Allow high density building in the South

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Allow high density building in the South

#1 Post by kaska » Thu May 09, 2024 10:19 am

The government keeps approving developments in the southern neighbourhoods, such as Christies Beach, Seaford, Aldinga. But all those developments are houses, and none of them add density, which is essential for a vibrant area.

Seaford has the potential to become a satellite city but it needs to become more attractive in terms of living facilities, shopping malls, cinemas, entertainment, etc. Now, in order to do that, you need to have enough people living there that justifies the investment.

We are 10 + years away from finishing the north south corridor, which will make Seaford and the CBD very well connected. It seems to me that it would make a lot of sense to start thinking on how to build Seaford and surroundings areas into a city that is attractive to encourage more people living in the area, and potentially and eventually build a second CBD.

670K new people will move to the suburbs in the coming decades, that is a lot of people that we need to start thinking where they will live but also presents an opportunity to make Adelaide way more interesting beyond the current CBD.

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Re: Allow high density building in the South

#2 Post by Nort » Thu May 09, 2024 12:41 pm

kaska wrote:
Thu May 09, 2024 10:19 am
The government keeps approving developments in the southern neighbourhoods, such as Christies Beach, Seaford, Aldinga. But all those developments are houses, and none of them add density, which is essential for a vibrant area.

Seaford has the potential to become a satellite city but it needs to become more attractive in terms of living facilities, shopping malls, cinemas, entertainment, etc. Now, in order to do that, you need to have enough people living there that justifies the investment.

We are 10 + years away from finishing the north south corridor, which will make Seaford and the CBD very well connected. It seems to me that it would make a lot of sense to start thinking on how to build Seaford and surroundings areas into a city that is attractive to encourage more people living in the area, and potentially and eventually build a second CBD.

670K new people will move to the suburbs in the coming decades, that is a lot of people that we need to start thinking where they will live but also presents an opportunity to make Adelaide way more interesting beyond the current CBD.
You'll probably find this interesting, the state governments goals already align with a lot of what you're suggesting: https://sensational-adelaide.com/forum/ ... 48#p216848

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Re: Allow high density building in the South

#3 Post by ChillyPhilly » Thu May 09, 2024 4:14 pm

kaska wrote:
Thu May 09, 2024 10:19 am
The government keeps approving developments in the southern neighbourhoods, such as Christies Beach, Seaford, Aldinga. But all those developments are houses, and none of them add density, which is essential for a vibrant area.

Seaford has the potential to become a satellite city but it needs to become more attractive in terms of living facilities, shopping malls, cinemas, entertainment, etc. Now, in order to do that, you need to have enough people living there that justifies the investment.

We are 10 + years away from finishing the north south corridor, which will make Seaford and the CBD very well connected. It seems to me that it would make a lot of sense to start thinking on how to build Seaford and surroundings areas into a city that is attractive to encourage more people living in the area, and potentially and eventually build a second CBD.

670K new people will move to the suburbs in the coming decades, that is a lot of people that we need to start thinking where they will live but also presents an opportunity to make Adelaide way more interesting beyond the current CBD.
You are absolutely right.

A lot of this comes down to some archaic planning regulations and attitudes. One such example is minimum caparking requirements.

There needs to be density and land use mandates around major public transport stops, along with better active transport infrastructure.
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All views expressed on this forum are my own.

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Re: Allow high density building in the South

#4 Post by kaska » Thu May 09, 2024 6:02 pm

Nort wrote:
Thu May 09, 2024 12:41 pm
kaska wrote:
Thu May 09, 2024 10:19 am
The government keeps approving developments in the southern neighbourhoods, such as Christies Beach, Seaford, Aldinga. But all those developments are houses, and none of them add density, which is essential for a vibrant area.

Seaford has the potential to become a satellite city but it needs to become more attractive in terms of living facilities, shopping malls, cinemas, entertainment, etc. Now, in order to do that, you need to have enough people living there that justifies the investment.

We are 10 + years away from finishing the north south corridor, which will make Seaford and the CBD very well connected. It seems to me that it would make a lot of sense to start thinking on how to build Seaford and surroundings areas into a city that is attractive to encourage more people living in the area, and potentially and eventually build a second CBD.

670K new people will move to the suburbs in the coming decades, that is a lot of people that we need to start thinking where they will live but also presents an opportunity to make Adelaide way more interesting beyond the current CBD.
You'll probably find this interesting, the state governments goals already align with a lot of what you're suggesting: https://sensational-adelaide.com/forum/ ... 48#p216848
That's really good info, thanks for sharing

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