Gresham Street is the latest West End laneway set for transformation, with plans for two new small venues – one a French aperitif bar and the other a speakeasy featuring walls lined with vintage books.
Renovations are in progress while the Small Venue Licence applications are pending, and the owners of both La Buvette and The Bibliotheca Bar and Book Exchange are confident they will get licensing approval.
Bibliotheca Bar and Book Exchange owner Roman Tazhydnov plans to open by the end of November on the site of a former clothes shop in Gresham Street, off Hindley.
“Once you have the approval, they [The Office of the Liquor and Gambling Commissioner] expect you to be open straight away,” he said.
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Adelaide | A clean out of senior Education Department executives in the wake of last year’s Debelle Report has contributed to a $6 million jump in termination payments.
The latest Auditor-General’s report shows termination payout net costs for the department jumped from $5.4 million in 2012-13 to $11.8 million in 2013-14.
One unidentified public servant received a $1.13 million golden handshake, the report indicates.
‘The employee in question had accrued substantial leave entitlements which were included in the separation payment,” Phil O’Loughlin, the education department’s Acting Deputy Chief Executive of Resources, told InDaily.
“TVSPs have been offered as part of budget saving strategies and the department follows appropriate procedures in relation t Full Story »
Bangarra Dance Theatre’s Kinship brings together the past and present in a two-part work that celebrates a traditional creation story and also explores the issue of Aboriginal identity in the 21st century.
Artistic director and choreographer Stephen Page says the two stories in the production – Brolga, created in 2001, and ID, created in 2011 – show the evolution of the company as it celebrates its 25 anniversary this year.
Kinship is performed by 14 dancers along with artist-in-residence/cultural adviser Kathy Baingayngu Marika, an elder from Yirrkala, and will be the first time Bangarra has returned to Adelaide since it presented Terrain in 2012.
“Brolga was a small creation, mythological story I had heard about a young girl’s totem being a brolga [large bird],” Page tells In Full Story »
Australian businesses and consumers pay too much for electricity, the nation’s Minister for Industry, Ian Macfarlane, has admitted.
Macfarlane has told an Adelaide business audience that energy generation costs are low in Australia – it’s the next stage that provides high costs.
The prices paid for electricity have to be “reined in” and “we’re working on that”, he said.
Macfarlane was talking about energy options at an American Chamber of Commerce lunch in Adelaide on Friday.
After his opening speech on the challenges facing Australia’s manufacturing industry, he was being interviewed by AmCham’s Leigh McClusky when the conversation turned to electricity and other power options.
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