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by Redback20
Tue Dec 11, 2007 3:35 pm
Forum: Metropolitan Development
Topic: COM: Hallett Cove Shopping Centre | $40m
Replies: 21
Views: 9277

Re: #Approved : Hallett Cove Shopping Centre $40m

The Connector Road is now under construction. There are large earthworks on both sides of Lonsdale Highway as well as running down the creek side towards the Sheidow Park end. Work has also started on the Gledsdale/Zwerner roundabout with Shakes Cres now fenced off from the shopping mall. Residents ...
by Redback20
Thu Sep 06, 2007 1:46 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Adelaide a city, not a town - Mike Duffy Blog
Replies: 52
Views: 5204

Re: Adelaide a city, not a town - Mike Duffy Blog

Sorry guys, but with respect how much of the world have you really seen? Theres a serious 'grass is greener' syndrome on this thread... Having lived and worked in many different countries, mainly europe, I chose adelaide when i emigrated here. Thats right i chose it above any other city,,, and why? ...
by Redback20
Mon Aug 27, 2007 1:37 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Water Infrastructure
Replies: 184
Views: 13028

Re: Fairer water restrictions

Apparently SA Water/govt will rebate you $400 off a water tank.... but only if its plumbed into the house, eg. toilets. So for me who planned on putting 2 or 3 into my backyard to source the maintenance of my garden, I just can't afford the expense without subsidy given the current high price of wat...
by Redback20
Mon Aug 13, 2007 9:12 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [COM] Victoria Square Upgrade - $24m
Replies: 1661
Views: 284429

[COM] Re: What next for Victoria Square?

The N-S traffic isn't so much a problem for me as it doesnt cut the square in half like wakefield-grote. In fact severs would be a better word. I'd love to see an east-west tunnel, failing that reroute E bound traffic to the north & vice versa... make Vic Square whole again. Its such a large area it...
by Redback20
Mon Jul 30, 2007 1:54 pm
Forum: Metropolitan Development
Topic: ONH: [Port Adelaide] Newport Quays | $1.2b
Replies: 734
Views: 114489

Re: #Redevelopment - Port Adelaide Waterfront $1.2billion

I'm no civil engineer either SJ but check out the 45 storey towers in london docklands, built literally on the thames never mind the mud. There's obviously ways & means to sink large stable concrete footings for such towers. In fact thinking on, never mind london... check out Dubai, 'scrapers built ...
by Redback20
Mon Jul 16, 2007 2:22 pm
Forum: General Development Discussions
Topic: News & Discussion: Population Growth
Replies: 141
Views: 45570

Re: #Article: Heaven can wait: SA needs more people now!

There do exist skills assessment schemes as part of the Skilled Migration visa tho guys, precisely to address these sorts of issues... my quals weren't recognised but once my documentary evidence & certs were examined by the relevant trade body (for me the ACS in sydney) I was granted degree-equival...
by Redback20
Thu Jun 14, 2007 11:42 am
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Underground CBD tunnels
Replies: 41
Views: 12196

Re: Underground CBD tunnels

stumpjumper wrote:The tunnel is quite small, and appears to be lined in some sort of continuous metal sheathing.

The tunnel also seems to be filled with water, which has continued to pour out from it.
You sure it wasn't a water main? :wink:

You can see I'm obviously as bored at work as you are Stump!
by Redback20
Tue Jun 05, 2007 1:23 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: SA Wins Monopoly!
Replies: 53
Views: 9572

Re: SA Wins Monopoly!

And Sydney didnt even make Old Kent Road, who'd have predicted that! :shock:
by Redback20
Mon Jun 04, 2007 3:45 pm
Forum: Metropolitan Development
Topic: COM: SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre | $100m
Replies: 442
Views: 70614

Re: APPROVED: $60m State Swimming Centre

Are you a marion resident Jimmy, as I have seen the news Will mentions only I cannot remember where I saw it. It was either in the Marion area messenger or the council newsletter stuff that come with your rates demand. I also seem to remember (Mayor of Marion) Felicity-ann Lewis apologising for the ...
by Redback20
Fri Jun 01, 2007 10:00 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Public Transport Service & Policy
Replies: 1855
Views: 276321

Re: Ticketing System

When last in Berlin they had the same sort of system Melbourne trams have, or day ticket purchase we have here, although a vastly impressive modern underground & surface train system, far superior to anything else I've seen in europe. But Smartcards are the way to go and given the general high stand...
by Redback20
Wed May 30, 2007 2:08 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: Toll Roads in Adelaide
Replies: 264
Views: 60989

I still see this as a separate isue to public transport, which should be looked at as the desired means of getting most people to work in the future. Well, don't. A freeway network is going to detriment any possible public transport network, especially in an environment of many councils each with t...
by Redback20
Tue May 29, 2007 9:57 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: Toll Roads in Adelaide
Replies: 264
Views: 60989

Article in the tiser today raising the topic of tolls for such as a N-S freeway, southern expressway, Victor etc. http://www.news.com.au/adelaidenow/story/0,22606,21810193-5006336,00.html I'm sure no-one likes tolls but the reality of traffic-choked roads in some countries is that it costs industry ...
by Redback20
Tue May 29, 2007 9:40 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] SkyCity Adelaide Casino Expansion | 55m | 12 Levels | Hotel
Replies: 789
Views: 187983

[U/C]

stump, Are you fishing?! The tram extension was planned because it was a big fat glaring hole right in the middle of Adelaide's public rail network, embarrassingly right in the heart of the CBD...isnt that enough! The casino is a private concern and nothing for the state govt to comment upon or even...
by Redback20
Fri May 18, 2007 11:28 am
Forum: Metropolitan Development
Topic: ONH: [Port Adelaide] Newport Quays | $1.2b
Replies: 734
Views: 114489

I have to agree with how_good_is_he thats its a bit of a naive view.... have you worked elsewhere in the world stumpjumper? With all due respect this is how commerce and governments oil the wheels the western world over. Practicalities. If they didnt, then nothing would get built anywhere, ever. If ...