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by Nort
Thu Oct 28, 2021 8:05 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: New City Arena
Replies: 187
Views: 21287

Re: New City Arena

I'm less against this proposal because of spending priorities or the validity of the business case than because I doubt it is the most valuable (environmentally, socially, economically) use of location. If built, we lose both what's currently there and the opportunity for other things. In my opinio...
by Nort
Thu Oct 28, 2021 1:05 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] M2 North-South Motorway
Replies: 5395
Views: 1107052

[U/C] Re: [U/C] Re: [U/C] Re: M2 North-South Motorway

Invest in public transport. How does public transport stop traffic backing up into the tunnel when it leaves it and immediately hits traffic lights? Again, I'm fully on board with the idea we should be spending a magnitude more on public transport infrastructure, but the completion of the North-Sou...
by Nort
Thu Oct 28, 2021 1:00 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: New City Arena
Replies: 187
Views: 21287

Re: New City Arena

The question of what would be a better investment for the state is entirely valid when proponents of this arena are arguing it will provide financial benefit to the state. If the numbers check out then questioning them is good, it reinforces the case. If the numbers don't check out then questioning ...
by Nort
Thu Oct 28, 2021 12:56 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] The Switch - 203 North Terrace | 119m | 35 levels | Student Accom
Replies: 557
Views: 151434

[U/C] Re: 203 North Terrace | 119m | 35 levels | Student Accom

Here’s a couple of absolutely terrible photos of the new signage going on this morning: https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20211027/5a9ec39b45b10f3c78ec464b15fc6d16.png https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20211027/771fd1d4c6abc6206e5fedf89f74087d.jpg Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk The developers exp...
by Nort
Thu Oct 28, 2021 12:55 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] The Switch - 203 North Terrace | 119m | 35 levels | Student Accom
Replies: 557
Views: 151434

[U/C] Re: 203 North Terrace | 119m | 35 levels | Student Accom

Its not that it looks cheap, it's just such an uninspired design. Its best viewing angle...from a great distance :lol: There is something to be said for the distance comment. The design and scale of elements of the building means that it looks larger than it actually is since there's nothing alongs...
by Nort
Thu Oct 28, 2021 12:53 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion: General CBD Development
Replies: 2554
Views: 620038

Re: News & Discussion: General CBD Development

Interesting ideas.
by Nort
Wed Oct 27, 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: New City Arena
Replies: 187
Views: 21287

Re: New City Arena

HiTouch wrote:
Wed Oct 27, 2021 11:36 am
Nort wrote:
Tue Oct 26, 2021 5:55 pm
HiTouch wrote:
Tue Oct 26, 2021 4:11 pm

Well if it isnt the pot calling the kettle black
Example?
I don't need or want to give you an example.
I'll continue to fall back on first-hand stories from people I know working in the medical sector then, despite your attempts to label them as "stirring trouble".
by Nort
Wed Oct 27, 2021 5:45 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] The Switch - 203 North Terrace | 119m | 35 levels | Student Accom
Replies: 557
Views: 151434

[U/C] Re: 203 North Terrace | 119m | 35 levels | Student Accom

This building does look cheap as with the tiny windows, but it does look a lot better than the renders indicated it would.
by Nort
Wed Oct 27, 2021 5:43 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] M2 North-South Motorway
Replies: 5395
Views: 1107052

[U/C] Re: [U/C] Re: M2 North-South Motorway

I understand where you're coming from. But what is the 'forward planning' for? Why are we actively providing an easy solution to a problem that is avoidable and does not need to exist? Do you have an alternate solution for getting traffic off the freeway and into the city that doesn't involve a ram...
by Nort
Wed Oct 27, 2021 5:40 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] M2 North-South Motorway
Replies: 5395
Views: 1107052

[U/C] Re: M2 North-South Motorway

One item that isn't clear from the renders so far is how the south bound traffic flow conflicts will be handled - more specifically not having traffic entering the southbound motorway tunnel from Anzac Highway clashing with traffic exiting the motorway south bound on to the South Road surface road....
by Nort
Wed Oct 27, 2021 8:55 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] M2 North-South Motorway
Replies: 5395
Views: 1107052

[U/C] Re: M2 North-South Motorway

I understand where you're coming from. But what is the 'forward planning' for? Why are we actively providing an easy solution to a problem that is avoidable and does not need to exist? Do you have an alternate solution for getting traffic off the freeway and into the city that doesn't involve a ram...
by Nort
Tue Oct 26, 2021 10:05 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] M2 North-South Motorway
Replies: 5395
Views: 1107052

[U/C] Re: M2 North-South Motorway

I don't get the comments that this seems over engineered. If anything it seems quite restrained in the impact on the existing intersection and Anzac highway considering the need for traffic coming from the tunnel to keep moving without suddenly hitting lights and creating a potential backup Look, I...
by Nort
Tue Oct 26, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: New City Arena
Replies: 187
Views: 21287

Re: New City Arena

Our Health System is not third world, people aren't dying in the back of an ambulance. For the last time, the health system is fine and there is nothing to fix! Lobbyists and unions are stirring trouble. :wallbash: For the last time, you stating something is a fact doesn't make it so. I tell porkie...
by Nort
Tue Oct 26, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: New City Arena
Replies: 187
Views: 21287

Re: New City Arena

Excuse my scepticism, but for my entire adult life i've read or heard the media talk about our health system being in "crisis" or at the "breaking point" and it still seems to function pretty well. First world problems. For the opposition to promise they will funnel money from t...
by Nort
Mon Oct 25, 2021 3:46 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] M2 North-South Motorway
Replies: 5395
Views: 1107052

[U/C] Re: M2 North-South Motorway

I don't get the comments that this seems over engineered. If anything it seems quite restrained in the impact on the existing intersection and Anzac highway considering the need for traffic coming from the tunnel to keep moving without suddenly hitting lights and creating a potential backup