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by claybro
Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Regional Transport
Replies: 578
Views: 111728

Re: News & Discussion: Regional Transport

So long as freight is being transferred from road to rail I don't much mind if it's Vic that benefits. Although I wonder (being mostly unfamiliar with regional rail) if the equation for the Riverland would change if somehow linked to Mildura (via Barmera or Pinaroo lines??), given Adelaide is much ...
by claybro
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: The Pub
Topic: The Federal Politics Thread
Replies: 595
Views: 121904

Re: The Federal Politics Thread

Lmao "some sort of socialism." What - like universal healthcare aka medicare? Benefits for people in between jobs aka Centrelink? or Government funded schools? They're all elements of democratic socialism found here within Australia. Besides, "free market capitalism" I think clearly has problems at...
by claybro
Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: The Federal Politics Thread
Replies: 595
Views: 121904

Re: The Federal Politics Thread

Oooh ahhh socialism, how scary. The whole 'reds under the bed' bit is dated and misapplied. Issues-based progressive activism is not the same thing as socialism. Except, issues based progressive activist groups very often attack free market capitalism as the problem, and their answers to "progressi...
by claybro
Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Regional Transport
Replies: 578
Views: 111728

Re: News & Discussion: Regional Transport

From ABC South East SA's Facebook page about the CSIRO's freight rail and road study RAIL STUDY ALMOST READY 🚂🚂🚂 A report card on the possibility of a viable freight rail route in the South East is due to be released in September. The CSIRO began its investigation into the possibility of reinvigora...
by claybro
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4249
Views: 549961

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

Beyond fare hikes, privatisation and park-and-rides, it appears the Liberals have no plans for public transport infrastructure in this term with the possible exception of an O-Bahn 'extension' to Golden Grove (Gawler electrification is an ongoing project and doesn't count). Also no sign of them com...
by claybro
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4249
Views: 549961

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

At least when you are standing on the tracks to read it, you will know in real time if you are about to be run over. 😉
by claybro
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4249
Views: 549961

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

The North Adelaide extension is only expensive because of the work that needs to be done to the King William Street Bridge. I'm no expert and at face value I can see why the general public (and even myself) don't understand this to be the case given that trams went over the same bridge 70 years ago...
by claybro
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4249
Views: 549961

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

The mess and cost that was the most recent extension has put a halt to these extensions for now. I don't think the general public really embraced the last extension, and the Libs will not lose any votes by putting a stop to any further at this stage. As others have pointed out, unless the cost can b...
by claybro
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 3925
Views: 545424

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

I think both parties committed to finishing the North-South corridor in their previous election campaigns. I also remember reading the cost of tbm [tunnel boring machines] have come down significantly that made tunnelling a possible and now a more viable option here. I personally think that all the...
by claybro
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 3925
Views: 545424

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

It would be political suicide to knock down the thebby. Everybody loves that theatre (apart from maybe a couple of people on this forum). Btw, I signed and the petition has hit 50,000!!! I saved thebby theatre. http://chng.it/rmCzbsQjDj So 50000 people, including you have been sucked in by sensatio...
by claybro
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 3925
Views: 545424

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

I'm really not understanding the hatred of the Thebby on here, it is a significant venue and a massive cultural contributor to this city. Of course there was going to be a response to any threat to it. If it's "a demolition that will never happen", then why can't the government just come straight o...
by claybro
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 3925
Views: 545424

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

So there is a change.org petition going around about "saving the Thebarton Theatre". People already have their panties in a bunch about a demolition that will never happen. Does not bode well for anything other than a completely buried tunnel through here, regardless of how well a trench might mana...
by claybro
Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 3925
Views: 545424

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

So there is a change.org petition going around about "saving the Thebarton Theatre". People already have their panties in a bunch about a demolition that will never happen. Does not bode well for anything other than a completely buried tunnel through here, regardless of how well a trench might manag...
by claybro
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 3925
Views: 545424

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

I had some fun with Paint and had a crack at how a tunnel under Henley Beach Road could work. It's pretty crude, so if anyone wants to redo it in CAD, feel free. On such an alignment as this, less than a dozen heritage properties would be affected - and these are only classified as 'contributory' (...
by claybro
Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] SkyCity Adelaide Casino Expansion | 55m | 12 Levels | Hotel
Replies: 714
Views: 168070

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

Could it have anything to do with marshal scrapping the riverbank committee or whatever it was called last year. Around the time the bridge was built there was dispute over who was going to be paying for upkeep, with the council saying they couldn't afford to take it on board. Suspect it's sat in a...