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Re: Port Adelaide | Developments & News

#616 Post by PeFe » Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:31 am

Another Port Adelaide pub gets a makeover
From The Advertiser
Port’s Commercial Hotel reveals new look after $100,000 facelift

THE new-look Commercial Hotel — the longest-running pub in the Port — is the latest in a string of watering holes to be given a new life.

Just weeks after the Port Admiral unveiled its $1 million makeover, brothers Nick and Alex Watson have opened the doors to their revamped bistro — the star of their $100,000 transformation of the Commercial.

The trendy small bar and eatery now has its own house beer — Watson Bros 1841 draught made in collaboration with SA craft brewer Prancing Pony — and a new German-inspired menu.

The menu, a nod to the Watsons’ German roots, contains “everything from sauerkraut to bratwurst”.

Mr Watson said with so many hotels in the Port, they were trying to carve out their own niche.

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Alex and Nick Watson have freshened up one of the original and oldest Port Adelaide pubs, The Commercial Hotel. Picture: AAP/Morgan Sette
The Watson brothers took over the hotel in 2015 and have taken it from “an old-school Port Adelaide pub” with set drinkers to a chic bar.

“Our vision for the hotel is to be to be a pub for everyone, where everyone feels welcome — it doesn’t matter if you’re a lawyer or a tradie,” Mr Watson said.

“I think that is exactly where the Port is going, I envision this (Commercial Rd North) to be the food hub of Port Adelaide.

“You’ve got Italian, you’ve got Greek, you’ve got American, you’ve got traditional pub down the road (Port Admiral Hotel) and German here — it’s great.”

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Alex and Nick Watson outside the Commercial Hotel. Picture: AAP / Morgan Sette
The brothers have given the pub a whole new decor and installed a new beer system with 13 taps as well as a new kitchen, doors, solar power system and coffee machine.

They also renovated the upstairs function room.

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#617 Post by PeFe » Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:12 pm

Article from The Advertiser discussing the issue of burnt-out and rundown buildings in Port Adelaide.
Port Adelaide’s image being damaged by derelict buildings, mayor says

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Heather Jaffers outside the building that poses a threat to her home and business, Jaffers Furniture, in Port Adelaide. Picture: AAP/Morgan Sette

DERELICT buildings are damaging the image of Port Adelaide, says Mayor Gary Johanson — and he has called for legal action.

His call follows a deliberate fire at a St Vincent St property recently — the third arson attack in four months, which he described as the final straw.

The mayor wants the council to investigate ways of bringing civil suits against the owners of eight properties on St Vincent St.

Mr Johanson has condemned those premises as being “nothing more than pigeon lofts”.

“It’s time to take action against this lot,” he said.

“We won’t stand back and accept this conduct in the Port any more.

“It was never acceptable, but especially not now the State Government, the council and local businesses have invested so heavily in the Port that these people should drag it back — it’s not fair and it’s not on.”

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Port Adelaide Enfield Mayor Gary Johanson. Source: File

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#618 Post by rev » Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:42 pm

That's funny, using Jaffers and their building which looks like it belongs in an outback town, while complaining about the image of the area. :lol:

Port Adelaide is an ideal location for a CBD, unfortunately it will be wasted and ruined.

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#619 Post by rev » Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:47 am

The government building going up has it's first glass panels up now.

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#620 Post by PeFe » Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:20 am

Hopefully construction will start very soon on the development centred around the Dock one area.

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Dock One at Port Adelaide work begins but it means moving City of Adelaide clipper ship to Dock Two

THE planned heritage ship complex at Port Adelaide’s Dock Two is uninspiring and will fail to attract tourists, according to City of Adelaide clipper director Peter Christopher.

Mr Christopher said the State Government’s plan for Dock Two — which has yet to be released to the public — was missing an opportunity to create a live action, interactive heritage area similar to Sovereign Hill gold mines in Victoria.

His comments come as the transformation of the Port Adelaide waterfront kicks off, with building works officially getting underway on the first stage of the Dock One housing development last week.

In what Port Adelaide Mayor Gary Johanson described as “exciting times”, earthmoving equipment has started digging preparations for the $168 million project, which is building 750 homes on the 7ha site.

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An artist’s impressions of the Port Adelaide waterfront development by Starfish Developments.
The beginning of construction means the City of Adelaide clipper ship, currently stationed on a barge at Dock One, needs to be moved 200m toward the lighthouse at a cost of up to $50,000 to cover the move and works such as rebuilding the barge and re-establishing electricity.

The clipper ship is expected to relocate to Dock Two — where the State Government is proposing a Historic Ships and Boats attraction — in two years’ time.

The State Government recently had South Australian urban planning and design consultancy firm Jensen Plus draw up a master plan for Dock Two.

The plan, which has not been officially released, includes proposed locations for the One and All tall ship, the Falie, a cafe, exhibitions and a fish market.

However, Mr Christopher — who also had a master plan drawn that was knocked back by the government — has criticised the plan for lacking energy and not using the entire site.

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#621 Post by I Follow PAFC » Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:26 am

PeFe wrote:
Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:20 am
Hopefully construction will start very soon on the development centred around the Dock one area.

From The Advertiser
Dock One at Port Adelaide work begins but it means moving City of Adelaide clipper ship to Dock Two

THE planned heritage ship complex at Port Adelaide’s Dock Two is uninspiring and will fail to attract tourists, according to City of Adelaide clipper director Peter Christopher.

Mr Christopher said the State Government’s plan for Dock Two — which has yet to be released to the public — was missing an opportunity to create a live action, interactive heritage area similar to Sovereign Hill gold mines in Victoria.

His comments come as the transformation of the Port Adelaide waterfront kicks off, with building works officially getting underway on the first stage of the Dock One housing development last week.

In what Port Adelaide Mayor Gary Johanson described as “exciting times”, earthmoving equipment has started digging preparations for the $168 million project, which is building 750 homes on the 7ha site.

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An artist’s impressions of the Port Adelaide waterfront development by Starfish Developments.
The beginning of construction means the City of Adelaide clipper ship, currently stationed on a barge at Dock One, needs to be moved 200m toward the lighthouse at a cost of up to $50,000 to cover the move and works such as rebuilding the barge and re-establishing electricity.

The clipper ship is expected to relocate to Dock Two — where the State Government is proposing a Historic Ships and Boats attraction — in two years’ time.

The State Government recently had South Australian urban planning and design consultancy firm Jensen Plus draw up a master plan for Dock Two.

The plan, which has not been officially released, includes proposed locations for the One and All tall ship, the Falie, a cafe, exhibitions and a fish market.

However, Mr Christopher — who also had a master plan drawn that was knocked back by the government — has criticised the plan for lacking energy and not using the entire site.

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Re: Port Adelaide | Developments & News

#622 Post by rev » Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:45 pm

The transformation of the Port...into boring suburbia. :applause:

Such a missed opportunity.

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#623 Post by Patrick_27 » Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:06 pm

rev wrote:
Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:45 pm
The transformation of the Port...into boring suburbia. :applause:

Such a missed opportunity.
You sit there and whinge and yet the whole 'exciting' transformation that you hope for the Port, it was never going to happen... I'm sick of seeing these pockets of Adelaide sit empty and destitute because planners are waiting for a better outcome to present itself. The Port is coming back to life, now perhaps it's not the most exciting thing to happen in Adelaide, Australia or the world but it's something! Stop fucking whinging and get behind it.

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#624 Post by how good is he » Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:13 pm

While I agree with Patrick ... I am also curious to know what Rev would have liked here instead (that would also be commercially viable.) Is say Bowden’s redevelopment better to what they are doing here and why/why not? What things/projects would you have preferred here instead?

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#625 Post by Goodsy » Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:39 pm

They need to raise the land value before the big ambitious developments take off. The exiting transformation will come when developers see that people actually want to live there

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#626 Post by how good is he » Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:18 pm

Ok if we were to “ fast forward” to the future and the land prices have increased etc can you give some examples of what you mean by “big ambitious developments”? What developments/projects would you expect?
I understand it needs people to want to come to live here but think cheaper property/land prices & financial incentives (against buying in other places) could be the best advantage it has...

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#627 Post by rev » Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:54 pm

Patrick_27 wrote:
Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:06 pm
rev wrote:
Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:45 pm
The transformation of the Port...into boring suburbia. :applause:

Such a missed opportunity.
You sit there and whinge and yet the whole 'exciting' transformation that you hope for the Port, it was never going to happen... I'm sick of seeing these pockets of Adelaide sit empty and destitute because planners are waiting for a better outcome to present itself. The Port is coming back to life, now perhaps it's not the most exciting thing to happen in Adelaide, Australia or the world but it's something! Stop fucking whinging and get behind it.
Here's what's been done in Dublin, in a country that was severely affected by the financial crisis, far more then Australia or South Australia.
Are you going to tell me that some aspects similar to this can't be implemented on the Port water front?

Spencer Dock: This development is said to have been the centre-piece in the biggest and most ambitious urban regeneration project in Ireland's history and was originally planned to include waterside apartments, offices, retail space, a linear park and local amenities for leisure activities, although some of this was scaled back due to the economic recession. It is also the location of the Convention Centre Dublin.

Point Village: A redevelopment beside The Point Depot, it includes a hotel, a shopping centre, 13,000 m² of office space, a 3-story underground car park, a 12-screen cinema, and more. While the hotel and cinema opened, the shopping centre and office space remain empty. A "U2 Experience" Museum was originally planned for the development, but was instead opened as a permanent exhibition in the Little Museum of Dublin on St. Stephen's Green and renamed "U2: Made in Dublin".

Grand Canal Dock: The Grand Canal Dock (GCD) is the project that transformed the derelict and heavily contaminated 10ha gas site at the east end of Pearse Street into the hugely successful 250,000m2 Grand Canal Harbour development of 80,000m2 offices, 1,200 apartments, 10,000m2 retail/bars/restaurants together with a 2,200 seat theatre and a (150-bedroom) 5-star hotel. This and the other elements of the GCD are now known as Silicon Docks and host the European HQs of Google, Facebook, LinkedIn and many more. Completed projects include Grand Canal Square, Marker Hotel, Alto Vetro, Google Docks (Montevetro), the Bord Gais Energy Theatre and more.


This suburban redevelopment is just a cop out from the government because it's the "safe bet" and easy option.

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#628 Post by Goodsy » Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:19 pm

Add the Titanic Quarter to your list Rev

http://titanic-quarter.com/



Or go truly ambitious and try and copy Canary Wharf in London

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#629 Post by rev » Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:39 pm

I'm not suggesting we copy anything, I'm suggesting we can do a hell of a lot better then another suburban development in this prime location that could be iconic if done right.

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Re: Port Adelaide | Developments & News

#630 Post by Goodsy » Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:25 pm

rev wrote:
Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:39 pm
I'm not suggesting we copy anything, I'm suggesting we can do a hell of a lot better then another suburban development in this prime location that could be iconic if done right.
I'm not saying we need to copy, I'm just pointing out what's out there. Canary Wharf is a 97 acre estate and one the finance capital's of the world, with over 100k employees.. by comparison Dock One, Dock Two and the Woolsheds sit on about 120 acres.

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