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by SRW
Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Laneway & Streetscape Projects
Replies: 693
Views: 219714

Re: News & Discussion: Laneway & Streetscape Projects

Hopefully finally repairing all the cracked pavers and replacing the concrete substitutes on North Tce.

Station Rd stuff is presumably stage 1 of the festival plaza, due to be complete by the end of year (when Casino hotel opens).
by SRW
Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses
Replies: 989
Views: 179294

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses

So, in summary, the changes were proposed to address the reasons why some people do not currently use public transport. The proposal was then dumped because some people who currently use it complained. If "we" want more people on public transport, it has to be made more attractive to the people who...
by SRW
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Laneway & Streetscape Projects
Replies: 693
Views: 219714

Re: News & Discussion: Laneway & Streetscape Projects

Coromandel Plc and Chesser St are proposed to be made shared zones in a minimal intervention involving removal of some loading zones, introduction of planter boxes, and the painting of on-road murals. Consultation here: https://yoursay.cityofadelaide.com.au/proposed-shared-use-zone-for-coromandel-pl...
by SRW
Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [SWP] Lot 14 (Old RAH Site)
Replies: 687
Views: 153346

[SWP] Re: Lot 14 (Old RAH Site)

Love the paintwork on the buildings, but the landscaping looks so cold and soulless... Compared to the other end of North Terrace where there are elements of timber, stone, varying colour, lots of planting. This however reminds me a lot of Rundle Mall, and not in a good way. I disagree about the wh...
by SRW
Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4588
Views: 795010

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Oddly, land use doesn't appear to be a stipulation for the sale? Is the City of Salisbury's 'urban core' zoning enough to prevent this from becoming low-rise industrial/commercial or some such?
by SRW
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] Flinders Rail Link
Replies: 125
Views: 27496

[U/C] Re: Flinders Rail Link

The Liberals proposed a southern O-Bahn at the 1997 election. It didn't go ahead because the cost estimate blew out from $70 million to $184 million. In today's dollars, it'd be much more, even discounting the number of underpasses/overpasses originally envisaged given the surrounding infrastructur...
by SRW
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] Flinders Rail Link
Replies: 125
Views: 27496

[U/C] Re: Flinders Rail Link

The Liberals proposed a southern O-Bahn at the 1997 election. It didn't go ahead because the cost estimate blew out from $70 million to $184 million. In today's dollars, it'd be much more, even discounting the number of underpasses/overpasses originally envisaged given the surrounding infrastructure...
by SRW
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] 269 North Terrace | 118m | 36 Levels | Student accommodation
Replies: 439
Views: 110528

[U/C] Re: 269 North Terrace | 118m | 36 Levels | Student accommodation

I can guarantee that you will not be jamming 6-7 international students in one apartment. If it's anything like the rooms on 124 Waymouth Street, the entire apartments are about 4m x 4m including a kitchen and bathroom. Wouldn't even be enough room for a small desk. How you wouldn't feel claustroph...
by SRW
Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] 269 North Terrace | 118m | 36 Levels | Student accommodation
Replies: 439
Views: 110528

[U/C] Re: 269 North Terrace | 118m | 36 Levels | Student accommodation

HiTouch wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:40 am
Question... This is student accommodation right? Where will the students live... In the window seal?

That core is massive.
Yeah, and IIRC most apartments will jam in around 6-7 students.
by SRW
Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [SWP] Lot 14 (Old RAH Site)
Replies: 687
Views: 153346

[SWP] Re: Lot 14 (Old RAH Site)

Demolition in the northern zone (residential wings) was meant to start early this year. Though probably delayed by the pandemic, presumably it'll commence soon. Excited to see those ugly blocks torn down.
by SRW
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Metropolitan Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Other Metropolitan Developments
Replies: 1375
Views: 266640

Re: News & Discussion: Other Metropolitan Developments

Is this the new Mitsubishi headquarters?
by SRW
Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: University of South Australia | Developments & News
Replies: 324
Views: 113946

Re: University of South Australia | Developments & News

UniSA is in the best financial position of any of the South Australian universities, and one of the best nationally. They're so far still proceeding with scheduled pay rises and there are no plans to reduce core staffing for at least the next year, all while undertaking a massive academic restructur...
by SRW
Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 774
Views: 154884

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

Then it would become clear the true cost of renwable power, and consumers would pay accordingly. At least then the renewable suppliers could be up for the cost of the backup equipment. Conveniently in your discussion of the 'true cost' of renewable power is the lack of consideration for the negativ...
by SRW
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 774
Views: 154884

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

Why should renewables subsidise gas? That's absurd to me, presupposing both the continuing cost of gas and the absence of other options? In any event, we (emphasised, because we own it) have an abundance of gas; it's only expensive because we haven't reserved it for our use first, exports second.
by SRW
Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Public Transport Contracts, Service & Policy
Replies: 1904
Views: 317818

Re: News & Discussion: Public Transport Contracts, Service & Policy

Most maddening, for a council that constantly cries poor, is that bikeway funding from the state government has been just sitting there and will now likely lapse.