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by Llessur2002
Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Commonwealth Games in Adelaide
Replies: 224
Views: 54602

Re: Commonwealth Games in Adelaide

The games will be in Canada in 2030 so that leaves 2034.
by Llessur2002
Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 589
Views: 100547

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

That'll be $7.99 thanks. Plans for a $440 million pumped hydro energy plant at a long-disused Highbury quarry have been abandoned. Tilt Renewables, operator of the Snowtown wind farm, launched the venture in February last year with hopes its construction would generate 300 jobs. The company said at ...
by Llessur2002
Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Commonwealth Games in Adelaide
Replies: 224
Views: 54602

Re: Commonwealth Games in Adelaide

Adelaide’s bid for the 2026 Commonwealth Games has been officially scuttled by State Cabinet because of a lack of required sports infrastructure and the $3.5 billion cost outweighing the long-term economic benefit. Sport Minister Corey Wingard left open the option of bidding for the 2030 or 2034 Ga...
by Llessur2002
Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Commonwealth Games in Adelaide
Replies: 224
Views: 54602

Re: Commonwealth Games in Adelaide

I would rather see 3 billion dollars for expanding either/or infrastructure and renewables like Labor was originally doing instead of 3 billion dollars for the Commonwealth Games. In line with the cost of hosting the games in Gold Coast and the projected public cost of the upcoming games in Birming...
by Llessur2002
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Commonwealth Games in Adelaide
Replies: 224
Views: 54602

Re: Commonwealth Games in Adelaide

I sincerely hope the folly of a railyards stadium isn't the factor making the bid uneconomic. There are surely other options that aren't nearly as expensively engineered. And I have to say, I think there's a small reputation cost to not proceeding -- it'll seem like yet another pissant decision fro...
by Llessur2002
Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4398
Views: 592450

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

Just on our rolled-gold Botanic Garden extension, the planted medians have already become overgrown with metre-high thistles. The same can be said for the Elder Park stop, the big garden beds at the end of the tracks have no plants whatsoever and have exposed sprinkler piping... Been this way for w...
by Llessur2002
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Metropolitan Development
Topic: News & Developments: Prospect
Replies: 179
Views: 68148

Re: News & Developments: Prospect

baytram366 wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:53 am
I just hope that the railway station gets an upgrade too ready for the new development but I won't be holding my breath
Wow, I only just noticed the station in the photo - it's that devoid of any facilities or shelter. :shock:
by Llessur2002
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 4079
Views: 588266

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

Personally. If I had a property near South Road, and I was going to have my house acquired, without the need of a hard sell in an undesirable location, I'd be throwing a party. I've often thought that as well. The people I feel sorry for are the ones who used to live 50 meters away from South Road ...
by Llessur2002
Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion : New Restaurants, Bars & Night Clubs
Replies: 439
Views: 120520

Re: News & Discussion : New Restaurants, Bars & Night Clubs

Here ya goes: LGBTQI-friendly bar Mary’s Poppin getting a bigger and better makeover Adelaide’s drag scene will reach new heights when Mary’s Poppin moves into a bigger and better venue to cater for growing crowds. https://cdn.newsapi.com.au/image/v1/ee10dce59359e3cdd91c4e810f533566?width=1024 The L...
by Llessur2002
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 4079
Views: 588266

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

Update from T2T Alliance: T2T Alliance is advising of upcoming night and weekend works to install anti-throw screen columns and panels and replace service pit lids. These works are part of the State Government’s commitment to improving safety along the transport network. To minimise disturbance to p...
by Llessur2002
Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: The SA Politics Thread
Replies: 1077
Views: 192124

Re: The SA Politics Thread

No, but if a car is kept solely for the purpose of commuting (which many second vehicles would be) then the depreciation of the car should be taken into account when comparing private vehicle use vs Uber etc. It is a cost which would not exist if the car was not owned.
by Llessur2002
Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: The SA Politics Thread
Replies: 1077
Views: 192124

Re: The SA Politics Thread

To fill up a car, say 50 litres, can range from $59 @ $1.19/L to $84 @ $1.69/L. Using Uber, from Henley Beach it will cost $24-$32 per trip. $48 a day. $240 a week minimum. Blair Athol to the CBD - $20-$27. $40 a day. $200 a week minimum. Brompton to the CBD - $14-$19. $28 a day. $140 a week minimu...
by Llessur2002
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: The SA Politics Thread
Replies: 1077
Views: 192124

Re: The SA Politics Thread

I think whilst Rev has a valid point, there are certainly many households who undertake none of these activities and a own second car (probably their primary car too) which is only ever used to commute a relatively short distance between one family member's home and place of work. The same trip ever...
by Llessur2002
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Visions & Suggestions
Topic: Disneyland Adelaide
Replies: 9
Views: 1081

Re: Disneyland Adelaide

I personally would love to see a Disneyland Adelaide as well as a full-size replica of the Ryugyong hotel built on Victoria Square.
by Llessur2002
Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4398
Views: 592450

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

As much as I like rail for sentimental value, the fact is that buses are more flexible and solve any complaints of congestion. The best solution in Adelaide is Bus Rapid Transit. I don't understand why it's rarely suggested. All the main roads should have BRT in the middle of the road, at least for...