Progress | Summer 2019-20
Season’s greetings from Renewal SA
At the end of each year we take time to reflect on the year that has passed, the milestones we have met and the work that has been completed across our many projects.
We are working to create a better place for all South Australians and recognise that we could not achieve our goals without the valued contribution and support of our partners, stakeholders and the communities with which we work.
Thank you to everyone who has collaborated with us and followed our progress this year. We look forward to building on this year’s success in 2020.
From all of us at Renewal SA, we wish you and your family a happy holiday season and a prosperous and successful new year.
Please note that the Renewal SA office will be closed from Wednesday 25 December 2019 and reopen on Thursday 2 January 2020.
Welcome Chris Menz
From 3 February 2020 Chris Menz will join the agency as Renewal SA’s new CEO, following on from Mark Devine’s departure to pursue other opportunities in the private sector.
Celebrating local heroes and boosting community spirit
The recipients of the annual Playford Alive Initiatives Fund and Local Heroes Awards were recently celebrated, with the Initiatives Fund granting $15,000 to three important local community organisations.
Lot Fourteen leads the world in sustainability
Adelaide’s ground-breaking innovation neighbourhood Lot Fourteen has achieved a 6 Star Green Star – Communities rating, acknowledging the redevelopment as a world leader and one of the most sustainable precincts in Australia.
New life with Operation Flinders for Lot Fourteen sheds
Storage sheds at Lot Fourteen from the neighbourhood’s former days as a public hospital are being given a new life as part of The Operation Flinders Foundation, South Australia’s unique outback intervention program for young people at risk.
Artificial intelligence and robotics: an untapped opportunity
AI and robotics are more of an opportunity than a threat to the Australian workforce – that’s the outlook from a panel of leaders in the field who spoke at a recent Future Thinkers event held at Lot Fourteen innovation neighbourhood.
Good urban design boosts wellbeing
Research-informed planning into urban design and built environment can provide significant benefits to people’s health and longevity. Learn more and watch the full presentation of our Future Thinkers session on Urban Design and Wellbeing.
Works Program broadens scope for supporting social inclusion
Renewal SA’s Works Program has delivered another year of outstanding results in 2018-19, broadening its focus to partner with social enterprises, Indigenous contractors and new industries.
Tonsley Village $26m Stage One completed
A huge milestone was reached last month with the completion of the $26 million Stage One of Tonsley Village. Residents have been moving into terrace homes and apartments in the village, helping to bring to life the vision for Tonsley Innovation District as a vibrant, mixed-use precinct.
First panels laid for one of Australia’s largest solar arrays
The installation of one of Australia’s largest rooftop solar arrays is underway at Tonsley to power South Australia’s first district energy scheme. The system will optimise solar energy generation for the energy demands of the entire innovation district, enhancing security of energy supply and providing competitive energy pricing to all commercial and residential customers.
Tonsley’s Lounge Forest wins 2019 Master Landscapers award
A huge milestone was reached last month with the completion of the $26 million Stage One of Tonsley Village. Residents have been moving into terrace homes and apartments in the village, helping to bring to life the vision for Tonsley Innovation District as a vibrant, mixed use precinct.
Meet the man championing good design at Bowden
Lu Balsamo has joined the Bowden Design Review Panel as its new chairperson, bringing more than 45 years of experience in architecture and urban design to this important role.