Community Future

almost 4 years ago

What do areas that have a strong community look like? Read about the Community Future and share your ideas and comments about where and how we can make it happen. What else do we need to consider?

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  • Picture Adelaide Comment almost 8 years ago
    User said about Community FutureA playground and BBQ in Huirtle Square , it would be great to have a real adventure playground in here to take the kids to and maybe have a cup of coffee.
  • Picture Adelaide Comment almost 8 years ago
    Steve Hatzi said about Community FutureWould like to see free standing torrens titled townhouses as part of the Bowden Urban development.
  • Picture Adelaide Comment almost 8 years ago
    Jackie said about Community FutureBuild an outdoor Rollerskating Rink
  • Picture Adelaide Comment almost 8 years ago
    Jackie said about Community FutureBuild a link to the Current Bike/Skate track so it can be used when Clipsal are erecting their structures
  • Picture Adelaide Comment almost 8 years ago
    Judy said about East TerraceA continuation of what is on Rundle Street at the moment.More shops, eateries and more events in the parklands.
  • Picture Adelaide Comment almost 8 years ago
    Judy said about East TerraceAn adventure park!!
  • Picture Adelaide Comment almost 8 years ago
    Judy said about South TerraceShopping precinct! Something like Rundle Street but with vintage markets
  • Picture Adelaide Comment almost 8 years ago
    Stuart said about South Park Lands Sports AreaFind somewhere for a big open dog park, fenced off like the one on Oaklands Rd. There's always heaps of people there.
  • Have a Chat almost 8 years ago
    I'd like to see more cafes/restaurants in the park lands (Squares included) - we love to eat and drink, why not to it in a place that is tranquil and in some areas underutilised!
  • Picture Adelaide Comment almost 8 years ago
    User said about South TerraceDon't touch any of the green spaces in the parklands to build more unsightly "sports" or "concert" venues e.g. clipsal. That area looks A-W-F-U-L.
  • Picture Adelaide Comment almost 8 years ago
    User said about Playspace 11The existing Gilbert St "village" seems to have been left out of the plans. A lot of activity already centres around the supermarket and cafes, pubs, nearby community garden and parklands providing nearby residents with a community focus. It would be great to further develop the area with a "shared space" for pedestrians and traffic, better lighting, and incentives for more small, independently owned businesses to encourage the existing sense of community and to encourage more residents to move into the area.
  • Picture Adelaide Comment almost 8 years ago
    wendywu said about Community FutureAdelaide city needs more accessible public toilets desperately !! People pee at building corners and any darker area....sooooo dirty!!! and smelly
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    • michelle_h27 almost 8 years ago
      Maybe we should have POP up toilets like they have in london at night. The novelty wnsures people actually use them.
  • Picture Adelaide Comment almost 8 years ago
    Mary said about Central East (Grenfell/Pirie/Flinders)such a tight three streets with interesting buildings how can we make them more noticed besides putting coffee shops everywhere..us unemployed can only afford so many coffees a day
  • Picture Adelaide Comment almost 8 years ago
    Fiona said about Playspace 2I would like to see a safe space where Aboriginal people who have always had meeting places outdoors in the middle of 'our' city, could still meet and do as they choose, even if that be consume alcohol, perhaps nearby there could be a culturally appropriate sobering up service to assist those that would like help. it upsets me that drinkers, mostly of Aboriginal descent were first cleared out of victoria square and then from north terrace and most likely from west terrace, while watering holes for european australians continue to open at an alarming rate catering for longer and longer drinking hours.
  • Picture Adelaide Comment almost 8 years ago
    DALE said about Community FutureOpen Government house gardens to public. remove large portions of walled compound and leave sections for heritage purposes. create pedestrian walk from North terrace through Gov. house precinct to the torrens.
  • Picture Adelaide Comment almost 8 years ago
    DALE said about Community FutureLandscape the bitumen area of the torrens parade ground with gardens and small adaptable areas for outdoor events
  • Picture Adelaide Comment almost 8 years ago
    User said about Community FutureIf reducing the number of streets where vehicles are allowed then surely we should start reducing the number ofcar parks being built in the city and think about building carparks out of the city. As one who lives in the hills and travels to the city every day to work, reducing traffic in the city means reliance on public transport and while I can see that there are capabilities planned for better public transport this would have to be a priority if this model were to be successful.
  • Picture Adelaide Comment almost 8 years ago
    Jim said about Community FutureI like the projected image. I like the idea of apartments having a view and recreational space being close to their occupants. It also will help consolidate a view that the parklands are more than just an open space. They are contributing to the quality of life of a growing number of residents
  • Picture Adelaide Comment almost 8 years ago
    User said about Community FutureYes, I hope that what we are looking at on the road is a ZEBRA CROSSING which requires cars to stop when pedestrians enter the crossing? Currently the system is too car driven. I like the spacious cycle paths, as long as they do not peter out at crossroads, as is currently the case
  • Picture Adelaide Comment almost 8 years ago
    Margaret said about Community FutureThis looks great and you've put in a 'zebra' crossing!! Presumably without pedestrian lights to be activated so fantastic.
  • Picture Adelaide Comment almost 8 years ago
    Mumof2 said about Playspace 5This is a great playground for the kids. Great job Council, we need more playground like this
  • Picture Adelaide Comment almost 8 years ago
    Mumof2 said about Playspace 3If this is the playground near the big hill where you can see the tram going past - full mark Council. the kids love it here. It is a bit out of the way and not many people know about it but the kids enjoy.
  • Picture Adelaide Comment almost 8 years ago
    Mumof2 said about Playspace 10If this is Marshmallow park - it fantastic, close to the best playground in Adelaide. Always shady, great equipment and easy parking. The kids also love it. My suggestion to improve the rest of your playground - more shade.
  • Picture Adelaide Comment almost 8 years ago
    Peter said about Playspace 1The new piece of playground equipment is the bomb! Well done to those in the Council that made this happen. Than k you very much.
  • Picture Adelaide Comment almost 8 years ago
    Peter said about Playspace 11Great playground love the new stuff time to upgrade the old stuff it looks tired.
  • Picture Adelaide Comment almost 8 years ago
    Peter said about Playspace 2Time to upgrade this playground it needs freshening up
  • Picture Adelaide Comment almost 8 years ago
    Peter said about Playspace 9Very dated and old looking gets lot's of use can you put in new stuff
  • Picture Adelaide Comment almost 8 years ago
    Peter said about Playspace 7Very busy playground just needs new equipment
  • Picture Adelaide Comment almost 8 years ago
    Peter said about Playspace 8This playspace needs cleaning very dirty
  • Picture Adelaide Comment almost 8 years ago
    Peter said about Playspace 6Can we get another unique piece of equipment like the helicopter
  • Picture Adelaide Comment almost 8 years ago
    Peter said about Playspace 5The new rubber looks great how about some fresh equipment
  • Picture Adelaide Comment almost 8 years ago
    Peter said about West Terrace Sports AreaBig thank you to Council for upgrading the area, putting in new timber posts to stop cars getting on the oval and starting to fix up the fences on the tennis courts
  • Picture Adelaide Comment almost 8 years ago
    Peter said about Community FutureThe fixing up of the three community tennis corts is great well done please keep up the good work
  • Picture Adelaide Comment almost 8 years ago
    Peter said about Community FutureThe BMX Track is great good job on improving the advanced track to make it more challenging
  • Picture Adelaide Comment almost 8 years ago
    User said about Community Futurewould love more rooftop living. gardens on roofs.
  • Picture Adelaide Comment almost 8 years ago
    Peter said about Community FutureSkate Park is fantastic, more shade and seating would be good, how about a kiosk for drinks etc
  • Picture Adelaide Comment almost 8 years ago
    Peter said about Playspace 3Playground is old and tired needs replacing
  • Picture Adelaide Comment almost 8 years ago
    Josh said about Community FutureLooks Fantastic... be great when its a reality!
  • Picture Adelaide Comment almost 8 years ago
    Peter said about Golf Course (North Course)Golf course needs more water in the fairways it's too dry.
  • Picture Adelaide Comment almost 8 years ago
    Peter said about Golf Course (South Course)South Course appears in good condition
  • Picture Adelaide Comment almost 8 years ago
    User said about Community FutureI think South Terrace is a must. Make the most of the Park Lands frontage. More cafes/restaurants at ground level. Reduce the speed levels (or design the street to calm traffic) and get rid of some (not all) of the on-street parking.
  • Picture Adelaide Comment almost 8 years ago
    David said about Community FutureBeing a 7th generation SA'n my views are probably slanted and having lived and worked overseas before returning even more so.What is intended to happen with the heritage buildings along Sth Tce and thro' out city.Why are you building/designing a city like every other one around the world???? ..... open space and our heritage has made us what we are, unique and pretty city, respected world wide.Build and design within these guidelines and all would be wonderful, remember our wide open spaces and we DO NOT need buildings like every other city, please.
  • Picture Adelaide Comment almost 8 years ago
    User said about Community FutureYes looks great.
  • Picture Adelaide Comment almost 8 years ago
    John said about Community FutureWould love to see lots of high rise apartments in the southern part of the city
  • Picture Adelaide Comment almost 8 years ago
    Priya said about Community FutureYes, In addition, apart from the location of residential areas in the city, in order to re-vitalise the city, it is essential to have a substantial increase in city population in the short to medium term. This population will support activity, eating, shopping and vibrancy of the city, which will in turn pull more people from the suburbs in. Transport in terms of night time parking is key to growing the diners and shoppers in the city.
  • Picture Adelaide Comment almost 8 years ago
    Nick said about Community FutureI understand that Rundle Mall is a topical subject (and apparently a tourist destination) but I think the decentralisation of the Square Mile will be a success and bring about retail, hospitality, residential and small corporate offices popping up through out the Square Mile.I like the idea of pedestrian crossings but a re-education process will be required for drivers (most of whom think they are in a rush all the time).
  • Picture Adelaide Comment almost 8 years ago
    Dragon dre said about Community FutureI like this community future
  • Picture Adelaide Comment almost 8 years ago
    Leo said about Community FutureI like the idea of self sufficient communities not depending and becoming vulnerable on having to unsustainably transport any of its necessities (water, oxygen, food, etc) from far away. For every resident there is a minimum amount of space, trees (that balance our carbon dioxide input) nature and in balance with our surrounding ecosystem. Instead of overcrowding any area we need to build interconnected self sustainable/environmentally friendly hubs. We need to get rid of polluting cars, who drive too fast inside the city. We need more pedestrian only streets; we need to improve bicycle lanes so even a kid can ride safely to and from our environmentally green eco houses and villages. We need to grow enough food in the park lands to meet the city needs. If this is not possible then we have surpassed the city population. There is no space for heavy duty truck streets built with tax payers money in our park lands for the use of Clipsal 500. There is no space for the taking away public park land space for 6 months of the year that is a disgrace and an insult every city tax payer. They can build a car race track with their millions elsewhere but not in public park land space. We are affecting negatively our environment, the trees, landscape, animals and neighbours not to mention using park lands in an unintended way regardless of the technicalities and changing the name now to a "Sports hub" We need to protect the little green space we have in the city, reforested with local species and bring back its natural fauna and flora and allow us to interact naturally with our ecosystem. Not flooded with cars and noise and pollution and an amount of unsustainable crowds that destroy not create. We need to protect the recently found thought to be extinct butterflies in the Victoria Park Area and not convert it into marshlands. If we would have followed the corp of engineers proposal we would not have oversold the river/canal adjacent land so that we would be even considering now to flood our park lands. That is outrageous!!!! In conclusion: Free city green and sustainable public transport, Copenhagen style bike lanes, more pedestrian only streets, cars stay outside the park lands ring, better trains, sub and tram system with green and sustainable energy. No to Clipsal 500 in the park lands, no to flooding our park lands. More trees, more nature, more oxygen and grow only if it is sustainable. If we can not supply our own Oxygen, food, water etc LOCALLY then we have surpassed our limit. Thank you!
  • Picture Adelaide Comment almost 8 years ago
    Patrick said about Victoria ParkHave victoria as a massive well cared for grass oval, so that runners can run on a soft grassy surface that is of a decent size (there's hardly anywhere else that this can be done). Could hold cross country running events if this was kept and maintained
  • Picture Adelaide Comment almost 8 years ago
    Helen Adam said about Community FutureI would like to keep the building heights to 8 floors maximum on South Terrace, otherwise I like the concept.
  • Picture Adelaide Comment almost 8 years ago
    Helen Adam said about Community FutureOn Robyn Williams' Ockham's Razor (ABC Radio National) this morning, 19th Nov, http://www.abc.net.au/rn/ockhamsrazor/stories/2011/3368631.htm#transcript Howard Morrison, energy consultant now working in Newcastle NSW spoke about our enormously inefficient energy generation and distribution system. Here is an excerpt about an efficient alternative ... "Fast forward to today to an example of an alternate system that we all understand. There are now over 30,000 stand alone micro grids in use in Australia each powering an individual home. When incorporated into a thermally efficient dwelling the occupants live a comfortable 21st century lifestyle, requiring little or no active heating or cooling, using as little as a quarter of the electricity of their grid connected counter parts, producing negligible operational CO2 and leaving the postie with no quarterly power bill to deliver. There's really nothing magical about micro grid homes. They use off the shelf technologies like solar panels, efficient appliances and lighting, fossil fuel back-up generators, DC to AC inverters and the venerable workhorse of energy storage, the almost totally recyclable lead acid battery. Why don't we build homes like these on a subdivision wide scale? Or for that matter build schools, community centres, retirement villages, anywhere where high voltage power isn't required. Our experience with solar hot water provides an insight. Solar hot water systems have been around in one form or another since the early 1900s, but they didn't take off commercially in a big way until the 1970s. In the 1980s the Israelis made them mandatory on every new home. But in Australia, a country with similar amounts of sunshine we ignored the bleedin' obvious and continued using electricity to heat water for another quarter of a century. Whether it was the time worn mix of political and commercial expediencies or just plain apathy, we effectively surfed the back end of the wave of this most simple and useful carbon reduction technology. It's another time and a new wave. And one early indicator of where Australia chooses to ride it will be how the shiny new NSW government handles powering its thousands of Western Sydney Greenfield home sites. The same applies for the rest of Australia's climatically mild sun drenched coastal areas where 90% of us live. Ironically these are also the same areas sprouting massively subsidised grid connected rooftop solar systems, each spitting out minute amounts of electricity into that ocean sized inefficient grid. At the time of Y2K almost none of the factories making these solar panels even existed. Will they now be content supplying just one low carbon component, or will we in the future be opening shipping containers with all the components for thermally efficient micro grid building, complete with DIY instructions of course? This is most likely to be the 21st Century's first low carbon manufacturing industry. Australia has the scientific, technological and practical expertise to be a major player. Hopefully the CO2 bug won't distract us for too much longer.
  • Picture Adelaide Comment almost 8 years ago
    Iordan said about Community FuturePurpose built bike polo court would be great here
  • Picture Adelaide Comment almost 8 years ago
    User said about Community FuturePlay equipment could be put somewhere in Rundle Mall
  • Picture Adelaide Comment almost 8 years ago
    Martin said about Community Futureyes - more people = more activity = more $ to spend on the city and more to do!
  • Picture Adelaide Comment almost 8 years ago
    Michelle said about Community FutureWonderful vision however more detail and focus on sustainable living and renewable energy powered buildings would be ideal. Community gardens with x amount distance of the city or shared rooftop gardens would be another addition I think a lot of people would like to see.
  • IanBuckland almost 8 years ago
    How about making the city and North Adelaide more pedestrian friendly by visually reminding drivers when they are crossing over a footpath at driveways to car parks and shops ?Half the time, drivers seem to believe they have right of way over pedestrians.andHow about the council legislate to get those useless free newspapers and magazines that litter our area, under control - they pay no attention to how many 'no junk mail' signs are on the letterboxes and they end up strewn up and down our street, and they're a waste of paper and plastic.
  • Fliss almost 8 years ago
    can we have a proper theatre that is accessible to the community please? A theatre with proscenium arch, drop down curtain, wings, cyclorama, etc, with sound and lighting equipment and decent dressing rooms. Please? There are very few of these theatres readily accessible to community groups, dance schools, etc. Most are too expensive for these groups and I don't think there is one less than 50 years old. Those that are around are in terrible disrepair, are fire hazards and in danger of falling down if one jumps too hard. PLEASE can we do something about this!
  • Picture Adelaide Comment almost 8 years ago
    Patrick said about Whitmore SquareThe basketball court has shown how a positive activity can change feel of a city space. I'd like to see this continued with more positive activities that draw people in such as a small sided football pitch. It could operate like the volleyball courts with lunch time comps, but allow for free use on the weekends - people can just rock up and form a team. A great place to meet people, be active or just watch the activity. There is a small sided pitch in New York's china town, with roads bordering every side. It a very popular space for people to sit and be a part of the activity.
  • Picture Adelaide Comment almost 8 years ago
    Patrick said about Whitmore SquareI would love to see a little caravan cafe in Whitmore Square during the warmer months, serving up top quality breakfasts and lunches, with cute little outdoor settings and a big basket of toys for kids to play with while parents have their morning coffee and read the paper. A great way to bring people into the park, build community and create a small business opportunity. Positive activities create positive places.
  • wilbursaa almost 8 years ago
    I find it very disturbing that the ACC plan is to increase the city resident population yet the planners do not act on this. eg permitting roof structures (just like a sound shell roof) that direct noise to a residential area. As sleep is one of peoples most important habit it seems odd that this has occured. Also not enforcing sound reducing folding doors not to be used which also is next to the same residential area.Smoking - why is it vertually impossible to walk through a street restruant area and not be covered in smoke. Then the smokers in front of building who limit your ability to get past without going on the road or other footpath.
  • AdelsFan almost 8 years ago
    I would love to live in the city but I can't afford it, despite earning 'good money', live in the CBD is out of reach. Whilst affordable housing for people on low incomes is important please remember that not everyone who is not on a low income can afford $400k + for an apartment.
  • Picture Adelaide Comment almost 8 years ago
    James said about CommunityI love the plan for increased usage of Adelaide's parklands. They are what make the city unique and should be it's major attraction. Having apartments surrounding them, looking out over them, like Central Park in New York or Albert Park in Melbourne is a great idea. Instead of backyards people can use the parklands which should be filled with playgrounds, ponds for model boats, community gardens, athletics tracks a roller derby rink etc. They would not only be valuable to residents but their vibrancy and features would be a major tourist drawcard.
  • Picture Adelaide Comment almost 8 years ago
    RF said about Community Futurelink the old adelaide gaol into bonython park as a major activity hub
  • Picture Adelaide Comment almost 8 years ago
    Lee said about Community FuturePyramid shape growth. High in the center and flat in the ends. conserve the park lands green, no more construction and parking, no events like CLIPSAL that destroy and take away our park lands for over 6 months of the year and criss crossed Victoria park with several unnecessary roads for their own use. More trees, fruit and nuts, local species, bring back the extincted butterflies, instead of flooding and taking away our park lands to the flooding project now in consultation. A sustainable city has a healthy and environmental tree/people ratio. we need to grow what we consume, we need t produce he oxygen for our inhabitants, we need to collect rain water and bring back the solar panel electricity incentive instead of succumbing to the petro/oil industry and corporatocracy. More people would buy solar if you bring back the buy back rate. We need more wind energy, we need less concrete and more alternative methods of construction, we need more recycling of everything, we need to get rid of pesticides and big agro-business, no to GM, no to Monsanto, no to monopolies and to lobbyism, no to Murdock and controlling our media. We need more equality and fairness. We need our politicians to actually represent the people who elected them. we need less pollution in our skies, water, air. No chemtrails, no fluoridation/chlorination, pesticides, and GM. Let's green our city and bring more shade, and oxygen. It is soothing, pleasing, aesthetic and cools down the hot summers plus retains rain water and releases it slowly back to nature. Let's build ore bike paths, pedestrian streets, and leave the cars outside the city. Only public transport powered by alternative methods. Let's grow the food that the city needs in its surrounding area and avoid costly and unsustainable transport. Bring the troops back and stop senseless wars. Grow local crops not exotic ones. and stop the dumping of pollutants back into our rivers.
  • Dario almost 8 years ago
    It seems the Council has been told by the State Government to accommodate x thousand extra people. This is bad planning at State level, as the State Government should be encouraging residential development according to needs and possibilities, and not just splitting the expected increase evenly across the metropolitan area.For example the Railyards from Keswick to Mile End are severely under-utilised and could absorb major development. However it seems this is beyond the Council's brief.Similarly the Mail Exchange in Gouger Street could be rationalised or moved to create a major residential development opportunity, together with a tram line circuit along North Terrace, West Terrace, Gouger Street and King William Street. Then we could start to break up the traffic corridor along West Terrace and develop southern West Terrace as further residential development, with light rail links to Keswick. We need overall planning at State Government level. Without this, the councils are crippled.
  • Picture Adelaide Comment almost 8 years ago
    John said about Hurtle SquareWhat do you think? Re-engineer the permeter roads around Hurtle Square to make them access for residents and weekday parking with softened edges so that the park extends across to the footpaths. Halifax and Pultney Streets can handle the through traffic.
  • Picture Adelaide Comment almost 8 years ago
    Peter said about Community FutureGood, except ensure cars cannot enter Park Lands at bike/pedestrian ramps