16 April 2014

Protect our CBD from shopping giants: Maras

This article in today's Advertiser discusses the benefit to the CBD of the shopping centres close to the CBD not becoming so large that they attract business away from the city. Unley Shopping Centre is named as one of the potential sites to do this. While Unley Shopping Centre has had virtually no planning restrictions for 20 years there has been no attempt by owners to increase it's footprint since the initial redevelopment. While this may be possible Council has also seen little interest from developers to build  on Greenhill Rd or Unley Rd even though they can now develop these streets to between 5 and 10 stories. The site may be a great location for apartments that could also see an intensity in shops but, in my opinion, this is probably a long way off.

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