The latest news from Hughes PR, Adelaide - an experienced team of successful communications professionals. July 2012
Dear Alissa

This month we welcome a new team member after farewelling Kate Potter who has gone on maternity leave. Welcome, Maya! Read on for more Hughes PR news below...

Plans approved for $30M Gawler Chambers redevelopment

Plans for a $30 million redevelopment of Gawler Chambers on the corner of North Terrace and Gawler Place have been approved by the Development Assessment Commission (DAC).

Our client, Adelaide Development Company (ADC) will now progress plans to transform the disused landmark into a 14-storey modern office and retail space whilst restoring the century-old façade to its former glory.

Managing Director of ADC, Fiona Roche, said the company – which has owned the building since 1945 – is delighted with the DAC approval.

“This exciting proposal acknowledges the building’s past while looking ahead to the future and has been a collaborative effort between ADC, Matthews Architects and planners of the State Government and Adelaide City Council.

Ms Roche said ADC will now commence discussions with prospective tenants who will be able to take advantage of a 5-Star Green Star building with unparalleled views across North Terrace.

“We are creating 6,200sqm of new commercial space in arguably one of the best locations in Adelaide, so we’re expecting plenty of interest from the commercial sector as well as high-end retailers who are likely to be attracted to the ground floor tenancies,” she said.

In 2012, ADC is celebrating its 90th year since being established by South Australia’s prominent Roche family in 1922. Learn more

Welcome Maya & Emily

We recently welcomed Maya Rana to the Hughes PR team. She will be working with our clients and leading our digital and social media capability.

Prior to joining us, Maya worked with Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide’s Melbourne arm across its consumer and social marketing practices.

We also welcome Emily Pruitt from South Carolina who is spending two months with us as an intern.

We’re pleased to be able to return the southern hospitality she and her family showed Tim and Mark when they visited Force Protection’s headquarters in Charleston late last year.
Adelaide Convention Centre

25 years for Adelaide Convention Centre

Our client, Adelaide Convention Centre, has turned 25 and marked the occasion with the announcement that over 5.5 million delegates and guests have passed through its doors since 1987.

ACC has been a major contributor to the local economy, hosting 1400 conferences and bringing over $1 billion into SA.

This year, work started on the $350 million expansion with CEO Alec Gilbert stating, “The major redevelopment will again position South Australia as a leader in the international convention market by providing one of the largest, most flexible and up-to-date meeting places in the world.” Learn more

Principal exchange teaching global lessons

Good luck to Scotch College principal Tim Oughton who has temporarily taken the reins of Robert Gordon’s College in Scotland as part of a ground-breaking international principal exchange.
Believed to be a first for Australian schools, the exchange will see Tim manage the day-to-day operations of his adopted college in Aberdeen for the next three months.

His counterpart Hugh Ouston has just arrived in Adelaide to lead Scotch for the coming school term.

Check out the AdelaideNow story here.

Governor General visits Meals on Wheels

The Governor-General, Ms Quentin Bryce AC CVO, showed her support for our client, Meals on Wheels SA, by making an official visit to the Happy Valley branch earlier this month.

The Governor-General, who is Patron of the Australian Meals on Wheels Association, delivered meals to a group of special clients, met volunteers and toured the kitchen facilities.

Australian Meals on Wheels National President Ron Welsh said the Governor-General’s visit demonstrated to volunteers the widespread support for their work.
Learn more.

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