This venue won't fix anything re the riverbank.claybro wrote: ↑Wed Mar 24, 2021 12:57 pmInteresting when people complain about political point scoring, then conflate "ambulance ramping" with a proposal for an arena-which some of the same people have been screaming for for years.
The Adelaide entertainment Center, is falling well behind its interstate counterparts, is poorly located in respect to other CBD attractions, and will be in need of a major revamp/capacity upgrade to continue to attract top acts. The Ent Cent location is better suited to a high density residential/employment precinct-if it is of high standard..not just a continuation of the current crap at Bowden.
The Riverfront precinct will never live up to its potential if at one end it is a railway yard, empty park lands, or the back of a hospital...it needs something with weekend and night time activity at its western end.
Could this proposal have replaced the mess at Memorial Drive?-Probably...but Memorial Drive would not create the critical mass required to make the Riverbank fully functional. Would the rail yards site be better for a square field stadium,?-Not really sure there is enough space as even a mid sized soccer /ruby stadium requires more room surrounding it than this site provides.-Not to say a rectangular stadium should be discarded somewhere in parklands just because this proposal is getting all the press.
As for ambulance ramping, it is a problem in most states, Labor and Liberal alike...even in a state awash with money with a Labor government as it is currently a major issue in WA as well.
Whats the overall aim, whats the objective and final outcome they're trying to reach or accomplish?
Because its a mess.
The northern side should be the stadium/sports precinct.
The convention centre should have been moved to the western side behind the hospital, plenty of room for an even bigger venue.
That would leave the central bit between the festival centre and Morphett st bridge.
Casino and entertainment complex, which would fit in well with the sports precinct on game and event days, if there were eateries and bars and so on lining the southern side of the riverbank.
Thats just my 2 cents..
So much more could have been done, the outcome could have been so so so much more satisfying for everyone. But it is what it is, we're stuck with what they've done for a good few decades.
Adelaide hasn't made that jump that Perth obviously has.