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by Joelmark
Wed May 13, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion: General CBD Development
Replies: 2465
Views: 498968

Re: News & Discussion: General CBD Development

Hard to believe the Riverside Centre is only 30 years old, really. I completely get that the Riverside Centre and the InterContinental and other buildings in the ASER project are not to everybody's taste, and there is the valid claim that they also partly enroach on the parklands. That said, I don't...
by Joelmark
Sun May 03, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Regional Transport
Replies: 660
Views: 146211

Re: News & Discussion: Regional Transport

I think the mid-term future for the rail corridor could lie somewhere between all the recent posts on here - how about extending Adelaide Metro services one more stop to Concordia from Gawler Central, integrating the new station with a bus interchange that would serve both LinkSA and private operato...
by Joelmark
Fri May 01, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Laneway & Streetscape Projects
Replies: 685
Views: 216238

Re: News & Discussion: Laneway & Streetscape Projects

Don't expect too much more to happen to our laneways over the next couple of years...

https://indaily.com.au/news/local/2020/ ... us-impact/
by Joelmark
Thu Apr 23, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] Festival Plaza Redevelopment | $800 million
Replies: 1002
Views: 241426

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

I'm sure they would have all worked together to come up with the plan they have now. But they (the private and the public sector) would be coming in looking to spend as little as possbile. For Walker and Skycity it would be a case of knowing that this would not be one of their landmark projects, an...
by Joelmark
Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] Festival Plaza Redevelopment | $800 million
Replies: 1002
Views: 241426

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

I think maybe it's not clear as to who will pay for and operate what in this project. From what I can tell, Walker Corp. will own and operate the office tower, the car park and the retail building. The State Government will own and operate the plaza space (which is why they will essentially be payin...
by Joelmark
Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Squares and Parklands
Replies: 611
Views: 138273

Re: News & Discussion: Squares and Parklands

The Adelaide Crows (AFC) have put on hold indefinitely their proposal for the redevelopment of the Aquatic Centre site. The detail of the announcement seems to go further with the words "officially withdraw" included. The full statement is on the AFC's hompage.
by Joelmark
Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4487
Views: 665456

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

Both tram lines are operating at a good frequency as is, which is very similar to other light rail services around the world. Exactly. I'd love to know how the new private operator will increase frequency, iron out all the bumpy sections of track mentioned above and 'optimise customer services' sin...
by Joelmark
Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:36 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses
Replies: 885
Views: 166746

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses

Since one of the main selling points of the contracts by the State Liberal Government is that they will deliver 'better integration of services', yet they also claim that they will continue to own the infrastructure, set the fares and decide the services, one does really wonder what has been prevent...
by Joelmark
Sun Mar 08, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] Festival Plaza Redevelopment | $800 million
Replies: 1002
Views: 241426

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

I knew that the Adelaide Railway Station had been given some money in the last State Budget, but I had no idea that the changes and improvements were this extensive. It's also, dare I say for Adelaide, unusual for this much consideration of historical tradition to go into a project. If they can some...
by Joelmark
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4565
Views: 775379

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Major construction has begun on the Gawler line electrification project with late night closures having begun to allow the installation of concrete footings for the gantries and wires. At the moment they are working from Adelaide station to Dry Creek.
by Joelmark
Sat Dec 28, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Regional Transport
Replies: 660
Views: 146211

Re: News & Discussion: Regional Transport

“This gives the South Australian Liberal Government three months to reassess its cut in funding for the service — which is primarily used by South Australians.” "primarily used by South Australians" ... to travel to Victoria to spend their money. Inbound tourism is an export industry. South Austral...
by Joelmark
Thu Dec 19, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4565
Views: 775379

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Deutsche Bahn is the state rail operator of the Federal Republic of Germany. If they win the contract, what the Liberal Government is essentially telling you is that it's fine for any efficiency savings to go to the German state, instead of the state of South Australia. We've been through all this b...
by Joelmark
Tue Dec 17, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Laneway & Streetscape Projects
Replies: 685
Views: 216238

Re: News & Discussion: Laneway & Streetscape Projects

I'm glad for it and hope to see a similar treatment one day applied to the full length of Gawler Place. It's a much enhanced entrance to the Mall, especially once the trees mature. But there are few design choices that niggle me. For one, the hanging garden 'arbours' -- IIRC, we got these rather th...
by Joelmark
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Squares and Parklands
Replies: 611
Views: 138273

Re: News & Discussion: Squares and Parklands

I'm still of the opinion that Rundle Road should be closed and Rymil and Rundle Park(s) merged and a two lane road connecting Grenfell Street with Rundle Street east (either side of the O-Bahn tunnel). I think the argument that taking away Rundle Road and its parking would kill trade for the area c...
by Joelmark
Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] 11 Frome Street | 138m | 37 Levels | Crowne Plaza / Adelaidean | New tallest
Replies: 1616
Views: 362183

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

It really does depend on where you are, however. On a visit to Adelaide for a few weeks in late Oct - early Nov, I was fortunate to see the skyline from many angles - Mt Lofty, Light's Vision, the Torrens Lake, and even far away whilst driving in Wynn Vale, Hillbank and near Mawson Lakes, and Westpa...