News & Discussion: Laneway & Streetscape Projects

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SRW wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:30 am
Tbh, I wish the council would cease its obsession with continually upgrading already-improved main streets and pay more attention to long-ignored streets like Grenfell and Pirie. Hindley Street doubtlessly needs some maintenance and would benefit from further updates, but other streets are completely neglected and in higher need.
This. Honestly, if the council upgrade Hindley Street or Rundle Street one more fucking time, whilst neglecting Grenfell/Currie Streets, I'm going to run for council myself.
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Nathan wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 2:33 pm
On the topic of Pirie St, was walking around yesterday and noticed that most of the zebra crossing outside the council building has now been removed. :toilet:
Maybe to be replaced with something like this in South Brisbane: :lol:

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Patrick_27 wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:09 pm
SRW wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:30 am
Tbh, I wish the council would cease its obsession with continually upgrading already-improved main streets and pay more attention to long-ignored streets like Grenfell and Pirie. Hindley Street doubtlessly needs some maintenance and would benefit from further updates, but other streets are completely neglected and in higher need.
This. Honestly, if the council upgrade Hindley Street or Rundle Street one more fucking time, whilst neglecting Grenfell/Currie Streets, I'm going to run for council myself.
Agreed x1000

Despite being a major PT interchange and business hub, Grenfell/Currie St is an absolute mess.
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A couple of things regarding the article on Hindley Street.
1. a push to make it one way after an "incident with a pedestrian"....well lets make all CBD streets one way then because some drunk walked in front of a car.... seriously, this is the slowest, most congested street in the CBD. Making it one way may make it even more dangerous for drunken pedestrians as they will forget to check which direction the one way is.
2. Widening of footpaths to allow for a "boulevard of trees". The footpaths were previously widened and trees planted. The traders evidentially had a hissy fit because for some reason it affected trade (apparently people drive to Red Square and park their car out the front for a night of partying.)-It was all ripped up and put back-minus the trees.

Really, all it needs is some trees planted along the parking lanes-protected by bollards, and some planter boxes and vines to green it up. It is no different to any other nightclub strip in Australia, and trying to sanitise it again could ruin the attraction. The rest could surely be left as is.

Agree BTW with others that Grenfel/Currie Street has the potential to be a beautiful transit boulevard, and needs some urgent attention with standardised LARGE shelters and serious repaving and greening. If they are going to keep the crumbling, already past its use by date Obahn system, they need to seriously consider changing to electric buses ASAP to get some of the diesel fumes and soot out of the CBD, and make Grenfel Street a bit quieter.
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It sounds an awful lot like the early creep of Hillsong Sharia and "real estate value gentrification" that killed the nightlife in Kings Cross, and Sydney in general
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Nathan wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 2:33 pm
On the topic of Pirie St, was walking around yesterday and noticed that most of the zebra crossing outside the council building has now been removed. :toilet:
I crossed it last night and it seemed to all be there? I just checked Google Street View and it looks the same there as it did last night.
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Nort wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:43 am
Nathan wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 2:33 pm
On the topic of Pirie St, was walking around yesterday and noticed that most of the zebra crossing outside the council building has now been removed. :toilet:
I crossed it last night and it seemed to all be there? I just checked Google Street View and it looks the same there as it did last night.
They've dug out all the road surface that was painted, and have filled in with new bitumen.
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Nathan wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:31 am
Nort wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:43 am
Nathan wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 2:33 pm
On the topic of Pirie St, was walking around yesterday and noticed that most of the zebra crossing outside the council building has now been removed. :toilet:
I crossed it last night and it seemed to all be there? I just checked Google Street View and it looks the same there as it did last night.
They've dug out all the road surface that was painted, and have filled in with new bitumen.
The white stripes were all there last night.
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Gawler Place upgrade, from a week go

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And the Pirie Street crossing is still there. Looks like some loop detectors have been installed.

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Since your photos first base slabs have been poured in Gawler Plc for the first footholds of new pavement.
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Just in case anyone missed it, like me, here is the video of what they have planned for the Gawler Place upgrade.

https://vimeo.com/296357930


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Some photos of the Gawler Place upgrade

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Looking at that video , the upgrade looks pretty bleak to me, more trees and plantings are required.
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The car park above Parc Arcade overlooking Gawler Place has had a lot of holes cored through its facade. I presume either there are stability issues which require these panels to be bolted to the sub-structure, or there is going to be some sort of cladding installed.

I've never minded this one from a design perspective - it's an inoffensive example of 60s architecture, hope it doesn't end up looking as tacky as all hell.

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Yeah, of all the things to do with that car park, the external concrete is not the thing that needs fixing. The Parc Arcade on the other hand...
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