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by SBD
Mon May 20, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: The Federal Politics Thread
Replies: 578
Views: 117052

Re: The Federal Politics Thread

Only Labor and their minions are out of touch. Hopefully Albanese takes the leadership and gets Labor back to their basics. Lol why? Because they offered an in-depth policy agenda including more for education, health etc. through closing absurd tax loopholes (and a major contributor to the structur...
by SBD
Mon May 20, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 3705
Views: 507277

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

Waiting for the Jimmy Barnes Highway... Perhaps that should be a new name for Philip Highway/Salisbury Highway/Port River Expressway - the road that links his birthplace to the Largs Pier Hotel where he performed. Only one of the list above is named for a woman. We have many more notable women to c...
by SBD
Mon May 20, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 3705
Views: 507277

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

Waiting for the Jimmy Barnes Highway... Perhaps that should be a new name for Philip Highway/Salisbury Highway/Port River Expressway - the road that links his birthplace to the Largs Pier Hotel where he performed. Only one of the list above is named for a woman. We have many more notable women to c...
by SBD
Sun May 19, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 3705
Views: 507277

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

The northern expressway is technically called the Max Fatchen Northern Expressway. I wish we named more roads after prominent South Australians than just naming them after the directions they travel. We do have Horrocks Highway Eyre Highway Sturt Highway Stuart Highway named after the leaders of th...
by SBD
Sun May 19, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 3705
Views: 507277

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

This isn't a recent addition by any means, but they have numbered the bridges which go over the on the SEXY, starting with Number 1 at Seacombe Rd. In 60 years time when the South Rd corridor is finished, you will have driven 50km along it from Gawler, passing under numerous bridges, only to reach ...
by SBD
Thu May 16, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: SA Economy
Replies: 378
Views: 82455

Re: SA Economy

They is the government. It's a stupid idea topping off an even stupider idea, by a stupid government whose big economic master stroke has been to either cut spending and services, propose a pie in the sky freight airport in the middle of bumfuck nowhere, or bringing in tens of thousands of foreign ...
by SBD
Mon May 13, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 3705
Views: 507277

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

Glad to see commitment from both parties, but we need to make sure it's done right the first time so it's future proofed. It needs to be 3 lanes each way. The apparent proposal to only have two lanes under Anzac Highway seems to be based on traffic flows, that the merges can happen more smoothly wi...
by SBD
Sun May 12, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 3705
Views: 507277

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

Glad to see commitment from both parties, but we need to make sure it's done right the first time so it's future proofed. It needs to be 3 lanes each way. The apparent proposal to only have two lanes under Anzac Highway seems to be based on traffic flows, that the merges can happen more smoothly wi...
by SBD
Sun May 12, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 3705
Views: 507277

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

So the party differentiation is that ALP wants to focus on Darlington to Anzac Highway first, but Liberal is focused on Henley Beach, Sir Donald Bradman and Richmond Roads first? Federal ALP wants people to commute from the southern suburbs (including marginal Boothby), federal Liberal is more inter...
by SBD
Fri May 10, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 3705
Views: 507277

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

The walls on the T2T section are secant pile walls (these are structural) covered with pre-cast panels (non-structural). The Darlington section looks like they've tried to go for unreinforced shotcrete and relying on gravity for it to stay in place (ummm, what?!). So they've made a mistake..? or so...
by SBD
Thu May 09, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 3705
Views: 507277

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

Haven't seen it anywhere else on T2T from memory but it has been used on stretches of the Torrens Junction cutting. I'm sure I saw it in some progress photos someone posted for T2T. Really? Pretty sure the end result is all piled and clad walls - will take a proper look next time I drive through. T...
by SBD
Thu May 09, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 3705
Views: 507277

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

I am sorry but I don't accept that argument. DPTI shouldn't be contracting work out to a business that isn't professional. They will now need to remove all of the shortcrete causing major delays to the project. Royal Adelaide Hospital type problems all over again. The businesses involved ARE profes...
by SBD
Wed May 08, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 3705
Views: 507277

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

Surely this is not being blamed on rain alone? Even the heaviest of showers in Adelaide are comparatively mild with other regions. If a spell of Adelaide showers has rendered this work unsuitable, then surely the method is at fault, not the weather? Also, if the method is generally sound, it should...
by SBD
Tue May 07, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Adelaide CBD just one big bang away from taking off
Replies: 3
Views: 275

Re: Adelaide CBD just one big bang away from taking off

The headline made me think we were sitting on a gas pocket about to combust. But really it's just a puff piece to get press and interest for a property Collier's trying to sell (heya 55 Currie Street). It's nice to see interstate money recognising the value of Adelaide property investment, but it's...
by SBD
Tue May 07, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: The Federal Politics Thread
Replies: 578
Views: 117052

Re: The Federal Politics Thread

Smart Vote seems to be lacking some smarts. It also suggested I'd match Mark Aldridge. I plan to number all the boxes below the line specifically because he is a candidate. If anyone is considering voting for members of Palmer's or Hanson's parties, they really need to look at the candidates, as his...