40 Blackler St Semaphore SA 5019

Renovation of existing residential 'water tower', and construction of 6 units, for tourist accommodation purposes with ancillary parking and landscaping. Including the demolition of a 2 storey building and ancillary structures.

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We found this application for you on the planning authority's website 8 days ago. It was received by them 3 days earlier.

(Source: South Australia Planning Portal, reference 21041460)

11 Comments

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  1. Jenny Kennish commented

    No way - this cannot happen! Is nothing sacred in this hood!

  2. eva varga commented

    Surely this is considered an iconic house ?? How can this even be contemplated?

  3. Cindy Welk commented

    This cannot be possible. Surely this building is or should be protected in some way. It's part of Semaphores history.

  4. Dr Kim Petersen commented

    These structures are iconic to the Semaphore and South Australian landscape and form a big part of our history. I do not agree with this being removed to make way for tourism. There are many other buildings that could be used for this purpose. The street is a residential area and the last thing that residents need is more tourists in a residential area. The parking and access is hard enough, with Semaphore being such a popular destination and with various festivals. I do not give my consent as a resident for this to happen.

  5. Rowena Holloway commented

    Absolutely do not agree with this application! It is an iconic building and should remain part of our history and landscape. In any case, Semaphore's history a big part of it's tourism draw and the existing building easily lends itself to accommodation without the need for demolition.

  6. Glenn Turnley commented

    This current building is a substantial and important part of the curtilage of the adjoining water tower, and references the era when many of the surrounding residences were constructed. As such the current building substantially contributes to the streetscape.
    On the usage of the proposed building, it is incompatible with the single family dwellings in this street. Any tourist-based accommodation will inevitably result in increased traffic movement in what is a narrow street. This will not be solved even with off street parking as proposed.
    Lastly, the residential amenity of the area will be adversely impacted by increased noise levels from transient visitors who will "be there for a good time, not a long time!"
    I would urge that this proposed development be refused outright.

  7. William commented

    What is the South Australian Planning Portal? I question if they will take any notice of these objections. Sadly Australia would have perhaps, the worst planning regulations in the English speaking world. Where have all the beautiful buildings gone in my lifetime? If this is the example of new buildings in the Port, I would rather have the old ones that they replaced, at least they had character and purpose. Who in their right minds has black walls, black roofs, no eaves in Australia?. I can think of only one building that has been built since 1970, that still looks as the day it was opened. "Adelaide Festival Theatres"

  8. Julie Margaret commented

    this is a land mark building, please do not allow it to be destroyed.

  9. Eve commented

    These structures are iconic to the Semaphore and South Australian landscape and form a big part of our history. I do not agree with this being removed to make way for tourism. There are many other buildings that could be used for this purpose. The street is a residential area and the last thing that residents need is more tourists in a residential area. The parking and access is hard enough, with Semaphore being such a popular destination and with various festivals. I do not give my consent for this to go ahead.

  10. Alan commented

    I have lived in this street for 15 years and watched the traffic and parking situation become steadly more conjested, to a point now on event days it becomes gridlocked full of frustrated families who can't drive forward or back, residents in the street including myself have voiced this to the portadelaide council, only to fall on deaf ears. This narrow street needs a solution to keep the traffic flowing not extra holiday units and the chaos that would follow, this is not thebeach front in glenelg, its a side street in semaphore with ongoing traffic issues
    To let that block be developed as proposed would be a very negative for the area.. I totally oppose it

  11. Chris commented

    I live right next door to the tower and I along with my neighbours are not prepared to put up with noisy disrespectful holiday makers and there vehicles driving in and out of the property day and night to have six holiday units in a suburban neighbourhood with a narrow street is an absolute joke what’s going to happen when the tower is renovated another four holiday units ??? Ropable
    This better not fall on deaf ears

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