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by SBD
Fri Oct 22, 2021 9:21 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [VIS] Passenger Trains to Mount Barker
Replies: 68
Views: 6836

[VIS] Re: Passenger Trains to Mount Barker

I don't dislike Mount Barker or the people who live there. I think most people in the Hills like it quiet. Building a satellite town in an area that's expensive to build in doesn't make sense. Bit too late to be complaining about it now, the people moved in decades ago. The trigger for the developm...
by SBD
Fri Oct 22, 2021 8:07 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] M2 North-South Motorway
Replies: 5362
Views: 1102446

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

At this stage, I don't think we have heard any specifics about how construction will be done in this area. One possibility would be for the tunnel boring machine(s) that started at the southern end to keep going under the Gallipoli Underpass to drill the northern tunnel, then dig down to it (or up f...
by SBD
Wed Oct 20, 2021 11:38 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [VIS] Passenger Trains to Mount Barker
Replies: 68
Views: 6836

[VIS] Re: Passenger Trains to Mount Barker

Stop encouraging people to move to Mount Barker and build housing around the existing underused stations. There's plenty of land around the Gawler line that's vacant and could be used for housing. Stop encouraging people to move to gawler. Encourage people to move to either of them, but only if at ...
by SBD
Sun Oct 10, 2021 9:41 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 931
Views: 254314

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

We need an electricity interconnector to Perth. That would be shorter than the Sun Cable and it would enable us to use solar power from WA an hour or two after our sunset. Maybe that will be a future project as part of reaching net-zero carbon. It could have a drop at each community on the way that...
by SBD
Wed Oct 06, 2021 3:33 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 931
Views: 254314

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

We need an electricity interconnector to Perth. That would be shorter than the Sun Cable and it would enable us to use solar power from WA an hour or two after our sunset. Maybe that will be a future project as part of reaching net-zero carbon. It could have a drop at each community on the way that...
by SBD
Mon Sep 27, 2021 10:36 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 931
Views: 254314

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

Summary of costs here: https://www.aph.gov.au/About_Parliament/Parliamentary_Departments/Parliamentary_Library/pubs/rp/rp2021/AustralianElectricityOptionsPumpedHydro Costs add up when you need lots of pipes and turbines, and seems like once you have that base in place it's relatively cheap to add m...
by SBD
Thu Sep 23, 2021 9:14 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 931
Views: 254314

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

Have all of the pumped hydro projects been canned? Two seem to still have web sites and future dates for construction starts. * Baroota Reservoir * Goat Hill The one at the quarries in Highbury was canned. I don't get why it's so expensive compared to batteries. Pumps, turbines and pipes are not th...
by SBD
Sat Sep 18, 2021 7:02 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 931
Views: 254314

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

There are some interesting questions in and from the posts above this one. One I have never seen mentioned is the total amount of energy consumed by transport. Refineries and importers would have a good idea of the volume and energy content of the liquid hydrocarbons they distribute. That would be a...
by SBD
Sun Sep 12, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: Visions & Suggestions
Topic: After the North South Corridor..
Replies: 17
Views: 10149

Re: After the North South Corridor..

I think the Truro Bypass has already been announced. That should be joined with the current end of the two-lane dual carriageway. I agree with Shuz it should eventually also be extended all the way to the state border in stages. It will need a new route from Waikerie to pass south of Loxton (roughly...
by SBD
Sat Sep 11, 2021 11:56 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 931
Views: 254314

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

In 2019 ARENA (Australian Renewable Energy Agency) were due to fund a pumped hydro project in South Australia. There were 4 different applicants who applied for start up funding to get their project off their ground. ARENA never announced any funding, the cost of large scale batteries kept falling ...
by SBD
Sat Sep 11, 2021 11:41 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] M2 North-South Motorway
Replies: 5362
Views: 1102446

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

The signs are a real mess with no uniformity between stages. Would be good if a system of exit numbers was designated to each on and off ramp, would be a lot easier to remember than trying to roll off a list of roads at each exit. Naming exits by number means they need to be renumbered if new exist...
by SBD
Sat Sep 04, 2021 6:24 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 5178
Views: 1076425

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

I suspect the ARTC line to Virginia and Two Wells is busy enough that a suburban service on the same single track would not work without duplicating it, so the question then is whether the operational efficiencies of having separate up and down tracks exceeds the separation benefits of laying a sep...
by SBD
Sat Sep 04, 2021 1:19 am
Forum: Metropolitan Development
Topic: PRO: Magill Road precinct
Replies: 16
Views: 4176

Re: PRO: Magill Road precinct

If you want to attract artists, you need trams. Extending the botanic gardens tram along Magill Road makes a lot of sense. Unlike the plans to extend it along the Parade, with Magill Road you don't have any corners, so the tram is faster and easier to construct. I agree in principle with massively ...
by SBD
Sat Sep 04, 2021 1:08 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 5178
Views: 1076425

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Have they laid gauge convertible sleepers to Gawler? If so, then almost the whole network has gauge convertible sleepers. This should be the next project for Adelaide Metro trains. It gives no quick benefits, but will save us from problems in the future. What future problems are you envisioning? Wh...
by SBD
Tue Aug 31, 2021 6:21 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] Ovingham Level Crossing Removal | $231m
Replies: 160
Views: 42262

[U/C] Re: Ovingham Level Crossing Removal | $231m

Goodsy wrote:
Tue Aug 31, 2021 4:35 pm
The left turn lane from Torrens road onto Fitzroy terrace needs to be greatly extended
It looks as long as it can be. Do the lights at the end turn red while Park Terrace traffic has green, or only while pedestrians are crossing the slip lane?