all things Bowden
urban village underway!
Bowden’s fi rst new public park
At Bowden, Adelaide’s fi rst mixed-use higher-density, ‘walkable urban village’ is starting to take shape.
The park will feature a steel arbour as pictured, table tennis tables, BBQ and grass area for kids to play.
Civil work has started on the fi rst 0.9 hectare stage, between Sixth and Seventh Streets, in preparation for construction of the fi rst 156 dwellings in Stage One.
Construction works on the Stage One park starts in January 2012 together with new walkways linking Sixth and Seventh Streets.
In April 2012 you will be able to visit and walk through the brand new public park behind the Information and Sales Centre.
The park is just one of many open spaces planned for Bowden. Continued inside.
Bowden industry launch On November 3rd, the Bowden Development was officially launched at an industry function at the site. The launch was held in one of the old factories, which provided a unique venue. Attendees enjoyed entertainment by Cirkidz and other roaming acts and a live performance by Myles Mayo.
Jane Holden FORME Projex Leonard D’Aloia Bendigo Bank
Craig Harrison Cirkidz Inc Andrew Bishop Land Management Corporation
SA Premier, Hon Jay Weatherill MP at the Bowden Launch
...promote people’s health, happiness and wellbeing. It will be a place where people want to be. SA Premier, Hon Jay Weatherill MP introduced the project to developers, builders, architects and many who have been involved so far. He asked us to imagine ‘a new lease of life for one of Adelaide’s oldest suburbs.’ Very soon, this image will become reality. Bowden will be connected in every sense. It will be a walkable community with a focus on people. It will be a contemporary, modern place that integrates, respects and embraces the past.
It will capitalise on its existing assets and on the inspiration and potential of the existing community and promote people’s health, happiness and wellbeing. It will be a place where people want to be. The launch marked the start of this transformation and late in 2012 the opportunity to purchase a new home in Bowden will become available.
David McMahon McMahon Services Peter Salveson Hansen Yuncken Pty Ltd Peter Jurkovic Adelaide Resource Recovery
Peter Hacquoil Piano performer
Richard Osborne Tanti Osborne Projects Mark Gardiner & Bradley Jansen Qattro Stuart Oliver Metricon Homes
Fire twirling performed by Scott Griffi n
Rebecca Timmings & Andrew Excell Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) Barbara Dickens Land Management Corporation Garry Lopatta Community Reference Group
Alex Candetti Candetti Constructions Pty Ltd Susan Kloeden & Michael Brock Brock Harcourts Adelaide Geoff Smith CIC Australia
Mike Terlet Chairman Hon Jay Weatherill MP SA Premier Wayne Gibbings Land Management Corporation Lois Boswell Department of the Premier and Cabinet of SA
John Robinson VIP Electrical David Pisoni MP Member for Unley Lee Russell VIP Electrical
embracing community talent Con Koutsoukos Koutsoukos, Joe Ienco City of Charles Sturt, Jon Koutsoukos
At the Bowden Development Industry Launch, Adelaide artist Emma Hack painted a mock stobie pole and model in celebration of the unique artworks visible in Bowden and its surrounds. The artistic nature of Bowdenâ€™s streetscapes is a true reflection of the partnership that exists between local residents, council and community groups - a partnership that will be embraced further as Bowden develops into one of Adelaideâ€™s most desirable suburbs.
Body paint artwork by Emma Hack
Artist impression of the Park Terrace pedestrian bridge that will link Adelaide to Bowden
An upgrade within the Adelaide Parklands opposite Bowden will be underway shortly, with a spectacular pedestrian bridge link to Bowden at Fourth Street to follow some years later.
The new Parklands will provide an exciting range of features and attractions that could include sporting facilities, a community garden, native gardens and a general recreational area.
The area opposite Bowden adjoins a large area of parklands bounded by Park Terrace, Port Road and the railway line. The upgrade includes a proposed new activity centre in adjoining Bonython Park.
LMC, the City of Charles Sturt and Adelaide City Council are working together to manage the consultation and upgrade process with a $4.5 million contribution from the State Government.
welcome to Adelaide’s ne we s t a r t s pre c i nc t Embracing Bowden’s existing arts culture is central to developing the character of the area. The relocation of youth arts company Cirkidz to the site and proposed establishment of the new Fontanelle Gallery and Studio are just two of many exciting initiatives. Earlier this year, Cirkidz - South Australia’s leading circus training group - moved into a high-ceiling warehouse and office in Gibson Street. Hundreds of young performers regularly attend classes and workshops at the new Cirkidz headquarters. In early 2012, an artist-run gallery along with creative workshop spaces, Gallery Fontanelle, will open at an adjoining warehouse with a versatile area of almost 1,200 square metres on the former Clipsal site. This follows a successful Bowden Creative Space Initiative conducted by LMC this year.
The local Cirkidz performers
Led by a group of local painters and sculptors, Gallery Fontanelle and Studio will run a series of exhibitions and workshops during its three-year lease. The studios’ management team is looking for artists to co-locate and use the facility – and to run exhibitions and workshops for the wider community. From young circus stars to artists, fi lm makers to the Adelaide Festival, the old industrial centre at Bowden is coming alive. ‘The historic workers’ village and nearcity warehouses have attracted the creative industry, especially in the last few years’. The area was used for six weeks of fi lming in 2010 of the highly successful Australian fi lm Red Dog. In March 2012, it will set the scene for the Adelaide Festival feature performance of Hard to be a God, a bold and provocative drama from Poland staged entirely in a warehouse and trailer. And recently, up to 20 cameras using futuristic techniques similar to those used in The Matrix, worked on fi lming a special-effects feature of a contemporary dance work at one of the character warehouses. The arts community is joining the fi rst retail and commercial tenants at the site including a consultancy and training business renting one of the two old shops in Gibson Street recently refurbished by LMC. The emerging creative precinct has sparked several other initiatives in Bowden which is great news for local artists and residents.
Room to move in Bowden
Gibson Street mural
your arts activities in the pipeline Hindmarsh Greening and Cirkidz are collaborating on a 7 metre-high mural installation on a Gibson Street warehouse wall. Other local groups, including members of the Bowden Development Reference Group, are actively involved in identifying initiatives to be implemented within the project area which will contribute to the emerging character and identity of this unique place. If you have any great ideas for artistic endeavours around Bowden, please contact Andre at firstname.lastname@example.org
Cont. The open spaces of the parks, reserves and streets in Bowden will be characterised by innovative, quality design suited to high-density urban environments. They will form a network connecting the key areas within the site to the surrounding suburbs, and through the Adelaide Parklands to the CBD. These areas will be developed progressively over 12 years as the 10 stages of the Bowden development roll out. The Bowden Design team has been challenged to come up with innovative solutions in the planning of streetscapes to be shared by traffic, pedestrians and cyclists. They have explored meeting places with high quality fi nishes and planting and different textures and colours to demarcate the roadways and walkways instead of traditional kerbs for the fi rst stage. Two large feature parks are also planned for the former Origin gasworks site: ‘Origin Park’ on the former large gasometer site and ‘Gasworks Park’ integrated with the heritage wall and chimney stack. The development’s main park will cover 5,200 square meters and be situated by Gibson Street. For more information on the key milestones of the Bowden project, please refer to the timeline on the back page of this newsletter.
Bowden public art
a tr u e c o m mu n ity
development The Bowden Development Reference Group comprises a mix of representatives from local community groups and individual local residents. The group aims to represent the broadest possible range of local community interests and views in relation to the development of the community within Bowden over the life of the project. Members take the opportunity to raise with the project team queries from their communities about project activities, disseminate project information to their communities, and liaise on community input or involvement in specific aspects of the development. Now meeting monthly, the group has had a busy fi rst year since holding its fi rst meeting in November 2010. They are a great asset to the Bowden team.
Current members: Philip Konings Hindmarsh Greening Garry Lopatta Bowden Residents Action Group John Hunt Bowden Brompton Community Group Rina Russo Resident of Inner North West Adelaide Inc Lindsay Holmes Hindmarsh Residents & Activists Group Trevor Porter Hindmarsh Historical Society
Julian Sawicki Uniting Care Wesley Bowden Inc Craig Harrison Cirkidz Brad Chilcott Active Life Church Inc Carmela Luscri Local resident Ben Fewster Local resident Craig Auricht Charles Sturt Hindmarsh Ward member Paul Alexandrides Charles Sturt Hindmarsh Ward member
when old meets new
Historic saw-tooth roofs at Bowden
The social and physical history and heritage of Bowden and its surrounding areas is playing an integral part in the planning and design of the Bowden development.
Society, Hindmarsh Greening and the Adelaide and Inner Suburbs branch of the National Trust, as well as representatives from LMC and The City of Charles Sturt.
Extensive interviews with local residents and former employees of the old Brompton gasworks, Gerard Industries and other local stakeholders were conducted to capture the area’s social history.
LMC Chief Executive Wayne Gibbings said, “We are determined to continue our consultation with the local community on how best to reflect the area’s past into the future of what will be an innovative ‘walkable community’ for Adelaide.”
Many people who worked in the area also lived and raised families there. The community made an enormous contribution to the fabric of the State. In the 1840s, Bowden took off as a centre for key industries such as brick making and leather production. In 1936, Clipsal began as a small business and led a new generation of electrical component and other industries in the precinct, taking over from the earlier industries. Adelaide fi rm DASH Architects have conducted a cultural mapping survey in collaboration with local groups. Key contributors to the cultural mapping project were The Bowden Residents’ Actions Group, the Community Reference Group, members of the Inner North West Adelaide Inc, Hindmarsh Historical
Existing physical features, reflective of Bowden’s industrial past will fit seamlessly into new uses. The heritage listed former Park View Hotel on Park Terrace at Bowden will be renovated to include an Information and Sales Centre and Café due to open in early 2012. The character of the Bowden development will be enhanced by the adaptive reuse of old signage and recycled materials in reserves, public spaces and streetscapes. Interpretive signage, public art, preserved facades and heritage trails will also be used to reference the past. Other buildings, including saw-tooth roof warehouses from the 1950s and 1960s, will be renovated for market and community spaces.
• The Bowden Information and Sales Centre opens • Adelaide Parklands upgrade planned community consultation starts
March 2012 • The Bowden Information and Sales Centre open day community event • The fi rst land will be released to developers/builders
April 2012 • The completion of the fi rst park/open space and street (Fifth Street) is planned
May 2012 • Planned release of Market Square retail offering
Late 2012 • New homes available for off the plan sale
new life for an
The beautiful old heritage-listed Park View Hotel on Park Terrace will soon be home to the Bowden Information and Sales Centre and Café. The former Park View Hotel is currently undergoing refurbishment with an opening date of February 2012 planned. The hotel offers the perfect site for the Information and Sales Centre at the entrance to the project.
The centre will contain interactive exhibits and comprehensive information about the project as well as a large model and virtual tour. It will be the main point of contact for sales enquiries. The Café will be situated at the front of the Hotel and operate independently of the Information and Sales Centre. It will offer a retailer a great location and business opportunity.
for enquiries A project by the Land Management Corporation in collaboration with the City of Charles Sturt.