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North Terrace Quest hotel development approved

UPDATED: A 17-storey Quest hotel and apartment development has been approved for North Terrace and will incorporate an existing art deco building – but the SA Hotels Association has questioned the potential for such developments to get off the ground while interstate and overseas travel remains in limbo.

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QR codes ok if at no extra cost: pubs

Potentially mandatory use of COVID-19 contact tracing technology in pubs and clubs is being considered by the State Government – but while welcoming restrictions being slowly wound back, the sector is wary of imposing extra costs on hard-hit venue operators.

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Police check drivers at a locked down Melbourne suburb. Photo: AAP/Daniel Pockett

Top bureaucrat resigns over Melbourne hotel quarantine scandal

SA’s former top bureaucrat has resigned as head of Victorian Premier Daniel Andrew’s office after phone records revealed he spoke to the head of police as the state’s hotel quarantine program – held responsible for a second wave of COVID-19 infections and deaths and forcing Melbourne into months-long shutdown – was hastily set up.


Pirie St Hyatt set for approval despite heritage concerns

A 21-storey, $160 million Pirie Street hotel that will force the demolition of a local heritage-listed facade is set to be approved by a state government planning body, despite the developer saying the Government Architect is “muddying the waters” with “unnecessary and inappropriate” objections.