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by SRW
Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [SWP] Lot 14 (Old RAH Site)
Replies: 687
Views: 152942

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

Love the paintwork on the buildings, but the landscaping looks so cold and soulless... Compared to the other end of North Terrace where there are elements of timber, stone, varying colour, lots of planting. This however reminds me a lot of Rundle Mall, and not in a good way. I disagree about the wh...
by SRW
Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4586
Views: 792730

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Oddly, land use doesn't appear to be a stipulation for the sale? Is the City of Salisbury's 'urban core' zoning enough to prevent this from becoming low-rise industrial/commercial or some such?
by SRW
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] Flinders Rail Link
Replies: 125
Views: 27142

[U/C] Re: Flinders Rail Link

The Liberals proposed a southern O-Bahn at the 1997 election. It didn't go ahead because the cost estimate blew out from $70 million to $184 million. In today's dollars, it'd be much more, even discounting the number of underpasses/overpasses originally envisaged given the surrounding infrastructur...
by SRW
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] Flinders Rail Link
Replies: 125
Views: 27142

[U/C] Re: Flinders Rail Link

The Liberals proposed a southern O-Bahn at the 1997 election. It didn't go ahead because the cost estimate blew out from $70 million to $184 million. In today's dollars, it'd be much more, even discounting the number of underpasses/overpasses originally envisaged given the surrounding infrastructure...
by SRW
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] 269 North Terrace | 118m | 36 Levels | Student accommodation
Replies: 429
Views: 108921

[U/C] Re: 269 North Terrace | 118m | 36 Levels | Student accommodation

I can guarantee that you will not be jamming 6-7 international students in one apartment. If it's anything like the rooms on 124 Waymouth Street, the entire apartments are about 4m x 4m including a kitchen and bathroom. Wouldn't even be enough room for a small desk. How you wouldn't feel claustroph...
by SRW
Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] 269 North Terrace | 118m | 36 Levels | Student accommodation
Replies: 429
Views: 108921

[U/C] Re: 269 North Terrace | 118m | 36 Levels | Student accommodation

HiTouch wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:40 am
Question... This is student accommodation right? Where will the students live... In the window seal?

That core is massive.
Yeah, and IIRC most apartments will jam in around 6-7 students.
by SRW
Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [SWP] Lot 14 (Old RAH Site)
Replies: 687
Views: 152942

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

Demolition in the northern zone (residential wings) was meant to start early this year. Though probably delayed by the pandemic, presumably it'll commence soon. Excited to see those ugly blocks torn down.
by SRW
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Metropolitan Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Other Metropolitan Developments
Replies: 1375
Views: 266174

Re: News & Discussion: Other Metropolitan Developments

Is this the new Mitsubishi headquarters?
by SRW
Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: University of South Australia | Developments & News
Replies: 323
Views: 113486

Re: University of South Australia | Developments & News

UniSA is in the best financial position of any of the South Australian universities, and one of the best nationally. They're so far still proceeding with scheduled pay rises and there are no plans to reduce core staffing for at least the next year, all while undertaking a massive academic restructur...
by SRW
Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 774
Views: 153676

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

Then it would become clear the true cost of renwable power, and consumers would pay accordingly. At least then the renewable suppliers could be up for the cost of the backup equipment. Conveniently in your discussion of the 'true cost' of renewable power is the lack of consideration for the negativ...
by SRW
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 774
Views: 153676

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

Why should renewables subsidise gas? That's absurd to me, presupposing both the continuing cost of gas and the absence of other options? In any event, we (emphasised, because we own it) have an abundance of gas; it's only expensive because we haven't reserved it for our use first, exports second.
by SRW
Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Public Transport Contracts, Service & Policy
Replies: 1904
Views: 317316

Re: News & Discussion: Public Transport Contracts, Service & Policy

Most maddening, for a council that constantly cries poor, is that bikeway funding from the state government has been just sitting there and will now likely lapse.
by SRW
Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [VIS] New Concert Hall
Replies: 44
Views: 3436

Re: [VIS] New Concert Hall

'Tenders open for city concert hall but Govt wary on funding' as reported by InDaily Key quotes: The Government this month released an open public tender to develop an “initial scoping study” determining the viability and vision of the proposed venue. ... “The work will include consultation with ke...
by SRW
Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Public Transport Contracts, Service & Policy
Replies: 1904
Views: 317316

Re: News & Discussion: Public Transport Contracts, Service & Policy

Verschoor told InDaily that the council is responding to changing travel needs during the pandemic by supporting all forms of commuting, including cycling and public transport, but cited an incentive to drive as the only example. “As part of our planned response to protect the health and wellbeing ...
by SRW
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] M2 North-South Motorway
Replies: 4646
Views: 773348

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

Well the transparent Tiser and government Are clearly at work to stop this project. Today it’s another negative article. People around Australia, wonder why nothing happens in SA; this is why! 🤦‍♂️( Behind paywall.) 204105A2-16F6-4285-A437-0059EBB1D5E4.jpeg https://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south...