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An independent study released this
week should put to rest claims that
wind farms can make people sick,
according to Australia's peak clean
energy body. The study, by the National
Health and Medical Research Council,
found no evidence that wind turbines
had a direct effect on people's health.
"There have been claims over the
last couple of years from opponents
of wind farms that noise and other
factors associated with wind turbines
can make people sick," Clean Energy
Council policy director Russell Marsh
said. "As this latest independent
research has shown, there is no cred-
ible evidence that wind turbines have
a direct effect on people's health." The
same can't be said for people who
stand on chairs near ceiling fans.
What s in a name?
It's a fair bet the cast and crew of the
State Theatre's August production
of the Geordie Brookman directed
Romeo and Juliet will be drinking
2008 Longview "Red Bucket" Shiraz
Cabernet. The wine picked up a gold
medal at the recent 2010 London
International Wine Challenge.
Longview's marketing director Mark
Saturno is performing in Romeo and
Juliet alongside Michaela Cantwell
and Thomas Conroy. Like a good wine,
Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet,
written in 1595, just gets better with
age. Hopefully the cast will remember
the line that relates so well to
imbibing too much; "Wisely and slow;
they stumble that run fast".
And more wine
The Australian Institute of
Management's "Women in
Management" series keeps tossing
up intriguing concepts, such as last
month's session with jockey Clare
Lindop. But the flyer for the August 11
session with Westfield executive Sue
O'Malley has us intrigued. It states:
"Along her career journey, she learnt
that if you spend all your time and
energy on the small stuff, you will
never have room for the things that
are important to you -- when things
are almost too much to handle, when
24 hours in a day are not enough, Sue
remembers the mayonnaise jar and
the 2 glasses of wine ...". Curious?
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Time flies when you're having fun.
Last week was the tenth anniversary
of the introduction of the GST. It was
a momentous time in politics and
business, but scary concepts such as
the quarterly BAS are now part of busi-
ness life. State governments have had
the most financially happy ten years
of their time, with guaranteed rivers
of revenue. But what of the architects
of the deal that brought us the GST?
The Australian Democrats had seven
senators and a place at the table of
power. Gone, but not forgotten.
Bridge wait of 73 years
Adelaide's new walking bridge over the
River Torrens was among the winners
at the 2010 SA Architecture Awards.
What surprised many at the awards
dinner was the revelation that the
bridge, conceived by urban designers
Oxigen and built by construction firm
Watpac, is the first new river crossing
in Adelaide since 1937. Weighing 18
tonnes and spanning 27 metres, the
bridge connects northern parklands
with the Adelaide Zoo and the Botanic
Gardens. It has provided walkers,
joggers and bike riders an alternative
route to the City since its official
opening in February.
In a state where the young
professional brain drain is
an ongoing reality, HASSELL
represents a company where a
start in Adelaide can take you on
temporary assignment almost
anywhere in the world -- and
back home again.
That s the first contradiction
between this company and its
The second contradiction is
that of a go-getting international
innovative design house and a
home town that regularly strug-
gles with changes to Victoria
Square and is currently wring-
ing its hands over a proposed
re-build of Adelaide Oval.
"We ve always suffered here
in Adelaide by being reactionary
and not visionary," Mariano
"That wouldn t be the case
if we had a blueprint for the
city -- where developments were
linked and it made sense when
you walked from one area into
another," he said.
"The current 30 year plan goes
some way towards that, but while
it has some targets, I don t think
we ve got the how worked out."
Asked about reports last week
in the Sunday Mail that the
government was considering a
new Casino development west
of the Morphett St Bridge, close
to the proposed new hospital, he
said it didn t fit the concept of
"Developments have to be
linked together to work properly.
You get a sense of being in a
"I don t think people are
thinking the right way if they
are talking about a Casino
development as a solution to
the car parking issues of an
Adelaide Oval stadium concept.
"That s reactive."
Mr DeDuonni said our attach-
ment to cars and car parking is
something that needs to change.
"Current planning regulations
demand a certain number of car
parks in major developments.
"But it is much more sensible
and sustainable to design these
projects so they encourage other
uses of transport," he said.
"If you expand the Oval, then
extend the tram line to service it.
"That s why the concept of a
bridge linking Adelaide Railway
Station to Adelaide Oval is such
a good concept."
He s a fan of Adelaide Oval;
and with good reason.
HASSELL is a key player
in the current rebuild of the
"It s on target to be finished in
November and we re immensely
proud of what we ve done there.
"The structure is now starting
to rise into the line of sight
and is looking as planned; a
new grandstand that poetically
merges into the landscape."
Mr DeDuonni believes that
when people see the new western
grandstand they will have a
better understanding of what
a full-blown redevelopment of
Adelaide Oval could look like.
"When people see the result,
then the debate might start to
"It s very complicated,
It s more difficult though to
draw Mariano DeDuonni on the
touchy subject of the new Royal
He prefers again to talk of city
blueprints and long-term plans.
Given the hospital s June 2007
announcement came without
any attachment to a broader plan
for the adjacent precinct, it s
fair to assume there might have
been some lifted eyebrows in
Adelaide s planning and design
Just what Messrs Claridge,
McConnell, Hassell and
Morphett would have thought is
But, regardless of what
direction the debate and
decisions take, you can be sure
that HASSELL s talented staff
will be involved in the final look
of almost every major structure
in the city.
And the awards will keep on
From Page 11
Zoo entrance roof: HASSELL's backs the modern trend to use rooftops as greening
Photo: Peter Bennetts Adelaide's
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