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by claybro
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: National Broadband Network
Replies: 634
Views: 126872

Re: News & Discussion: National Broadband Network

Surely we would be better served if 5G rollout was beefed up rather than trying to connect every single premesis to NBN.
by claybro
Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: SA Economy
Replies: 480
Views: 105324

Re: SA Economy

Santos poised to move Adelaide operations interstate to Brisbane Mike Smithson 7NEWS Saturday, 15 February 2020 11:15 am Adelaide-based energy giant Santos is poised to relocate hundreds of staff interstate, 7NEWS can reveal. Sources have confirmed that the state’s largest gas producer has offered ...
by claybro
Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] M2 North-South Motorway
Replies: 4505
Views: 674327

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

Fair point if our business plans or projects aren't shovel ready anyway for the funding. But my point is if we had a bigger population & State revenue we wouldn't have to rely on business plans/Federal funds/handouts as much in the first place. Even with the cost/benefit analysis of each project we...
by claybro
Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] M2 North-South Motorway
Replies: 4505
Views: 674327

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

While I totally agree and your points about our roads etc are valid, you also need to consider that you are comparing us with a population 4x our size and with Govt [State and Federal] revenue and funding maybe 10x what we get. So if our state had say an extra $5 billion every year [as an example],...
by claybro
Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses
Replies: 830
Views: 149667

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses

This approach works well here in Perth, however keep in mind the lines here have stations spaced 5km apart Only on the Mandurah and Joondalup lines - the Fremantle, Armadale and Midland lines all have station spacing at around the 600m-2km mark just like Adelaide. Some of the station spacing looks ...
by claybro
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses
Replies: 830
Views: 149667

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses

Looks like all the Outer Northern bus routes may be reorganised once the electrification of the Gawler Line is complete. No more city buses from so far out....they will all be feeder buses to the train system. They just need to talk to the people who run Perth public transport and COPY what they do...
by claybro
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [VIS] Interstate Trains at Adelaide Railway Station
Replies: 140
Views: 32755

[VIS] Re: Interstate Trains at Adelaide Railway Station

Does anyone know what the reasons are for the speed restrictions in the Adelaide Yard? Trains always seem to go extremely slow until they exit the yard. Is this a recent thing? Depends on your definition of "restriction". Even normal speed in Adelaide yard and indeed the whole system would be consi...
by claybro
Sat Mar 07, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] SkyCity Adelaide Casino Expansion | 55m | 12 Levels | Hotel
Replies: 895
Views: 223791

[U/C] Re: SkyCity Adelaide Casino Expansion | 55m | 12 Levels | Hotel

Finally Adelaide gets a highly reflective glass facade, and interesting un-boxlike shape, but it is on a squat 12 storey structure. How about cladding the awful 80's intercontinental in this shiny glass, and we might be on to something. The shape is ok enough but that awful faux sandstone on concret...
by claybro
Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] M2 North-South Motorway
Replies: 4505
Views: 674327

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

a little north of bunnings will be the demolition of the avoca hotel or maid of auckland hotel or both? if bunnings stays then west side stays? east side goes so avoca has to go? id imagine even the cross roads bridge would have to be 3 lanes not 2? a possible demolition of that? was weird that the...
by claybro
Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] SkyCity Adelaide Casino Expansion | 55m | 12 Levels | Hotel
Replies: 895
Views: 223791

[U/C] Re: SkyCity Adelaide Casino Expansion | 55m | 12 Levels | Hotel

ADELAIDE RIVERBANK TO FEATURE LANDMARK PUBLIC ARTWORK BY JAMES GEURTS Renewal SA has chosen Australian artist James Geurts to deliver a significant public artwork in the heart of the Adelaide Riverbank. https://renewalsa.sa.gov.au/adelaide-riverbank-to-feature-landmark-public-artwork-by-james-geurt...
by claybro
Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 723
Views: 135553

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

Thanks for your thorough reply Pefe. I don't follow the electricity market closely... it is largely irrelevant here in the West, however what do you suppose the supply from battery would be like after the "3hour or so" overnight discharge period? I assume the climate hasn't changed so much in SA in ...
by claybro
Mon Feb 24, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 723
Views: 135553

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

But don't batteries and pumped hydro perform different functions? I thought the battery was to stabilise the grid, while other forms of generation kicked in or on sell power if there is a surplus. In the event of no wind or sun (at night for example) surely batteries can't supply all overnight ener...
by claybro
Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 723
Views: 135553

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

But don't batteries and pumped hydro perform different functions? I thought the battery was to stabilise the grid, while other forms of generation kicked in or on sell power if there is a surplus. In the event of no wind or sun (at night for example) surely batteries can't supply all overnight energ...
by claybro
Sun Feb 23, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4479
Views: 657139

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

Not only in Prague, but there is grassed ballast tracks even in Melbourne. But god forbid we should get any advise from the Vics.
by claybro
Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4479
Views: 657139

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

Have recently returned from Europe, and have experienced Pragues excellent tram network. Some of the rolling stock is old, but obviously being replaced and all of it travels quickly and efficiently through narrow streets, wide boulevards, and as Rubbermans photo shows... through open grassed track. ...