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  1. 1. A Vision for Adelaide Adelaide Infrastructure and Parklands Proposal February 2009 Email:
  2. 2. Contents Page <ul><ul><li>Executive Summary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Headlines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Background </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Our Approach </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Our Vision </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Building on Key Strengths </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Issues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>7 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Economic Effect </li></ul></ul>9 <ul><ul><li>Recommendations for Future Growth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>10 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Proposals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Proposal 1 – Adelaide Wildlife Park </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Proposal 2 – Morphett West Precinct </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Proposal 3 – Festival Plaza </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>11 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>13 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>15 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Proposal 4 – Riverbank Dining </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>17 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Proposal 5 – Adelaide Squares </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>19 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Proposal 6 – Victoria Park </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>20 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Proposal 7 – Victoria Square </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>23 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Proposal 8 – South Sportspark </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>25 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Proposal 9 – Railyards Development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>26 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Proposal 10 – City tram extension / transport revolution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>28 </li></ul></ul>Page <ul><ul><li>Proposal 11 – Memorial Drive upgrade </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>29 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Proposal 12 – Multipurpose sports stadium – The “ASG” (Adelaide Sports Ground) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>31 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Proposal 13 – Green Areas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>35 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other Ideas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>37 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Overall Proposal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>38 </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Executive Summary Headlines Motivation <ul><ul><li>We are a group of passionate young Adelaidian’s who believe Adelaide is a city of endless potential. The city needs an appropriate vision to grow and develop it into a thriving state capital and a world city. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In our opinion, our city has failed to embrace adventurous plans leaving Adelaide riddled with over-compromised, poorly conceived projects lacking character, individuality and foresight, or quite simply projects not occurring and being abandoned. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The city currently suffers poor public relations interstate and overseas as a bad place to invest and one lacking suitable facilities, appropriate attitudes and modern thinking. </li></ul></ul>Proposed initiatives <ul><ul><li>In these uncertain economic times, we hope to grasp an opportunity to aid in re-inventing Adelaide as a modern city with an appreciation of its past, understanding of its present and a forward thinking approach to its future. To recapture the interest of the Adelaide public, interstate and international visitors we propose several initiatives: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Embracing and enhancing our unique cultural precincts and understanding the value of investing in them </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Re-inventing Adelaide's identity, renewing residents’ source of pride, and enticing visitors to stay </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Utilising the parklands as a vibrant public precinct and point of difference, developing engaging events and arts spaces, implementing functional/appropriate event infrastructure and creating truly world class public spaces </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Growing city vibrancy with an emphasis on Adelaide as the heart and soul of South Australia, for ALL South Australians </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Encouraging international interest and investment in Adelaide as a vibrant, growing and progressive area of Australia </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Gaining economic benefit as a state from our investment in ourselves but particularly our public spaces and cultural precincts. This will enable us to attract and retain needed skilled workers, cementing prosperous futures for South Australians. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It is our hope that a concerted effort by our leaders to follow a similar approach in making choices for Adelaide will result in an exciting and vibrant CBD and re-invigorate Adelaide as a leading Australian and world city. </li></ul></ul>Immediate action is necessary <ul><li>We have highlighted issues in our paper that have created a feeling amongst many that we will never get what other states have, so why stay and why bother trying to fix it? </li></ul><ul><li>Almost all have moved to smaller houses, poorer locations and increased their travel time to work / family to enjoy the better entertainment facilities, approach to planning and employment opportunities that other cities provide. </li></ul><ul><li>This is despite many claims by Adelaide City Councilors that we are the “sixth most livable city in the world”. Clearly this is not having the effect of retaining South Australians. Obviously, our more “livable” city is not able to compete with other cities who have invested more heavily in their cultural precincts, public spaces and sporting and events infrastructure . </li></ul><ul><li>We believe that Adelaide cannot afford to continue to lose such people, literally as much as figuratively. With South Australia’s population being the second oldest in the nation, if we don’t invest in projects which inspire and attract people to our city, we simply will not have the young workers to pay for the medical ailments of our retirees. Nor will we have new entrepreneurial activity generated from a typically younger demographic, and the new businesses and ideas they bring. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Background Our Approach <ul><ul><li>We hope to stimulate debate, more considered decisions by our leaders and open people’s minds to the possibilities and potential of Adelaide . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adelaide requires a strategic plan, a long term vision for what our state capital will be, the projects that will comprise it and the funding required to build it. Such a plan would be agreed upon by both governments and affected councils, and include significant public consultation. Funding could then be directed appropriately over the years to achieve these goals. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A topical example, the expansion of AAMI stadium would not occur to save money for a more appropriate inner city stadium, or perhaps Victoria Park’s cleanup and revitalisation could allow space for a new race track in the future when funding allows. Such planning saves millions of dollars in wasted upgrades and costs only a small amount of time and planning to allow for. More money is wasted in throwing small sums of good money at poorly conceived ‘patch jobs’ than investing in larger projects that address all issues and put Adelaide back in front with truly world leading facilities and developments. Quality infrastructure developments are something that Adelaidian’s have missed out on for quite sometime. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It is our view that as a city we cannot continue to compromise our projects, public spaces, art and infrastructure. We must compete with other cities for skilled workers, overseas investment, exports and tourists. As such we need to take calculated and bolder steps to embrace and enhance our city. We cannot continue sit on our hands and watch opportunities go by. It creates tensions between leaders and the public and it allows negative stereotypes of the city to continue to develop. It is unlikely other Australian cities would allow Victoria Park, the space utilised for one of our biggest events, to sit in such a decayed state for so many years, or allow Festival Square to deteriorate to its current state. We need to be proactive but also considered and foresighted. We do not condone the destruction or dilution of the parklands, we merely believe that heritage and development can co-exist and create new history for our city. Heritage should be seen to be created and protected. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It is with this outlook that we put forward the following vision and proposals. We hope to stimulate debate, more considered decisions by our leaders and open people’s minds to the possibilities and potential of Adelaide. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Background Our Vision Our vision is multifaceted and builds on Adelaide’s key strengths… Vision 1. Regeneration 2. Unique identity Explanation 3. Short-term economic benefits 4. Long term growth 5. Parkland focus 6. Centralisation 7. Hub of activity <ul><ul><li>Regenerate, recapture and re-beautify the city. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create a unique identity and culture for Adelaide, embrace it, build on it and unite Adelaidian’s under one umbrella. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Obtain economic benefits via short to medium term economic stimulus and job creation associated with building those projects which capture and engage points 1 and 2. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Longer term; Receive economic benefits, cultural events and tourism benefits including attraction and retention of skilled personnel and new residents. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adelaide’s parklands to be the focus of culture, recreation and event activity in the city. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Centralisation of Adelaide’s sports, entertainment and cultural facilities, and careful choice of location around fast and effective transport solutions. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Adelaide CBD becomes a hub of activity with an aim to attract people to the city more often, and provide them with the transport to quickly and easily commute. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Background Building On Key Strengths <ul><li>[…] </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[…] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>[…] </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>[…] </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>SPORTS LEISURE DINING ARTS SPORTS LEISURE DINING ARTS
  7. 7. Background Building On Key Strengths SPORTS LEISURE DINING ARTS <ul><ul><li>Adelaide Oval (SANFL/Cricket / Rugby / Soccer) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ASG (AFL, Soccer, Athletics) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Memorial Drive (Basketball / Tennis) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Victoria Park (Horse Racing / Equestrian / Motor Racing / Cycling) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>South / East Parklands (Baseball / Hockey / American Football) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adelaide Aquatic Centre (Swimming / Diving / Water polo) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>North Adelaide Golf Course </li></ul></ul><ul><li>[…] </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[…] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>[…] </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>[…] </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sky city / Riverbank Precinct </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Festival Plaza </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>North Parklands Wildlife Park </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Morphett West Precinct </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Victoria Square </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Parkland Green Areas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Torrens Riverbank Dining </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hutt Street </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gouger Street </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rundle Street </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>O’Connell Street </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Melbourne Street </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adelaide Festival </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fringe </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Victoria Square </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>City Squares Development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Festival Centre </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Art Gallery </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Museum </li></ul></ul>SPORTS LEISURE DINING ARTS
  8. 8. Background Issues <ul><ul><li>Adelaide is full of young educated professionals who share a passion for our city and believe that when public spaces and cultural projects are being considered and/or developed, the projects lack forward thinking and entrepreneurial vision and thus prove unattractive to many people. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The attractiveness of projects to younger South Australians, visitors and investors should be considered as a means of: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Attracting and retaining young people in South Australia </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Attracting interest and investment from interstate and overseas </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Increasing the retention of skilled workers and specialists </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Improving the standards of living via cultural facilities available to all South Australians. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Below is a list of certain issues / projects that we believe lack vibrancy, creativeness and originality. </li></ul></ul>Issues Hospitals <ul><ul><li>Building hospitals on prime and valuable inner-city land with either other suitable locations available (Keswick Railyards, Clipsal Site) or existing facilities able to be upgraded. </li></ul></ul>AAMI Stadium <ul><ul><li>Investing in AAMI Stadium as ‘the premier stadium in SA’ despite poor location, transport infrastructure, and irreversibly poor viewing angles and facilities - ignoring other city locations (Railyards / West Parklands), which we believe provide a better long term solution. </li></ul></ul>Clipsal 500 <ul><ul><li>Concluding the best solution to the annual Clipsal 500 is a temporary facility with 7-11 months build time, without thinking of a more dynamic and world class replacement of the current Fullarton Road stands. The Adelaide City Council (ACC) subsequently deciding to build a ‘peoples park’ in the same area as 11 months of Clipsal construction and proclaiming it ‘world class’. </li></ul></ul>Swimming Venue <ul><ul><li>Building a new aquatic centre in Marion rather than upgrading the centrally located and accessible Adelaide Aquatic Centre to FINA standards. </li></ul></ul>Victoria Park <ul><ul><li>The ACC making decisions based on the “vast majority” of respondents to its Victoria Park development plans when only 55% responded in favor out of only approximately 1000 respondents. A large majority of these respondents were undoubtedly Adelaide Parklands Preservation Authority (APPA) members, who are well organized and share a very conservative and unbalanced view of the Parklands future. </li></ul></ul>Underinvestment in Cultural Precincts <ul><ul><li>Not investing in our cultural precincts and South Australia’s vibe and appeal via entertainment and sporting infrastructure, and supplying our state with only the bare essentials (hospitals, schools, roads). </li></ul></ul>Leader Hypocrisy <ul><ul><li>Destroying Adelaide’s heritage by allowing the Victoria Park Racecourse, its 160 year history, central location and potential economic benefits to be demolished, then conversely preventing various other projects progressing due to things like heritage and significant trees. </li></ul></ul>Disconnected Views of Leaders <ul><ul><li>Numerous comments from the APPA and ACC that the Clipsal 500 is “a circus” / “Silly season”, the Fringe Festival and International Horse Trials as “Destructive to parklands” and suggesting they should be discontinued. These events hold a very special place to many hundreds of thousands of South Australians, and indicate to the people that those in charge are utterly disconnected to common views and feelings. </li></ul></ul>Minority groups <ul><ul><li>A general feeling that leaders are considerably out of touch with the majority of the population. The decision process appears to rest far too heavily with the views and influences of minority groups such as the APPA rather then the view held by the majority of the public. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Background Issues <ul><ul><li>Adelaide has shown poor historical growth highlighted by the flat line on the graph to the right .. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Work towards the number one option – don’t settle for ‘what we can afford’. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Funding </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We understand that the funding of the projects proposed would be subject to serious review however we are not intending to analyse how these developments can all fit within a state budget </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adelaide needs to start looking past these issues and not ‘settling’ for ‘what we can afford’. If a project is not viewed to be the absolute best option for that site at a certain time, we must avoid proceeding with a second or third rate project. We must start to identify the best option, then work towards how we will make that project work financially so as to not restrict ourselves from a more beneficial option in the future </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A prime example of the above comments is the AAMI Stadium Redevelopment. Our current Government has stated that a new inner-city stadium is the preferred option for this State, yet financial restrictions have prohibited any chance of this occurring. We believe that curtailing investment in the ailing AAMI Stadium and investing funds in a more dynamic inner city Stadium is a better long term solution. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Poor Growth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Over the 20 year period from 1987 to 2007, Brisbane’s population increased by circa 50% from 1.2M to 1.85M. Conversely, over the same period, Adelaide’s population grew by merely 15% from $1M to $1.15M </li></ul></ul>Source: ABS
  10. 10. Background The “ Economic Effect ” <ul><ul><li>Government spend on social infrastructure will lead to sustainable long term growth. </li></ul></ul>Government spending on social infrastructure Increased commercial opportunities Increased demand for skilled and unskilled labour Increased population growth Increased revenue to the State Sustainable Long-Term Growth
  11. 11. Executive Summary Recommendations For Future Growth 2 3 4 5 6 7 1 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 <ul><li>Notes </li></ul><ul><li>The Railyards development includes RAH redevelopment </li></ul><ul><li>Costs are for North Adelaide tram extension only – further tram links have been excluded at this stage </li></ul><ul><li>Total includes $50M for Adelaide Aquatic Centre upgrade </li></ul><ul><li>The above projects are required to be designed to cost. The figures have been estimated by a quantity surveyor and are indicative only. Further costs analysis will therefore be required. </li></ul>Proposal Estimated cost Vision Adelaide Wildlife Park $20-25M Regenerate and utilise the City’s North Parklands as a native wildlife park, creating a unique tourist attraction, conservation precinct and learning centre. Morphett West Entertainment Precinct $95-115M A exciting entertainment precinct filled with restaurants, bars, music, art and theatre. Festival Plaza $8M An inner city meeting place, entertainment and arts precinct whilst rejuvenating a significant arts space and public area. Riverbank Dining $25M Create a vibrant dining precinct along the River Torrens and attract people to the area and its nearby cultural attractions by providing sufficient space for outdoor dining and bars. Adelaide Squares $6M Quadrants create points of interest for visitors and locals alike with intriguing themed areas giving Adelaide an unique point of difference and special character. Victoria Park $80M Return Victoria Park to a world class horse racing, equestrian and events park. Victoria Square $100M Create a bustling central plaza and ‘heart’ of Adelaide. South Sportspark $10M <ul><ul><li>South Parklands to be defined and characterized as the community sports park of Adelaide. </li></ul></ul>Railyards Development 1 $1.1B Railyards to be rejuvenated for entertainment and mixed-use purposes. City Tram Extension 2 $150M <ul><ul><li>Create a dynamic transport network to key areas of the Adelaide CBD and nearby surrounds, revitalizing Adelaide and spreading vibrancy around all city precincts. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Memorial Drive Upgrade </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$150M </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creation of a new 10,000 seat complex for use by the Adelaide 36’ers, Tennis SA and for entertainment / concerts. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Adelaide Sportsground (ASG) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$700-800M </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A new multi-purpose sporting stadium for use by all sports including AFL, soccer, rugby and athletics. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Green Areas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$20M </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Return many of the structural, paved and ‘tired’ areas of the parklands that are not used by the public back to green, open space areas. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>TOTAL ORDER OF COST </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$2.6B </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Proposals Proposal 1 – Adelaide Wildlife Park <ul><li>Vision </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Regenerate and utilise the city’s North Parklands as a native wildlife park, creating a unique tourist attraction, conservation precinct and learning centre. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Locals and tourists alike would visit the park, filled with native flora and fauna to look, listen and learn without having to leave the city centre. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The park would incorporate a cultural centre with information on the various wildlife, Aboriginal heritage and would also include dining facilities and guided tours of the park. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improving the existing picturesque setting will create a natural space rarely seen in close proximity to major cities. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Motive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Current state of North Parklands is extremely destitute, with poorly kept urban landscapes, creating a large infrequently used or seen by most Adelaidian’s. The wildlife park would generate interest in the area, increasing visitors and make the area people friendly. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create a tourist attraction of national significance, whilst revitalising a tired and severely underutilized area of Adelaide’s parklands. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conservation and replanting of native green space to create an authentic South Australian “Outback” experience, complementing the existing “feel” and park nature, whilst also creating a sense of vibrancy and interest in the area. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promote “green” tourism and Adelaide as a “green” city </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create interstate interest in Adelaide via this creative and innovative development and attraction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Motive (cont) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Low impact development with potentially large economic and cultural benefits for the city </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Could also provide a second area for storm water capture and aquifer renewal, whilst providing further habitat for native plant and animal species </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Compliments the Adelaide Zoo expansion and new panda enclosures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Criticisms of Current Plans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No current plans exist for this area </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Proposed Location </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>North Parklands (refer map) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Proposed Location of Adelaide Wildlife Park </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Re-generate the North Parklands. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Major tourist attraction. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Low impact development. </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Proposals Proposal 1 – Adelaide Wildlife Park (cont) <ul><li>Estimated Construction Cost and Funding </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$20-25M </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Incorporates the building of the enclosure, planting of native vegetation, landscaping, animal relocation, and visitors centre </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Funded by State Government, with local councils providing further funding for any proposed wetland and storm water capture facility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ongoing Costs, Running and Maintenance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Entry into the facility would be free of charge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ongoing maintenance low as the facility is natural bush land </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Costs would be recouped via paid guided tours, and profits from sales of items and meals at the visitor centre </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Any shortfall could be made up with corporate sponsorship of different park areas and animals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Any remaining short fall would be made up by the state government, with the intention that economic benefits of the park would have indirectly recovered this expenditure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Re-generate the North Parklands </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Major tourist attraction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Low impact development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Re-generate the North Parklands. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Major tourist attraction. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Low impact development. </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Proposals Proposal 2 – Morphett West Entertainment Precinct <ul><li>Vision </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A vibrant entertainment precinct filled with restaurants, bars, music, art and theatre </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The precinct would become an exciting cultural area for Adelaidian’s, complementing nearby sporting infrastructure and riverbanks precinct </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Riverbank would be lined with carefully designed, low impact dining facilities, arts spaces, and incorporate larger areas for events as required allowing said facilities to integrate with the natural landscape and blend with surrounding gardens and landscapes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Would compliment other proposals including a new Adelaide Sportsground (ASG), tram extension, and river crossing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>An all year round lively precinct that attracts interstate and overseas visitors and promotes Adelaide as a fresh vibrant city, which in turn helps attract and retain skilled workers and current residents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Motive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adelaide needs a unique cultural precinct within its borders to promote the city and the lifestyle it offers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The riverbank precinct is severely underutilized with a very limited amount of use outside of special events and lacking infrastructure to attract people to the precinct on a regular basis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>There are limited locations along the riverbank where food and drink can be enjoyed whilst also enjoying the riverbank atmosphere, one is merely a kiosk. They do not provide an adequate quantity of facility to support a lively riverbank precinct or attract larger amounts of people to the precinct for its use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Melbourne and Brisbane’s South Bank precincts, and Sydney’s Circular Quay both provide a smorgasbord of waterside dining, bars, arts areas, public space and curiosities. Adelaide is also able to have a precinct of comparable vibrancy and interest under this proposal, and Adelaidian’s deserve a similar precinct with its own unique style </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assists Adelaide in increasing its appeal to interstate and international visitors and potential residents, along with the economic benefits of increased tourism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Compliment the existing rowing club facilities and riverbank buildings via ongoing building in a similar style and creating our own unique culture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sections of the riverbank west of the Morphett Street Bridge have the potential to re-vitalise our city </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Criticisms of Current Plans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Current plans add no vibrancy to the Riverbank precinct and offer limited motivation for people to visit the precinct </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Plans involve a typical Adelaide City Council proposal of essentially doing nothing but creating more landscaped areas and green space without thought of how such space will attract people to the area or consideration as to the importance of the area, its unique location and taking advantage of it for the greater benefit of Adelaide and South Australians </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The “Wellbeing Gardens” seem incredibly misconceived considering we have several gardens already only a short walk away, and such a development does not make full use of the unique location </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Note also that our current hospital is adjacent to the Adelaide Botanic Gardens, there should be no need to incur these expenses (a new hospital nor new respite gardens!) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>With over nine square kilometers of parklands already in existence we see no need to continue to increase the burden to water and maintain further gardens in this area when a large percentage of the North, South, East and West parklands need large amounts of investment, particularly as any one of these areas could easily accommodate further gardens and investment in this fashion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Plans are dull, boring and lack both vision and appeal to the wider public </li></ul></ul>Revitalize inner city precincts, create new points of difference. Extend current Riverbank Precinct from East of Morphett St. Attract people to the Torrens.
  15. 15. Proposals Proposal 2 – Morphett West Entertainment Precinct (cont) <ul><ul><li>Current riverbank areas adjacent Bonython Park are underutilised </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>An example of a prime section of Riverbank land that has been abandoned for too long. Car parking can be relocated to the CBD </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Proposed Location </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Area surrounding Torrens Lake and Torrens Riverbank </li></ul></ul>Dynamic new entertainment precinct for Adelaide. <ul><ul><li>Estimated Construction Cost and Funding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$ 15M – Site decontamination and preperation – without construction of buildings, art spaces and areas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$80-100M – Design and construction of arts precincts, low impact facilities and public space </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Government would provide the funding with costs recovery via sales of the leases to private operators </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ongoing Costs, Running and Maintenance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Council to upkeep gardens, and public spaces, with private operators to fund maintenance and upkeep of facilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Funding would come from rates paid by operators to the council, and costs are not anticipated at being higher than current maintenance costs post construction. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Comparable Developments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>South Bank, Brisbane </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> South Bank, Melbourne </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Proposals Proposal 3 – Festival Plaza <ul><li>Vision </li></ul><ul><ul><li>An inner city meeting place, entertainment and arts precinct whilst rejuvenating a significant arts space and public area </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recapture public interest in the Festival Centre and surrounding areas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Motive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create a unique multipurpose space for Adelaidian’s to use for watching significant sporting matches, arts, music, while mingling and enjoy the atmosphere </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide a space for event promotion in the City </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bring people to the riverbank precinct and Festival Centre via its central location and close proximity to transport, cultural areas and entertainment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Currently no attraction to the area as space is poorly used and barely maintained </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Criticisms of Current Plans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No current plans exist for this area </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pictured below is the area in question with the fountain not running, paint fading and general poor condition of artworks and public space </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Proposed Location </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pictured above: Proposed layout of Festival Plaza </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Above: Proposed screen position also note (right) absolutely no use of the square by the public (picture taken midday Saturday) </li></ul></ul>New multimedia viewing screen and revitalization of tired inner city precinct. New arts / congregation space. Fountain not working – poor general condition
  17. 17. Proposals Proposal 3 – Festival Plaza <ul><li>Estimated Construction Cost and Funding </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$8M – screen, rejuvenation of existing space and art works, installation of small stalls and cafes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ongoing Costs, Running and Maintenance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Council to upkeep public spaces, with private operators to fund maintenance and upkeep of facilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Funding would come from rates paid by operators to the council, and costs are not anticipated at being higher than current maintenance costs post construction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Comparable Developments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> Federation Square, Melbourne </li></ul></ul>New multimedia viewing screen and revitalization of tired inner city precinct. New arts / congregation space.
  18. 18. Proposals Proposal 4 – Riverbank Dining <ul><li>Vision </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create a picturesque dining precinct along the River Torrens and attract people to the area and its nearby cultural attractions via an extension of the existing platform closer to the river, and providing sufficient space for outdoor dining and bars </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Upgrading the lower level river front spaces to facilitate further entertainment and dining facilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Potentially extend the existing raised podium to cater for new dining outlets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Motive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create a unique dining precinct along the River Torrens. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Restore and revive dated Festival Centre outdoor precincts. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Currently no attraction to the area as space is poorly used and maintained. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Take advantage of nearby transport infrastructure and entertainment facility, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Poorly maintained and dilapidated festival centre façade and surrounding buildings, unacceptable for Adelaide’s premier arts area </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Criticisms of Current Plans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No current plans exist for this area </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A beautiful Saturday afternoon and a Wednesday evening on the riverbank, yet where is everyone? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Proposed Location </li></ul></ul>Attract people to the Torrens Riverbank. Defines the Torrens as a true precinct. An attractive lifestyle for potential Adelaide residents.
  19. 19. Proposals Proposal 4 – Riverbank Dining <ul><li>Estimated Construction Cost and funding </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$25M – includes extension of current concourse area, and improvements to landscaping and lower level facilities including appropriate infrastructure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Private sector to fund internal fit-out of facilities created </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ongoing Costs, Running and Maintenance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Council to upkeep public spaces, with private operators to fund maintenance and upkeep of facilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Funding would come from rates paid by operators to the council, and costs are not anticipated at being higher than current maintenance costs post construction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Comparable Developments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>South Bank, Brisbane </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>South Bank, Melbourne </li></ul></ul>Attract people to the Torrens Riverbank. Defines the Torrens as a true precinct. An attractive lifestyle for potential Adelaide residents. Carefully planned dining outlets positioned consistently along the riverbank are essential to attract users of this magnificent piece of landscape.
  20. 20. Proposals Proposal 5 – Adelaide Squares <ul><li>Vision </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The creation of four individually themed city quadrants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quadrant themes would be reflected by council policy on developments, design of public spaces and infrastructure and choosing of art works </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quadrants create points of interests for visitors and locals alike with intriguing themed areas the focus being each of the 4 squares, Hindmarsh Square, Light Square, Hurtle Square and Whitmore Square giving Adelaide a unique point of difference and special character </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hindmarsh Square (Culture and Lifestyle District) – Introduce temporary open air cafes and food outlets in the square. A district of work and play combining the tranquility of parklands, the culinary delights of Rundle street, shopping of Rundle Mall and heritage and history of North Terrace </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Light Square (Art District) – Introduce open air art shows, galleries and exhibitions in the square. A district of youth, modern ideas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Whitmore Square (Green District) – Introduce environmental theme to developments, art and public spaces. A district with a focus and appreciation of environment and co-existence with nature </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hurtle Square (Living District) – Family friendly environment with a focus on life and living. A district with a clean, crisp and idyllic family atmosphere with art and public spaces reflecting the same </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Motive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create a unique character for Adelaide while building on our strengths as a city </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create a design direction for development and motivate visitors to explore Adelaide </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Criticisms of Current Plans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Current plans appear to lack a structured framework to entice visitors and residents to enjoy and appreciate the squares </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Proposed Location </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adelaide’s Four Unique Squares </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Estimated Construction Cost and Funding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$6M ($1.5M per district) to invest in landscaping, art works in the feature square and identifying other areas within the district to create and build on the theme </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ongoing Costs, Running and Maintenance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Costs would likely be very comparable with current maintenance costs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Providing facilities and services for outdoor galleries and cafes in the districts would increase annual running costs, but would also have economic benefits for the city </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Comparable Developments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The “Boroughs” in New York which give a sense of identity to different areas in the City </li></ul></ul>Expand Adelaide’s cultural footprint, and engage its people. Quadrants create points of interests for visitors and locals alike with intriguing themed areas.
  21. 21. Proposals Proposal 6 – Victoria Park <ul><li>Vision </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Returning the Adelaide Cup race to the city of Adelaide </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Victoria Park to also provide community facilities, restaurants, cafes and other events spaces for public use all year round which can be utilised in conjunction with major events and race meets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Preservation of the heritage and unique aspects of Victoria Park whilst allowing events such as the Clipsal 500 to function without significant impact on equestrian and other activities and vice versa </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Above ACC’s “World class peoples park” during full Clipsal Construction, note space and atmosphere for family activities is simply not present </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Current state of Victoria Park, dilapidated and unmaintained by ACC despite being the location of Adelaide’s largest annual event and obvious unsightliness to interstate and overseas visitors </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Promote Victoria Park as South Australia’s premier horse racing and special events venue with the economic benefits of the ongoing events improving the prospects of local business and attracting attention to the heart of the city </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Regular racing within the City border assisting a vibrant city atmosphere and supporting local business </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Areas of vacant parklands that could be used for sports ovals in lieu of Victoria Park </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Motive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Current dilapidated state of Victoria Park is horrific and shows a complete breakdown of meaningful communication between key users and stakeholders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We believe a better alternative can be reached via thoughtful discussion and logical approach to the issue </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create a world class permanent facility to reduce build times and free Victoria Park to be a vibrant events space for people of all ages and host equestrian and other events such as pedal prix for a greater period of the year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Criticisms of Current Plans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ACC has been extraordinarily hypocritical with its approach to this development. Whilst busily proclaiming their heritage credentials, heritage listing the parklands, and overturning many developments on that basis they have turned around and allowed a 160 year old race course to be destroyed along with all its culture and history seemingly without blinking an eye </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Similarly the ACC wants to restore the heritage listed grandstand, of which the heritage is based on the history of Victoria Park and its racing past </li></ul></ul>Create a vibrant events hub for Adelaide. Restore horse racing heritage. Current development plans lack vision and appeal. Consolidate event infrastructure.
  22. 22. Proposals Proposal 6 – Victoria Park <ul><ul><li>Criticisms of Current Plans (continued) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The proposal provides for a “world class” peoples park, however with reportedly 11 months of Clipsal 500 events construction and demolition (a result of the ACC being opposed to a permanent grandstand) there is no space for within the construction zone for the existence of such a park nor does the construction of the facilities provide a suitable atmosphere for one </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>There is no further reason provided in the current plans for people to attend Victoria Park </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>There are many other areas of the parklands that desperately need the injection of funds and future planning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not allowing for the building of a permanent grandstand carefully placed to service both the horse racing and Clipsal 500 events prevents use of the park for several months of the year, and shows a lack of vision and forward planning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>State Government and the Council should work with the SA Motorsport Board and Racing SA to design and build a world class facility to host numerous Adelaide City events, reduce the impact on local residents, the parklands and costs associated with current arrangements. Such a facility should be the envy of other cities around Australia. Both racing SA and the SA Motorsport Board have indicated to us they are keen to come back to the table provided an open mind is also brought by the ACC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Proposed Location </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Victoria Park </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Proposed Layout and Function </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clipsal Operation – Possible Race Setup: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Retain and restore the existing heritage grandstand </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Extend the existing heritage grandstand by way of a new state of the art grandstand running parallel to Fullarton Road so as to not protrude into the open space of Victoria Park </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Re-divert the existing race track to run closer to Fullarton Road grandstand and in-front of the new grandstand. Opening up further green space and allowing the utilisation of the grandstand for both the Clipsal 500, horse racing and other events including pedal prix and Tour Down Under </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Crossings of race track and horse track to have underpasses constructed at each crossing, allowing easy flow of pedestrians over race track during Clipsal 500 and also limited impact on the horse tracks surface prior to race meetings. Furthermore the need to construct overpasses for pedestrian traffic reduced. Underpasses also create a unique feature of the revised Adelaide circuit </li></ul></ul>Create a vibrant events hub for Adelaide. Restore horse racing heritage. Current development plans lack vision and appeal. Consolidate event infrastructure.
  23. 23. Proposals Proposal 6 – Victoria Park (cont) <ul><ul><li>Proposed Layout and Function (cont) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Also within the confines of the race track and Clipsal 500 “operational” format would be the construction of a new “music bowl” type development. This would allow a space for the after race concerts, reducing the need to construction of temporary facilities in nearby ovals and providing a year round facility for use with other concerts and events including horse race and Fringe events </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Our proposed location of the grandstand was never considered seriously in the previously rejected redevelopment plans. This location will not impede on the open space in Victoria Park and most importantly allows cafes and restaurants to front Fullarton road and create a culture and atmosphere in an otherwise dilapidated and unapproachable area </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Estimated Construction Cost and Funding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$80M - (Funding to be spread between SAJC, SA Motorsport Board and SA Government and Adelaide City Council) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Includes demolition and removal landscaping, replanting, wetlands project, relaying of horse track, upgrading of heritage grandstand, design and construction of unique multipurpose viewing, function and events area, encompassing restaurants and Café’s on the Fullarton Road edge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ongoing Costs, Running and Maintenance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lease holders of the infrastructure (anticipated to be SA Motorsport Board and SAJC/Racing SA) would be expected to maintain and keep their designated area up to suitable standards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ACC would be required to upkeep and maintain non leasehold areas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Regular reviews of the infrastructure’s capabilities, appropriateness and state of maintenance should be a specific requirement of any development to prevent the infrastructure from returning to its current dilapidated state post any upgrade </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Comparable Developments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A unique development to Adelaide </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Victoria Park (Non-Clipsal Setup) </li></ul></ul>Creative ideas to limit construction impact and allow year round use of the parklands.
  24. 24. Proposals Proposal 7 – Victoria Square <ul><li>Vision </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create a bustling central plaza and heart of Adelaide </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Divert traffic from the central square via an underpass and facilitate the closure of at least one perimeter road to ensure the public can easily access the square </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Small market cafés, surrounded by umbrellas and tables fill the inner plaza similar to nearby restaurants on the outer edge of the square creating a vibrant meeting place </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Surrounding the people are beautifully landscaped and grassed areas in-between curious artworks and small public events areas and concert spaces </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The “market plaza” atmosphere fills the square and continues to the surrounding buildings catering areas, complimenting the nearby central market and recently upgraded plazas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A feature of the square would be a central multimedia “sphere”. The sphere would feature satellite linkups to other Australian city squares as well as our international sister cities Christchurch (NZ), Austin (USA), George Town (Penang), Himeji (Japan) promoting Adelaide as a world city with a world view and appreciation of international links </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multimedia sphere would also double as an outdoor arts exhibition space and fringe venue </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Square would also feature tourist information facilities taking advantage of the square as one of the first sites for interstate and international visitors, nearby trams, bus terminals and central location </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Motive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Remove current “dead space” of current square by bringing people to the square and making the square an attractive space for locals and visitors to congregate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Remove traffic from the area to allow the free flow of people and the creation of a lively atmosphere. Trams however would continue </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create new outdoor spaces for events, and places to showcase Adelaide’s culture and vibrancy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Criticisms of Current Plans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Current plans not yet finalised </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Proposed Location </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Victoria Square </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Proposed Layout and Function </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No underpass option: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Western road closed and traffic diverted around the east side </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wakefield Street closed across the square and traffic diverted north and south with Angas Street and Flinders Street to take the increased traffic. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facilitates movement from the markets and Gouger Street to the square and a connection between current café areas and hotels on the western side. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Also facilitates a quiet traffic zone on the eastern side of the square in-front of the church and schools. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows full use of Victoria Square and the eastern side area in the same fashion as an underpass would allow. </li></ul></ul>Create a vibrant new inner city meeting space. Reduce traffic flow to create a true plaza.
  25. 25. Proposals Proposal 7 – Victoria Square (cont) <ul><ul><li>Underpass Option: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Underpass constructed underneath square </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ideally both east and west roads are closed to expand the plaza atmosphere, however a realistic approach would be to close King William road traffic to single lanes north and south and lower the speed limit to create a pedestrian friendly environment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Road surface would be paved in this area rather than bitumised, emphasising pedestrian activity as the main focus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Achieves similar results to the non-underpass option with increased east-west traffic flow </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Limitation of this plan is the decline of North/South traffic capacity through the city, potentially this could be solved via a second underpass. Otherwise this can be seen to encourage tram use and alternate inner city transport solutions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Estimated Construction Cost and Funding </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$100M - includes removal of roads, landscaping, installation of art works and necessary infrastructure for events and café facilities (add $110M if underpass option is taken) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Underpass would be funded by state and federal governments as part of transport and infrastructure spending </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Public space works and art would be largely funded by council </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ongoing Costs, Running and Maintenance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ongoing costs higher as a result new infrastructure, complexity and increased funding of public events, exhibitions and general activities in the square. This should however be viewed as part of the council’s ongoing plan to increase Adelaide’s vibrancy and appeal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Comparable Developments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> Millennium Park, Chicago, USA Barcelona, Spain </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Town Square, Riga, Latvia </li></ul></ul>Create a vibrant new inner city meeting space. Reduce traffic flow to create a true plaza area.
  26. 26. <ul><li>Vision </li></ul><ul><ul><li>South Parklands to be defined and characterized as the community sports park of Adelaide </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>South Australian baseball and hockey to receive first-class facilities in the South Parklands </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Landscaped gardens and mounded viewing/picnic areas to provide a comfortable low impact spectator area without structural stands </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Motive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rejuvenate extraordinarily destitute south western corner of the parklands </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide needed upgrades to facilities of Hockey and Baseball SA and to provide a suitable location for public viewing and hosting of national and potentially international games </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Upgrade facilities of both sports pending any bid for the Commonwealth Games to provide a central located and unique facility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Criticisms of Current Plans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide limited reason for the public to attend the area </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Current “bush land” plan looks atrocious and creates spaces of isolation which are intimidating for family users, create places for the homeless to meander and fester and generally are not to the standard of a capital city’s inner sanctum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Current state of the parklands / future potential </li></ul></ul>Proposals Proposal 8 – South Sportspark <ul><ul><li>Proposed Location </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> Significant areas of space exist for potential sports fields </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Estimated Construction Cost and Funding </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$10M from the ACC and the State Government </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ongoing Costs, Running and Maintenance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hockey and Baseball SA to keep and run facilities, Council to upkeep Parklands (be it to a FAR higher standard) </li></ul></ul>Attract people to the South Parklands whilst providing facilities for sport and relaxing. Facilities for minority sports located in the CBD.
  27. 27. Proposals Proposal 9 – Railyards Development <ul><li>Vision </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The railyards must be left for entertainment and mixed-use purposes including the following: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>5-Star Hotel </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Apartments </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Restaurants </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Science and Investigator Centre </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Public landscaped plazas </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Open public swimming pool </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Multi-purpose sports stadium (See separate ‘ASG’ section of this report) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Any government funding for this site could be limited to site decontamination, infrastructure alterations and site preparation for potential private development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A multi-purpose sports stadium is an option for this site however we have addressed this matter in the ‘ASG’ Section of this report </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Motive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This area of Adelaide is the only piece of land left to our city surrounds that has the ability to dramatically ‘change the face’ of our town </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The area is brilliantly serviced by major public transport services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adelaide needs a dramatic, architectural, bold and innovative development to keep pace with other major cities around Australia and the world </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adelaide was designed on the basis that the River Torrens be the feature attribute of the city. We are yet to maximise the potential of this section of the River Torrens </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bring people to the city, fill our restaurants, bars theatres and parks, increase business turnover and improve city vibrancy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Criticisms of Current Plans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The new hospital will not ‘bring-life’ to the only site left in Adelaide that has the potential to do so </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Committing $1.7 Billion - $2 Billion to a single project has the potential to ‘handcuff’ our state economy for years to come </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Current state of the parklands </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Criticisms of Current Plans (cont) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We already have a capable and world-class hospital (The RAH). The RAH needs dramatic upgrades but will be done so with less impact on our state budget whilst maintaining a world-class health care facility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>South Australia is putting ‘all our eggs in one basket’ by developing the new hospital whilst at the same time eliminating a major chance to transform our city </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>There are other suitable sites for a new hospital if we decide that a new facility is needed (Keswick Railyards, Clipsal Site). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Most medical practitioners, whilst believing that medical facilities need to be upgraded, do not agree the new hospital is the way to go in terms of “bang for your buck” and building time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Current state </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Future potential </li></ul></ul>Revitalize the city with a unique development opportunity. Maximise use of prime inner-city land.
  28. 28. Proposals Proposal 9 – Railyards Development <ul><ul><li>Proposed Location </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Corner West Terrace / North Terrace </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Estimated Construction Cost and funding: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$1.1B (Includes $1B RAH Upgrade). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The above cost includes site decontamination, site preparation and infrastructure amendments to the existing site. Costs have been estimated at $300M for an adequate upgrade to the RAH. Further review of the RAH upgrade needs to occur however we believe $1 Billion will more than adequately cater for Adelaide’s premier hospital upgrade. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Costs for mixed-use development including hotels, office buildings and apartments are to be funded by the private sector. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Costs for the ‘ASG’ Multi-purpose sports stadium have been addressed separately in this report. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ongoing Costs, Running and Maintenance: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Development on the rail yards is to be undertaken by the private sector and hence they will be responsible for undertaking life-cycle costing studies and ultimately funding any costs associated. </li></ul></ul>Draw people to the city on nearby transport to new sports and entertainment hub.
  29. 29. Proposals Proposal 10 – City Tram Extension <ul><li>Vision </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create a dynamic transport network to key areas of the Adelaide CBD and nearby surrounds, revitalizing Adelaide and spreading vibrancy around all city precincts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Motive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allow more fluid movement of patrons throughout Adelaide City </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create more accessible and understandable transport solutions for visitors and tourists </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Revitalise and regenerate tired areas of the city by bringing people to them via efficient and cheap transport to and from such areas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Trams are a well liked form of public transport whilst bringing a unique character to a city, its precincts and its people </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Trams allow the immediate utilisation of green energy and are not as visually and audibly polluting as buses are </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Criticisms of Current Plans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>While we appreciate the current extensions and their already realised benefits, we believe that many more extensions should be announced to key precincts to allow better infrastructure planning and bring a sense of hope to Adelaidian’s that things are progressing in this State </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Proposed Location </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Extension through to North Adelaide and Adelaide Aquatic Centre, taking advantage of its future upgrade to international standards and central location </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Extension through to Adelaide Airport, continuing on to West Beach and onto Henley Square, providing a link to the Western suburbs and a key cultural precinct </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create a City Loop via further extension through down North Terrace, turning down east terrace and through Hutt Street, reconnecting at the Glenelg line on South Terrace. This will allow a steady flow of patrons from the Airport to the eastern cultural precincts, and most parts of the city, including the nearby Victoria Park events space, National Wine Centre and South Sports Park </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Long term view of extensions down Magill road, Unley Road to provide similar links to the South and East, a further extension of the North line down Prospect Road through to Regency Road </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The abandonment of the Adelaide tram network has left a significant hole in our public transport system. The above extensions would go some way towards restoring our once comprehensive tram network and also restoring our historic link to trams </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Proposed Location (cont) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Proposed Tram Location Adelaide’s Tram Network – 1950s </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Estimated Construction Cost and Funding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Total costs: $1B ($150M committed to Stage 1) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ongoing Costs, Running and Maintenance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>TBA </li></ul></ul>Breathes, life into all parts of the city by making them readily accessible to the public.
  30. 30. Proposals Proposal 11 – Memorial Drive Upgrade <ul><li>Vision </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Creation of a new 10,000 seat complex for use by the Adelaide 36’ers, Tennis SA and for entertainment / concerts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Memorial Drive complex will complement the new Entertainment Centre Upgrade </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Either enclose the current tennis courts with permanent grandstands on the east and west side and implement a roof structure to create a stadium atmosphere or construct a brand-new stadium </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The stadium would be the centerpiece of any future bids for major tennis events such as the ATP Masters Series or other stadium sporting and entertainment events including boxing, wrestling and major music acts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The complex would form the new home of the Adelaide 36’ers. The Distinctive Homes Dome could either be sold to help fund the development or remain as a training base </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tram extension from North Terrace (Refer separate section of report) will aid access to the new venue </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Motive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create a multi-purpose complex to consolidate minor sports into one facility resulting in reduced running costs. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Capitalise on the central location of Memorial Drive and the transport opportunities that exist in comparison to the Entertainment Centre and Distinctive Home Dome. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support of events such as basketball, tennis and major concerts will increase. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bring major events to the city centre on a regular basis. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Criticisms of Current Plans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No plans currently exist for this area although the ACC have noted their intent to create a Sporting Hub in consultation with the Adelaide Oval Upgrade </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(Right) Existing Complex </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Proposed Location </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Memorial Drive: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Estimated Construction Cost and Funding: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$150 M (State Government, Tennis SA, Basketball SA and possible sale of Distinctive Homes Dome) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ongoing Costs, Running and Maintenance: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Major stakeholders of the complex would include Basketball SA, Tennis SA and the Next Generation Complex. </li></ul></ul>Build on potential to host world class concerts and smaller sporting events in a unique inner city location.
  31. 31. Proposals Proposal 11 – Memorial Drive Upgrade <ul><ul><li>Comparable Developments: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Melbourne’s Hisense Arena </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rothenbaum Stadium, Gernmany </li></ul></ul>Build on potential to host world class concerts and smaller sporting events in a unique inner city location.
  32. 32. Proposals Proposal 12 – Multipurpose Sports Stadium – The “ASG” (Adelaide Sports Ground) <ul><li>Vision </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A new multi-purpose sporting stadium for use by all sports including AFL, soccer, rugby and athletics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adaptable seating arrangements similar to the recently re-named Telstra Dome to accommodate major soccer and rugby events </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make the city ‘come alive’ as a result of increased traffic before and after events </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adelaide United would be a key stakeholder but would play the majority of their home matches at Hindmarsh Stadium. Selected major games would be played at the ASG throughout the year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adelaide would be able to bid for major events currently ‘out of reach’ to our state including Rugby Internationals, Socceroos matches and International Athletics Meetings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>There is the possibility of linking the tram network from Victoria Square or North Terrace to the Stadium </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Athletics facilities would be relocated to the State Sports Park </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A new stadium will trigger commercial development to its surrounds (either Mile End or the western side of the CBD) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Motive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Give the sporting public of Adelaide the facilities they truly deserve (not just the western suburbs) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The $190 M committed to AAMI Stadium is only upgrading small sections of the stadium and completely neglects the north and south stands </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AAMI Stadium will eventually be completely upgraded over the coming years, so we are essentially not saving money in the long-term anyway. The $190 M investment will eventually become a $500 M investment for a much worse result for the sporting community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Motive (cont) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sport and entertainment play a major part in the life of the average Adelaide citizen. The city needs two world-class stadiums to attract and maintain major sporting and entertainment events. Without a second world-class stadium to accompany Adelaide Oval we run the risk of losing out on major events that are vital to our sporting culture and our economy. AAMI stadium has served it’s purpose since being constructed in the early 1970’s but we need to move with the times for the benefit of the sporting public. The proposed plans to upgrade AAMI Stadium do not solve the problems that have caused crowds, membership and corporate support to decrease in recent times. An inner city stadium will also create a lively atmosphere before and after events at nearby pubs, restaurants and cafes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>With an estimated 35,000 to 50,000 people utilizing the stadium every two to three weeks during the football season, and intermittently at other times for special events and games. We anticipate a significant boost to the city’s vibrancy and economic benefits to local businesses. We would liken the boost to those times during the Ashes tests and “Fringe Month” with regular and sustained increases in city patrons each week </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Criticisms of Current Plans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>An AAMI Stadium upgrade is not the best solution for the state or its users. The plans don’t address the key problems of location, transport and spectator comfort. The cost to upgrade the stadium to international standards will be similar to a newly built development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The SANFL have stated that the AAMI Stadium location is satisfactory due to the majority of its users being from the north and south suburbs. The SANFL are neglecting the north-east, east and south-east suburbs, which has resulted in declining crowd numbers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AAMI Stadium is not suitable for soccer matches and more importantly unlikely to be suitable for a World Cup bid. $190 M (Incl. $100M government funding) may be enough to get to the stadium to a suitable standard now but FIFA requirements are constantly changing and a becoming more demanding in relation to requirements for spectator comfort and facilities. We need to build a stadium that will be sustainable for years to come </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It is in the best interests of the SANFL to relinquish total control of their main football arena. Declining crowd numbers at AAMI Stadium and the problems of the stadium layout make it next to impossible to draw other sporting and entertainment events. Increased crowd numbers and more entertainment events will off-set any losses that may occur due to the SANFL not having 100% control over stadium operations </li></ul></ul>A better long term solution for Adelaide. Bring new events to Adelaide currently not obtainable.
  33. 33. Proposals Proposal 12 – Multipurpose Sports Stadium – The “ASG” (Adelaide Sports Ground) <ul><ul><li>Criticisms of the Current Plan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The $100 M Government commitment to re-develop AAMI Stadium is not sufficient. The location of the stadium is the main problem of AAMI Stadium rather than the facilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>West Lakes is far better suited as a residential area, and suburban hub. Moving the stadium into the city would provide significantly reduced impact to West Lakes residents whilst also being moved to a location where there is minimal impact on city residents who do not reside near the railyards area </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Proposed Location </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>As the debate is still strong there is a need to provide alternate inner-city locations and possibilities: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Option 1 – Railyards – the best and most central location available in Adelaide. Higher construction costs due to complexities of building over the railyards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Option 2 – North Adelaide Golf Course – The location would create a world-class sporting precinct in conjunction with an upgraded Adelaide Oval and Memorial Drive Complex. Review is needed in relation to the size of the site available. The adjacent Montefiore Hill slopes steeply north and large retaining structures may be required. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Option 3 – West Parklands – Cheaper construction costs due to limited site decontamination and flat land </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Option 4 – Santos Stadium – There would be no parklands sacrificed and the stadium would be located adjacent the Keswick railyards, prompting the possibility for further private development similar to the Direct Factory Outlets near the Spencer Street Station in Melbourne. Santos Stadium is a similar distance (1.5km) from Victoria Square (The centre of our city) as Adelaide Oval. With the Worldpark office project due to start construction in the coming months and the west side of the city continuously being revitalized, the new stadium would only aid the progress in this area </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Estimated Construction Cost and funding: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$700 - $800M (Stadium not enclosed) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A stadium similar to Stadium Australia in Sydney, with a capacity of 50,000 people will cost $8,500/seat in today’s dollars. A total construction cost of $425M. This excludes associated infrastructure, link bridges, stadium surrounds, basement carparking and the like. $700M - $800M is a very achievable target cost </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Costs of a new stadium have been exaggerated due to the expected capacity of 55,000 people and the stadium unnecessarily being compared to the recently re-named Telstra Dome </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Funding can be raised through the pre-sale of seats. Options are available for the public to pre-buy a seat for a set period of time. eg. Purchase of a seat for $4,000 over a 10-year period in lieu of paying $400/year. If 5,000 users made this decision it could help off-set construction costs to the tune of $20M </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The stadium could be funded through the following arrangement: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>SANFL ($30 M) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>AFL ($20 M) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>FFA / Adelaide United ($20M) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Local Government ($350M) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Federal Government ($250 M) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sale of AAMI Stadium ($75 M) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Pre-sale of Seating ($10 M) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>TOTAL - $755 M </li></ul></ul>A better long term solution for Adelaide. Bring new events to Adelaide currently not obtainable.
  34. 34. Proposals Proposal 12 – Multipurpose Sports Stadium – The “ASG” (Adelaide Sports Ground) <ul><ul><li>Ongoing Costs, Running and Maintenance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To be operated by a joint venture between the SANFL, Adelaide United, the FFA and other key stakeholders. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More efficient running costs will be achieved compared to an upgrade of the existing AAMI Stadium. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Green initiatives to be incorporated into new design including rainwater harvesting, grey-water recycling and solar power. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increased corporate sponsorship due to the central location of stadium, easier accessibility and improved facilities. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Crowd numbers and membership to increase due to the central location creating additional revenue. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ASG design to be more flexible to attract various entertainment events currently not suited to AAMI Stadium. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The increase in membership, attendance, sponsorship, corporate revenue and entertainment events compared to AAMI Stadium is likely to off-set any losses any member of the joint venture may experience through a reduction in total control over their current stadium operations. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Comparable Developments: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Telstra Dome Stadium Australia </li></ul></ul>A better long term solution for Adelaide. Bring new events to Adelaide currently not obtainable. <ul><ul><li>(Above) Possible tram link to current Santos Stadium site </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(Above) Private development opportunities </li></ul></ul>
  35. 35. Proposals Proposal 12 – Multipurpose Sports Stadium – The “ASG” (Adelaide Sports Ground) A better long term solution for Adelaide. Bring new events to Adelaide currently not obtainable. Proposed locations
  36. 36. Proposals Proposal 13 – Green Areas <ul><li>Vision </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Return many of the structural or paved areas in the parklands that are not used by the public back to green, open space areas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Redevelop and landscape key parklands sections so that they are green and beautiful all year round (eg. Veal Gardens). These spaces are to fill those areas not used by sports clubs / events </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The parklands as a wonder of botany, design and landscaping throughout all parklands </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Replace and rebuild tired and underutilised sports club rooms, changing rooms and toilets, adding mixed use facilities including unique bars and restaurants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bring more people to the parklands to utilise these facilities without increasing impact on the parklands feel or vibe </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Motive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide a reason for people to come to and stay in the parklands </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduce the danger that the parklands create by filling them with people at more times of the day and more often </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Encourage increased use by sports clubs, promote healthy living and bring the parklands to life </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create a huge area of world class and unique parklands </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Criticisms of Current Plans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Natural bush” look has its place in the Wildlife Park but looks terrible and uninviting in other parts of the parklands </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Current plans give limited, if any motivation for people to come into the parklands, with bland, dry, dilapidated spaces throughout, limited facilities to buy simple things like coffee or ice cream, which encourage users to the parklands </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Councils current policy of “build that then remove that” is often misguided and rather than promoting use, discourages it. Small sports club rooms and areas should be encouraged, certainly their numbers cannot be limitless but controlled, soft impact developments should always be considered to promote use and remove the current “tired” look of most of the parklands </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Council has failed to keep parklands green and useable. Whilst the new Glenelg pipeline will go some way toward solving this, there will need to be significant new investment in the Parklands upkeep and maintenance. This will cost significant sums of money, a way of finding this money is bringing more people to the parklands, making sports clubs and small kiosks and restaurants more profitable and recovering some of this costs via these businesses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Releasing Parklands Land for Re-Generation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It has come to a point now bordering on the ridiculous that such small parcels of land being taken for development are being touted as ‘destroying our parklands’. No doubt our proposal to extend the tram line to North Adelaide will be met with strong opposition from defenders of the parklands. Yet why was it acceptable for our city in the late 1950’s for the tram to extend along O’Connell Street and through Prospect but not today? Most people wanting our city to progress would never oppose this development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The idea that buildings destroy the feel of the parklands is not a view of the majority of Adelaide residents. We have many large structures existing in the parklands (Wine Centre, Aquatic Centre, libraries, hospitals, universities) yet we still maintain a ‘parklands feel’. This will never change nor do we want it to. Taking a corner of the south-west parklands, a strip of land along the Torrens or a piece of land for expansion of the RAH will not impede the feel of our parklands </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We often hear the term that the parklands are ‘for the people’, yet the term ‘people’ often excludes the younger generation who will be required to maintain residency for the city to sustain growth. Following preliminary research and discussion with Adelaide residents regarding parklands issues we note the following: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Adelaide residents are not opposed to using redundant sections of the parklands for acceptable development </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Eating outlets and entertainment is essential along the River Torrens </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Proposed Location </li></ul><ul><ul><li>All parklands </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Estimated Construction Cost and Funding: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ongoing costs, running and maintenance: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>TBA </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Comparable Developments </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Veale Gardens </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rymill Park </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Botanic Park / Botanic Gardens </li></ul></ul>World class parklands, gardens and public facilities.
  37. 37. Proposals Proposal 13 – Green Areas World class parklands, gardens and public facilities. Parkland options Parkland options
  38. 38. Other Ideas Small, unique and low cost ideas can often be the most beneficial to a city. We would hope some of the ideas below can be integrated into our city easily and quickly to begin turning the tide of failed projects and promises. We hope to create a sense of “its happening” in our city. Name Vision “ City of Light” Winter Light Festival <ul><li>A visual festival drawing tourists from interstate and overseas. Lights to be a calling card of “The City of Light” creating unique areas and attractions including: </li></ul><ul><li>Northern Lights - brilliant and popular arts display drawing thousands to the city to view and engage with it – this is to become a regular attraction and linking with the Rundle Lantern and various cultural festivals and events. </li></ul><ul><li>Laser outline of Parklands - build on our unique heritage listed parklands by outlining them clearly in the sky with lasers, identifying them easily with tourists and visitors. </li></ul><ul><li>Art District Light Show – Various light shows in the proposed Art District centrered around Light Square. </li></ul>Floating Torrens Bars Luxury boats to either replace or complement the existing Popeye operation to be fitted out as public or private cocktail bars. Operation likely to be limited to Friday – Sunday. Would be attractive for corporate shows and on new year’s eve celebrations. International Gardens Introduce a section of the Parklands dedicated to garden landscapes from around the world. Develop an annual landscape and gardening festival events where people can build and landscape a section of the gardens and popular displays can remain for the next year. ‘ World Street’ Dedicate one street in western section of the CBD to reflect unique architectural techniques seen in buildings around the world. Government grants to be supplied to developers to encourage construction. Removal of Adelaide High School Demolish and relocate to CBD – either construct new building or fitout an existing government building. This will allow substantial space to either be returned to parklands or for better public use facilities and events spaces. North Adelaide Golf Course Investigate possibilities for alterations to the existing layout including combining the South/North Golf Course into one ‘Championship-Level” golf course either in its current location or relocated to the North Parklands. The development could be linked to the Next Generation Complex. Potential increased membership to Next Generation and the Golf Club would aid in presenting a strong business case to support the development. Redevelop Adelaide Aquatic Centre Abandon the proposed state aquatic centre at Marion. All major state buildings need to be located in the city if possible. Locating our major aquatic centre in the western suburbs will neglect the eastern and hills suburbs much like AAMI Stadium and Morphetville Race Course. The location of these developments is often as important as the standard of the facility. An upgrade of the Adelaide Aquatic Centre in North Adelaide is the logical decision aided by our proposed tram extension. West Parklands Mirror the currently magnificent landscape of the East Parklands in the west parklands. Investigate the option of wetlands / lagoon for water activity.
  39. 39. Summary Overall Summary <ul><ul><li>Total Estimated Order of Cost </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$2.6B </li></ul></ul>Overall proposition Overall proposition (option) . Email: