rev wrote: ↑
Sun Dec 15, 2019 8:18 pm
The big ferris wheel has returned for the second summer running now. Obviously people are wanting more to do at Glenelg.
Many hotels have a narrow laneway for service access. Doesnt seem to be a problem.
Theres many such piers around the world, access doesnt seem to be a problem.
Why would it be a problem here?
Was it a problem with the old pier that even had an aquarium?
Why would it be a problem today if it wasnt in the past?
Glenelg can keep its jetty for the casual stroll and fishing, but the marina, ferry and cruise terminal would be the central focus. You could add an aquarium, museum, convention facilities, restaurant, cafe, etc. A pier in the old fashion way wouldn't serve much as you know.
bits wrote: ↑
Mon Dec 16, 2019 7:39 am
In the past there was not the discrimination act.
You would need to run some form of on-demand shuttle now. Which means the pier would need to be flat enough to drive a small buggy on. Eg the current pier surface would not be suitable.
There also was not the building fire safety requirements. If the pier was on fire where is the alternative escape?
Are you thinking a fine dining restaurant to take advantage of the views and mood while out there?
That is what I am thinking. Maybe a kiosk but I doubt that would work either.
It will be windy, wet or too hot and too far to walk in nice clothes, shoes and hair.
Whatever builds out there will always have poor attendance and high costs due to the bad location.
First 2 years the gimmick would work and people would come. Then once done once or twice most will not bother again.
The weather would negate anything that is not well built and protected, that's why a marina and port facilities with a well built breakwater is the only way to go.
Nort wrote: ↑
Mon Dec 16, 2019 10:00 am
I think it would be way too expensive to seriously consider, but it's interesting to imagine having the tram go down a pier as part of any massive expansion.
The tram could loop around Colley Terrace, ANZAC Highway, Gordon Street and back into Jetty Road. This would service the marina, ferry and cruise terminals. No need to send a tram down a jetty which won't just be expensive, but impractical and also dangerous.