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Today, readers comment on a foreshore tower block and sharing the footpath.

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Commenting on the story: ‘Overbearing’ 13-storey housing block recommended for Glenelg foreshore

As a nearby resident of this proposed development, I believe that due consideration is not being given to the impact that the scale of this proposed building will have on the quality of life, value of properties, and impact on the already inadequate infrastructure that services this residential area.

I am not opposed to development per se, but the proposed building covers 60% of the site, where it is zoned for a maximum of 50% site coverage, and has 3/4 of the building at 13 storeys not five as zoned, where it currently has a maximum of two storeys.

There will be significant sun shading and overlooking of nearby properties, not to mention the wind pressure build up and additional risk of flooding of properties to it’s east, if there is the combination of high tide, storm surge and heavy rain overloading the drainage system from the east. 

The physical bulk of the proposed development is in total conflict with the scale of the residential area surrounding it.

This is not the Gold Coast, nor is it desirable for our beachside suburbs to have buildings and density approved that will be totally out of scale with, and overwhelm our current seaside, family friendly environment. – Wendy Bockman

What makes Glenelg and SA unique is that we don’t offer and hope not to offer a Costa del Sol/Gold Coast beachfront. However, we are inevitably, undeniably, unfortunately going down that path.

Glad to see that City of Charles Sturt have stayed smart and true to their community and not bent to developers and avoided the bombardment of eyesore monoliths. – Ivana Dawe

What has happened to the Vision for Adelaide?

Glenelg has a unique character and style, which clever planning decisions would be able to massage and nurture, rather than trash for the gain of a few to produce a mass of ugliness and non-sympathetic buildings. It is a disgrace.

Adelaide has the unique advantage of being in a point in time where we could maximise what we have still remaining of our heritage and ambience for tourism purposes, and create something unique and architecturally particular to our location.

This style of development has had its day. So boring. Let’s be more creative and interesting, please. – Geraldine Senior

In no other area of governance is there a compliance test based on whether the particular activity is “seriously at variance” with the regulatory criteria.

Only in ‘planning’ are we faced with such a scrappy test that grossly affects how each of us live within our community, and the character of our locality. And only in planning would we read of a test of “… degree of agreeableness …”.

Seriously, should we laugh or cry at what a Frankensteinian planning system created by ‘experts’ for ‘experts’ is doing to where and how we live? People create and live in neighbourhoods, not experts. – Elbert Brooks

Where will this end? I am appalled at the destruction of South Australia’s heritage by this Liberal Government. A complete and utter disgrace. Why can’t they learn from Victoria, who spends money to preserve their heritage. – Pam Kelly

Commenting on the story: E-scooter companies riding rapid Adelaide growth

Good luck to them, I just wish people wouldn’t leave them in the middle of footpaths for the rest of us to trip over. 

Twice in the last week I have moved two of the scooters to the side of the footpath from the middle of it. – Alison Whish

Can we get some in Brompton, Bowden. – Nicholas Antony

This is all well and good, but to me they are an eyesore. The people tasked with rounding them up and placing them often put them in the most inappropriate spots such as across traffic crossings. – Damian Gilbert

As a cyclist who uses many paths and trails regularly, my experience is that some who ride these things casually are not aware of how to do so safely and according to the rules of bike paths such as keeping to the left (it’s just like the road, but 12 year holds don’t seem to know that).

Also when these are just left either in the middle of a bike or footpath they are a hazard, and in some places they are left by the company. They also block free and easy access and use of paths and trails, creating choke points when other walkers, riders, dog walkers, prams etc also have to use narrow paths that are often made worse by signs/sandwich boards or furniture placed on paths too. – David King

Commenting on the story: InDaily journalists recognised at SA Media Awards

Congratulations to Tom, Stephanie and Ben. Well deserved, talented and independent work. – Gerald Martin

Congratulations. Great to see the quality in independent media recognised. – Anne Williams

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