Canberra seeks industry know-how for light rail procurement

By Paul Hemsley Canberra’s long awaited light rail project is gaining momentum as the Capital Metro Agency has commenced a search for technical advisers to guide the project towards its procurement phase in 2015. These technical advisers will be expected to have expertise in transport planning, engineering design, light rail operations, environmental assessment, urban design, […]

Adelaide wins High Court appeal to move-on mall preachers

By Paul Hemsley Adelaide City Council has finally won its controversial bid to force street preachers who proselytise in public malls to apply for official permits after taking litigation to defend the power of its by-laws all the way to the High Court of Australia. The so-called City of Churches has been seeking to bring […]

Adelaide food regulations a mobile feast

By Paul Hemsley Adelaide City Council has issued new guidelines for the city’s mobile food vendors to try and ensure they operate without eating the lunch of established fixed premises businesses. The council has been actively encouraging street food vendors – such as coffee carts, burger vans and gourmet cuisine – to hawk their fare […]

Adelaide gets NBN training wheels

By Paul Hemsley Adelaide City Council has become the latest local government looking to plug into the National Broadband Network after the city’s Mayor urged potentially tech-shy citizens to learn online and web technology skills through the Digital Hub training program. Mayor Stephen Yarwood wants digitally challenged citizens to participate in the program which follows […]

Lance Armstrong falls from Adelaide board

By Paul Hemsley Adelaide City Council has announced it will dump disgraced professional cyclist Lance Armstrong from its Key to the City honour board as the local government seeks to limit fallout from the latest sports doping revelations. But despite removing Mr Armstrong’s name from the Key to the City honour board, the South Australian […]

Moving around easier in Adelaide streets

Adelaide City Council plans to redevelop certain areas to make moving around easier and lay the groundwork for creative and sustainable projects. The council endorsed this as the 2012-16 Strategic Plan, containing six outcome areas aiming to start projects in its ‘One City, Many Places’ plan. According to the council, the city’s streets, laneways, unused […]

Cirque du Soleil leaps on Adelaide plan

Revenue will be generated for Adelaide City Council following an endorsement of an agreement between the council and Canadian entertainment company, Cirque du Soleil. The council’s ‘City Culture & Community Services Committee’ voted in support of a 10 year agreement with the Montreal-based company. According to the council, this will enable the company to visit […]

Adelaide funds Victoria Square overhaul

Adelaide-based Victoria Square will be redeveloped for $24 million with funding from the council budget. Victoria Square will be redeveloped with Adelaide City Council funding from its own budget over the next two financial years. According to the council, $23 million will be included as an investment in the Square, with the remaining $1 million […]

Adelaide sets urban transport agenda

Adelaide City Council plans to have fewer cars on the road with more priority to pedestrians and public transport. The council open the draft Integrated Movement Strategy (IMS) for public consultation to help deliver an accessible city as set out in Council’s draft Strategic Plan 2012-16. Promoting transport choices and streets that are ‘people-friendly’, the […]

Library iPads sent home

By Paul Hemsley Disabled and homebound library clients will be able to use Apple iPads through an Adelaide City Council scheme to improve access to library resources. Following a two month trial of the service in 2011, the council has begun the Homebound iPad Buddy Program where each client will be paired with an ‘iPad […]


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