250 homes to be demolished for 650 new ones

All high-rise, low-rise and street developments in areas other than the CBD and North Adelaide. Includes Port Adelaide and Glenelg.
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Re: 250 homes to be demolished for 650 new ones

Post by Sparks »

Eurostar wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:01 am
More ticky tacky shoeboxes with thin walls :roll:
I agree. It'll be a concrete cancer not unlike that which killed Glenelgs quiet beauty and turned into a tourist trap of restaurants and high rise sea side apartments that block the view of the sea. Ugly and grotesque. Trumps wall exists on the foreshore.
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Re: 250 homes to be demolished for 650 new ones

Post by dbl96 »

claybro wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:52 am
Patrick_27 wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 1:24 pm
So let's bulldoze 250 run down homes, that if renovated might actually have some character in favour of building 650 shit looking shoeboxes that in twenty years will look terrible. Great idea.
These developments all depend on the quality of the landscaping and public shared treatments. If the housing departments just bungs these up, scatters a few tiny trees and grass plants around, it will look terrible within no time. It always seems landscaping is an afterthought with designing these projects, but it is such a critical component. There is unfortunately also a distinct tendency in SA for people not to even look after what is right outside their own front gate. If this starts off with the usual lazy landscape design, and a begrudging twice a year leaf blow and street sweep by the council...this WILL look terrible-and hot. If however the relevant department within state government came to an arrangement for funding councils specifically to maintain these areas with a high proportion of low income/public housing, it would mean a better outcome all round. Areas with a high visibility of council workers on a regular basis would reduce street crime/ drug dealing/ prostitution, petty property damage and theft. We are having an explosion of unemployment-especially young and those with lower education. It is the perfect time to put these people into proper paid work which will also increase pride in the community.
The current fashion with landscaping in public spaces is to do plantings rather than lawns. This is a good thing. If properly maintained, plantings are often much more interesting and attractive than lawn. They also tend to be more water efficient than lawn. However, public plantings in Adelaide are rarely maintained. They look great when they are first planted, but because government and councils are unwilling to invest money in regular maintenance, they quickly become overgrown and infested with weeds. If we are going to do landscaping in this way, it needs to be accompanied by a proper maintenance program. Singapore is a good example of where this is done well.
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