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by dbl96
Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] M2 North-South Motorway
Replies: 4850
Views: 836590

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

500 houses at $500K = $250M. Exactly $250m is dirt cheap compared to tunnelling that distance. Much cheaper and easier to just buy the land. Not only will it be cheaper and less risky upfront it will much cheaper and less risky for the life of the road, aka forever. Precisely. Tunnels, especially b...
by dbl96
Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Low/Mid-Rise CBD Development
Replies: 1719
Views: 504135

Re: News & Discussion: Low/Mid-Rise CBD Development

These are not tall buildings or they would not be in this low/mid-rise forum. What is the typical suburban population required to support a local coffee shop, convenience store, pub, Chinese restaurant, pizza shop etc? If the entire square developments will be sufficient for these they need to be p...
by dbl96
Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] M2 North-South Motorway
Replies: 4850
Views: 836590

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

It was the construction federation that claimed it would cost 11 billion to do tunnels. It wasnt "decision makers" ie government making that claim. If people want to preserve heritage buildings which line the northern parts of the remaining corridor theres no other option but tunnels. Theres a pric...
by dbl96
Mon Jul 13, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [VIS] New Concert Hall
Replies: 45
Views: 5149

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 dbl96
Sat May 23, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] 124 Waymouth Street | ~50m | 15 Levels | Student Accom
Replies: 125
Views: 55159

[U/C] Re: [U/C] Re: 124 Waymouth Street | ~50m | 15 Levels | Student Accom

“Upmarket” [emoji23] Upmarket for many students is buying the fancier brand of instant ramen for 80 cents a packet instead of the 40 cent ones, it's all relative Actually, I'd guess that for most rooms the sqm rent will be higher than in the new next door building.... Sent from my LG-H870DS using T...
by dbl96
Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: Magill/Portrush Road Intersection Upgrade | $98m
Replies: 59
Views: 5884

Re: Magill/Portrush Road Intersection Upgrade | $98m

The Greenhill/ Portrush is terrible, but only from a Greenhill perspective. - given Cohen's are expanding BV, it's going to get more expensive (They can't do the other side is council chambers) Portrush/GlenOsmond - cost a motza, will need Fed funds Portrush/Parade or Kensington - terrible but only...
by dbl96
Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [PRO] Ovingham Level Crossing Removal | $231m
Replies: 110
Views: 23798

[PRO] Re: Ovingham Level Crossing Removal | $231m

This will be road over rail. Footings for masts for the Gawler Line Electrification Project have already been cast on the outer sides of both platforms of Ovingham Railway Station. So, sadly, this project will benefit cars and road vehicles only, and a station expansion or upgrade looks highly unli...
by dbl96
Sat Mar 14, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] M2 North-South Motorway
Replies: 4850
Views: 836590

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

Victoria is gradually extending its Western Freeway (continuation of the Dukes Highway) out towards SA, but I think even their long-term plan only does it as far as Ararat. The worst bottleneck now is the Swanport Bridge. Duplicating that adds over 20km to the continuous four-lane highway from Glen...
by dbl96
Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: Magill/Portrush Road Intersection Upgrade | $98m
Replies: 59
Views: 5884

Re: Magill/Portrush Road Intersection Upgrade | $98m

Back on this topic, I wonder if anybody did the cost comparison for building a bridge/overpass rather than just a much bigger traffic light intersection, after they had decided that even the traffic lights need so much property acquisition. It is probably the worst intersection on Magill Road, but ...
by dbl96
Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: Magill/Portrush Road Intersection Upgrade | $98m
Replies: 59
Views: 5884

Re: Magill/Portrush Road Intersection Upgrade | $98m

Back on this topic, I wonder if anybody did the cost comparison for building a bridge/overpass rather than just a much bigger traffic light intersection, after they had decided that even the traffic lights need so much property acquisition. It is probably the worst intersection on Magill Road, but ...
by dbl96
Sat Mar 07, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: Magill/Portrush Road Intersection Upgrade | $98m
Replies: 59
Views: 5884

Re: Glen Osmond and Fullarton Road intersection upgrade

https://cdn.newsapi.com.au/image/v1/069372b1c9637951e06e79bdda95b2e3?width=1024 If we accept Portrush Road needs to be widened, why can it not be widened along the eastern side of the road? This would be far less disruptive. Most of the land that would need to be acquired is currently occupied by u...
by dbl96
Sat Mar 07, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] M2 North-South Motorway
Replies: 4850
Views: 836590

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

Cars waiting to turn right at ridiculously small intersections is the bane of my driving life. On major roads like Unley Road, many cars park in the left lane, while others block the right lane while waiting to make right turns at every little cross street, making it very hard for through traffic t...
by dbl96
Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Regional Transport
Replies: 683
Views: 157354

Re: News & Discussion: Regional Transport

OMG !.......flogging a dead horse......when will the economic reality of the Overland service sink in with some people.... It will eventually die........and the few remaining will passengers will use buses in South Australia, and in Victoria buses to the nearest V-Line train station. The reason the...
by dbl96
Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] M2 North-South Motorway
Replies: 4850
Views: 836590

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

Emerson Crossing to Darlington (approx 4.3km) will likely be the most tricky part. Like Don Bradman to Richmond Road, it's lined with businesses and industry with more behind those with road frontage but it's a much longer stretch of road in addition to business further back from the road. Plus the...
by dbl96
Thu Feb 06, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] M2 North-South Motorway
Replies: 4850
Views: 836590

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

Viterra and GWA should never have been allowed to discontinue rail freight. Viterra is a corporate entity. Both shareholders and farmers benefit from Viterra sourcing the lowest cost transport. The failing is in the policy area somewhere, and enforced (or not) through the outsourcing contract(s). T...