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by zippySA
Mon Feb 01, 2016 3:01 pm
Forum: Visions & Suggestions
Topic: infrastructure naming
Replies: 9
Views: 5477

Re: infrastructure naming

I agree - core infrastructure does not make a very good memorial. Perhaps I'm too much of an engineer type - but I think bridges should simply have functional names that work for the real purpose - asset maintenance. Much like we are now trying to provide generic "M" and "A" classifications to arter...
by zippySA
Tue Aug 25, 2015 3:57 pm
Forum: Metropolitan Development
Topic: [U/C] 56 Greenhill Road, Wayville | 27m | 8 Levels | Mixed Use
Replies: 39
Views: 16332

[U/C] Re: 56 Greenhill Road, Wayville | 27m | 8 Levels | Mixed Use

Air Apartments seem to sell pretty easily - I imagine these will too - even with that "wonderful architecture" - think the developer has won that battle with the architect!
by zippySA
Tue Aug 25, 2015 3:54 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [COM] Rundle Mall Redevelopment | $30m
Replies: 1225
Views: 219920

[COM] Re: Rundle Mall Redevelopment | $30m

Brilliant Pikey - spot on and hilarious!
by zippySA
Thu Aug 06, 2015 4:04 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [COM] Victoria Square Upgrade - $24m
Replies: 1655
Views: 281152

[COM] Re: Victoria Square Upgrade - $24m

Agree - wise words and cannot fault that regarding leadership v management. Guess I just hold the view that this issue isn't the current priority for our leaders to progress. I couldn't find the thread just now - but a while back someone was asking for people's top priorities to kick start the State...
by zippySA
Thu Aug 06, 2015 12:22 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [COM] Victoria Square Upgrade - $24m
Replies: 1655
Views: 281152

[COM] Re: Victoria Square Upgrade - $24m

A lot of this commentary should be moved to the Beer Garden I think. Part of why I enjoy dropping in to S-A is the actual debate and commentary on proposals and projects that is often informative. I reckon the tone and content of posts more recently (across many topics) has been moving more to a Fac...
by zippySA
Fri Jul 24, 2015 10:57 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4129
Views: 570843

Re: U/C: Electrification & Upgrade of the Adelaide Rail Netw

Don't forget to throw in the safety factor - how many punters down multiple drinks at these events - and in the past, drove home? It is so relaxing at these events if things are going well to be able to say "yep - I'll have another" and know that you can safely get home.
by zippySA
Fri Jul 24, 2015 10:51 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [APP] 145-159 King William Street (GPO) | 61m | 16 Levels | Westin Hotel
Replies: 155
Views: 41394

[APP] Re: 145-159 King William Street (GPO) | 60m~ | 15 Levels | M

That's a pretty good effort - but suspect the cost manager may have a say on that - the main focus for developer is return on their investment. It's always a fine balance between achieving architectural merit and maximum return for the one actually risking big $$'s.
by zippySA
Mon May 25, 2015 4:08 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: O-Bahn
Replies: 1461
Views: 221540

Re: News & Discussion: O-Bahn

I did actually read the APPA submission - and I cannot see why so much rage at this document? It is after all: public consultation, roadworks in parklands that are protected by legislation and as per my previous posts, a poor scheme that really needs a re-think before proceeding. Apart from some fun...
by zippySA
Mon May 25, 2015 10:11 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: O-Bahn
Replies: 1461
Views: 221540

Re: News & Discussion: O-Bahn

Ignoring the off-hand disparagement of the APPA submission - I think the recent submissions from the impacted Councils demonstrate that this is a political project and not fully thought through as yet - and we must stop to think through strategically how best to allocate $160M to maximise the opport...
by zippySA
Mon May 25, 2015 10:06 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4392
Views: 589473

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

I wouldn't dismiss the Bus vs Tram argument off-hand. There are a range of really interesting projects in UK and elsewhere around electric busses and busways, such as: http://www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/streets-transport-and-parking/bus-travel/bus-projects/electric-bus As always - there is no silver bu...
by zippySA
Fri May 22, 2015 2:48 pm
Forum: General Development Discussions
Topic: #Official Defence Thread
Replies: 287
Views: 120471

Re: #Official Defence Thread

Surely the main issue here is the fact that we are a small nation - and we are not going to have a massive volume of ongoing naval build - we simply cannot justify this. I agree, maintaining capability and a core ship-building industry is strategically important - but I also agree with the model pro...
by zippySA
Wed Mar 25, 2015 12:48 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4392
Views: 589473

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

Trying to remain neutral - but I do query whether said "minority" are actually those who will be directly impacted by the re-alignment and project and have most to lose / gain. The so called "majority" are only transient through this area, and provided the outcomes are achieved (providing faster, mo...
by zippySA
Mon Mar 23, 2015 2:16 pm
Forum: Events in South Australia
Topic: Fringe Festival
Replies: 101
Views: 41883

Re: Fringe Festival

I agree it is great to have green, lush grass everywhere - but the Glenelg re-cycled water is still not free and hence I can understand how they need to balance costs versus everything lush and green. What we really need is some good rain - and perhaps they need to consider alternatives to placing m...
by zippySA
Mon Dec 16, 2013 3:26 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: The Federal Politics Thread
Replies: 598
Views: 126147

Re: The Federal Politics Thread

Keep it up Dog, but keep it non-partisan. :applause: If you do it well I'll split it off to another thread. All good - was stirring the pot. I love this page - always entertains. Was just echoing the concept that a "scorecard" page could be started - it would need to catch both broken and fulfilled...
by zippySA
Mon Dec 16, 2013 1:07 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: The Federal Politics Thread
Replies: 598
Views: 126147

Re: The Federal Politics Thread

Dog - forgot to insert at the end "Sponsored by the ALP" :mrgreen:

Must admit - my life hasn't changed since September......sky yet to fall on my head.