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by Joelmark
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4142
Views: 583538

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Labor will announce this weekend that they will take back any tram or train services that are outsourced by the Liberals if they are elected at the 2022 state election. I believe the option of taking back the bus contracts will be explored too. Good news for those of us who have concluded that there...
by Joelmark
Sun Oct 06, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [SWP] Lot 14 (Old RAH Site)
Replies: 637
Views: 128912

[SWP] Re: Lot 14 (Old RAH Site)

On balance, if they lay the paving on a concrete base and look after the new trees and greenery in the next few years this should look better than it did. It baffles me though that the State Govt./ Renewal SA can act so quickly whilst we're still waiting for Adelaide City Council to start its bits o...
by Joelmark
Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] 104-106 Currie Street | 117m | 33lvl | Sofitel Hotel
Replies: 486
Views: 153328

[U/C] Re: 104-106 Currie Street | 117m | 33lvl | Sofitel Hotel

Yep. They don't even need to spend that much money on it. It baffles me that they have spent 8 million dollars or so on Gawler Place (note: not opposed to the upgrade but reckon they could have economised a bit) when Currie and Grenfell Streets could be brought up to standard with 3 or 4 million dol...
by Joelmark
Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] 11 Frome Street | 135m | 37 Levels | Crowne Plaza / Adelaidean | New tallest
Replies: 1274
Views: 279019

[U/C] Re: 11 Frome Street | 135m | 37 Levels | Crowne Plaza / Adelaidean | New tallest

Does anyone know what floor level the building is currently at? The concrete core appears to have topped out. I know there is discussion about this on earlier pages suggesting the core would be reconfigured and continue upwards, but this doesn't appear to be happening on site. Surely the highest po...
by Joelmark
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [COM] Victoria Square Upgrade - $24m
Replies: 1661
Views: 283908

[COM] Re: Victoria Square Upgrade - $24m

Perhaps I'm misremembering, but I seem to recall Abiad as one of the councillors who were less than supportive of the project at the time. Either way, glad it's back on the agenda, even if still years away and likely to cost much more to fully achieve the masterplan than is being mooted below: Abia...
by Joelmark
Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses
Replies: 705
Views: 122597

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses

So how many similar, but pointlessly different, liveries are we up to across buses, trams and trains? It's a fucking dogs breakfast. Agreed. Doesn't really make for a cohesive brand identity, but then again, probably reflects the haphazardness of the service. I think all the liveries have been movi...
by Joelmark
Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Laneway & Streetscape Projects
Replies: 598
Views: 177435

Re: News & Discussion: Laneway & Streetscape Projects

As opposed to some of the comments above I don't have a problem with the materials used - I think it looks simple and smart and much better than before. I think the council could roll out a lot of these on other up and coming laneways that could do with a lick of paint. I wish they could have plante...
by Joelmark
Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Laneway & Streetscape Projects
Replies: 598
Views: 177435

Re: News & Discussion: Laneway & Streetscape Projects

They will be installing several large planter boxes in the coming weeks also.
by Joelmark
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [SWP] Lot 14 (Old RAH Site)
Replies: 637
Views: 128912

[SWP] Re: Lot 14 (Old RAH Site)

Reading the InDaily article it would appear that there's little justification for removing these trees. In past recent projects like Rundle Mall and Victoria Square the tree removal has resulted in a big improvement- in the case of Rundle Mall the almost 50 new elms are lush and green and much bette...
by Joelmark
Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Laneway & Streetscape Projects
Replies: 598
Views: 177435

Re: News & Discussion: Laneway & Streetscape Projects

I emailed the Council about the full Gresham St plans. From what I can interpret, they will be reconstructing the kerbing, adding a minor amount of granite paving here and there along with bitumen (a bit like the Hindley St West works or Peel St I guess) and also upgrading the planter boxes. As on A...
by Joelmark
Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Laneway & Streetscape Projects
Replies: 598
Views: 177435

Re: News & Discussion: Laneway & Streetscape Projects

Cheers Andy for these pictures - is there any sign of tree pits for some greening?
by Joelmark
Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4402
Views: 604976

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

I think both sides should accept some responsibility for the state of the rail system until 2007-8, when the State Labor Government began to invest billions in the extension and electrification of both train and tram. However, it does seem like the Liberals have been more consistently anti-rail - cu...
by Joelmark
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Public Transport Service & Policy
Replies: 1855
Views: 275586

Re: News & Discussion: Public Transport Service & Policy

With all of the above, why, then, over the past 25 years is Melbourne the only other city to outsource the metropolitan train system, and not Brisbane, Perth or Sydney despite stints of Liberal Governments in those states?
by Joelmark
Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4142
Views: 583538

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

DPTI have published an update on the Gawler line electrification project on their Facebook page. In short, the early works on the project are continuing with service relocations now reaching the northern end of the line at Salisbury, Elizabeth South, Broadmeadows, and Gawler. Also, I believe the con...
by Joelmark
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [PRO] Port Adelaide Dock Spur Line
Replies: 222
Views: 35652

[PRO] Re: Port Adelaide Dock Spur Line

Improving and expanding the rail system comes down to a lack of political willpower - pure and simple. The money to fund the electrification of the Outer Harbor line and to stick with the Port Dock Spur could easily be sourced from the combined total going towards the Torrens Road and Brighton Road ...