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by dbl96
Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Metropolitan Development
Topic: News & Developments: Prospect
Replies: 220
Views: 100129

Re: News & Developments: Prospect

The Harrington Apartments on Prospect Road is selling its penthouse for $1.47M!! https://www.realestate.com.au/property-apartment-sa-prospect-134584394 That seems a bit rich considering you could buy a pretty nice house just around the corner for that price... Exactly. People are silly to pay this ...
by dbl96
Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Cycling
Replies: 397
Views: 122039

Re: News & Discussion: Cycling

Bike parking is adequate in most areas of the city from my experience. I’d rather not distract from the real issue of a lack of safe and protected routes. I agree that the priority should be creating safe and protected cycling routes. However, while there are a decent number of placed to park bikes...
by dbl96
Mon Nov 09, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [PRO] Central Market Arcade Redevelopment | ~ 135m | 35 levels
Replies: 171
Views: 50686

[PRO] Re: Central Market Arcade Redevelopment | ~ 135m | 35 levels

This is precisely the kind of attitude that has cost us this investment and may well cost us further investment in the future. Bull. Shit. Money doesn't have feelings to be hurt. The investor was never going to come good and found whatever face saving option to get out of the deal. Possibly. But yo...
by dbl96
Fri Nov 06, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [PRO] Central Market Arcade Redevelopment | ~ 135m | 35 levels
Replies: 171
Views: 50686

[PRO] Re: Central Market Arcade Redevelopment | ~ 135m | 35 levels

Worst case scenario, they just cut 10% of the building off. Who cares about the CCP. We are not going to be bullied into economic coercion. Chinese developer backed out. Good, the less CCP backed investors the better. This is precisely the kind of attitude that has cost us this investment and may w...
by dbl96
Sat Oct 17, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [PRO] 52-66 King William Street | 65m | 15 Levels | Southern Cross Arcade
Replies: 95
Views: 19355

[PRO] Re: 52-66 King William Street | ~65m | 15 Levels | Southern Cross Arcade

I think some of you are missing the point that he's trying to make. If some of you think that this, more government office space, is a good thing for the economy, as opposed to the private sector taking up floor space, then you should do some research. Pandemic aside, office space built for governm...
by dbl96
Sat Oct 17, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [PRO] 52-66 King William Street | 65m | 15 Levels | Southern Cross Arcade
Replies: 95
Views: 19355

[PRO] Re: 52-66 King William Street | ~65m | 15 Levels | Southern Cross Arcade

That food court is one of the worst in Adelaide, I'm really glad to see it go. Good riddance. Its cheap though. Tell me, where else in Adelaide you can get a decent lunch for under 10 dollars? You would struggle to find that even in Chinatown now that the Western food court there has been gentrifie...
by dbl96
Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] M2 North-South Motorway
Replies: 5020
Views: 931318

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

500 houses at $500K = $250M. Exactly $250m is dirt cheap compared to tunnelling that distance. Much cheaper and easier to just buy the land. Not only will it be cheaper and less risky upfront it will much cheaper and less risky for the life of the road, aka forever. Precisely. Tunnels, especially b...
by dbl96
Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Low/Mid-Rise CBD Development
Replies: 1748
Views: 534002

Re: News & Discussion: Low/Mid-Rise CBD Development

These are not tall buildings or they would not be in this low/mid-rise forum. What is the typical suburban population required to support a local coffee shop, convenience store, pub, Chinese restaurant, pizza shop etc? If the entire square developments will be sufficient for these they need to be p...
by dbl96
Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] M2 North-South Motorway
Replies: 5020
Views: 931318

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

It was the construction federation that claimed it would cost 11 billion to do tunnels. It wasnt "decision makers" ie government making that claim. If people want to preserve heritage buildings which line the northern parts of the remaining corridor theres no other option but tunnels. Theres a pric...
by dbl96
Mon Jul 13, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [VIS] New Concert Hall
Replies: 47
Views: 6396

Re: [VIS] New Concert Hall

'Tenders open for city concert hall but Govt wary on funding' as reported by InDaily Key quotes: The Government this month released an open public tender to develop an “initial scoping study” determining the viability and vision of the proposed venue. ... “The work will include consultation with ke...
by dbl96
Sat May 23, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] 124 Waymouth Street | ~50m | 15 Levels | Student Accom
Replies: 125
Views: 58818

[U/C] Re: [U/C] Re: 124 Waymouth Street | ~50m | 15 Levels | Student Accom

“Upmarket” [emoji23] Upmarket for many students is buying the fancier brand of instant ramen for 80 cents a packet instead of the 40 cent ones, it's all relative Actually, I'd guess that for most rooms the sqm rent will be higher than in the new next door building.... Sent from my LG-H870DS using T...
by dbl96
Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: Magill/Portrush Road Intersection Upgrade | $98m
Replies: 59
Views: 6819

Re: Magill/Portrush Road Intersection Upgrade | $98m

The Greenhill/ Portrush is terrible, but only from a Greenhill perspective. - given Cohen's are expanding BV, it's going to get more expensive (They can't do the other side is council chambers) Portrush/GlenOsmond - cost a motza, will need Fed funds Portrush/Parade or Kensington - terrible but only...
by dbl96
Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [PRO] Ovingham Level Crossing Removal | $231m
Replies: 110
Views: 26889

[PRO] Re: Ovingham Level Crossing Removal | $231m

This will be road over rail. Footings for masts for the Gawler Line Electrification Project have already been cast on the outer sides of both platforms of Ovingham Railway Station. So, sadly, this project will benefit cars and road vehicles only, and a station expansion or upgrade looks highly unli...
by dbl96
Sat Mar 14, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] M2 North-South Motorway
Replies: 5020
Views: 931318

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

Victoria is gradually extending its Western Freeway (continuation of the Dukes Highway) out towards SA, but I think even their long-term plan only does it as far as Ararat. The worst bottleneck now is the Swanport Bridge. Duplicating that adds over 20km to the continuous four-lane highway from Glen...
by dbl96
Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: Magill/Portrush Road Intersection Upgrade | $98m
Replies: 59
Views: 6819

Re: Magill/Portrush Road Intersection Upgrade | $98m

Back on this topic, I wonder if anybody did the cost comparison for building a bridge/overpass rather than just a much bigger traffic light intersection, after they had decided that even the traffic lights need so much property acquisition. It is probably the worst intersection on Magill Road, but ...