Adelaide expands GigCity fibre network

GigCity Adelaide has announced a major expansion of its 1 Gigabit/sec fibre optic network. There will be 16 additional innovation precincts added to the $7.6 million network. The new precincts are located across Adelaide’s metropolitan area, including seven in the north, six in the CBD and one each in the west and south of Adelaide. […]

Adelaide chooses TPG as Gigabit partner

The City of Adelaide has announced that telecommunications carrier TPG will build and operate a 10 Gbps fibre-to-the premises (FTTP) network across the Adelaide CBD and North Adelaide as part of its ‘Ten Gigabit Adelaide’ strategy. “It will be a game changer for Adelaide,” said Lord Mayor Martin Haese. ”It will give Adelaide based businesses […]

South Australia goes full tilt for massive new $1.5bn wind farm

The South Australian government has blown off critics of wind power after it approved the second largest turbine generation facility in Australia in a bid to boost Adelaide’s power supply and spin the city out of a manufacturing downturn.

Adelaide councils decry planning power grab

By Paul Hemsley The South Australian Local Government Association (LGA) has hit out at a strategy from Premier Jay Weatherill to kickstart inner-metropolitan property development, warning elements of the move will strip planning powers from city councils. Known as the Housing in the City policy, Mr Weatherill announced the changes last week as a way […]

Adelaide locks up bike riders

By Julian Bajkowski The South Australian government has extended the utility of its public transport smartcard to give bike-riding commuters in Adelaide access to new locked cages so they can securely stow their mounts at railway stations when connecting with trains. The move is part of a $17 million car park and amenity upgrade for […]

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 […]

Sunday trading surge stuns WA government

By Paul Hemsley Western Australian Minister for Commerce Simon O’Brien’s has hailed the introduction of Sunday trading an early success following a push to allow all shops to be open for business on what had traditionally been a day of rest. In a move that brings the West into line with many other states, the […]

Adelaide peddles plan to double cyclists

By Paul Hemsley and Julian Bajkowski South Australian Transport and Infrastructure Minister Patrick Conlon and Adelaide City Council Deputy Mayor David Plumridge have wheeled out a plan to push more people into riding bikes. The council and the state government have announced the formation the Bicycle Infrastructure Group (BIG) to improve cycling infrastructure and double […]

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