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by rhino
Tue Feb 25, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Laneway & Streetscape Projects
Replies: 678
Views: 200220

Re: News & Discussion: Laneway & Streetscape Projects

I hate to say this but I think Bank Street and Leigh Street should be fully reopened to cars, we should be focusing the money on our squares including Victoria Square. I think the East End strip should be extended into Rundle Mall, activate it at night time with restaurants, cafes, etc I think Gawl...
by rhino
Mon Feb 17, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Squares and Parklands
Replies: 577
Views: 119500

Re: News & Discussion: Squares and Parklands

I'd like to see a new ring route, new road between Phillips Street and War Memorial Drive and extend Ward Street to the new road. Widen the War Memorial Drive between King William Road and Hackney Road. What purpose does that serve? If it's cross city traffic then we absolutely don't want to be sen...
by rhino
Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 4410
Views: 659170

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

The central problem is that the rail track network was privatised. Its a classic problem of externalities. Grain lines don't generate enough profit to directly pay for their upkeep. But functioning grain lines have overall positive benefit for the state's economy and society. It is the same story f...
by rhino
Wed Feb 05, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: The SA Politics Thread
Replies: 1089
Views: 202442

Re: The SA Politics Thread

While your idea has merit, I think what SBD is trying to get across is that the rubbish needs sorting closer to home, or you get what SKM was doing - compacting co-mingled recyclables and shipping it somewhere else. At the receival point, the co-mingled recyclables were not in a fit state to be sepa...
by rhino
Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: The Pub
Topic: SA Economy
Replies: 475
Views: 101775

Re: SA Economy

Tasmania isn't an economic powerhouse but still they have higher population growth. It's pathetic. What is the demographic of people moving to Tasmania? Clean air and a slower pace attracts retirees. Retirees travel and spend to start with, but that reduces the further they are into retirement. The...
by rhino
Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] Northern Connector | 14km | $1b
Replies: 1022
Views: 225480

[U/C] Re: Northern Connector | 14km | $1b

Don't forget that Salisbury Highway should be alot quieter once the Northern Connector is up and running so there shouldn't be any major problems merging/changing lanes. What Salisbury Highway traffic will move on to the Northern Connector? They are divergent routes. Are you talking about the short...
by rhino
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [PRO] 134-136 Wright Street | ~52m | 16 Levels | Motel
Replies: 23
Views: 2499

[PRO] Re: 134-136 Wright Street | ~52m | 16 Levels | Motel

The idea of a motel was originally a motoring hotel - a hotel for motorists travelling between endpoints of their journey. As such they were typically 1- or 2-storey buildings with outdoor parking, and catered typically for short stays. The definition has obviously changed over time.
by rhino
Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4293
Views: 626421

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Now that Gawler is expanding its a pity we don't have a third track which will allow trains to be express between Gawler and Adelaide. Is an express train between end points a good idea? Will the trains be full? Wouldn't it make more sense to run express from the station where the train fills up (w...
by rhino
Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] Renaissance Arcade | 132m | 40 Levels | Realm Apartments
Replies: 1311
Views: 328195

[U/C] Re: Renaissance Arcade | 132m | 40 Levels | Realm Apartments

I wonder if they deliberately cut Adelaidean out of that picture?
by rhino
Fri Dec 20, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [PRO] Goodwood/Springbank/Daws Road Intersection
Replies: 148
Views: 25478

[PRO] Re: Goodwood/Springbank/Daws Road Intersection

Option 1: Acquire all of BI, demolish the entire thing, use a tiny portion of it and wait forever to find a developer for the rest of it. LOL wait forever! Re-zone it residential and developers will queue up for it. Option 2: Use vacant lots on Springbank Road that we already own and acquire a tiny...
by rhino
Fri Dec 20, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Laneway & Streetscape Projects
Replies: 678
Views: 200220

Re: News & Discussion: Laneway & Streetscape Projects

I find it quite bemusing to be naming things after people, whom by and large are actually quite embarrassed to be associated with Adelaide. Really? Jimmy Barnes, while hating Adelaide when he left because of all the bad things that had happened to him here, later said in answer to a music writer's ...
by rhino
Fri Dec 20, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [PRO] Goodwood/Springbank/Daws Road Intersection
Replies: 148
Views: 25478

[PRO] Re: Goodwood/Springbank/Daws Road Intersection

Bedford Industries would not have been giving away their land. They likely wanted a bunch of money for their land and to have a new facility built. It may have been far more costly to move them. Of course BI would not have been giving it away, but I believe they are Government subsidized? In which ...
by rhino
Fri Dec 20, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Laneway & Streetscape Projects
Replies: 678
Views: 200220

Re: News & Discussion: Laneway & Streetscape Projects

Great idea! I wonder which one will be which?
by rhino
Fri Dec 20, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [PRO] Goodwood/Springbank/Daws Road Intersection
Replies: 148
Views: 25478

[PRO] Re: [PRO] Re: Goodwood/Springbank/Daws Road Intersection

Wasn't Bedford Industries happy to be sold, so that they could move to more appropriate facilities? I would have thought that would have been cheaper than compulsory aquisition of trading businesses that would have to be compensated for lack of business. Further, much of the left-over Bedford Indus...
by rhino
Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [PRO] Ovingham Level Crossing Removal
Replies: 76
Views: 9430

[PRO] Re: Ovingham Level Crossing Removal

I really hope they don't go with rail under road, when there is a whole chunk of land to the north side they can use for road over rail. You joking? The original name of what is now the Bombay Bicycle Club was the Overway Hotel, so named because it was always intended to one day have an overpass th...