Study Tours

STUDY TOURS

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Study Tours are an additional cost, and places are limited. 

 

 

 

 

TOUR 1: A Tale of Two Cities: Adelaide Hills

FULL DAY TOUR
Wednesday 26 May 2021

$110.00 (inc GST) per ticket

This tour will take delegates to the picturesque Adelaide Hills for a uniquely local introduction to the region.
Two neighbouring local governments administer the majority of this peri-urban area, but have distinctly polarising planning environments. The Mount Barker District Council was recently zoned to become a major regional city, enabling its population to double in the years to come. On the other hand, the adjoining Adelaide Hills Council is navigating its future within South Australia’s newly legislated urban growth boundary, designed to protect agri-business, tourism and a future World Heritage bid.
Planning Managers from both local governments will set the context for the day with a light-hearted presentation entitled ‘A Tale of Two Cities’. We will then visit sites within both jurisdictions, explore the State Heritage town of Hahndorf (Australia’s oldest surviving German settlement), socialise over lunch, before our final stop at the Mount Lofty lookout to take in the view across Kaurna Country (the Adelaide Plains) from the hills to the city and sea.

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TOUR 2: Port Adelaide: Re-imagining
the Waterfront and Maritime History

FULL DAY TOUR
Wednesday 26 May 2021
$110.00 (inc GST) per ticket

Port Adelaide’s place on the Lefevre Peninsula is one that is evolving into State contemporary significance. The Peninsula is a narrow sand spit running north from its connection to the mainland with a diverse geography and strong maritime association. It plays host to Adelaide’s Cruise Ship Terminal, Australian Naval Infrastructure, Biodiversity Park and more.

 

The rich sense of culture and heritage is evident through the preservation of the 19th century character reflecting the area’s maritime history. The concentration of colonial buildings declared the Port’s town centre as a State Heritage Area in 1982. Activation of the City’s heritage buildings and precincts have played a pivotal role in the creation of the distinctive region. Many of the Port’s building have now been adapted for reuse including the former Marine and Harbours building, Port Admiral Hotel and the now Pirate Life Brewery.

 

The City hosts many creative and cultural activities, festivals and events for the local community and visitors at the former Hart’s Mill. Port Adelaide’s Dock 2 is to become the Historical Maritime Precinct and home to the World’s Oldest Clipper Ship that serviced between Adelaide and the United Kingdom in the 1860’s. Join us to discover how Port Adelaide has been re-imagined through the activation and renewed investment of the waterfront, maritime heritage and the role it played in linking Adelaide with the rest of the world.

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TOUR 3: Planning in Space and Time:
North Terrace Culture and Innovation Tour

FULL DAY TOUR
Wednesday 26 May 2021
$110.00 (inc GST) per ticket

Join us on a full-day guided walking tour in the City of Adelaide to learn about planning innovation and challenges along North Terrace and Park Lands in the cultural heart of the City. A short tram ride from the Convention Centre will take us to the new Botanic High school and the Lot Fourteen precinct currently emerging from the former hospital, innovation precinct and proposed Aboriginal Art and Cultures Centre. Meander back along North Terrace, taking in the heritage of the museum, art gallery and university buildings juxtaposed with the emerging residential character of the city-side of this precinct. Detour via the Festival Plaza redevelopment with views across the River Torrens to Adelaide Oval. Take a peek at the new Royal Adelaide Hospital and SAHMRI building, then head back to our starting point via the emerging West End of the City.

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TOUR 4: YP Hosted CBD Walking Tour

HALF DAY TOUR
Wednesday 26 May 2021
$60.00 (inc GST) per ticket

Open to all delegates. 

On 28 December 1836, South Australia’s first Surveyor-General Colonel William Light set the precise location of what is now the City of Adelaide. By March 1837, his survey and design of the city was complete, including 1,042 Town Acres divided by a grid pattern of large streets. Over time, narrower secondary streets and lanes were added to provide rear access to properties facing these large streets.

Today, many of Adelaide’s laneways have been transformed and are becoming the centre of the city serving as important pedestrian links, meeting places, home to many shops, restaurants and bars. Others are still waiting to be discovered!

 

This half-day tour will provide delegates the opportunity to explore the famous Adelaide Markets and walk through our laneways to the impressive Riverbank. This tour will show off Adelaide’s laneways and provide delegates and opportunity to learn more about the City’s history and urban contemporary hotspots. We will discuss the changes that have occurred to allow for the laneway transformations to occur and discuss the sense of place and community the transformation of the laneways has created for the City of Adelaide. This will be a great introduction to this unique city ready for you to further explore during Congress 2021.

TOUR 5: Housing and Tech Tour
FULL DAY TOUR

Wednesday 26 May 2021
$110.00 (inc GST) per ticket

Adelaide has great examples of master planning for high tech housing and industries. This tour will look at two award winning precincts that have developed in Adelaide due to a change of industry and market demand. The two master planned communities this tour will look at is Bowden and Tonsley.

In the morning the tour will include a tram to Bowden, South Australia’s first high density urban infill project located 2.5 kilometres from Adelaide’s CBD. This tour will look at how Bowden has revitalised from an industrial estate into a vibrant green inner-city village that has incorporated leading design principles and established a community rich in culture and heritage. It’s a walking and cycling friendly urban neighbourhood that also provides energy efficient housing and affordable housing to foster a strong and diverse community.

After the walk around Bowden the tour will Venture out into the Southern Suburbs of Adelaide to Tonsley Innovation Precinct, which was formerly Adelaide’s Mitsubishi factory. This redevelopment has been transformed to bring together leading-edge research and education institutions and established businesses and start-ups. Tonsley is a mixed use district that provides a high quality, people focused and knowledge driven environment.

These two distinct developments will have delegates thinking about how revitalised and transformed sites can invigorate communities and development to be sustainable and innovative.

For more information on Bowden please visit: https://renewalsa.sa.gov.au/projects/bowden/

For more information please visit: https://renewalsa.sa.gov.au/projects/tonsley/

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