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by SBD
Wed Apr 17, 2024 12:23 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 1588
Views: 378054

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

treeless national park, but do whatever you need to do to score junk time points Plantation timber is usually used to build stuff, so counts as carbon capture and storage. One of those pages pointed out that Aleppo Pines don’t form hollows for nesting, and it was an environmental monoculture. They ...
by SBD
Wed Apr 17, 2024 8:50 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Airport & Airlines
Replies: 3094
Views: 979748

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Airport & Airlines

Oh. First I heard of this (not an airline aficionado by any stretch). Did a google search but couldn't find anything, got a link? Would be interesting to get an idea of what they are thinking as the airport were talking about flights to the USA. See your own post from 2019. https://sensational-adel...
by SBD
Wed Apr 17, 2024 1:13 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Airport & Airlines
Replies: 3094
Views: 979748

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Airport & Airlines

When were United having a look at Adelaide? Yes, before the pandemic United were actually assessing Adelaide Oh. First I heard of this (not an airline aficionado by any stretch). Did a google search but couldn't find anything, got a link? Would be interesting to get an idea of what they are thinkin...
by SBD
Wed Apr 17, 2024 12:34 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 1588
Views: 378054

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

all that vacant baron land on the other side of South Road, aka Glenthorne National Park treeless national park, but do whatever you need to do to score junk time points Plantation timber is usually used to build stuff, so counts as carbon capture and storage. One of those pages pointed out that Al...
by SBD
Tue Apr 16, 2024 2:33 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 1588
Views: 378054

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

I was driving up South Road past the Happy Valley reservoir this afternoon and noticed they'd chopped down a whole plantation forest which has been there since I was born and replaced it with solar panels so much for 'green energy' :roll: From what I recall, it was always regarded as a commercial p...
by SBD
Tue Apr 16, 2024 10:01 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 6043
Views: 1460399

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

I’ve seen this mentioned before and I have to ask, how do you get rail into Angle Vale? You don’t, hence the feeder buses. There’s already routes that link to Smithfield on the Gawler line, links to a potential station at Virginia would be invaluable if commuter rail ever makes it to Two Wells. Ah,...
by SBD
Mon Apr 15, 2024 11:35 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 6043
Views: 1460399

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

If the government isn’t prepared to commit to a proper extension to Roseworthy, even trialling a diesel service between Gawler and Roseworthy would be a great first step as more houses are completed. Do enough trackworks to get them running at a fair speed on single track, timetable them to sync wi...
by SBD
Mon Apr 15, 2024 5:02 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 6043
Views: 1460399

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Agreed. Amidst all the tall promises of rail to Mount Barker and the stalled extension to Aldinga, rail to the Barossa and Roseworthy would by far be the easiest additions to the network. I'm curious - what do people see as the purpose of bringing back rail services to Roseworthy and the Barossa Va...
by SBD
Thu Apr 11, 2024 11:52 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 6043
Views: 1460399

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

That was how the deal was presented at the time, to reduce backlash from giving up the line, but it's well known that there has been no enforcement of that condition. Wasn’t all or part of the line handed back to the State Government when Kroemer’s Crossing was severed? Or is it still under Aurizon...
by SBD
Thu Apr 11, 2024 11:15 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Airport & Airlines
Replies: 3094
Views: 979748

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Airport & Airlines

Three times a week Adelaide to the other side of the planet? We've barely scratched the surface with direct flights to the Asian continent. True, but more than Australians visit the US than every Asian country except Indonesia (Bali), so demand is clearly there. Domestic-International transfers in ...
by SBD
Thu Apr 11, 2024 2:59 pm
Forum: Events in South Australia
Topic: AFL Gather Round
Replies: 54
Views: 11376

Re: AFL Gather Round

this is what gets me, a $40 million upgrade to facilities in the Barossa and $30 million spent in Mt Barker... this looks a lot like pork barelling. The local Mt Barker club wont even use the Summit Oval for its games. where is the legacy for football when this money could be spent on revitalising ...
by SBD
Thu Apr 11, 2024 2:22 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 6043
Views: 1460399

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

I hope Gather Round in Lyndoch helps to make an issue of rail infrastructure in SA. This could form some important commentary if it's kept in the public conscience, and could time well for the next State Election if there is enough momentum. Agreed. Amidst all the tall promises of rail to Mount Bar...
by SBD
Tue Apr 09, 2024 9:00 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [COM] Festival Plaza Tower 1 | 115m | 27 Levels | Office
Replies: 2056
Views: 590042

[COM] Re: Festival Plaza Incl. 115m Tower | $800 million

Nick Champion spruiking the new tower on ABC Adelaide breakfast radio was asked if it could interfere with the airport flight path: "It won't be a problem because there are taller buildings in the rest of the CBD obviously".
by SBD
Sun Apr 07, 2024 9:27 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] M2 North-South Motorway
Replies: 6187
Views: 1501769

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

Overpass was scrapped for two reasons: Inability to provide safe access to the tram depot. The turn into the depot is already very tight as it is. Secondly, they need to build a new depot anyway so there's no point in providing access to the current one while they scope options for a new one. So th...
by SBD
Wed Apr 03, 2024 5:00 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: The SA Politics Thread
Replies: 1250
Views: 329547

Re: The SA Politics Thread

Does anyone know what the hold up is in the Dunstan by-election count? Because of Easter, postal votes were still allowed until today. According to Antony Green, 81 more votes were included. Cressida O'Hanlon won by 354 votes. https://twitter.com/AntonyGreenElec/status/1775266434425491492 I interpr...