Planning application at Nile St Port Adelaide SA 5015
Aug. 11, 2016, 11:49 p.m.
Good morning. We have a number of questions and comments. The first question and often the "elephant in the room" when it comes to developing Port Adelaide: are there no alternatives considering the number of vacant buildings currently for sale and lease in Port Adelaide? Is 6 storeys approved - even HIGHER than the Quest apartments currently under construction? Is the removal of trees necessary? They are used ALL the time by workers in the area as a shady retreat for breaks. Is the proposed building sympathetic to Port heritage? How many times will this occur, higher and higher until we don't have any heritage feel left in certain areas of the Port? Both myself and my husband are not happy with another monster "block" building (such as the Quest apartments) eating away at or heritage. Are we able to see the final plans/look of the building before the process goes so far as to make any changes impossible? It is possible to build in and progress the Port whilst maintaining its charm. This may mean investing more in a building and its surrounds (ie trees). We trust that the council and developers take this into account. Thank you
From Stephanie and Graham Roberts to local councillor Michelle Hogan
Hi Stephanie and Graham Thank you for your email - and especially your support for maintaining heritage in the Port. Unfortunately this development, along with the Quest Apartments, has been classified as a state development and is considered and approved by the (state government) Development Assessment Commission, not Council. Developments over $3m are now automatically taken out of our hands and under the new Planning legislation, it looks like councils will have even less influence in ensuring community feedback is taken into account. If you are interested in this issue I encourage you to join the Port of Adelaide Branch of the National Trust, who have been campaigning around this for some time - the website will give you the details. I appreciate your concern and will continue to advocate on heritage and the natural environment issues within the council.
Kind regards, Michelle
Cr. Michelle Hogan Semaphore Ward, Port Adelaide Enfield Council