Inside a glass-walled office tower on Flinders Street, a group of six planners, lawyers and architects meets every second Wednesday. Stephanie Richards talks to the people behind the powerful panel which rules on the biggest and most controversial projects changing the city skyline.
The minister responsible for state heritage has criticised the developer behind a proposed $260 million King William Street office block, saying it ignored the local heritage listing of an art deco building it wants to demolish and he will not act on its request to intervene.
Lord Mayor Sandy Verschoor has called on the Adelaide City Council to support the proposed state heritage-listing of a King William Street art deco building that is at risk of demolition to make way for what could be one of Adelaide’s biggest office towers.
The developer behind a proposed 15-storey office tower to replace King William Street’s Southern Cross Arcade has been forced to put its plans on hold while the State Government considers granting an adjoining local heritage-listed art deco building – which would be demolished under the plans – state heritage status.