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by zippySA
Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 4272
Views: 637548

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

This is why I'd like them to publish some thinking - this is a worthy topic to debate and provide options or at least evidence of consideration to the general public. I think this is an overall problem with politics across the board - this crap about elections being a mandate and hence Government ca...
by zippySA
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 4272
Views: 637548

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

Surely a freight toll needs to be considered? Freight movement is the biggest economic beneficiary for this non-stop corridor - plus they cannot sneak past the toll onto secondary routes due to size (maybe the smaller type trucks can before anyone points this out - but the toll scales can address th...
by zippySA
Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [PRO] Central Market Arcade Redevelopment | ~ 135m | 35 levels
Replies: 104
Views: 10878

[PRO] Re: Central Market Arcade Redevelopment | App 135m | 35 levels

LOL - what's the fatuation with height? Where is the views on quality, merit, need and aligment to the goals for this site? I couldn't care less on exact height level - the renders and concept are very positive in my view, and the whole scheme seems to be one of the best (agree - only renders and co...
by zippySA
Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Petrol Station Owners
Replies: 48
Views: 1795

Re: Petrol Station Owners

I actually thought their business model (like McDonald's) is to be a land owner - so they are not as wedded to what business sits on the land as much as simply owning what they consider to be prime real estate on our major transport network. It would make sense for them to gradually add electric cha...
by zippySA
Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Commonwealth Games in Adelaide
Replies: 224
Views: 58050

Re: Commonwealth Games in Adelaide

Has anyone actually seen this famous Deloitte report? Amazes me the amount of reporting to date including editorials and ongoing stories based upon a few leaked numbers. The real story for me is "who leaked the numbers and to what purpose?". As I discussed with family on weekend - stop drawing concl...
by zippySA
Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Metropolitan Development
Topic: Cedar Woods Glenside
Replies: 8
Views: 2897

Re: Cedar Woods Glenside

Am I in minority finding these "modern" Cedar Woods developments, and the Starfish one up at Rostrevor - as homogenous and totally uninspiring? They seem to mandate a bland colour pallete, perpetuate the need for air-con 24/7 as I haven't seen a single eave or shade structure yet (lord knows how the...
by zippySA
Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: The SA Politics Thread
Replies: 1080
Views: 199712

Re: The SA Politics Thread

Not really understanding your argument here rev...as you show, land tax is reducing for simple home owners - and let's face it, if you own more than one home then the additional ones are investment properties and no doubt those owners are making significant tax deductions & depreciation whilst gener...
by zippySA
Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 671
Views: 118956

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

I find the current debate on electricity infrastructure in this country fascinating. Seems the entire focus is on 100% reliability (i.e. available 100% of the time) - when in fact, even mission critical systems and those that plan and design them avoid 100% (absolutism). We don't seem to have any di...
by zippySA
Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4178
Views: 609773

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

It is very much real - take a look at the new Uni of Adelaide Building on North Tce (AMNHS Building) - it isn't simply a design feature the way it cantilevers at the eastern end - due to the underground easement of DPTI - no piles allowed to penetrate the reserved space.
by zippySA
Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Beer Garden
Replies: 3026
Views: 453423

Re: Beer Garden

Assuming they only play games in the day time :banana: ? Or do they have large battery storage too? I love the concept and even looks cool - and not trying to be always negative - but there is so much mis-information and marketing speak around energy and things like this - it detracts from the main ...
by zippySA
Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: General Development Discussions
Topic: #Official Defence Thread
Replies: 287
Views: 123434

Re: #Official Defence Thread

Some may say the US is well ahead in defence technology and development - but I often wonder how much is propoganda versus reality. My biggest thought about the whole thing is more that I feel submarines and surface ships appear to be totally ready for "disruption" and that lethal, mass manufactured...
by zippySA
Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4402
Views: 631803

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

Good points Rubberman. I wonder if another contributor to this is the Industry Participation Policy - almost an unintended consequence. As this requirement for Consultants and Contractors has increased of late, placing very real and high importance on locally based resources - when we tackle project...
by zippySA
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [VIS] New Womens and Childrens Hospital
Replies: 90
Views: 28860

[VIS] Re: New Womens and Childrens Hospital

I am a little bemused on how quickly the debate focusses on the single statement "direct connection to RAH" as though this is the single driver for the whole project. WCH has been operating stand-alone for it's entire existence - and as stated in the paper, currently emergency cases are transferred ...
by zippySA
Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4402
Views: 631803

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

Mind you - the Magil Rd option must be an interesting one to assess from a cost-benfit basis. Parade is already functioning very well commercially and rents etc I believe are amongst the highest in Adelaide. Also multi-level apartments sprouting up which will further cement this strip. If you consid...
by zippySA
Thu May 10, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [APP] 292-300 Rundle Street | 63m | 20 Levels | Mixed Use
Replies: 156
Views: 52818

[APP] Re: 292-300 Rundle Street | 63m | 20 Levels | Mixed Use

interesting collection of alternate views on this one - though the "no's" seem very much in the minority and S-A is very much a "taller is better" audience (I say deliberately awaiting the attacks from known users) Question to moderators: would love to see one of your surveys - a simple yes or no to...