Business Future

almost 4 years ago

What do areas that are mixed use, with a Business focus look like in the future? Read about the Business Future and share your ideas and comments about how and where we can make it happen. What other things do we need to consider?

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  • Picture Adelaide Comment almost 8 years ago
    tania said about O'Connell Streeti think the community library is awful. check out karori library in NZ -it is glass fronted and sunny on the main street and has a cafe inside and is a vibrant community hub - membership has skyroketed.
  • Picture Adelaide Comment almost 8 years ago
    User said about Grenfell StreetI like the vision. Go further, close Grenfell and Currie Sts to cars and buses. Run shuttle trams along the treet to let people pick up buses along East and West Terraces.
  • Picture Adelaide Comment almost 8 years ago
    User said about Victoria SquareBite the bullet. Close Vic Sq. Leave tram. Leave Flinders/Franklin and Gouger/Angas open. Wakefield and Grote open up to Sq only. No through lanes in sq Nth Sth and East West. Couple with buses only to the outside terraces and shuttle trams along main streets to connect.
  • Picture Adelaide Comment almost 8 years ago
    User said about O'Connell StreetIn anticipation for Adelaide Oval redevelopment, North Adelaide and Prospect are arguably the closest linked suburbs to the Oval. Their should be a real drive by the council around stimulating retail and bars around this strip. You only have to look at RIchmond in Melbourne what happens to surrounding suburbs. I would free up the parkland strip in between north adelaide and Prospect for more nightlife and or diners. THere is an abundance of parkland elsewhere in North adelaide. THis stip is tired, ugly and unsheltered from heat in the summer. ALternatively it needs pathways lined to make it an attractive walk from Porspect to North Adelaide and vice versa.
  • Picture Adelaide Comment almost 8 years ago
    ben said about Business FutureA new tallest building to help revitalise Adelaides skyline and image
  • Picture Adelaide Comment almost 8 years ago
    User said about King William StreetNo more tall buildings anywhere. It is the open space in the CBD, where we are still able to see the sky, that makes Adelaide special.
  • Picture Adelaide Comment almost 8 years ago
    Margaret said about Business FutureThis looks good. It looks as though the traffic is slow enough that people can cross the roads safely and there is plenty of public transport. More attractive for people to shop and visit the city.
  • Picture Adelaide Comment almost 8 years ago
    User said about Business Futurelove more after work bars popping up around the city and places for cheap multicultural eats
  • Picture Adelaide Comment almost 8 years ago
    User said about Business FutureYes but still a problem with buses,cars,bikes & pedestrians. Need to prioritise what is the most important thing in a business district. It looks as if trying to please everyone rather than honing in on what is really needed. Do we need cars? Courier vans yes. Bikes perhaps. Large buses? Needs a bit more work to cut down congestion.
  • Picture Adelaide Comment almost 8 years ago
    Nick said about Business FutureThe Grenfell st template looks good. I agree that the square mile doesn't have to be a thoroughfare (N-S. E,W). At the moment most paths are a means to an end - that's all. Any funding available that will open up the lanes to small commerce & hospitality is great.
  • Steve of Clare almost 8 years ago
    The whole business focus here has missed Adelaide's CBD biggest failing...why don't companies Head Office base themselves in Adelaide anymore? Baring Mitsubishi, what is there? Even the owners of the soon to be biggest open mine on the planet are based in Melbourne!!! The Adelaide City Council needs a strategy and plan to attract the HQ's of big business, that will stop the brain drain. Forget retail and trying to get workers to stay longer in the CBD. We need to aim high, to be the home for the Head Office of any company that works in our key industry sectors...Defence, Mining, automotive, bio-technology, the IT gaming industry, medical research...with technology and the NBN, their is no reason why a major corporate needs to be in Sydney or Melbourne anymore.Further, greater Adlaide needs three CBD's, Adelaide CBD, the northern and southern suburbs both should have a CBD, with fully functioning state government departments..decentralising the city of the public service will reverse the traffic flow and put a big dent in our two hour peak 'hour'....teleworking will also make a huge difference to traffic and public transport woes.
  • Picture Adelaide Comment almost 8 years ago
    Michael said about Business FutureThe idea of creating a more vibrant environment for businesses and people to grow is excellent. The example of turning Grenfell Street into a more pedestrian (bike and public transport) friendly corridor will bring new life to that part of the City. Consideration should be given to a longer term plan for what these main roads in the city look like though - and how they'll work. Whilst expensive, the undergrounding of roads, rail, or even bus lanes, will bring new life back to the City and has the potential to create funky, urban underground areas, which in themselves add to the idenity of the City (ie look at the underground lanes that link parts of Sydney CBD)
  • Picture Adelaide Comment almost 8 years ago
    Michael said about Victoria SquareThis may cost a lot - but get it done. Spend the money upfront, show committment to the $100m plan - and more funding will come. If Council gets lumped with the bill, the growth it will encourage in the City is well worth the expenditure.
  • Picture Adelaide Comment almost 8 years ago
    User said about Business FutureMore regular mobile food stalls in Elder Park. It doesn't need to be a special event for it.
  • Picture Adelaide Comment almost 8 years ago
    Phil said about Business FutureUniSA supports the further activation of North Terrace, particularly in the west end, and this is reflected in UniSA's recently released City West Campus Master Plan, refer http://www.unisa.edu.au/facilities/capital/campus_master_plans.asp
  • Picture Adelaide Comment almost 8 years ago
    Lee said about Business FutureYes, use alternative carbon neutral new buildings, live buildings, interactive and who create energy rather than use it. Buildings that have green spaces where its food needs are grown, water is recycled, live walls, intelligent walls, less concrete and more greenery, more trees, internal and external gardens, fruit and nut trees, communal organic heirloom gardens co-housing style like in Denmark. Every block shares an internal garden full of trees and provides a space for relaxation, inspiration, oxygenation, and social gathering. There is already available, affordable technology, see thevenusproject.com for example. Let's lead instead of following the trail. let's be innovative, resourceful and sustainable.
  • Dario almost 8 years ago
    Major changes such as rezoning Elder Park etc as a Business Development Focus should be discussed beforehand. By listing it as a suggested direction, the Council implies that it supports it. This is a major distraction for the public and focusses people's attention on preventing the destruction of the things we value. It takes the energy and time out of positive directions that people may want to contemplate and suggest.
  • Picture Adelaide Comment almost 8 years ago
    RF said about Business Futurefolksthe business future and the creative future should be framed in terms of each other. the creative future has the power to drive the business future, it has become a common-place that we live in an information economy where new ideas are the drivers of economic prosperity.I like the report overall quite a lot, but feel that this is a flaw at its heart, creativity is not exclusively an arts province, or even a tourism province or even an urban-attractiveness province.in the new economies of the world creativity is the hub around which businesses revolve, Adelaide has a surfeit of arts activity, but unfortunately we suffer from a lack of awareness of this potential of this nexusRF
  • Picture Adelaide Comment almost 8 years ago
    User said about New RAHThis is not a business district - it is parklands. If it's been alienated by rail yards and pollution then the end use should be open public facilities in the spiriti of the parklands. The new RAH should not be allocated such a large space.
  • Picture Adelaide Comment almost 8 years ago
    User said about Riverbank PrecinctThis is not a business district - it is parklands, and possibly the most historic part. Arbitrary zoning such as this is ill-considered and irresponsible. It undermines trust in the ACC's capability to manage these areas and forces the public to focus on negatives, i.e. stopping destruction of Adelaide's character, rather than on positive ideas.