ADELAIDE | The Adelaide City Council says the State Government’s plans for the old Royal Adelaide Hospital site may be against the law.
Yesterday, Acting Premier John Rau announced the opening of the expressions of interest process for the site, saying the site presented opportunities for “residential, retail, hotel, commercial, health, education and cultural facilities”.
However, North Ward councillor Phillip Martin told InDaily this morning that allowing commercial and residential development on the site was akin to “selling off the parklands”, and was contrary to the Adelaide Parklands Act.
He said the State Government’s plans for the site do not “fit the definition of the legislation … which specifically (precludes) any development other than public infrastructure, from Full Story »
Adelaide | Homeowners living along proposed tram routes should help pay to get the Labor’s light rail vision up and running, according to the man who oversaw most of the State Government’s recent infrastructure projects.
The Weatherill Government’s latest revamp of its Integrated Transport Plan talks up an EastLink tramline to sweeten the deal for developers interested in buying into the old Royal Adelaide Hospital site.
Transport Minister Stephen Mullighan yesterday spoke determinedly about extending the tramline along North Terrace, around the corner into East Terrace and up the Parade into Liberal leader Steven Marshall’s Dunstan electorate.
But if Labor was expecting breathless excitement about the “announcement” – with no funding allocated and a five to 15 year timeframe Full Story »
AFL | Mourning AFL club Adelaide is bracing for more difficult days with farewells to slain coach Phil Walsh and a return to AFL action.
Crows players have been told they don’t have to play against West Coast on Saturday if they don’t feel up to it in the wake of Walsh’s death.
But all players so far have indicated a desire to play, chief executive Andrew Fagan says.
The Crows have offered support to the Walsh family ahead of the as-yet unscheduled funeral of the 55-year-old career coach.
“Allow them space and time to grieve, they know they have got some difficult days ahead well into the future, but equally about saying farewell to Phil,” Fagan told ABC radio on Tuesday.
Crows players wouldn’t be forced to play against the Eagles, a game Fagan said R Full Story »
OZASIA FESTIVAL | Exciting and edgy contemporary Asian art will take centre stage at the 2015 OzAsia Festival, with new director Joseph Mitchell determined to get festival-goers to “take a risk”.
Mitchell says OzAsia has led the way in bringing diversity to the stage over the past eight years – and now he believes it’s time to lead the way again by showcasing the new wave of 21st-century Asian artists.
“Exciting, explosive work is being born out of contemporary Asia,” he says.
“Shanghai, Tokyo, Seoul, Jakarta – these are major cities of the world which are driving influences in fashion, food, lifestyle, social interaction. There’s so much coming out of this place. As artistic director, I get really excited about that.
“Festivals exist to broker new art-forms, to Full Story »