SA Regional Projects Guide (As of 21/01/08)

Developments in Regional South Australia. Including Port Lincoln, Victor Harbor, Wallaroo, Gawler and Mount Barker.
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Re: SA Regional Projects Guide (As of 17/07/07)

#16 Post by Pistol » Sat Jan 12, 2008 12:45 pm

I was flicking through today's tiser when I noticed a small render of Wallaroo's second apartment building. Basically it is exactly the same as the one that is currently u/c and is right next door. Who would have guessed twin towers for Wallaroo???
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Re: SA Regional Projects Guide (As of 17/07/07)

#17 Post by crawf » Mon Jan 14, 2008 4:47 pm

Yeah I saw that aswell, not really mad on it. Would of been good if they just built a 10 storey tower instead, maybe the demand wasn't that strong when they first released the first tower?

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Re: SA Regional Projects Guide (As of 21/01/08)

#18 Post by Pistol » Fri Feb 15, 2008 4:22 pm

Had a whirlwind trip to Wallaroo last Friday to pick up my Grandfather. Thought it was a great opportunity to check out the progress of the apartment building going up in the marina. Unbelievable to see this happen in my sleepy home town of Wallaroo. Remember that there is another apartment building going up next to this almost mirroring this development in the future.
All apartments have sold except for the two penthouses which are fetching 1.3m. This is Wallaroo remember.
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Re: SA Regional Projects Guide (As of 21/01/08)

#19 Post by mattblack » Thu Mar 20, 2008 10:25 am

Can anyone give an update on the international spaceport project at Woomera.

Is it still on track to be operational by the end of the year or has it bitten the dust?

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Re: SA Regional Projects Guide (As of 21/01/08)

#20 Post by alfer7_3 » Thu Mar 20, 2008 8:29 pm

mattblack wrote:Can anyone give an update on the international spaceport project at Woomera.

Is it still on track to be operational by the end of the year or has it bitten the dust?
I read in i think it was Mondays The Adevertiser that it was still going ahead but there were some delays. It is supposed to start late this year or early 2009. there wasn't alot of information though.
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#21 Post by kernelpanic » Tue Aug 19, 2008 5:02 pm

I've heard that there's money coming through for redevelopment of the Berri Hospital. Anyone heard confirmation of that? Also, there's going to be a new community dental clinic built at UniSA in Whyalla. Not a big development by Whyalla's current standards, but one that doesn't involve mining or shops!

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Re: SA Regional Projects Guide (As of 21/01/08)

#22 Post by Will » Tue Aug 19, 2008 6:20 pm

kernelpanic wrote:I've heard that there's money coming through for redevelopment of the Berri Hospital. Anyone heard confirmation of that? Also, there's going to be a new community dental clinic built at UniSA in Whyalla. Not a big development by Whyalla's current standards, but one that doesn't involve mining or shops!
The Berri Hospital will be getting a significant upgrading as part of the state government's plan to establish 5 major hospitals to service country SA. The upgraded Berri Hosiptal is expected to service the entire SA Riverland region.

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#23 Post by Estella » Fri Nov 07, 2008 9:08 am

I've heard that there is a new industrial project called Beckwith Park, at the old Kaiser Stuhl site in the Barossa Valley

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Re: SA Regional Projects Guide (As of 21/01/08)

#24 Post by rhino » Thu Mar 11, 2010 9:10 am

New industry on the Yorke Peninsula:

SA crop waste to be used in clean fuel project
Valerina Changarathil From: The Advertiser March 02, 2010 5:49PM

SYNTHETIC fuel company Syngas is working with wheat and barley farmers on the Yorke Peninsula to create a potentially lucrative market for farm waste.
The waste, mainly chaff and excess residual straw unsuitable for export or livestock supply, is likely to be used as feedstock to create cleaner fuel using specialised technology.
Syngas plans to set up two fuel plants in Australia - a $3 billion coal and biomass-to-liquid plant at Clinton in SA by 2015, and a $250 million pure biomass-to-liquid plant called Rialto2 with US synthetic fuel technology company Rentech by 2013.
More than 400,000 tonnes of biomass will be needed annually as feedstock for both facilities, says Syngas managing director Merrill Gray, in Adelaide to meet crop farmers group the Yorke Peninsula Alkaline Soils Group (YPASG).
"Technology hook-ups with companies like Rentech gave us a lot more information on biomass potential. Cereal biomass is considered to be essentially carbon neutral here, and Rentech's existing work on a biomass-to-liquid project in the US has opened up another exciting possibility for us," she said.
Syngas is working with YPASG on the potential supply of biomass to determine the viability of both projects. "Of course, we would need to set up high confidence and firm agreements with farmers and do some economic modelling."
YPASG spokesperson Don Faulkner said a least cost method of supply was important in any agreement between the two.
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Re: SA Regional Projects Guide (As of 21/01/08)

#25 Post by rhino » Fri Mar 12, 2010 10:20 am

And more green fuel, this time in the Cooper Basin:
Beach Energy aiming to farm Cooper Basin oil within five years
Cameron England From: The Advertiser March 11, 2010 11:33AM

The Adelaide company, which is naturally more used to drilling deep under the sands of the Cooper Basin in its search for oil and gas, has signed an agreement with GA to test the viability of using algae to produce biofuels.
The process involves using waste carbon dioxide, which is contained in Cooper Basin gas, to propagate algae in large ponds. The algae is then used to make biofuels.
GA's Bill Davison said growing algae with poor quality water and waste CO2 was definitely possible.
"The yield of oil per unit surface area is large many times larger than the yield of oil for other oil growth crops," Mr Davison said.
"The challenge with the use of algae for this purpose is cost."
The prospect of using algae to generate biofuels was canvassed by Federal Resources Minister Martin Ferguson in an interview on the ABC's Lateline program this week.
Mr Ferguson said there was "considerable interest" from the private sector.
"The suggestion is that that can be done by locating pools of algae alongside coal-fired power stations, pumping the carbon dioxide into the algae to make it grow," he said.
"That's one opportunity. Alternatively, in a number of places in Australia there's potential for the development of algae farms as a stand-alone process for the purposes of development of second generation biofuels."
Beach and GA will now do an initial cost evaluation.
If this is promising, a complete economic feasibility study will be completed by August.
The companies would then aim to build and operate a pilot project involving 100sq/m algae ponds by June next year.
A 10-20ha system would be established by December 2012, while one or more 1000-2000ha systems would be operational by 2005 if everything went to plan.
Beach managing director Reg Nelson said the process, if successful, would be environmentally friendly as well as cost effective.
"For Beach, this is a continuation and expansion of our drive to maximise the potential of hydrocarbon provinces such as the Cooper, for conventional and unconventional gas and oil opportunities, and an emerging suite of new by-products being made possible by technological breakthroughs," Mr Nelson said.
"Success will ensure that for possibly the first time in Australia's petroleum sector, commercial production of oil and gas from a field can be matched on-site with environmentally-based by-product options able to deliver a saleable green fuel."
San Diego-based GA is a technology firm with defence and nuclear interests and is affiliated with the owner of the Beverley uranium mine, Heathgate Resources.
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