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What are guiding principles?

Guiding principles are high level criteria that define our requirements for the site. We will assess any proposals for use of the site against these principles to ensure we are consistent with our objectives.

How does Council plan to engage residents?

We intend to develop this area in consultation with the local and wider community. This will help us to come up with a plan that considers community, financial, environmental and other aspects.

There has been a staged approach to this engagement. During the first stage we heard what the community do and don't want on the site. Stemming from this we've developed draft Guiding Principles which we are now seeking further feedback of page

Who has been consulted to date?

General community, North Adelaide residents and property owners and North Adelaide traders and businesses. A report summarising previous community engagement and feedback received is available by clicking here.

What short-term uses of the site will Council be undertaking?

Our first priority was to remove the fences, improve the general look of the area, and open up the site to the community.

Our immediate plans include completion of some minor landscaping items, including bollards, to enclose the site. The lawn area is open and available for community enjoyment

We hope to see a number of short-term events and activities on the site in the coming months as we transition towards a long-term redevelopment plan.
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What does site activation mean?

Site activation includes all of the temporary activities on the site that will bring the community together and enhance the site as we transition towards development.

How can anyone interested in this project stay up to date/send in their feedback?

Council intends to provide ongoing updates about its plans for the site.

People are also encouraged to register here on Council’s community engagement portal where regular updates will also be provided.

Where can I have a say about the concept designs for the development at 88 O’Connell which appeared in the newspaper?

These plans have not been prepared by the City of Adelaide and do not represent the council’s position on the development of the site. We have a process ahead of us before we prepare any plans regarding site development.

The newspaper approached three Adelaide firms and asked them to design a master plan for 88 O’Connell Street, including artist impressions and a description of the elements of the concepts.

It’s wonderful to see encouraging ideas about potential future uses and this shows just how much community interest there is in bringing this site to life. There will be future opportunities to progress some of the ideas that the community has interest in as we move through the planning and engagement stages.

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