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by Listy
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Airport & Airlines
Replies: 2489
Views: 507902

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Airport & Airlines

ChillyPhilly wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:13 pm
They've got a tram corridor in mind - that pleases me.
In the 2014 report they actually called it a tram corridor. "High capacity public transport" sounds like something the PR team came up with so they could avoid all mention of the dreaded "T" word in the current report.
by Listy
Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Airport & Airlines
Replies: 2489
Views: 507902

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Airport & Airlines

A Qantas 747 (flight QFA1364) just flew past my work window on approach to Adelaide AP, (coming from Rockhampton :?: Previous to that it flew an odd looking track from Sydney to Rockhampton this morning). Some kind of special charter flight? Not often you see a Qantas widebody gracing our skies thes...
by Listy
Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4127
Views: 559420

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Monarto failed, because just as it was to get off the ground, population growth, which had been phenomenal in the post war years, suddenly ground to a halt in the 70's, the oil crises hit, fuel skyrocketed, and a far flung satellite city was not deemed attractive under such circumstances. A change ...
by Listy
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 4011
Views: 566542

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

As for automation, there are two thoughts on the progress of this. Although some experts assume traffic will decrease with autonomous vehicles, there is another train of thought that demand for high speed freeway style roads will actually increase as the autonomous vehicles will require this to rea...
by Listy
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Airport & Airlines
Replies: 2489
Views: 507902

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Airport & Airlines

You all seem to be forgetting that Sydney airport is not open 24/7. Even Heathrow has a similar curfew to Adelaide. There are no strong legal barriers preventing Heathrow operating 24/7, it's mostly operational choice, despite how busy the airport is. Curfews are a little bit symbolic - it give loc...
by Listy
Wed May 22, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Airport & Airlines
Replies: 2489
Views: 507902

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Airport & Airlines

Maybe they plan to tunnel under the runways! My estimate is it’s only 1km from the end of Richmond Rd to the other side of the terminal (the old airport area). The 2009 & 2014 Airport master plans show the planned Richmond Rd entrance - it involves a new roundabout built near the end of Richmond Rd...
by Listy
Tue May 07, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Cycling
Replies: 361
Views: 94120

Re: News & Discussion: Cycling

Great news, is this the final piece of the puzzle between Port Adelaide and the CBD? It's the last major piece of work I think. Charles Sturt council was also rejuvenating a reserve in Croydon that the path runs through, but that should be finished soon, if not already. It's a brilliant example of ...
by Listy
Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 554
Views: 93872

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

Obviously the primary reason SAWater is doing this is because they have done the sums and worked out it will save/make them money but I think it's a win environmentally too - Pine tree plantations sequester about 1-2 tonnes of CO2 per acre per year. (& if a fire swept through the area one day, most ...
by Listy
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 4011
Views: 566542

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

A new video has been posted by DPTI showing the journey from Tonsley to Flinders Drive. https://youtu.be/A1cAjoM-c_A And Ayliffes Road to Southern Expressway https://youtu.be/wIUhogWAHGU Interesting that they deleted the Ayliffes Road to Southern Expressway video at some point today - it was there ...
by Listy
Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [PRO] Port Adelaide Dock Spur Line
Replies: 222
Views: 33357

[PRO] Re: Port Adelaide Dock Spur Line

I agree. I think though it needs to extend to St Vincent St, even if they need to demolish some of the Magistrates Court Building. One day they could link a tram connecting from here (St Vincent St) over the Nelson St bridge & down Semaphore Rd to the beach. Rather than demolish the Magistrates Cou...
by Listy
Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 4011
Views: 566542

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

onthehouse .com .au will possibly tell you the sale history & rough current market value of the house in question. If the data is accurate & up to date it looks like a lot of properties around Pym St were sold in 2017 & 2018, probably to the govt. There's likely only a couple of holdouts left now.
by Listy
Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] Northern Connector | 14km | $1b
Replies: 852
Views: 189975

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

And before that, when I was a kid, it ended at a stop sign at Regency Road. The post for the stop sign was mounted in a 44-gallon drum of dirt, or maybe concrete, and Regency Road had no kerb along the northern side. You had to use Days Road to get to Grand Junction Road. Christ, what century was t...
by Listy
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] Northern Connector | 14km | $1b
Replies: 852
Views: 189975

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

Any reason considering the advantages over bitumen they don’t build more roads out of concrete then? Anyone know how does the cost compare? This was discussed before. Concrete roads are more expensive but have reduced maintainance costs, especially for roads that see a high amount of truck usage Co...
by Listy
Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [COM] 89-109 Gray Street | 59m | 17 Levels | Student Accom
Replies: 268
Views: 71156

[COM] Re: 89-109 Gray Street | 59m | 17 Levels | Student Accom

Can't quote the pic from post, but link here: https://www.sensational-adelaide.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=6163&start=195#p175243 Just me, or have they screwed up something chronic on the patterning of the facade on the top right? Do you mean the cafe wall illusion effect? https://en.wikipedia.or...
by Listy
Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Regional Transport
Replies: 584
Views: 115555

Re: News & Discussion: Regional Transport

The 2014 masterplan for Adelaide Airport https://www.adelaideairport.com.au/corporate/community/adelaide-airport-master-plan/ has a range of future growth scenarios modeled that show how far away the realistic need for a second airport is - the existing airport wont reach its passenger or freight mo...