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by dbl96
Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4402
Views: 605702

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

I’m not sure why you brought up the stereotype comment. I wasn’t commenting on stereotypes and who is the better money manager. They seem to all like to waste our money in one way or another. My remark was aimed at Labor's waste of money on public transport in general, but specifically the North Te...
by dbl96
Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4402
Views: 605702

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

Just on our rolled-gold Botanic Garden extension, the planted medians have already become overgrown with metre-high thistles. Disappointing if true, but not surprising in Adelaide. Probably arguing over who is responsible to maintain it... or it's been too wet/hot/dry/cold.. It's these small things...
by dbl96
Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4402
Views: 605702

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

This will be a one term government. No doubt about it. If even their backers (business who donate their money to support their campaign) can't support the Liberals, then they have buckley's chance of mounting an effective electoral campaign. And even the most experienced political pundits would tel...
by dbl96
Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Metropolitan Development
Topic: Cedar Woods Glenside
Replies: 8
Views: 2548

Re: Cedar Woods Glenside

Am I in minority finding these "modern" Cedar Woods developments, and the Starfish one up at Rostrevor - as homogenous and totally uninspiring? They seem to mandate a bland colour pallete, perpetuate the need for air-con 24/7 as I haven't seen a single eave or shade structure yet (lord knows how th...
by dbl96
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] Festival Plaza Redevelopment | $800 million
Replies: 828
Views: 199312

[U/C] Re: Festival Plaza Redevelopment | $800 million

If Walker is so convinced that the plan for the area is no good then we should encourage him to pass the project onto another developer. I'm sure we could find one who would be happy to have their name on a landmark public space rather than just seeing it as free CBD land. Could someone please expl...
by dbl96
Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [VIS] Interstate Trains at Adelaide Railway Station
Replies: 106
Views: 24265

[VIS] Re: Interstate Trains at Adelaide Railway Station

The western hills bypass is established policy. Except it isn't. And it would be pointless. Think about it. The western hills bypass is established policy. (https://www.saglobelink.com.au/freight_corridor) Admittedly very light on detail, but established policy nonetheless. In its recent response t...
by dbl96
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [VIS] Interstate Trains at Adelaide Railway Station
Replies: 106
Views: 24265

[VIS] Re: Interstate Trains at Adelaide Railway Station

The best option for freight rail would be to send it west of the hills. You lost me here. /\ /\ The rest of it? Pie...In...The...Sky. Hope you had fun with it though :) The western hills bypass is established policy. A detailed corridor was identified in the 2010 Adelaide Rail Freight Movements Stu...
by dbl96
Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [VIS] Interstate Trains at Adelaide Railway Station
Replies: 106
Views: 24265

[VIS] Re: Interstate Trains at Adelaide Railway Station

We should demand that all suburban lines be standardised as promised in 2007 to be completed by 2013 then we not be worrying about different gauges and trains could return to Bridge Water and extend to Mt Barker. Is standardisation of the suburban network really that big a priority, or necessary? S...
by dbl96
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 4133
Views: 604553

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

It is literally called Cross Road. It's got a good name for a connector between the freeways. If it gets built, it should also go a bit further west and connect Anzac Hwy too. Another advantage of the Cross road tunnel option is that it could also be easily connected to the Airport. This could pote...
by dbl96
Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 4133
Views: 604553

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

It is literally called Cross Road. It's got a good name for a connector between the freeways. If it gets built, it should also go a bit further west and connect Anzac Hwy too. Another advantage of the Cross road tunnel option is that it could also be easily connected to the Airport. This could pote...
by dbl96
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 4133
Views: 604553

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

Will the tunnel have any entry/exit points along it's route, or just at either end? Personally I think Anzac Hwy, Sir Donald Bradman Dr and the City Ring route is a must for having entries/exits. The maybes for me would be Cross Rd, Daws Rd and then the exit near or at Henley Beach Rd. As has been ...
by dbl96
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Airport & Airlines
Replies: 2562
Views: 532765

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Airport & Airlines

Curious why you think Singapore is a much better stopover? I don't necessarily disagree, but I don’t think the difference is really substantial (unless you talk about stopovers in terms of multi-day leave the airport ones) Not the right place to discuss this as we'll go off track. In short I mean a...
by dbl96
Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [CAN] 51-57 Hutt Street | 49m | 13 Levels | Mixed
Replies: 124
Views: 36374

[CAN] Re: 51-57 Hutt Street | 49m | 13 Levels | Mixed

It could be something to do with a major redevelopment of the Wakefield Hospital site which has been sold. The hospital buildings will become vacant once the new Calvary is complete. This site may be incorporated into a complete redevelopment of this area. Do you know anything more about the detail...
by dbl96
Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [VIS] New Womens and Childrens Hospital
Replies: 90
Views: 27120

[VIS] Re: New Womens and Childrens Hospital

No, the provision for the parallel runway is to the north of the existing runway and terminals. The reservation is clearly visible from satellite images, running from behind the existing long-term carpark, through land currently occupied by Harbourtown and the golf club. Are you sure about this dbl...
by dbl96
Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [VIS] New Womens and Childrens Hospital
Replies: 90
Views: 27120

[VIS] Re: New Womens and Childrens Hospital

maybe a few councils and the state government could get together and fund a runway rebuild at a slightly different angle My understanding is that the area to the south-east of the existing runway is set aside for an additional runway if required in future. No, the provision for the parallel runway ...