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by Maximus
Wed May 29, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Metropolitan Development
Topic: News & Developments: Port Adelaide
Replies: 886
Views: 188085

Re: News & Developments: Port Adelaide

Brick and stone buildings are generally much easier to justify retention as you're usually left with a lot more original material, even after a full restoration. With a shed though, after you've replaced the roof and the walls and some of the frame, is what's left still heritage? Just like the prov...
by Maximus
Fri May 24, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Airport & Airlines
Replies: 2444
Views: 487196

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Airport & Airlines

All of the privatised airports are obliged to make "ex gratia" payments in lieu of rates and land tax. This isn't usually problematic, but occasionally has been the subject of dispute - most notably at Launceston Airport . In that case, an independent valuer was brought in to determine a reasonable ...
by Maximus
Thu Jan 24, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Events in South Australia
Topic: Tour Down Under
Replies: 135
Views: 44010

Re: Tour Down Under

A couple of news pieces... Santos has extended its sponsorship of the TDU for another three years: http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/santos-continue-tour-down-under-sponsorship-for-three-more-years/ And Mike Turtur will step down as race director after next year's event: https://www.sbs.com.au/news/tu...
by Maximus
Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: What other areas should host the Tour Down Under?
Replies: 11
Views: 1486

Re: What other areas should host the Tour Down Under?

Some great suggestions. The problem with going too far afield (e.g. Mount Gambier) is the need for the riders and support staff to get back to the Hilton Hotel each night with enough time for recovery, bike maintenance, etc, etc before the next day's racing. It's been said many times before, but thi...
by Maximus
Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Airport & Airlines
Replies: 2444
Views: 487196

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Airport & Airlines

As per the approved Major Development Plan for this project, the hotel is located between the 25 and 30 Australian Noise Exposure Forecast contours for the Airport, which means the development is "conditionally acceptable" in accordance with Australian Standard AS2021-2015. This essentially means ac...
by Maximus
Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Airport & Airlines
Replies: 2444
Views: 487196

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Airport & Airlines

I don't know how long the Adelaide Airport has had the upgraded bathrooms, but they are fantastic. They have ditched the disgusting horrible Dyson Airblades for an easy to use under the mirror soap, water and drying system. It is simply fantastic. WD to Adelaide Airport. I am a very happy man. Sinc...
by Maximus
Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Beer Garden
Replies: 2988
Views: 420827

Re: Beer Garden

I hope this is just another example of poor journalism from the Murdoch press, or have people on the eastern seaboard started seeing us on the same league as Wagga Wagga, Launceston and Mackay? I'd say both. But I wouldn't read too much into it... I was reading a News.com.au article this morning ab...
by Maximus
Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [COM] Adelaide Airport Hotel - | 25m | 8 levels | $50m
Replies: 66
Views: 23795

[COM] Re: Adelaide Airport Hotel - | 25m | 8 levels | $50m

Y'all could also refer to the major development plan for this project, currently available on the Adelaide Airport website...

"Car parking for hotel guests will be provided in the Multi Level Car Park." (Section 4.1 - page 15)
by Maximus
Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Airport & Airlines
Replies: 2444
Views: 487196

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Airport & Airlines

Obviously during the curfew. Can someone explain how the curfew actually works? On what grounds can planes land/take off during the curfew? Have planes (esp international planes) ever had to land at interstate airports as they were not allowed to land here during the curfew hours? Certain types of ...
by Maximus
Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Deregulation of Shop Trading Hours
Replies: 133
Views: 28349

Re: Deregulation of Shop Trading Hours

From a Canberra perspective... there are Coles and Woolies (and Aldi) at one end, and the small IGA, Spar or other random brand at the local shops at the other end, but not much else in between. There's no real Foodland-type equivalent, apart from some larger IGAs and a handful of Supabarns (many of...
by Maximus
Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Airport & Airlines
Replies: 2444
Views: 487196

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Airport & Airlines

Norman wrote:
Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:23 pm
Wasn't that already the case anyway that three flights each week would be serviced by the Dreamliner all year round?
No, the original announcement was Dreamliner only during this summer until 25 March 2018.

See: https://www.ausbt.com.au/air-new-zealan ... e-auckland
by Maximus
Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Beer Garden
Replies: 2988
Views: 420827

Re: Beer Garden

Anyone remember when Johnny Rockets came to Adelaide? Sure do. Circa 1998? I had a friend who worked there. Don't think it lasted too long, did it? I also remember around the same time there was bar nearby that offered you to toss a coin when bought a round of drinks and if you called heads/tails c...
by Maximus
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Beer Garden
Replies: 2988
Views: 420827

Re: Beer Garden

The maths isn’t ‘interesting’ - it’s entirely unremarkable. It’s just basic maths. Parts of the ‘no’ brigade tried to push for referendum rules, where a majority in a majority of states was needed to change the law - every state voted yes. Parts of the ‘no’ brigade were looking to sink it by encour...
by Maximus
Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Beer Garden
Replies: 2988
Views: 420827

Re: Beer Garden

So 61.6% of Aussies are selfish, hypocritical, morons and/or twats? 100% of states and territories voted yes. 89% of electorates voted yes. That's some interesting maths you have going on there, Matt (and everyone else who is celebrating an "overwhelming majority"). So, 61.6% becomes 89% or 100%, d...
by Maximus
Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Beer Garden
Replies: 2988
Views: 420827

Re: Beer Garden

If someone opts to tick the 'no' box and go to the trouble of sticking it in the post, it's hard to conclude that their view is anything but intolerant of my relationship. These people can throw in as many red herrings or excuses as they like - the crux of it is, that's the *one* question they've b...