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by Splashmo
Sun Mar 12, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Beyond South Australia
Topic: Gold Coast new tallies
Replies: 5
Views: 4252

Re: Gold Coast new tallies

Who honestly fills all of these apartments? It's like Hong Kong, minus the people, economy or culture.
by Splashmo
Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Metropolitan Development
Topic: [REJ] 79 Port Road, Thebarton | 37m x 2 & 31m| 10 & 2 x 8 Levels
Replies: 76
Views: 22529

[REJ] Re: 79 Port Road, Thebarton | 37m x 2 & 31m| 10 & 2 x 8 Leve

With a cloud over Coca Cola I can only imagine there's more on the way. Sadly I think the land is worth more than the bottling plant as a going concern.
by Splashmo
Mon Feb 20, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] Northern Connector | 14km | $1b
Replies: 880
Views: 203273

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

Cyclists and pedestrians aren't allowed to be on freeways & motorways. Haven't you noticed the signs at the start of such roads that say they are prohibited to be on there? There's a separate path next to the Northern Expressway and there's a new 16km path proposed for the Connector. I imagine SBD ...
by Splashmo
Sun Jan 29, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Visions & Suggestions
Topic: SA Liberals propose new road, airport, rail bypass
Replies: 54
Views: 18740

Re: SA Liberals propose new road, airport, rail bypass

Most of the freight is going to the northern suburbs, where the time difference is much less. And speed restrictions for trucks on the freeway reduce the difference even more. I take your point on the freeway speed restrictions, but "much less" time when you compare Port Adelaide to the "northern s...
by Splashmo
Sun Jan 29, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Visions & Suggestions
Topic: SA Liberals propose new road, airport, rail bypass
Replies: 54
Views: 18740

Re: Adelaide Hills Freight Bypass

Two things - this is not a planned or costed project, it's a $20m business case study... and, rail line aside, this would be a road to nowhere. Google Maps estimates the journey from Murray Bridge to Port Adelaide via Truro is 204km or 2h21m. Murray Bridge to Port Adelaide via the SE Freeway is 90km...
by Splashmo
Thu Jan 12, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Metropolitan Development
Topic: [APP] Glenelg - Lustro Hotel & Apartments - 14 levels - 47m
Replies: 73
Views: 35495

[APP] Re: Glenelg - Lustro Hotel & Apartments - 14 levels - 47m

Apparently this will house a five-star Langham hotel, so that's a good sign for the development.
by Splashmo
Sat Dec 24, 2016 7:42 pm
Forum: Metropolitan Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Other Metropolitan Developments
Replies: 1324
Views: 234747

Re: News & Discussion: Metropolitan Developments

Was browsing the DAC website in my spare time and noticed that there's a hungry jacks + petrol filling station proposed within Lightsview along Hampstead Road. The proposed petrol station will be very close to the recently completed Caltex on the corner of Hampstead/Folland Avenue. I couldn't find ...
by Splashmo
Sun Dec 18, 2016 9:43 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4402
Views: 620105

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

The renders look great. I'm sure this will increase congestion for cars along North Terrace, but drivers will eventually adjust their behaviour.

Do you think if the trams head out to Prospect or Magill we'll ever have Melbourne-style stops where cars have to wait for passengers to get on and off?
by Splashmo
Wed Dec 14, 2016 11:42 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion: CBD Retail
Replies: 3180
Views: 602047

Re: News & Discussion: CBD Retail

A proper Topshop would be awesome - I still maintain that the old Harris Scarfe tenancy in Rundle Mall Plaza would be perfect for a Topshop as they're generally not the biggest stores, with the exception of their flagship locations. Alternatively, combining the the Harris Scarfe and Spotlight tenan...
by Splashmo
Wed Dec 14, 2016 11:33 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Airport & Airlines
Replies: 2589
Views: 545896

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Airport & Airlines

Jay was only able to entice them with an incentive package (taxpayer's money). He didn't do anything special by getting the deal done. There's been rumours of them coming into Adelaide for at least 3 years. It's been a slow process and China Southern even decided to fly to Christchurch before South...
by Splashmo
Wed Dec 14, 2016 11:30 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [CAN] 322 KWS - Echelon | 114m | 2 x 31 Lvls | Mixed Use
Replies: 307
Views: 83815

[CAN] Re: 322 KWS - Echelon | 114m | 2 x 31 Lvls | Mixed Use

Dumb question but is the idea that some apartments will face directly into those in the opposite building?
by Splashmo
Tue Dec 13, 2016 7:26 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion: CBD Retail
Replies: 3180
Views: 602047

Re: News & Discussion: CBD Retail

Any word on H&M or Uniqlo yet?

At least you can shop Uniqlo online - whereas H&M is prioritising stores in Wollongong and Toowomba :?
by Splashmo
Sun Dec 11, 2016 5:20 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Deregulation of Shop Trading Hours
Replies: 133
Views: 33467

Re: Deregulation of Shop Trading Hours

Can someone please explain to me why some supermarkets close at 9pm and open at midnight?
Wouldn't it make more sense to trade until midnight and reopen at 6am?
by Splashmo
Mon Nov 14, 2016 9:11 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [CAN] 322 KWS - Echelon | 114m | 2 x 31 Lvls | Mixed Use
Replies: 307
Views: 83815

[CAN] Re: 322 KWS - Echelon | ~115m | 2 x 31 Lvls | Mixed Use

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Wow. This will have a big impact on this part of the CBD. Hope it goes ahead.
by Splashmo
Thu Nov 10, 2016 10:23 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4402
Views: 620105

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

Surely it would cost millions more to convert all of the Outer Harbor train stations to suit trams as well?

Then again some of them look pretty dodgy (ie. Albert Park) so some investment might not go astray.