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by ChrisRT
Mon Jul 04, 2011 6:56 pm
Forum: Metropolitan Development
Topic: Housing Developments | Northern Suburbs
Replies: 809
Views: 146374

Re: #PRO: Blakeview

The whole point is that by surrounding older and less attractive suburbs with new and very attractive ones the older less attractive ones automatically attract investors and start to improve quite rapidly. That has been shown to work well with various parts of salisbury becoming quite desirable bec...
by ChrisRT
Wed Jun 29, 2011 7:36 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide City Council
Replies: 3638
Views: 589865

Re: News: Adelaide City Council

Hi David Do you know what is going on with the tree plantings for Stage 3 of the North Terrace Redevelopment? I noticed today that they have once again all been ripped up. It's at least the second time that they have been planted and then subsequently ripped up. If I was an Adelaide City Council rat...
by ChrisRT
Wed Sep 29, 2010 8:52 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4281
Views: 624461

Re: Electrification and Resleepering of TransAdelaide Networ

Yes it will. Firstly the efficiency of cars is increasing, so higher petrol prices won't be such a problem. Secondly if more expensive petrol does deter some motorists, parking will probably become cheaper. And thirdly, you won't need to drive there anyway, as there are good bus services. A signifi...
by ChrisRT
Tue Sep 28, 2010 5:04 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion: CBD Carparks
Replies: 69
Views: 11659

Re: The CBD car parking thread

I've said it before and I'll say it again. Traffic isn't the worst sin that a city can commit. If there is heaps of traffic there is at least heaps of activity - the worse sin is a lack of economic and social activity because the city wont allow it (lest it ruin the serenity). If there's 'heaps of ...
by ChrisRT
Tue Sep 28, 2010 10:19 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4281
Views: 624461

Re: Electrification and Resleepering of TransAdelaide Networ

A bit off topic here, but I do wonder if Mt. Barker will be such an attractive place to live when petrol prices start going up again and pressure on Glen Osmond road continues to increase. There is no easy way to increase transport capacity between the City and Mt. Barker and I don't think a tunnel,...
by ChrisRT
Mon Sep 27, 2010 10:16 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [COM] Rundle Place | 76m | 15lvls | Retail & Office
Replies: 1842
Views: 292996

[COM] Re: APP: Rundle Place (Harris Scarfe) | 102m 21lvl Office/Re

Might not be related but I noticed part of the median strip on Grenfell St. has been removed. I thought this might be for delivery trucks and the like....
by ChrisRT
Fri Sep 24, 2010 7:48 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion: CBD Carparks
Replies: 69
Views: 11659

Re: The CBD car parking thread

On the topic of CBD parking, I like the Entertainment Centre park'n'ride model - find a big underutilised car park just outside the CBD, provide excellent public transport to it and charge 2 bucks a pop. Everyone benefits - car drivers pay less for parking (albeit slightly longer commute maybe) and ...
by ChrisRT
Wed Sep 22, 2010 7:18 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: O-Bahn
Replies: 1465
Views: 235105

Re: #PRO: City Busway - O-Bahn to West Tce

Great, now lets see just how much they screw up Grenfell/Currie street in the process. The traffic light sequencing is pooched enough as it is, add to that the silly lane realignment they did near Pulteney street last year which now means cars can't get past busses stopped at the bus stop. It's jus...
by ChrisRT
Tue Sep 21, 2010 5:15 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion: CBD Carparks
Replies: 69
Views: 11659

Re: PRO: 58-76 Franklin St | 19, 16 & 10 | Office, Res and c

IMO the amount of carparks being constructed in the city is ridiculous and council needs to amend the development plan to reduce the amount allowed. I would have thought that the most appropriate test for whether there were too many parks was if someone builds it and it remains empty then there are...
by ChrisRT
Tue Sep 14, 2010 3:22 pm
Forum: Metropolitan Development
Topic: U/C: [Cheltenham] St. Clair | $500m
Replies: 204
Views: 69629

Re: #PRO: St. Clair (Woodville/Cheltenham) - $500m

The master plan has been approved by council and posted on Charles Sturt's website - http://www.charlessturt.sa.gov.au/site/page.cfm?u=650 Contains some interesting diagrams on how Train/Tram stations might work. Essentially there will be a new platform built dedicated to trams. Trains will continue...
by ChrisRT
Wed Aug 25, 2010 7:51 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide City Council
Replies: 3638
Views: 589865

Re: News: Adelaide City Council

Does anyone know anything about the new lights being installed on King William Street (eg. on intersection with Curry St.)? Couldn't find anything about it on ACC website....
by ChrisRT
Thu Aug 19, 2010 8:38 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [COM] Adelaide Convention Centre - Stage 3 | $350m
Replies: 1461
Views: 387888

[COM] Re: Adelaide Convention Centre and Riverbank Redevelopment

2. The collateral damage to the East End by withdrawing the 9,000 staff and visitors from the precinct's retail and accommodation businesses will be serious. Are you serious? I don't know of anyone who would go see their sick mum then decide to buy a new frock since they were already 'in the area'....
by ChrisRT
Sun Jun 20, 2010 8:27 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [COM] Adelaide Oval Redevelopment
Replies: 4475
Views: 708329

[COM] Re: Adelaide Oval Redevelopment - General Discussion Thread

I agree the bridge should have cover to cater for all types who would attend sports matches there, numbers, crowds, delays in crossing. What happens with the walk to and from the bridge? I'm really struggling to see why people are making an issue out of this. Don't know. Cover over an exposed areea...
by ChrisRT
Fri May 28, 2010 10:46 pm
Forum: Metropolitan Development
Topic: U/C: [Cheltenham] St. Clair | $500m
Replies: 204
Views: 69629

Re: #PRO: St. Clair (Woodville/Cheltenham) - $500m

crawf - was the article posted on their website? I couldn't find it.....
by ChrisRT
Wed May 26, 2010 10:49 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: PRO: Port Adelaide Tramline | $260m
Replies: 1597
Views: 191919

Re: #PRO: Port Adelaide Tram | #COM: Entertainment Centre Tr

The new sleepers are gauge-convertible I think.....