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Re: Mount Gambier | Developments & News

#121 Post by wilkiebarkid » Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:09 pm

rhino wrote:
Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:56 am
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I've only heard it as a tourist marketing term. Referring to everything touristy along the coast from Selleck's Hill to Deep Creek.
Which would preclude it from the "contiguous urban area" qualification
It's only the 3 small urban areas of Normanville, Yankallila and Carrickalinga.

Gawler and immediate surrounds comes under Adelaide's greater metropolitan area, as does the others mention above, Mount Barker, Aldinga, Sellicks, etc.

I drive to Murray Bridge every month and I can assure you it does not fit the description of being an outer suburb of Adelaide and is not captured by the Greater Adelaide population.

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Re: Mount Gambier | Developments & News

#122 Post by wilkiebarkid » Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:43 pm

SBD wrote:
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Same.

Btw I didn't realise Murray Bridge was that big now. Despite both being outer suburbs of Adelaide now, it would be interesting to see where Gawler and Mt Barker would fit in that list.
Town of Gawler, which includes
Bibaringa (5118)
Evanston (5116)
Evanston Gardens (5116)
Evanston Park (5116)
Evanston South (5116)
Gawler (5118)
Gawler East (5118)
Gawler South (5118)
Gawler West (5118)
Hillier (5116)
Kudla (5115) and
Willaston (5118)


Is around 23,000
You might be able to argue that Gawler is realy just a suburb of Adelaide (especially if you were making that argument for Millicent or Penola as suburbs of Mt Gambier).

Alternatively there are a few more places that are part of urban Gawler but not the Town of Gawler. I'd say it should include include Reid, Buchfeld and Hillier on the west, Hewett and Gawler Belt to the north. Probably also Kalbeeba and Concordia on the east.
Here's the map used for GREATER ADELAIDE by the ABS. All of the above are part of GREATER ADELAIDE when it comes to head counting!

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Sourced from ABS website

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Re: Mount Gambier | Developments & News

#123 Post by flaneur » Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:04 pm

Mt Gambier's economy as well as parts of the Limestone Coast suffer as a result of no passenger rail. The choice is car, bus, plane. The car is convenient, the bus is not popular choice and slow, plane is expensive. When Sharpe Airlines had their Adelaide service it was cheaper to fly to Portland than to catch the direct plane from Adelaide to Mt Gambier. The choice of Qantas Link to Whyalla instead of Mt Gambier was a political move. Trucking companies are very political in the Limestone Coast and fear a passenger train would open the gate for rail freight. Local tour operators would benefit rather than tour companies that originate from Melbourne or Adelaide.
Passenger rail could have opened the opportunity for the Tour Down Under.

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#124 Post by flaneur » Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:09 pm

sad to see Masters go, had a far better and interesting range than Bunnings, would have liked the partnership taken away from Woolworths. Visited a hardware chain in Germany which had a range and price that would have competed more than well against Bunnings

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Re: Mount Gambier | Developments & News

#125 Post by Spurdo » Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:16 pm

Article paywalled, but this sounds like it could be the beginning of something pretty interesting if all goes to plan.

https://borderwatch.com.au/2018/10/prop ... tepped-up/

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