SA's Next Great City continues to be built in Playford. Here's the latest news on our many projects.
Hotel developmentWith the centrepiece of the Northern CBD – Prince George Plaza – now completed, the focus is moving to the surrounding projects.
The proposed CBD hotel will have up to 150 rooms and feature all-day dining, commercial offices and ground-floor retail outlets that front onto the new plaza and restored Windsor Green fountain. The hotel’s ground floor retail activity will complement plans for additional food and café operators to be located at the Playford Boulevard side of the plaza, adjoining the Shedley Theatre.
An expression of interest process for the hotel ended on 9 November, with a decision on the preferred developer anticipated in mid-December. A digital portal to the future Free WiFi and solar-powered mobile device recharge stations installed in Prince George Plaza are just the start of a commitment to making our CBD a digital portal with high-speed connectivity to the world.
A ‘dark fibre’ SABRENet network owned and managed by Council currently links Playford CBD and Playford Operations Centre to over 200km of underground optical fibre cable connecting over 160 sites in Adelaide.
This means any new tenancy in the Playford CBD can access Gig City network speeds 146 times faster than current internet and 40 times faster than the NBN. Health Precinct With demand for all health services growing, including forecasted increased demands due to the Federal Government’s NDIS, the City of Playford Health Precinct stands ready to grow to meet the increasing current and future needs of our northern communities.
Early progress with the precinct includes the acquisition by the ACH Group of land adjacent to the Lyell McEwin Hospital.
At the same time, the hospital is planning for a major expansion of its Emergency Department following the announcement of $52.5M State Government funding.
Over coming months, The City of Playford will be engaging with stakeholders and prospective investors to encourage and facilitate sustainable growth of services and amenities in the area. Sports Precinct: Eyre Sports Park
Former Australian Test cricket captain Steve Waugh will attend the official opening of Eyre Sports Park (Stage 1) in February.
Stage one of the project, the new community clubrooms and cricket facilities, including the already completed playing oval, cricket wicket and practice nets, landscaping and surrounds, will be completed in December, with match play starting in the new year.
Planning for the second oval and senior soccer pitch is also under way.
Eyre Sports Park is part of the newly renamed suburb of Eyre, bordered by Womma, Stebonheath, Petherton and Andrews roads, a development partnership between the City of Playford and AV Jennings.
Sports Precinct: Bowling Centre
The vision is becoming reality for Playford’s new state-of-the-art bowls centre.
Following work to connect services and underfloor plumbing, structural wall framing for the clubrooms is well under way.
The facility will really start to take shape as sub-contractors complete their fitouts, while the base preparation for the synthetic greens is also under way.
Meanwhile, off-site, the shade structure is being completed – including preparation and powder coating of the components by local contractors prior to installation for a March opening.
Once installed, the shade structure will be the biggest for a bowls centre in Australia.
For more information about SA's Next Great City, visit HERE.