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by Joelmark
Sat Jan 09, 2021 5:31 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Roads & Traffic
Replies: 1315
Views: 247404

Re: News & Discussion: Roads & Traffic

I suspect that in 10 or 15 year’s time the concrete busway will simply be replaced by exactly the same concrete busway, once they get maximum use out of the current structure- 50 years isn’t too bad. Much less likely would be Option B - replacing it with a Light Rail line as was originally planned, ...
by Joelmark
Sat Dec 12, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] Festival Plaza Redevelopment | $800 million
Replies: 1084
Views: 293484

[U/C] Re: Festival Plaza Redevelopment | $800 million

Several pages back on this thread (around April 2020) there are links to all of the signed-off plans, etc. detailing exactly where all the trees and landscaping will go.
by Joelmark
Sat Oct 24, 2020 6:10 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion: General CBD Development
Replies: 2498
Views: 555910

Re: News & Discussion: General CBD Development

Wasn’t sure where else to post this. Quite a good article on SCAP in InDaily: https://indaily.com.au/news/local/2020/ ... ning-body/
by Joelmark
Sun Oct 18, 2020 5:02 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4527
Views: 767404

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

I think the wonky poles are a mixture of ones installed from the streetscape upgrades 2003-10 and the tram extension 2017. But they were all disfigured by the overhead tram cables. Credit I guess to DIT for recognising they look awful and replacing them.
by Joelmark
Sun Sep 20, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [COM] 11 Frome Street | 138m | 37 Levels | Crowne Plaza / Adelaidean | New tallest
Replies: 1655
Views: 413262

[COM] Re: 11 Frome Street | 138m | 37 Levels | Crowne Plaza / Adelaidean | New tallest

It looks like like they’ve arranged the facilities around so that some - for example Koomo - will still have good views towards the south? It’s hard to work out the setback for the new student tower next door and how that will affect the sunlight reaching the pool - perhaps sun seekers will still ge...
by Joelmark
Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:33 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] SkyCity Adelaide Casino Expansion | 55m | 12 Levels | Hotel
Replies: 1036
Views: 311525

[U/C] Re: SkyCity Adelaide Casino Expansion | 55m | 12 Levels | Hotel

Correct me if I’m wrong, but it looks like from Andy’s pic at least they’ve got the water feature running again and fixed up the stairs? Can anyone who has been past recently confirm? Cheers.
by Joelmark
Thu Sep 03, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4527
Views: 767404

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

Fairly confident Labor will at least have costed plans to extend tram to Prospect, and commit to Outer Harbor electrification. Potential feasibility study into extension of rail to Aldinga and tourist rail to Barossa (this would require a heavy subsidy from state govt., no doubt). Trains and trams w...
by Joelmark
Thu Aug 20, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] 104-106 Currie Street | 117m | 33lvl | Sofitel Hotel
Replies: 776
Views: 278864

[U/C] Re: 104-106 Currie Street | 117m | 33lvl | Sofitel Hotel

Now that all the levels have been built, it doesn't look 117m tall at all. Its more closer to about 100-105m? The roofline of Westpac is 123m (antennae are 132m) and this certainly doesn't remotely appear to match the roofline of Westpac. Was there a variation to DA? Westpac House is approximately ...
by Joelmark
Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide City Council
Replies: 3705
Views: 668236

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide City Council

If only all of these conservative councillors would spend even a fraction of their time promoting say the tram extension to North Adelaide instead of car use, imagine where Adelaide could be. I challenge them all to have a coffee on say West Terrace or Morphett Street and then one Peel Street or Top...
by Joelmark
Wed Jul 22, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4773
Views: 917801

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

For what I can remember of 1980, there would have been ticket offices at Bowden, Woodville and Glanville on the Outer Harbour line for example.....the rest of the stations would have been unstaffed. This was typical of the Adelaide train network at the time. That 1980 map makes the train network mu...
by Joelmark
Fri Jul 10, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Laneway & Streetscape Projects
Replies: 724
Views: 249482

Re: News & Discussion: Laneway & Streetscape Projects

They're just fixing up the paving on this stretch. Across the road (between KW and Gawler Pl) there will be new trees, gardens and a new pavement after the gasworks are completed.
by Joelmark
Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Laneway & Streetscape Projects
Replies: 724
Views: 249482

Re: News & Discussion: Laneway & Streetscape Projects

The section of Nth Tce between King William and Kintore was re-paved for the first time in 2010 as part of the boulevard masterplan. Most of this was only laid on sand and not on a concrete base and hence why the granite and other stone rectangular pavers sometimes crack. If you look at the pavement...
by Joelmark
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [SWP] Lot 14 (Old RAH Site)
Replies: 733
Views: 179877

[SWP] Re: Lot 14 (Old RAH Site)

It's baffling how it came about that this section has a different design to the other North Terrace sections. Looking at Andy's great pictures there is some continuity with pavement width, lighting and tree choice but that's about it. Why couldn't there been more coordination between the City Counci...
by Joelmark
Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:32 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] Festival Plaza Redevelopment | $800 million
Replies: 1084
Views: 293484

[U/C] Re: Festival Plaza Redevelopment | $800 million

Seven News Adelaide has a good little story on the current works on their Twitter feed - was on Thursday's news I guess too. Was actually nice to see the Lord Mayor and the Infrastructure Minister spruiking the end result. I kind of wish there was a bit more engagement with the public about the work...
by Joelmark
Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [PRO] Ovingham Level Crossing Removal | $231m
Replies: 139
Views: 30408

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

Cheers for the updates on this all - but is there any actual evidence that Ovingham station itself will be touched, except for the access ramps which will probably need to be reconfigured? All the State Government's language on this speaks of the benefits to road users only. There are far worse stat...