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Debate heats up on West Torrens Council high-rise plan for southwestern roads

Ken McGregor and Heather Kennett have written about the West Torrens Council's high-rise plan for southwestern roads, including Anzac Highway, on AdelaideNow.

MORE than 230 residents and businesses have had their say about a plan to allow buildings up to eight-storeys along southwestern arterial roads.

RAA warns about congestion from high-rise flats

Emma Altschwager has written about the RAA warning of increased traffic pressure around Britannia roundabout and other major roads on AdelaideNow.

RAA mobility and automotive policy manager Mark Borlace told the Eastern Courier Messenger high-rise apartments around the parklands would put more pressure on the Britannia roundabout and the east's main roads, already "over capacity".

"We can't add to the congestion problem that already exists if we want to continue to be a liveable city."

Council opens confidential workshops on plans for four storey buildings along River Torrens

Emily Griffiths has written about the Council opens confidential workshops on plans for four storey buildings along River Torrens in the East Torrens Messenger.

It is disappointing that Councillors Sue Whitington, Lucy Marcuccitti, Geoff Rundle, Connie Granozio, Isaac Pasalidis and John Frogley voted against the motion.

Developers want 20 storeys

Emma Attschwager has written about the Developers push for 20-storey buildings on city fringe in the Eastern Courier Messenger.

In the submission, the group's executive director Terry Walsh said proposed height limits of up to 12 storeys were too restrictive.
"The conservative nature of many of the height limits is of concern," Mr Walsh wrote.
"In many instances, the height limitations may be too restrictive to encourage development of an existing site."
Mr Walsh said developments up to 15-20 storeys should be encouraged along Dequetteville Tce.

"Soviet" stoush: Rau slams density opponents

Liam Mannix has written an article titled “Soviet” stoush: Rau slams density opponents in InDaily about Planning Minister John Rau's criticism of residents.

“Histrionics about people’s tennis courts being overshadowed by buildings two or three kilometres way – again, not helpful.”

Two or three kilometers away is the CBD. What is being proposed by NPSP Council is high-rise on the block next door. SPRA suggests that it Rau who doesn't understand what is being proposed by councils.

ABC 891's Spence Denny at Billabong

Spence Denny from ABC 891 visited the St Peters' Billabong and Swinging Bridge on Wednesday 27th February 2013 to interview local residents including Marianne Frommer from the "Friends of the St Peters Billabong".

Residents of St.Peters in the area that adjoins the Torrens are concerned by proposed changes to the zoning, which would allow the construction of multi story buildings. Spence Denny met with some of those residents and took these pictures of the river, the billabong and the swing bridge that is in an area where public swimming was once permitted.

Rally at Parliament House to oppose plans for high-rise developments on Adelaide's rim

Emma Altschwager has written about the Rally at Parliament House to oppose plans for high-rise developments on Adelaide's rim in the Eastern Courier Messenger.

Spokesperson said high-rise apartments would create traffic problems and privacy issues. Bragg MP Vickie Chapman (Lib) criticised the government's consultation process and encouraged people to take advantage of the community consultation process.

South Australia's planning laws face biggest overhaul in 20 years

State Political Editor Daniel Wills has written an article about Planning Minister John Rau's announcement of a comprehensive review of the state's planning laws.

It comes after the State Government delivered a major reform of the CBD planning regime and pursues changes in the inner rim suburbs.

The Government has faced criticism in the past week that it has failed to properly consult with residents.

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