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by zippySA
Fri Sep 04, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [COM] Adelaide Oval Hotel
Replies: 691
Views: 129672

[COM] Re: Adelaide Oval Hotel

I don't see the issue - it is bloody hard to argue with 100k+ at MCG for the marquee game. What never gets mentioned in this (endless) debate is the real economic activity the AFL has generated. Ignoring 2020, we have ended up with a $500M stadium, and a weekly game with 40k+ people in the city. Sam...
by zippySA
Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [SWP] Lot 14 (Old RAH Site)
Replies: 824
Views: 205202

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

Great pics Andy - great to see something start to come together there.
by zippySA
Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] M2 North-South Motorway
Replies: 5279
Views: 1036121

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

You getting that scope from the Geotechnical Investigation tender or somewhere else? If somewhere else - you could be onto a scoop and should sell to the Advertiser :shock:
by zippySA
Fri May 29, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Visions & Suggestions
Topic: Moving the airport to a less populated area
Replies: 54
Views: 45771

Re: Moving the airport to a less populated area

Interesting thought - given the time horizon (>20yrs) till needed, I wonder if technology will drive a different outcome. I imagine within 20years there will be some major new developments in aviation - hydrogen fuel perhaps (eliminates exhaust issues) or even electric (going to require a revolution...
by zippySA
Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Beer Garden
Replies: 3304
Views: 606987

Re: Beer Garden

Agree totally Norman - geopolitics is not solved by isolation and aggressive acts (even against nations that may act aggressively - or in a manner we interpret as aggressive / not in our interest). I've posted before on this and it applies more broadly than to just China-West relations - the world i...
by zippySA
Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] Flinders Rail Link
Replies: 192
Views: 77719

[U/C] Re: Flinders Rail Link

nice shot - guess you will be able to make an informed comment on how good the acoustic treatment is for the trains from that office!
by zippySA
Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Beer Garden
Replies: 3304
Views: 606987

Re: Beer Garden

Food for thought - what would be the view in Australia if a company like BHP legally purchased medical equipment (PPE etc) in bulk from Europe and gifted it to Australian authorities to use? We would celebrate them. If it's legal and fair trade, then all kudos to looking after your people - it is ou...
by zippySA
Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] M2 North-South Motorway
Replies: 5279
Views: 1036121

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

This is why I'd like them to publish some thinking - this is a worthy topic to debate and provide options or at least evidence of consideration to the general public. I think this is an overall problem with politics across the board - this crap about elections being a mandate and hence Government ca...
by zippySA
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] M2 North-South Motorway
Replies: 5279
Views: 1036121

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

Surely a freight toll needs to be considered? Freight movement is the biggest economic beneficiary for this non-stop corridor - plus they cannot sneak past the toll onto secondary routes due to size (maybe the smaller type trucks can before anyone points this out - but the toll scales can address th...
by zippySA
Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [APP] Central Market Arcade Redevelopment | 124m | 38 levels
Replies: 208
Views: 63157

[APP] Re: Central Market Arcade Redevelopment | App 135m | 35 levels

LOL - what's the fatuation with height? Where is the views on quality, merit, need and aligment to the goals for this site? I couldn't care less on exact height level - the renders and concept are very positive in my view, and the whole scheme seems to be one of the best (agree - only renders and co...
by zippySA
Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Petrol Station Owners
Replies: 101
Views: 36191

Re: Petrol Station Owners

I actually thought their business model (like McDonald's) is to be a land owner - so they are not as wedded to what business sits on the land as much as simply owning what they consider to be prime real estate on our major transport network. It would make sense for them to gradually add electric cha...
by zippySA
Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Commonwealth Games in Adelaide
Replies: 226
Views: 75032

Re: Commonwealth Games in Adelaide

Has anyone actually seen this famous Deloitte report? Amazes me the amount of reporting to date including editorials and ongoing stories based upon a few leaked numbers. The real story for me is "who leaked the numbers and to what purpose?". As I discussed with family on weekend - stop dra...
by zippySA
Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Metropolitan Development
Topic: Cedar Woods Glenside
Replies: 19
Views: 9165

Re: Cedar Woods Glenside

Am I in minority finding these "modern" Cedar Woods developments, and the Starfish one up at Rostrevor - as homogenous and totally uninspiring? They seem to mandate a bland colour pallete, perpetuate the need for air-con 24/7 as I haven't seen a single eave or shade structure yet (lord kno...
by zippySA
Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: The SA Politics Thread
Replies: 1110
Views: 252492

Re: The SA Politics Thread

Not really understanding your argument here rev...as you show, land tax is reducing for simple home owners - and let's face it, if you own more than one home then the additional ones are investment properties and no doubt those owners are making significant tax deductions & depreciation whilst g...
by zippySA
Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 881
Views: 239079

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

I find the current debate on electricity infrastructure in this country fascinating. Seems the entire focus is on 100% reliability (i.e. available 100% of the time) - when in fact, even mission critical systems and those that plan and design them avoid 100% (absolutism). We don't seem to have any di...