Publishers Hotel set for Radical Remake

The clever integration of the established built-form character of a city with complementary new buildings is an exciting part of urban development.  Great cities do this particularly well, with the preserved historic character enhanced by exciting and fresh new development that tells you much about where they have come from and where they are headed. […]

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Kangaroo Island – A Great Blend of Farming and Tourism

One of the key attractions of Kangaroo Island for tourists is the connection to various types of farming and primary production.  This is recognised as a social and economic development initiative in the SA Economic Development Board’s “Paradise Girt by Sea” report, as well as in the Kangaroo Island Development Plan. The Andermel Marron farm […]

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More Aged Care Living Where It is Needed

Estia Health is one of Australia’s largest aged care providers, operating 17 residential aged care facilities in South Australia for more than 1300 residents. Burnside Council recently approved the redevelopment of Estia’s existing aged care accommodation at Toorak Gardens to become a 4-5 storey storey/118 bed facility.  The Council Assessment Panel complimented the design team […]

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Eat, Drink, Sleep, Repeat

South Australia’s wine regions are clearly a magnet for tourists.  But the accommodation offering has not always been adequate to keep tourists in these regions for as long as possible, particularly given the relative ease of access to metropolitan Adelaide. A new tourist accommodation and function centre at McLaren Vale designed by Cox Architecture will […]

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A Step Closer to Achieving the Vision for Glenside

Award winning Cedar Woods is helping to realise more of Glenside’s unique potential.  The latest cause for celebration is the recent State Planning Commission’s approval of 62 two storey dwellings and associated open space and water sensitive urban design landscaped areas. In 2015, Cedar Woods was selected by the State Government to develop the 16.5 […]

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Capitalising on Domestic Travel

Australians took more than 6 million leisure trips overseas last year.  Covid-19 has confined us to domestic travel for the foreseeable future.  And half of all Australians want to travel domestically when restrictions lift with coastal areas being particularly popular.  This turns attention to our own tourism hot-spots. Glenelg is one of South Australia’s tourism […]

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Multi-Million Dollar Boost for Murray Bridge

Thomas Foods International’s commitment to the Murray Bridge region and South Australia has been boosted by the recent planning approval of its new meat processing facility.  The Council Assessment Panel (CAP) was impressed with the best practice, modern processing facility proposal, declaring it to be an exceptional development on a very well chosen site.  The […]

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Tourism Co-investment Fund Goes Live

With SA’s borders set to reopen on 20 July and overseas travel off the list for the foreseeable future, regional tourism is set to capture a major slice of the $65 billion up for grabs that Australians would normally spend on overseas travel. The Nature-based Tourism Co-investment Fund is a grant program designed to assist […]

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Infill Development A Focus At URPS

Our work facilitating and assessing infill development can be contentious at times.  Neighbours are often worried about the impact of such development on their amenity, whether it be changing character, loss of sunlight, or more traffic and less parking availability.  We acknowledge these apprehensions and work hard to ensure that impacts are mitigated in all […]

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