Victor Harbor | Developments & News

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Re: Victor Harbor | Developments & News

#121 Post by Goodsy » Fri Apr 29, 2016 11:37 pm

Blimp wrote:Greenhills Adventure Park closes its doors for the final time this Sunday (May 1st) after 34 years to make way for a housing estate which they want to get started on by mid year (was a segment on channel 7 news tonight). Went there recently for one last hurrah, will miss the place.
They got bought out 7 years ago and the property developer has been sitting on it letting them run the place until they needed the land, long time coming

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Re: Victor Harbor | Developments & News

#122 Post by Blimp » Sat Apr 30, 2016 12:12 am

Was aware that there was a changing of hands 8 years ago or so and the Greenhills park management had been leasing it on an annual basis, I read in an article from when they first announced that this was their last season that rising utility costs were pushing them to the point of being unable to turn a profit anyway - so it works out well for them.

The days of adventure parks are seemingly over.

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#123 Post by Goodsy » Sat Apr 30, 2016 12:49 am

Blimp wrote:Was aware that there was a changing of hands 8 years ago or so and the Greenhills park management had been leasing it on an annual basis, I read in an article from when they first announced that this was their last season that rising utility costs were pushing them to the point of being unable to turn a profit anyway - so it works out well for them.

The days of adventure parks are seemingly over.

The days of boring 80's adventure parks that are 2 hours away from everyone are over.

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Re: Victor Harbor | Developments & News

#124 Post by crawf » Tue Oct 25, 2016 2:23 pm

A new Bunnings Warehouse and Coles to be built on the corner of Adelaide Road and McCracken Drive.
Applicant: Coles Property Group C/- Intro Design Pty Ltd
Development Number: 453/E004/16
Nature of Development: To construct a mixed use development comprising a group of shops, a bulky goods outlet and medical consulting rooms with ancillary car parking, loading areas, acoustic fencing and landscaping
Type of development: Merit
Zone / Policy Area: Neighbourhood Centre
Subject Land: Lot 5 Adelaide Road, McCracken SA 5211
I'd say the existing smaller Coles in the town centre, will be converted to an Aldi.

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#125 Post by neoballmon » Thu Oct 27, 2016 12:41 am

I'd heard about this a while back, figured it had been scraped, it had been so long.

I've also heard Aldi planned to build further north on Adelaide Road.
Looking forward to a free-flowing Adelaide!

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#126 Post by flaneur » Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:40 pm

all old news now, Aldi is now up and running, Coles and Bunnings not far from completion

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Re: Victor Harbor | Developments & News

#127 Post by Ben » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:38 am

From Adelaide now
A new six-storey hotel at Victor Harbor – backed by an international chain – will drive a surge in tourism for the region, its owners say.

A $40 million, six-storey hotel building overlooking the bay at Victor Harbor will help draw tourists to the area for longer and provide a much-needed shot in the arm for local businesses, its proponents say.

Anchorage Hotel owner Greg Phillips has lodged plans with Victor Harbor Council for the complex, which if approved, will sit alongside the State Heritage-listed pub on Flinders Pde.

The four-and-a-half-star complex includes 126 rooms, five two-storey apartments, to be sold to private buyers and a conference area with room for 400 people.

It will be managed by international hotel chain Wyndham. Mr Phillips expects the development to be a “game changer” for Victor Harbor, where businesses often suffer a strong trade downturn during the cooler months.

“We get three or four months of very good trade and the rest of the year is just hanging on for survival,” he told The Advertiser.

“If we can get people to stay down there instead of Adelaide, all the businesses will benefit from that.”

The plans also include refurbishments to the existing Anchorage Hotel and a new multistorey, 266-space carpark.

A footbridge will link the hotel and carpark, with parks also available to the public to ease a lack of spaces in town.

The footbridge will rise over the SteamRanger Heritage Railway line.

Mr Phillips said addressing the seasonal trade at Victor Harbor was key to the business’s plans.

“We’ve had the Anchorage Hotel for about 18 years and we had growth for the first 14 or 15 years, then it just plateaued,” he said.

“I wanted to attract an international hotel group into Victor – they can reach into markets we can’t reach into. It will make the hotel a destination hotel.

“The conference centre is also a massive attraction to bring businesses in.” The project will create work for 217 people during construction and 112 people would work there after it is complete.

The business expects the project to inject $12.4 million into the regional economy each year.

Mr Phillips hopes it will make Victor Harbor the focus for tourists keen to explore the South Coast and Coorong.

“International tourists traditionally stay in Adelaide and go down for the day – they don’t use Victor Harbor as a base,” he said.

Victor Harbor Council is expected to release the plans for public consultation within about a fortnight.

Mayor Moira Jenkins said locals had so far been supportive of the plans. “The community see that the development is going to create long-term jobs both during the development and afterwards,” Dr Jenkins said.

“These jobs will include traineeships and apprenticeships and jobs for young people around the South Coast.”

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Re: Victor Harbor | Developments & News

#128 Post by rev » Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:47 am

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#129 Post by Levesque » Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:52 pm

From the Advertiser this morning, a new separate proposal for apartments in VH.
4-storey Victor Harbor apartment complex targets Chinese visitors through educational camps

A four-storey, $5 million apartment complex at Victor Harbor will target the Chinese market – particularly those with children looking to attend local schools and universities.

John Van Diermen and his Chinese partner Feng Liang set up Australian Postcards to run educational “camps” for Chinese students travelling to South Australia during their school holidays.

The company’s proposal to build a complex with 13 apartments above the ground floor, which will feature a restaurant and two coffee shops or cafes, is under assessment at Victor Harbor Council.

If approved, the development will replace four vacant blocks on Flinders Parade, which overlooks Victor Harbor.

Mr Van Diermen said the company had a new partnership with Victor Harbor’s Investigator College to host Chinese students, who were staying at existing accommodation on the South Coast until the new complex was built.

While students are at the school, parents will learn more about local tertiary education institutions and high schools and tour the region, he said.

“They’re not going to send their children here to study on a longer-term basis if they haven’t seen it beforehand,” Mr Van Diermen said.

“Adelaide has just got direct flights from China and the market is increasing.”

The business plans to hire out the accommodation to other visitors while it’s not being used for educational camps.
It will include apartments on the first and second floors, and three penthouses on the top floor.

Victor Harbor’s development panel recently considered the company’s application and asked it to increase its parking spaces before deciding on its future.

Mr Van Diermen hopes work on the project will begin before Christmas.

Earlier this month The Advertiser revealed plans for a $40 million, six-storey hotel building overlooking the bay at Victor Harbor, also on Flinders Parade, to help draw tourists to the area for longer.

Anchorage Hotel owner Greg Phillips has lodged plans with Victor Harbor Council for the complex, which if approved, will sit alongside the State Heritage-listed pub.
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Re: Victor Harbor | Developments & News

#130 Post by eKwatee » Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:09 pm

Nuriootpa servo proposal has land rezoned

A developer has successfully rezoned land from primary to commercial on the corner of Belvidere Road and the Sturt Highway.
A proposed Nuriootpa Service Centre is one step closer, with the corner of Belvidere Road and the Sturt Highway successfully rezoned to accomodate a large highway service station.

article : https://www.barossaherald.com.au/story/ ... e/?src=rss

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#131 Post by SRW » Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:28 pm

eKwatee wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:09 pm
Nuriootpa servo proposal has land rezoned

A developer has successfully rezoned land from primary to commercial on the corner of Belvidere Road and the Sturt Highway.
A proposed Nuriootpa Service Centre is one step closer, with the corner of Belvidere Road and the Sturt Highway successfully rezoned to accomodate a large highway service station.

article : https://www.barossaherald.com.au/story/ ... e/?src=rss
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#132 Post by eKwatee » Thu Oct 24, 2019 2:05 pm

Oops, not sure what happened there

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Re: Victor Harbor | Developments & News

#133 Post by Will » Sat Nov 23, 2019 3:45 pm

Ben wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:38 am
From Adelaide now
A new six-storey hotel at Victor Harbor – backed by an international chain – will drive a surge in tourism for the region, its owners say.

A $40 million, six-storey hotel building overlooking the bay at Victor Harbor will help draw tourists to the area for longer and provide a much-needed shot in the arm for local businesses, its proponents say.

Anchorage Hotel owner Greg Phillips has lodged plans with Victor Harbor Council for the complex, which if approved, will sit alongside the State Heritage-listed pub on Flinders Pde.

The four-and-a-half-star complex includes 126 rooms, five two-storey apartments, to be sold to private buyers and a conference area with room for 400 people.

It will be managed by international hotel chain Wyndham. Mr Phillips expects the development to be a “game changer” for Victor Harbor, where businesses often suffer a strong trade downturn during the cooler months.

“We get three or four months of very good trade and the rest of the year is just hanging on for survival,” he told The Advertiser.

“If we can get people to stay down there instead of Adelaide, all the businesses will benefit from that.”

The plans also include refurbishments to the existing Anchorage Hotel and a new multistorey, 266-space carpark.

A footbridge will link the hotel and carpark, with parks also available to the public to ease a lack of spaces in town.

The footbridge will rise over the SteamRanger Heritage Railway line.

Mr Phillips said addressing the seasonal trade at Victor Harbor was key to the business’s plans.

“We’ve had the Anchorage Hotel for about 18 years and we had growth for the first 14 or 15 years, then it just plateaued,” he said.

“I wanted to attract an international hotel group into Victor – they can reach into markets we can’t reach into. It will make the hotel a destination hotel.

“The conference centre is also a massive attraction to bring businesses in.” The project will create work for 217 people during construction and 112 people would work there after it is complete.

The business expects the project to inject $12.4 million into the regional economy each year.

Mr Phillips hopes it will make Victor Harbor the focus for tourists keen to explore the South Coast and Coorong.

“International tourists traditionally stay in Adelaide and go down for the day – they don’t use Victor Harbor as a base,” he said.

Victor Harbor Council is expected to release the plans for public consultation within about a fortnight.

Mayor Moira Jenkins said locals had so far been supportive of the plans. “The community see that the development is going to create long-term jobs both during the development and afterwards,” Dr Jenkins said.

“These jobs will include traineeships and apprenticeships and jobs for young people around the South Coast.”


This development was granted planning approval this week.

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