We’ve taken the ‘Adelaide 2021’ Minecraft world live today at https://www.cityofadelaide.com.au/minecraft.
The new world has the built-form of Adelaide in place, created using GIS data.
Today’s release follows on from the earlier release of ‘Adelaide 1836’, which contains Colonel Light’s original town plan, before building has commenced. The 1836 world has had over 820 downloads to date.
A real credit to the guys that built this: Josh Roberts from our Planning and Developing program, and work experience student Jonathon Bailey.
Here’s the challenge that we issue to Minecrafters:
It is the year 2021 and the world is just emerging from a global virus pandemic.
The virus has now been eradicated in Australia, state borders have opened up again, and a vaccine has been successfully trialled overseas. There is a distinct air of optimism about the future.
Whilst the local economy in Adelaide was hit hard by the pandemic, most businesses have now reopened, domestic trade is growing, and consumer confidence is on the rise.
In order to kickstart the Australian economy, the government has announced significant funding for post-pandemic development. There is a desire to invest this money quickly in order to maximise economic gains in the short-term.
You’ve recently been appointed ‘Chief Town Planner and Engineer’ for Adelaide. You’ve been given a detailed plan of the city’s ‘built form’ as it currently stands, showing its buildings, public infrastructure, streets, park lands and other landmarks.
It’s your job to build the future city of Adelaide as quickly as you can. We’ve laid down the first 8 billion blocks, now it’s your turn!
Whether you choose to modify the city as it currently stands—or start from scratch— is entirely up to you.
Does the city need a new rectangular sports stadium? A concert hall? A cross-town freeway? A subway rail system? If so, then build it. It’s your call.
What will your city of Adelaide look like?