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Thanks for that, I'd missed their article.

Greg Mackie's idea of an integrated development at the old Franklin bus depot is interesting. Although, with both 88 O'Connell and Market Arcade redevelopments already on the agenda, one wonders how much more the council can take on without assistance from higher levels of government and an abandonment of its rate freeze.
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SRW wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:53 pm
Something up on AdelaideNow today regarding potential sites for new aquatic centre, if someone can post.
Here it is...
Adelaide City Council discusses three potential locations for new Aquatic Centre
Celeste Villani, City Editor, The City
June 16, 2020 6:07pm

The Aquatic Centre could be rebuilt on the Riverbank, near Adelaide Oval or opposite Priceline Stadium, a new report into the venue’s future shows.

The Adelaide City Council report listed the sites – two around War Memorial Drive and the other a portion of Ellis Park near West Tce – as potentially available for the centre.

The report, which the council discussed at its meeting on Tuesday night, did not rule out rebuilding or redeveloping the centre at its current Jeffcott Tce home.

A contemporary replacement facility would boost visitations numbers up by 40 per cent, up from 715,000 to more than 1.3 million people per year, the report said.

  • SITES FOR NEW AQUATIC CENTRE

    POTENTIALLY AVAILABLE

    1. The current Adelaide Aquatic Centre site in Park 2 (Papipadinyilla)

    2. Park 24 (Tambawodli) is on the eastern side of the railway tracks, opposite ETSA Park (netball) and Santos Stadium (athletics)

    3. Park 26 (Tarndanya Womma) includes Adelaide Oval and the adjacent tennis and health club facilities.

    ADDITIONAL SITES OF INTEREST

    4. Park 1 - North Adelaide Golf Course Par 3 / Riverbank

    NOW UNAVAILABLE

    5. North Terrace as part of the leisure and entertainment precinct

    6. North Terrace as part of the New Royal Adelaide Hospital

    7. North Terrace at the old Royal Adelaide Hospital site once it is vacated.

    *Source: Adelaide City Council.

Adelaide City Council Lord Mayor Sandy Verschoor told The City the locations were “starters” and there was still lots to discuss about the centre’s future.

She wanted the council to look into redeveloping the corner of Barton Tce West and Prospect Rd for the centre.

“We need to make sure any new facility caters for an increased demand from current users and caters for their wellbeing needs,” Ms Verschoor said.

“It also needs to cater for the demand profile we think we are going to have, particularly if we create a new facility.”

The report listed four new redevelopment options, which could cost between $16 million and $61 million, varying in size, capacity and amenities.

The report said the most expensive option would be 24,600sqm in area and have both indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a spa, sauna, large gym and creche.

The report said the development would attract at least one million visitations a year and the centre would operate at a $1 million surplus.

The cheapest scenario would be an upgrade of the current centre, costing up to $21 million.

However, its facilities and economic sustainability would still be “very poor”.

Ms Verschoor said she welcomed discussion about a centre with an indoor and outdoor pool offering.

“I love the idea of having an outdoor pool, particularly in a parklands setting,” Ms Verschoor said,

“I think that is something we should look to.”

At the meeting, most councillors appeared in support of a $61 million redevelopment of the Aquatic Centre and hoped State and Federal Governments, as well as neighbouring councils, would contribute to funding the centre.

Cr Robert Simms said he wanted to see “something of really high quality” built at the site that the community would support.

Incoming councillor Greg Mackie suggested the council look at the old Franklin St bus depot for the centre’s home because it would be “centrally located” and well serviced by public transport.

However, Cr Jessy Khera warned the council should “not rush into planning and designing the facility” in the wake of the economic impacts of COVID-19.

In April, the economic fallout from COVID-19 forced the Crows to shelve plans for a $65 million plan to knock down the centre and rebuild a new training and community complex at the site.

Adelaide Crows chairman Rob Chapman said the club could revisit plans in a couple of years.

The centre remains closed after shutting on March 19 because of the pandemic.

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What sounds like an Onion article, ACC has green lighted a “drivers month” to encourage people to drive into the city — instead of every other city that is investing in public and active transport. Door prizes for parking, allowing cars to use bus lanes, and happy-go-lucky marketing campaigns. What a backwards, idiotic, direction this council is going.
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Nathan wrote:What sounds like an Onion article, ACC has green lighted a “drivers month” to encourage people to drive into the city — instead of every other city that is investing in public and active transport. Door prizes for parking, allowing cars to use bus lanes, and happy-go-lucky marketing campaigns. What a backwards, idiotic, direction this council is going.
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https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-08-12/ ... s/12549148
This is disgusting and the ACC should be rightfully lambasted.
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If only all of these conservative councillors would spend even a fraction of their time promoting say the tram extension to North Adelaide instead of car use, imagine where Adelaide could be. I challenge them all to have a coffee on say West Terrace or Morphett Street and then one Peel Street or Topham Mall, and reiterate their love of cars with a straight face.
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It’s just one month. I don’t see an issue with trying to get people into the city who wouldn’t normally come in. Perhaps they might like what they find if it’s been some time since their last visit.
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The details are also here https://indaily.com.au/news/local/2020/ ... ic-centre/
That article is almost a month old...
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This is the same mob who has left a prime piece of land in North Adelaide empty for 40 years :banana:
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Nathan wrote:
Wed Aug 12, 2020 1:58 pm
What sounds like an Onion article, ACC has green lighted a “drivers month” to encourage people to drive into the city — instead of every other city that is investing in public and active transport. Door prizes for parking, allowing cars to use bus lanes, and happy-go-lucky marketing campaigns. What a backwards, idiotic, direction this council is going.
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https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-08-12/ ... s/12549148
Is that the absolute best idea they can drum up to attract people back to the city. Like seriously, what the fuck is this the 1950s.

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Maybe the ACC can attract people to the city by building a non-shithouse swimming centre
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Someone rightfully commented that the city needs more people, not more cars. This includes people who live there, not just commute there. The council would be better off giving concessions and marketing for more long-term citizens to live in the city rather than just international students.
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Nathan wrote:
Wed Aug 12, 2020 1:58 pm
What sounds like an Onion article, ACC has green lighted a “drivers month” to encourage people to drive into the city — instead of every other city that is investing in public and active transport. Door prizes for parking, allowing cars to use bus lanes, and happy-go-lucky marketing campaigns. What a backwards, idiotic, direction this council is going.
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https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-08-12/ ... s/12549148
This is absolutely disgusting. Adelaide is already car-friendly and you can drive into the CBD, they don't need more incentives.
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A pity we don't have recall elections in this country. This is the perfect case for the whole council to be disbanded. Bring in fresh blood not these old geezers who just veto everything.

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European-style bike path, trees, lighting and links to the parklands in new ‘vision’ to revive Hutt St
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Adelaide’s embattled Hutt Street would be revamped with a “European-style” bike path, improved lighting and art features in a move aimed at unlocking millions of dollars in private investment.

As Adelaide City Council plans to embark on a master planning process to redesign struggling CBD retail strips, local traders and Deputy Lord Mayor Alex Hyde have released a “vision statement” of its possible new-look.

Mr Hyde said the precinct had been overlooked for much-needed investment and had slipped behind other inner city precincts which had upgraded their appeal.

Key components of the Hutt Street vision include the retention of all trees and parking spaces while adding better lighting and art as well as replenishing garden beds.

The plan would also add a bike path through the centre of Hutt Street to encourage families and avoid costly changes to kerbs and stormwater services.

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Hutt Street Traders Association chairman Colette Slight said better public spaces would boost the appeal and activity of businesses.

“It would send a clear message to other businesses we are a premiere boulevard and they should set up shop here too,” she said.

The council has set aside $232,000 for master planning in Hutt, O’Connell and Melbourne streets. It is unclear when it will be complete..

Mr Hyde said a “proper investment” was needed from council and the State Government to deliver Hutt Street’s potential.

“Businesses want to stay here, residents want to live here and property owners want to reinvest here, but we need to give them a good reason,” Mr Hyde said.

Mr Hyde said a “tasteful streetscape” upgrade would build confidence and jobs.

“By retaining traffic lanes and all parking bays we will not alienate the majority of people who drive … we can make the precinct welcoming for everyone,” he said.
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That would be fantastic! Let's get our counterargument ready for Team Adelaide's inevitable 'but what about the cars????' statement.
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