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ChillyPhilly wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:50 am
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Is Buckland Park finally under construction? there's a lot of earth moving going on out there
Hopefully not.
well it looks like it's well and truly underway now, they're either building dikes around the entire site or just building a long sound barrier
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Goodsy wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:23 pm
ChillyPhilly wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:50 am
Goodsy wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:24 pm
Is Buckland Park finally under construction? there's a lot of earth moving going on out there
Hopefully not.
well it looks like it's well and truly underway now, they're either building dikes around the entire site or just building a long sound barrier
And now they've spruced up the mounds of dirt with some large palm trees
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Goodsy wrote:
Wed Dec 16, 2020 5:22 pm
https://www.riverlea.com.au/

it's official now
Disgusting. The antithesis of modern planning - lessons learnt from 2020 (and any other modern planning theory) obviously not being applied.

Contracts and approvals for this should be torn up and thrown in the fire.
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ChillyPhilly wrote:
Thu Dec 17, 2020 9:32 am
Goodsy wrote:
Wed Dec 16, 2020 5:22 pm
https://www.riverlea.com.au/

it's official now
Disgusting. The antithesis of modern planning - lessons learnt from 2020 (and any other modern planning theory) obviously not being applied.

Contracts and approvals for this should be torn up and thrown in the fire.
There's some fanciful advertising on that web page - especially the video. I don't think I spotted a single image of Buckland Park in it, especially not in summer with the lush green grass. I assume the "lakefront sanctuary" refers to when the flood plain fills with overflow from the river.

I guess the proof will be in whether anybody buys the hype and builds a house there.
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ChillyPhilly wrote:
Thu Dec 17, 2020 9:32 am
Goodsy wrote:
Wed Dec 16, 2020 5:22 pm
https://www.riverlea.com.au/

it's official now
Disgusting. The antithesis of modern planning - lessons learnt from 2020 (and any other modern planning theory) obviously not being applied.

Contracts and approvals for this should be torn up and thrown in the fire.
Yeh they should instead build tiny shoe boxes in 30 storey bland rectangular towers in the city and everyone can live there happily ever after. :hilarious:
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rev wrote:
ChillyPhilly wrote:
Thu Dec 17, 2020 9:32 am
Goodsy wrote:
Wed Dec 16, 2020 5:22 pm
https://www.riverlea.com.au/

it's official now
Disgusting. The antithesis of modern planning - lessons learnt from 2020 (and any other modern planning theory) obviously not being applied.

Contracts and approvals for this should be torn up and thrown in the fire.
Yeh they should instead build tiny shoe boxes in 30 storey bland rectangular towers in the city and everyone can live there happily ever after. :hilarious:
People like accommodation in or near town, pretty simple.
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cmet wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 8:11 pm
rev wrote:
ChillyPhilly wrote:
Thu Dec 17, 2020 9:32 am


Disgusting. The antithesis of modern planning - lessons learnt from 2020 (and any other modern planning theory) obviously not being applied.

Contracts and approvals for this should be torn up and thrown in the fire.
Yeh they should instead build tiny shoe boxes in 30 storey bland rectangular towers in the city and everyone can live there happily ever after. :hilarious:
People like accommodation in or near town, pretty simple.
Yeh, that must be why there's a never ending demand for actual housing and land, regardless of how further and further out it becomes.

You and others like you, are making the mistake in assuming your own preferences are what everyone wants as well.

Whether this new development succeeds or not is irrelevant, because all that area in the north around the expressway will be turned into housing. It's already happening.
And there will be far more people moving in to those new suburbs to come then will move in to your preferred shoe box style of living like a rat in the city.
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rev wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 9:11 pm
cmet wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 8:11 pm
rev wrote:
Yeh they should instead build tiny shoe boxes in 30 storey bland rectangular towers in the city and everyone can live there happily ever after. :hilarious:
People like accommodation in or near town, pretty simple.
Yeh, that must be why there's a never ending demand for actual housing and land, regardless of how further and further out it becomes.

You and others like you, are making the mistake in assuming your own preferences are what everyone wants as well.

Whether this new development succeeds or not is irrelevant, because all that area in the north around the expressway will be turned into housing. It's already happening.
And there will be far more people moving in to those new suburbs to come then will move in to your preferred shoe box style of living like a rat in the city.
I heard on the radio that there is a proposal to put traffic lights on the intersection of Port Wakefield Road/Highway and Angle Vale Road that will become the main entrance to this estate. This is a dumb idea.

The developers need to be required to provide a grade-separated interchange, or at least contribute to the cost, as that intersection is already a serious crash site. If it gets traffic lights, they would be the only ones between the River Torrens and Port Augusta!

There is a lot of employment in the area around there, such as a greenhouse complex with a 100-car carpark out from Two Wells, and all the packing and processing facilities near Virginia, freight at Penfield, a new super school at Angle Vale. This could be an attractive and affordable place to live within a reasonable weekend drive of city entertainment and a daily commute to more local employment if it is developed well.
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It's not just a proposal to put those traffic lights, according to an article on AdelaideNow they're installing them now.
The SA Road Transport association is pissed, calling it a safety issue.
The road leading up to the lights will have the speed reduced to 90km/h.


Don't think this has been posted before, but here's an overlook of the development.
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I'm confused, is this Buckland Park or another development?

EDIT: This IS Buckland Park. Isn't there another thread on this?
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rev wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 9:11 pm
cmet wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 8:11 pm
rev wrote:
Yeh they should instead build tiny shoe boxes in 30 storey bland rectangular towers in the city and everyone can live there happily ever after. :hilarious:
People like accommodation in or near town, pretty simple.
Yeh, that must be why there's a never ending demand for actual housing and land, regardless of how further and further out it becomes.

You and others like you, are making the mistake in assuming your own preferences are what everyone wants as well.

Whether this new development succeeds or not is irrelevant, because all that area in the north around the expressway will be turned into housing. It's already happening.
And there will be far more people moving in to those new suburbs to come then will move in to your preferred shoe box style of living like a rat in the city.
I know the agent currently signing the contracts on this land until the developer builds their sales information centre. He informs me there are many hundreds of enquiries and many contracts being sent out. Also the next release is already to hit the market due to the demand.
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Billionaire Lang Walker launches Riverlea satellite city north of Adelaide

Work is about to begin building a new community north of Adelaide, which has long been the brainchild of a billionaire property developer.
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Property billionaire Lang Walker is declaring confidence in South Australia’s future as he launches a $3bn satellite city north of Adelaide, at Buckland Park.

Fourteen years after first announcing the project, Mr Walker’s company will to­day start construction at the 12,000-home Riverlea estate, the nation’s largest masterplann­ed community.

Previously known as the Buckland Park development, it will have homes for 30,000 people, shops, a business hub, 50ha of lakes, 420ha of open space and four schools. It is predicted $3bn will be invested over 20 years and 10,000 jobs created during the development.

Mr Walker also expects work to start mid-year on his 27-storey Festival Plaza tower in the CBD.

In an exclusive interview with The Advertiser, Mr Walker, one of Australia’s wealthiest people, said the 14 years taken to turn Riverlea’s first sod had “not dampened my enthusiasm for SA”.

“From a Walker Corp point of view, we’re very, very happy to invest in SA – I think it’s got a good future,” he said.

“I guess this is a testament to me pulling the wallet out of my pocket and saying: ‘We’re doing it’ … so SA – we’re really confident.

“The other thing that gives me a lot of confidence is migration.

“If the economy is kicking out of COVID, I presume the government of the day is going to say: ‘Well, let’s start the immigration program back again’.

“That is going to be a big thing for SA.”

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Concept image of the entrance to Walker Corporation’s Riverlea development.

Mr Walker – rated as Australia’s 14th-richest person with a $4.52bn fortune – revealed significant progress at the $600m Festival Square development, bounded by Parliament House, the Festival Centre, Adelaide Casino and King William Rd.

“Things are moving fast at Festival Square and it’s exciting to see we are now built back up to ground level with our (1560-space underground) carpark almost complete and our (27-level office ) tower will be under way by the middle of the year,” he said.

“As the economy bounces back post-COVID, we are seeing a real increase in companies looking to get workers back into modern, environmentally sustainable, efficient workplaces.”

Mr Walker said the March 2020 opening of the $867m Northern Connector, linking the South Rd Superway and Port Wakefield Road, had been an integral kickstart to Riverlea, about 35km and 35 minutes’ drive from the centre of Adelaide.

The former Labor state government approved the development’s first stage in 2014.

But the project faced sustained criticism over flooding risk, with the University of Adelaide’s Professor of Planning and Property, Jon Kellett, in 2016 arguing the estate should be scrapped after the nearby Gawler River broke its banks and inundated the area.

Mr Walker said the flood-risk debate had triggered extensive internal company discussion and work on solutions, particularly the 50ha lake system.

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Concept image of a planned school at Riverlea.

Asked if the housing project had taken too long to get to this stage, he said: “Great things take time and this will be perfect.”

Planning Minister Vickie Chapman said Riverlea represented a generational investment in our state’s future.

“It signifies confidence in the SA market,” she said.

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And what is the PT strategy/plan for this 'satellite city' ?
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And what is the PT strategy/plan for this 'satellite city' ?
Why just this new town? The question should be what's the plan for PT for all outlying towns around the metro area. Why isn't there an emphasis on building a regional rail network linking to Adelaide?

This could have had a train service, if the government had gone ahead with the original plan or idea for the northern connector which included a rail line through the middle of it, although I think that was for freight based on what the artists impressions renderings showed.
I'm sure they could have added a passenger line to it.

Also, the freight line which splits off from running parallel to the passenger lines at Salisbury, and runs through the heart of the areas that will be the new northern suburbs in a few decades, and on passed Virginia and Two Wells, couldn't they add a passenger line next to that running along same route? And then spur off towards McDonald Park and Angle Vale and spur to Buckland Park/Riverlea?

It's a state government issue (and fuck up), not the developers fault.
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