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By Australian associated Press
September 20, 2017
The South Australian government has taken control of the redevelopment of the old Royal Adelaide Hospital site, pulling out of a $1 billion plan to have it carved up by private developers.
The new plan will preference short-term and student accommodation over the previous deal which included 1200 premium apartments.
The government will now release the site in stages, offering 70 per cent to the public and featuring an expanded Botanical Gardens.
It will also include a contemporary art gallery and premium hotel.
The original plan by developers Commercial and General and John Holland didn't offer the best plan to revitalise Adelaide's East End, Premier Jay Weatherill said.
"We don't want to see this vital piece of our city fenced off for years to come and left to the market to dictate what happens and when," he said.
"We are just weeks away from seeing the first stages of that vision being realised with the demolition of the old, defunct and contaminated buildings to make way for open space for the Botanic Garden."
In November, work will also start on demolishing parts of the old hospital with more than two hectares of land to be returned to the Botanic Gardens.
Tearing down its eastern buildings would be the largest project of its kind in SA's history, costing $150 million and creating 95 jobs.
"Its transformation will open up this closed site making it accessible space for all South Australians to use," Urban Development Minister Stephen Mullighan said.
The next steps the government is proposing include appointing a landscape architect to design the integration of two hectares of the site into the Botanic Gardens.
The government will also open a registration of interest for a five-star hotel, and an expression of interest for new uses for the heritage buildings that will be retained.
An international search will be launched to find a team to design the proposed Adelaide Contemporary Gallery.
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