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by claybro
Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 4055
Views: 585105

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

My understanding is that the compensation offered is based on an average price for the suburb for an equivalent property. As there is no way domestic properties on this corridor are anywhere near the average price for the given suburb, they are already on a good wicket. If however they need to throw...
by claybro
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] SkyCity Adelaide Casino Expansion | 55m | 12 Levels | Hotel
Replies: 773
Views: 182111

[U/C] Re: SkyCity Adelaide Casino Expansion | 55m | 12 Levels | Hotel

Aside from some of the new development, Brisbane's architecture leave much to be desired. Lots of clinical, dated white boxes. THe buildings along the feel like a bit of a dogs breakfeast TBH. I wouldn't mind a version of this for ADL but with more cohesion. Lots of clinical white boxes? Not sure B...
by claybro
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4394
Views: 589674

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 claybro
Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4394
Views: 589674

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

Tram extensions should not depend on Commonwealth games to attract funding. IA have repeatedly said they will look at funding for light rail if the state can come up with a workable plan. Apart from some vague wishy washy concepts from the former government, no one has presented a plan including spe...
by claybro
Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [APP] Adelaide Oval Hotel
Replies: 480
Views: 49724

[APP] Re: [APP] [APP] Re: [APP] Re: Adelaide Oval Hotel

Why hasn't anyone complained about the addition of the Roof Climb business to Adelaide Oval? They had to make changes to the roof's of the stands for it you know. The roof climb is a unique attraction. It is worthy of putting on adverts for the state. The restaurant is a unique offer, worthy of pos...
by claybro
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4394
Views: 589674

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

Have to say I'm really becoming disillusioned with this state government as far as transport is concerned. I like the idea of the bus to rail hubs, but this seems more of a cost cutting exercise than any attempt to upgrade and modernise overall operations and facilities. I also get the "vibe" even f...
by claybro
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [APP] Adelaide Oval Hotel
Replies: 480
Views: 49724

[APP] Re: Adelaide Oval Hotel

Whether or not one agrees with this development (in my case, I don't agree with it), there is something very concerning about the severe lack of public consultation over these such developments that are built on publicly owned land. The same goes for the Festival Plaza, O-RAH site and so forth... E...
by claybro
Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4394
Views: 589674

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

IA Australia have previously indicated a willingness to provide federal funds for light rail. If the state government were smart, they coukd make a business case using urban consolidation at the northern end of Prospect Road as a business case, and they could roll the bridge upgrade into a tram exte...
by claybro
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 4055
Views: 585105

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

this spot over the Torrens and past the cemetery does present a real conundrum. It makes sense if any stretch of the remaining corridor is to be tunnelled would be from just south of Grange Rd to just past Henley Beach road. It would solve the 2 sharp bends, the cemetery and the heritage buildings o...
by claybro
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Metropolitan Development
Topic: News & Developments: Port Adelaide
Replies: 909
Views: 201702

Re: News & Developments: Port Adelaide

Had the City of Adelaide been established in Port Adelaide or very near to, we probably wouldn't have the issues that exist at the port today. If we were to look at places like Melbourne, the CBD and the port are almost co-located in one place or near enough that the CBD can swallow up industrial l...
by claybro
Wed Aug 28, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] Festival Plaza Redevelopment | $800 million
Replies: 825
Views: 195816

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

[quote=claybro post_id=183961 time=<a href="tel:1566900823">1566900823</a> user_id=5463] a fascinating view. What is the large complex on elder park, about where the current festival theatre is ? That was the Schools Patriotic Fund Hostel which later became the Elder Park Migrant Hostel. [/quote] C...
by claybro
Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] Festival Plaza Redevelopment | $800 million
Replies: 825
Views: 195816

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

a fascinating view. What is the large complex on elder park, about where the current festival theatre is ?
by claybro
Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses
Replies: 702
Views: 119492

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses

The Transport Minister keeps talking about more buses feeding into train stations or terminating there-yet 75% of Adelaide has no train service-how does he expect this to work? A challenge for whichever providers win the new contracts starting in July 2020? Depends on your definition of acces to a ...
by claybro
Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [VIS] Memorial Drive upgrade
Replies: 443
Views: 82138

[VIS] Re: Memorial Drive upgrade

The current upgrade plan is a pretty half arsed attempt and I was kind of hoping it had fallen over by now. It doesnt address the square on vantage of the two rectangular stands, will be prone to be a wind tunnel, and really will not be up to modern standards despite all the money to be spent. Still...
by claybro
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses
Replies: 702
Views: 119492

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses

More to do with how the concrete is used. The Obahn relies on precision alignment of the track vertical and horizontal so as not to throw the vehicles around too much. Buses are as ridged as railcars, they bounce around. There is also significant force on the curves which does not exist on a normal ...