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by Joelmark
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [SWP] Lot 14 (Old RAH Site)
Replies: 610
Views: 120927

[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: 586
Views: 170159

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: 586
Views: 170159

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: 4331
Views: 570844

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: 1848
Views: 263717

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: 4126
Views: 558505

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: 33321

[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 ...
by Joelmark
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4331
Views: 570844

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

Partial tram closure late Sat night 6 to 23 July Tram stops closed between South Tce and Entertainment Centre and Botanic Gardens. See details of timetables and substitute buses. https://www.adelaidemetro.com.au/Announcements/Service-Updates/City-South-Tram-Line-Replacement This is the downside of ...
by Joelmark
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] 11 Frome Street | 135m | 37 Levels | Crowne Plaza / Adelaidean | New tallest
Replies: 1149
Views: 250212

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

I'm pretty sure this is now the tallest crane Adelaide has had since the construction of the State Bank complex in 1987.
by Joelmark
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Laneway & Streetscape Projects
Replies: 586
Views: 170159

Re: News & Discussion: Laneway & Streetscape Projects

From the discussion on the SkyCity upgrade thread about Bank Street laneway, the missing tree was vandalised and will be replaced within the next fortnight. Credit to the City Council for replying so quickly.
by Joelmark
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] SkyCity Adelaide Casino Expansion | 55m | 12 Levels | Hotel
Replies: 742
Views: 175425

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

To confirm your worst fears, that's been gone for a while. Most probably collected by louts, but also possibly loading vehicles -- several of the granite slabs along Bank Street have been seriously chipped, which indicates either tight manoeuvres or shit drivers. It happens, just need to replace it...
by Joelmark
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] SkyCity Adelaide Casino Expansion | 55m | 12 Levels | Hotel
Replies: 742
Views: 175425

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

Sorry slightly off topic but please tell me they haven't already removed one of the new trees in Bank Street and not replaced it - I'm referring to the apparent tree stump in the bottom third of ChillyPilly's last picture.
by Joelmark
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] SkyCity Adelaide Casino Expansion | 55m | 12 Levels | Hotel
Replies: 742
Views: 175425

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

I haven't even seen the water cascade actually have running water in it this year My understanding was that in 2014 after construction the bridge and environs were handed over to the City Council for maintenance and repair. Totally agree one of the things we are not good at in Adelaide is looking a...
by Joelmark
Tue May 28, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4126
Views: 558505

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Rather than waffling on about trackless trams and on-demand buses the best thing Knoll could do would be to head across the Nullarbor to Perth for a few days - probably the most comparable city to Adelaide in terms of climate, geography and density - and study government owned and run Transperth. It...
by Joelmark
Fri May 10, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Public Transport Service & Policy
Replies: 1848
Views: 263717

Re: News & Discussion: Public Transport Service & Policy

Some things never really actually change in South Australia - since 1994, Adelaide's public transport has been under various guises including the State Transport Authority (STA), TransAdelaide, the Passenger Transport Board, Adelaide Metro, DPTI and now SAPTA. Meanwhile Adelaide's overall transport ...