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Your views: on Ten news, cultural centre and a 17-storey motel

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Today, readers comment on Ten moving its Adelaide-produced news service to Melbourne, an Indigenous centre’s timing and design, and a CBD development.

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Commenting on the story: Ten to present Adelaide’s news out of Melbourne in cost-cutting move

How very disappointing that Channel 10 early news is going to be done out of Melbourne.

I feel for those losing their jobs at this trying time for everyone. A further insult to South Australian viewers!

There is already a sad creep coming into the 6.00pm, which seems to have more and more interstate items on it. I would prefer international news, which is of more interest. Minus the US which all media outlets seem to be obsessed with. – Pam Kelly

I would like to express my total disgust with the Channel 10 decision to delete the Adelaide local news and broadcast from Melbourne as a “joint” news service.

This equates to deleting most local Adelaide news.

Currently we get endless news broadcasts from the eastern states, where Adelaide is of zero or minor consequence.

Why don’t Channel 10 and other stations for a change broadcast the news from Adelaide, delete the Melbourne base, and add on some Melbourne / Victorian news from the Adelaide base – I’m sure that will excite Melbourne and the eastern states no end.

Then the eastern states might know what it is like to be continually marginalised and treated as an optional extra. John M.R. Smith

Very disappointed this is happening.

Have watched 10 news for 20+ years but it won’t be the same without a local reader at the helm.

Ten  did this before with George Donikian, didn’t work then.

You may lose me and others. – Robyn Moran

If it’s not produced locally I see no point in watching the news service.

I understand you don’t care what the public thinks about this decision, however, I do have the option of not tuning in to your station in future. – Micky Smith

Ch 10/ CBS’’ faux leftie ‘’ outfit couldn’t bring themselves to scrap The Project and its extravagantly salaried Lisa Wilkinson and Waleed Aly.

Billed as a current affairs programme, with  some pre record and canned laughter, this is their commercial version of the ABC’s Q&A. – Michael Pratt

Commenting on the story: SA faces rival bid to host Australia-first cultural centre

With regard to the Aboriginal Cultural Centre proposed for Adelaide,  please make sure the designers come up with a truly ‘Earthy’ design.

Nothing like the ghastly concrete box that is currently used when referencing this proposed Centre.

It has to incorporate, water, sand/soil, plants, rocks, thatch, all the animals and birds (in some non living form) of the Australian outback. Create paths for a ‘Journey’ around the site etc.

Use the colours relevant to our beautiful country. Colleen Roberts

One of the most frustrating elements of our state’s development is how everything seems to take so much longer that in other states.

I appreciate and support extensive consultation with our first nation’s people, but that should not preclude fundamental design finalisation and preliminary works and confirmation that the financial aspects are signed off and agreed.

It has been promised for nearly three years now and that is it – just a promise! – Hans van Bavel

Commenting on the story: City development set for approval despite Govt Architect concerns

I was very surprised when I viewed the information on the SCAP website and it said this multi-storey “Motel” building met current guidelines in having only 3 car-parking and 5 bicycle-parking spaces?

When did the meaning of Motel morph from Motorist Hotel?

A 17-storey building immediately behind a single-storey heritage cottage is a bit of a change of the character of the largely low-rise area.

I am also wondering where all theses foot travellers will be coming from to stay in this new motel? Perhaps the building is just being built to add to the stock of redundant high rises that are being converted to urban vertical farms in many parts of the world.

In my opinion this is a short-sighted, poorly and insensitively designed scheme based on an antiquated business model.

Rather than providing much needed low-cost housing, it seeks to introduce a building which will destroy the area’s appearance and character to the detriment of residents and the community.George Hobbs

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