Progress | Autumn 2017 edition
Lighting the way to the Adelaide Riverbank
A series of lighting installations and interactive led artworks are showcasing the Adelaide Riverbank and lighting the way during the Festival Plaza redevelopment works – and there’s more to come, with expressions of interest sought to light up the southern promenade.
Late last year the Adelaide Riverbank’s northern promenade became a boulevard of light with new feature lighting installed to enhance the natural beauty of the precinct while also improving safety along one of Adelaide’s most popular destinations.
Expressions of interest are now sought for an experienced contractor to design a low-energy lighting installation along 700 metres of the southern bank of the River Torrens. Requests for proposal close on Wednesday 22 March 2017 and further information is available via the Adelaide Riverbank website.
This lighting along the riverbank is just one of the ways in which the Adelaide Riverbank will be illuminated in 2017.
In addition the Adelaide Oval complementary colourful lighting scheme, and aside from the vibrancy brought by the Adelaide Fringe and Festival, interactive lighting and displays are activating new spaces created by the Festival Plaza redevelopment works.
Tonsley wins 2017 UDIA National Award for Excellence in Urban Renewal
Renewal SA is proud to announce it has won the UDIA National Award for Excellence – 2017, urban renewal category, for its Tonsley innovation district project.
Tonsley, Australia’s first innovation district was recognised and acknowledged for its commitment to environmental, heritage and engineering considerations.
The site was awarded a 6 Star Green Star – Communities rating certification in 2015 for its adaptive re-use of the Mitsubishi facilities, which was the first mixed-use urban renewal project of its kind to achieve this prestigious status. Retention of the Main Assembly Building (MAB) provided a focal point in the master planning, and set the precinct’s orientation to encourage innovation and collaboration between public and private enterprise on-site.
Market to Riverbank link transformation plans revealed
Artist’s impressions of Bank Street and Topham Mall North have been released revealing colourful plans to transform the Market to Riverbank link.
In an important milestone for the first stage of the Market to Riverbank link project, initial artist’s impressions reflecting the concept designs for Bank Street and Topham Mall North were unveiled to property and business owners at an information session on Tuesday.
Renewal SA accredited as White Ribbon Workplace
Renewal SA is proud to announce our accreditation as a White Ribbon Workplace, and is committed to promoting respectful relationships and gender equality in the workplace, while demonstrating a culture of zero tolerance to violence against women.
Over the last 18 months Renewal SA has been participating in the White Ribbon Australia Workplace accreditation program, which recognises workplaces that are taking active steps to stop violence against women, and grants accreditation as a White Ribbon Workplace.
1000 in 1000 home built for AnglicareSA
Renewal SA, on behalf of the Government of South Australia, has built a 5-bedroom, state-of-the-art house through its 1000 Homes in 1000 Days initiative that will provide respite for children living with disability.
Montrose House, a new respite home for young people aged 5-20 years and living with disability, will provide more options for families and carers in Adelaide’s southern suburbs.
The state government provides $17 million annually to AnglicareSA through the National Disability Agreement, including $143,000 toward respite services at Montrose House, which currently has 44 customers. The move to the new building allows AnglicareSA to expand its programs and services to include school holiday and after school programs, and extend its overnight respite services to five days per week. In addition it will assist children and young people to develop life skills, make new friends and transition to independent living, all within a supportive environment.
A lighter approach to brightening Peel Street
New permanent lighting will be installed on Peel Street in the next few weeks, supporting the after dark activation of Adelaide’s small streets and laneways.
Different lighting options have been trialed by Renewal SA and the City of Adelaide, who have liaised with local traders to gather feedback on the proposed lighting.
“We have worked with traders in Peel Street to strike the right balance for lighting the laneways, creating atmosphere, and creating a safe area for pedestrians and patrons of the street’s venues, particularly on Friday and Saturday nights,” said City of Adelaide Minister, John Rau.
Upcoming releases and land sale opportunities
Renewal SA manages the sale of unused state government property from an industrial scale through to individual houses. Current opportunities include Lot 104, Tonsley; Orana Court, Mitchell Park; and Lot 5 Third Avenue, Mawson Lakes.
Homes completed and more out to tender as we approach 1000 days
Renewal SA is well on-track to achieve the goal of seeing 1000 homes built in 1000 days, with 75 homes finished, 109 currently under construction and another 513 out to tender.
Fifty more SA Housing Trust homes have finished being built, bringing the total to 75 new homes that have been completed throughout metropolitan Adelaide, as well as in country areas since the project began.
Stream of SA businesses supplying solar systems for social housing
Three South Australian-based companies are busy supplying and installing up to 400 solar photovoltaic systems on public housing properties, supporting local jobs.
Late last year, the state government awarded a tender to install up to 200 solar photovoltaic (PV) systems on public housing in the Adelaide City Council area. A further 200 solar PV systems will be installed on newly built public housing in Adelaide metropolitan and South Australian regional areas.
Project finds ways to lower apartment construction costs
Twelve ways to reduce apartment construction costs have been identified through an innovative partnership between the state government and private sector, exploring alternative construction techniques and designs to reduce costs and increase affordability.
South Australian-based builder Mossop Construction + Interiors has recently begun work on the development at The Square in Woodville West, which was designed through the Apartment Construction Cost Demonstration project – a partnership between state government and industry.
Another winter wonderland planned for the Adelaide Riverbank
Following the huge success of last year’s Alpine Winter Village, we’ve sought expressions of interests from local creatives and tourism and event operators to curate and deliver a Northern hemisphere festive inspired winter activation at the Adelaide Riverbank this July.
The State Government is seeking expressions of interests from local creatives and tourism and event operators to curate and deliver a Northern hemisphere festive inspired Winter Village at the Adelaide Riverbank this July.
The Expression of Interest (EOI) released today, follows the huge success of Renewal SA’s recent winter activations in 2015 and 2016 which attracted more than 165,000 people to revel in the memorable winter adventures at the Adelaide Riverbank.
Works Program opportunities
Renewal SA’s Works Program has multiple training and employment opportunities currently available in areas including Disability Support Work, Engineering and Civil Construction.
Market Shed breathes new life into Bowden
It’s been a huge few months at Bowden with the launch of the new Town Square coinciding with official recognition for the Six Star Green Star Environmental Rating and the much anticipated opening of Plant 4.
Public art to create vibrant laneways and riverbank
In March 2017, we sought creative submissions from emerging and established artists and artistic collectives to activate the Adelaide Riverbank and Market to Riverbank link.
Expressions of Interest (EOIs) are now open for artists. Artists wishing to submit an EOI must download the EOI document and submission forms from the Tenders SA website. Applications close 21 March 2017.
Emerging artists and artistic collectives have also been invited to submit concepts for a hoarding panel to appear on the Festival Plaza redevelopment site for up to 12 months.
First Round 4 City Makers grants awarded
Renewal SA has awarded funding to comedy venue Rhino Room and the Adelaide West End Association’s Houndwave in a fourth round of City Makers grants.
Round four applications opened in December 2016 and will be processed in ongoing rolling sub-rounds with applications assessed on a monthly basis.
So far, Round 4 City Makers grants have included $10,000 funding for Adelaide comedy giant, Rhino Room, to assist with fire safety and noise attenuation measures as they move into their new home at 1/131 Pirie St.
New starters welcome to our first graduate program
The Renewal SA recently welcomed eight new people, with a broad range of qualifications including urban planning, finance, psychology and business, as part of our inaugural graduate program.
The two-year program is designed to build on graduates’ capabilities and skills, ensuring they receive a positive, professional and supportive work development experience.