Adelaide | Waterfront living along the Torrens is inevitable if the city of Adelaide is to be revived, according to the head of the State Government’s urban development agency.
Renewal SA chief executive John Hanlon has put riverfront residential development dramatically on the agenda, not only for the soon-to-be-vacant old Royal Adelaide Hospital site but also “west of Morphett St Bridge”, an area currently reserved for parklands.
“Absolutely, we want people living on the Riverbank,” he told a Property Council forum last week.
“We’ve got to move beyond having a discussion.”
Hanlon said while the Government wanted to inject new life into the city through a huge influx of residents, “there’s no way we’re going to get 50,000 people within five to 10 years … on plannin Full Story »
ADelaide | The food trucks debate has attracted the second-largest response ever received by an Adelaide City Council community consultation.
The council received 977 responses during the four-week consultation period, which ended last Friday.
Only consultation on Soundwave Music Festival’s 2015 application to use the parklands received a higher number of submissions – more than 1,200.
Fixed-location city businesses submitted 73 responses to the consultation on proposed changes to the mobile food vending program, after 113 businesses were approached physically by council staff.
Mobile food vendors, by contrast, were consulted by email, and a “large majority” responded. Some mobile vendors also handed out council consultation surveys to customers.
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SOUTH AUSTRALIA | Poet, writer and bookseller Rachael Mead recommends taking the road less travelled when you’re exploring the Adelaide Hills.
As part of InDaily’s My Backyard series, she shares some of her favourite hills haunts – including top spots for eating, drinking and shopping.
Where is your home in the Adelaide Hills and why do you enjoy living there?
I live in Basket Range, which is nestled in some of the steepest and most spectacular country in the central Adelaide Hills. It’s only 30 minutes’ drive from the city but out here among the orchards, vineyards and bushland, it feels like the suburbs are hours away.
What are some of your other favourite hills haunts?
One of the aspects of living in the hills that Full Story »
Comment | Art Gallery of South Australia director Nick Mitzevich ponders the new power of the image rendered through social media and considers its impact on art, artists and museums.
An artist friend of mine has more than 60,000 followers on Instagram. Every hour or so his work is seen by thousands of people – not in a gallery, nor in glossy print reproductions (the dual canons of last century) but via a digital, standard square format Instagram feed on a hand-held device.
His followers, including myself of course, are voyeurs. We choose this twenty-first century hand-held portal as a way into the life of an artist. This fascination with the work and world of the artist is nothing new – it’s the latest manifestation of our cultural obsession with artists, one that began in sixte Full Story »
AFL | Hey Port, tell ya what. We’ll trade you your 2000 extra members for a spot in the finals? No?
In truth, I was slightly relieved that the Crows had fallen behind the Power on the “official” membership table, as my general predilection for backing hapless underdogs has always felt a bit indefensible when it came to supporting one of the biggest, brassiest clubs in the league. Ironically, I reckon being the second-biggest football team in town now makes us more sympathetic.
But the fact we kicked eight goals to none in yesterday’s opening term against the bandwagoner’s premiership favourite was pretty good too.
I took my almost-four-year-old along to the Oval for his first AFL game yesterday. He lasted until about halfway through the first quarter before deciding it was time t Full Story »