves upgrading the course to international standard, and relocating the clubhouse from its current location near Strangways Tce to where War Memorial Drive and Montefiore Rd meet. A multimillion-dollar function centre would also be built as part of the new clubhouse.

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#315 Post by rev » Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:47 am

Why can’t they upgrade the golf course and memorial drive tennis? How do the two have anything to do with each other?
Demolishing the existing tennis stadium and building a multipurpose roofed facility on the site wouldn’t have any impact on the nearby golf course which isn’t even connected to the site.

Or better yet, why don’t they build a PGA standard course in the southern/south western parklands which are derelict..
Or would that be too close for comfort for those born with a silver spoon in their mouth?

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