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by bits
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Events in South Australia
Topic: Mad March 2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1215

Re: Mad March 2019

[...] I think there is a seriously strong argument to make for Rundle Street becoming a one way street at this point to vastly increase the amount of outside space for eateries. From Frome Road to East Tce I say make it a one lane one way street and try and bring more year long liveliness to the ar...
by bits
Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 486
Views: 72938

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

I thought state Labor claimed the batteries wiped costs of nearly $50 million per year for frequency stability and grid restart services.
by bits
Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 3559
Views: 479749

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

I believe the unpopular thing is the view that the road only benefits the car/truck users of the road. Tolls do not account for increased economic activity increasing tax collection, increases in available jobs, increases in land value and decreases in traffic on similar alternative routes. Tolls ar...
by bits
Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 3559
Views: 479749

[U/C] Re: [U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

Really? So you want a cut of the tax from the economic benefits of sealing the Strzelecki Track, duplicating Joy Baluch and Swanport Bridges, bypasses of the Adelaide Hills and Truro because they bring widespread economic benefit through improved freight efficiency and reduced time and cost, but yo...
by bits
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 3559
Views: 479749

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

All future economic growth that leads to additional tax takes should also be excluded from being spent on those that didn't pay. Eg don't go using North-South Motorway growth money on regional roads or hospitals. If additional businesses join SA due to the more efficient road network make sure those...
by bits
Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 3559
Views: 479749

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

South Australians should also pay like it has for other sections. Tolls are not magic money trees. It just allows you to directly charge a user. But directly charging a user only makes sense if they are the only ones to benefit from a service. Why should people on the east of Adelaide avoid paying f...
by bits
Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 3559
Views: 479749

[U/C] [U/C] Re: [U/C] Re: [U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

Spoken like a true south Australian. So you are content for Adelaide to have a road system that has widely become regarded as a joke nationally, and is an impediment to the states economic growth? SA gets all kinds of jokes said about it. Fashion, culture, roads, etc. Driving on Adelaide roads is f...
by bits
Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 3559
Views: 479749

[U/C] [U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

We don't need tolls and these tunnels will not be tolled. It will be funded from existing taxes and levies that were put in place to fund these projects.

Decrease spending in other areas, increase taxes or don't build the road if there isn't enough money.
by bits
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 3559
Views: 479749

[U/C] Re: [U/C] Re: [U/C] Re: [U/C] Re: [U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

[ Such an odd response. I never said anything about their ability to do, just why you would. For compulsory acquisition it is based on Market value at the time of acquisition, nothing else. The fact they built the property now will be of little influence. Also, South Road updrade has been planned f...
by bits
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [APP] Adelaide Oval Hotel
Replies: 294
Views: 27053

[APP] Re: Adelaide Oval Hotel

SMA, SANFL, SACA and every decent business attempts to make more money. There is no level they have the correct amount of money. Given funding they would expand forever. SANFL could easily decide it is for them to fund training every human in the world for SANFL rules football. SMA will never hit a ...
by bits
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 3559
Views: 479749

[U/C] Re: [U/C] Re: [U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

Pym-Regency draft plan has been uploaded- https://www.infrastructure.sa.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0010/526645/R2P-_Draft_Concept_Design_January_2019.pdf If this plan goes ahead there’s a brand new house on pym that has just been completed which will be knocked down, that would be a bit of a stu...
by bits
Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: The Pub
Topic: What has been your longest commute?
Replies: 11
Views: 1038

Re: What has been your longest commute?

The media make stuff up for entertainment purposes. The general public is just as likely to make things up to get on the radio(fame?), win a prize or feel better about themselves because they have told others a story that makes themselves seem noteworthy. Maybe someone foolishly did a 6 hour unpaid ...
by bits
Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [APP] Adelaide Oval Hotel
Replies: 294
Views: 27053

[APP] Re: Adelaide Oval Hotel

I thought SANFL had mortgaged Football Park and then used the sale of Football Park to pay off that debt. I don't believe SANFL has any cash because of the sale.
by bits
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4041
Views: 492646

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

Just imagine the boom for cafes along Prospect road after AFL/ cricket fixtures at Adelaide Oval if the tram went along Prospect road. It would spread the activity beyond the immediate vicinity of North Adelaide. Last I heard the North Adelaide traders were flat after the Adelaide Oval redo. Zero l...