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Re: Port Pirie

#46 Post by Punishment466 » Tue Sep 04, 2007 2:51 pm

A photo of the Main Road upgrade today. The entire western side of the road will be looking like this, with landscape on the side of the footpath. They still have some time to go until they've done the whole thing. They're about half way there.

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PS: If you look closely you can see our Adelaide Metro city bus... :P.

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Re: Port Pirie

#47 Post by Norman » Tue Sep 04, 2007 3:29 pm

Punishment466 wrote:A photo of the Main Road upgrade today. The entire western side of the road will be looking like this, with landscape on the side of the footpath. They still have some time to go until they've done the whole thing. They're about half way there.
Looks good :)
Punishment466 wrote:PS: If you look closely you can see our Adelaide Metro city bus... :P.
:lol:

What is that, the 901? :P

City to Port Pirie via Marion Shopping Centre, Glen Osmond, West Lakes, Glenelg, Tea Tree Plaza, Adelaide O-Bahn and Sydney :P

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Re: Port Pirie

#48 Post by Cruise » Wed Sep 05, 2007 9:57 am

I knew Adelaide was sprawling alot but i had no idea we have reached Port Pirie!!

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Re: Port Pirie

#49 Post by crawf » Wed Sep 05, 2007 6:12 pm

Looks pretty good, cheers for that

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Re: Port Pirie

#50 Post by Punishment466 » Mon Sep 24, 2007 2:42 pm

Construction of the Woolworths expansion is about to begin. The old Blockbuster building has been fenced off as a construction site.
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The old courthouse will be knocked down to house the contractors offices, then once the upgrade is complete it'll be converted to a car park. All expected to be complete mid next year.

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Re: Port Pirie

#51 Post by urban » Mon Sep 24, 2007 2:44 pm

Any pictures of the old courthouse?

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Re: Port Pirie

#52 Post by Punishment466 » Mon Sep 24, 2007 3:05 pm

urban wrote:Any pictures of the old courthouse?
Sure.
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Re: Port Pirie

#53 Post by urban » Mon Sep 24, 2007 3:12 pm

No great loss there.

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Re: Port Pirie

#54 Post by Punishment466 » Mon Sep 24, 2007 3:14 pm

urban wrote:No great loss there.
Indeed. I've heard no objection to the demolishing of the building, even nothing negative in the local paper. Something I doubt you'd ever see in the city :P.

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Re: Port Pirie

#55 Post by Bulldozer » Mon Sep 24, 2007 4:04 pm

urban wrote:No great loss there.
That looks more like an ETSA substation or Telstra exchange. Indeed, no great loss.

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Re: Port Pirie

#56 Post by Punishment466 » Thu Oct 11, 2007 1:19 pm

Old Blockbuster building is now completely demolished.
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They're now demolishing the old Women's counseling centre to make way for more carparks, and some public toilets.
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Re: Port Pirie

#57 Post by Punishment466 » Sat Oct 13, 2007 6:27 pm

Render of the new Centro Port Pirie upgrade;
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Re: Port Pirie

#58 Post by Cruise » Sat Oct 13, 2007 9:23 pm

Is that the Ellen centre?

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Re: Port Pirie

#59 Post by Punishment466 » Sat Oct 13, 2007 11:50 pm

Nah, Ellen Centre is where Woolies is. I'm sure that'll get an upgrade along with the new Woolies upgrade.

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Re: Port Pirie

#60 Post by Punishment466 » Wed Oct 31, 2007 6:38 pm

The inside of the old Prests building is pretty much completed, ready for Radio Rentals to move in. On the outside, the bottom half of the building has been painted the ugly trademark RR colours... Funnily enough, Radio Rentals wanted to paint the whole building yellow and black, but the Mayor stepped in and said he only wanted the bottom half painted in those colours... So I'm not sure what the top will be painted. It's due to open on November 24.
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