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by SRW
Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] West Franklin | 54m & 64m | 17 & 20 lvls | Apartments
Replies: 319
Views: 83239

[U/C] Re: West Franklin | 54m & 64m | 17 & 20 lvls | Apartments

With this nearing completion, I wonder how long before we see plans for Stage 2. This is supposed to be the remaining Franklin Street lots (with stage 3 the vacant lot on Elizabeth Street), with I think two towers and refurbishment of the old Balfours facade. I hope they manage to lease a supermarke...
by SRW
Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Airport & Airlines
Replies: 2218
Views: 399889

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Airport & Airlines

The hotel's interior looks great! But what's up with the blank concrete walls facing the western edge of the plaza? They look somewhat temporary - as though they might one day be opened to reveal more tenancies? I hope they get some artwork or vertical gardens in the interim.
by SRW
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion: CBD Retail
Replies: 2735
Views: 446356

Re: News & Discussion: CBD Retail

I’m happy to see the place leased, as it’s been a pretty conspicuous gap on Rundle Street. But I have to say I think that burgers are pretty much a done thing in the area. And I would have rathered one or more retail outlets found to take up this site. The boutiques on Rundle are becoming more and m...
by SRW
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [SWP] Lot 14 (Old RAH Site)
Replies: 408
Views: 80890

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

Looks good, pleased to see continuity with the rest of the North Terrace streetscape upgrade. Hopefully the government proceeds with AGSA's efforts re: Adelaide Contemporary.
by SRW
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Metropolitan Development
Topic: 76 Magill Road, Norwood | 7 Levels | Aldi/apartments
Replies: 3
Views: 526

Re: 76 Magill Road, Norwood | 7 Levels | Aldi/apartments

Thanks for the link! The plans are pretty good overall and will significantly increase the area's population. The only real disappointments I have are the loss of a bike lane on Magill Rd and the Aldi with its at grade parking and express disavowal of shop-top apartments. The developers were thought...
by SRW
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 3650
Views: 430639

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Nearly makes you wonder if a cable car might have been a more felicitous solution for the extension, like the Portland Aerial Tram. Not advocating, mind you, just curious what options they considered in the planning.
by SRW
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 3650
Views: 430639

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

The plans for Flinders Link are now on the DAC site: https://www.saplanningcommission.sa.gov.au/scap/public_notices Kind of wish the connection to the university campuses was stronger or that the medical centre interchange was relocated proximate, but on the whole it's a massive improvement in tran...
by SRW
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Laneway & Streetscape Projects
Replies: 529
Views: 132525

Re: News & Discussion: Laneway & Streetscape Projects

I hope one day we see Gawler Place receive the shared-zone treatment for its whole length (to Wakefield Street). I think a tree-lined pedestrian priority north-south avenue would become our greatest laneway.
by SRW
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide City Council
Replies: 3506
Views: 496261

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide City Council

Martin Haese has decided not to pursue a second term as Lord Mayor at the 11th hour. At this stage, the only remaining candidate with nominations closing Tuesday is the conservative-bent Mark Hamilton. Anyone feel like throwing their hat in the ring?
by SRW
Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Beer Garden
Replies: 2927
Views: 371474

Re: Beer Garden

If Chinese students were able to spy on our national secrets, we wouldn't be doing a very good job of protecting them. Your concern is overblown. Rather than being a potential 'fifth column' (which harkens too closely to old 'yellow peril' tropes), the growing number of Chinese students in Australia...
by SRW
Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 3650
Views: 430639

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

You could convert the Outer Harbor and Hills lines to light rail and use those as the basis for an underground loop vastly cheaper than heavy rail. I'd also point out that there's nothing stopping the lines being changed back to heavy rail in 80-100 years if traffic grew sufficiently. If/when an un...
by SRW
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 3650
Views: 430639

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Why does light rail in the western suburbs have to link into the city system? If there's an argument for it among those areas, can't we build it and just interchange with the Outer Harbor line? Heavy rail would appear to be an embedded legacy following the Torrens Junction but will become a unparall...
by SRW
Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 3612
Views: 390923

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

$600,000 for yet another business study on the city loop? How many have been done so far and what justifies another? Wish they just bite the bullet and put that money towards detailed plans.
by SRW
Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [PRO] 29 Twin Street | ~130m | 38lvls | Student accom
Replies: 73
Views: 9837

[PRO] Re: 29 Twin Street | ~130m | 36lvls | Student accom

Where did you find the renders arki? Is there any other information?

IMO it's a 50/50 based on these images. Could be nice, could be bad reimagining of Wakefield House.
by SRW
Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Metropolitan Development
Topic: 76 Magill Road, Norwood | 7 Levels | Aldi/apartments
Replies: 3
Views: 526

Re: 76 Magill Road, Norwood | 7 Levels | Aldi/apartments

Is this the whole of the old Caroma factory? Will be interesting to see the plans: I'd be hoping they fully maximise the residential uplift given the excellent location.