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by zippySA
Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Metropolitan Development
Topic: Cedar Woods Glenside
Replies: 6
Views: 2061

Re: Cedar Woods Glenside

Am I in minority finding these "modern" Cedar Woods developments, and the Starfish one up at Rostrevor - as homogenous and totally uninspiring? They seem to mandate a bland colour pallete, perpetuate the need for air-con 24/7 as I haven't seen a single eave or shade structure yet (lord knows how the...
by zippySA
Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: The SA Politics Thread
Replies: 1072
Views: 188432

Re: The SA Politics Thread

Not really understanding your argument here rev...as you show, land tax is reducing for simple home owners - and let's face it, if you own more than one home then the additional ones are investment properties and no doubt those owners are making significant tax deductions & depreciation whilst gener...
by zippySA
Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 554
Views: 93683

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

I find the current debate on electricity infrastructure in this country fascinating. Seems the entire focus is on 100% reliability (i.e. available 100% of the time) - when in fact, even mission critical systems and those that plan and design them avoid 100% (absolutism). We don't seem to have any di...
by zippySA
Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4126
Views: 558454

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

It is very much real - take a look at the new Uni of Adelaide Building on North Tce (AMNHS Building) - it isn't simply a design feature the way it cantilevers at the eastern end - due to the underground easement of DPTI - no piles allowed to penetrate the reserved space.
by zippySA
Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Beer Garden
Replies: 3007
Views: 430971

Re: Beer Garden

Assuming they only play games in the day time :banana: ? Or do they have large battery storage too? I love the concept and even looks cool - and not trying to be always negative - but there is so much mis-information and marketing speak around energy and things like this - it detracts from the main ...
by zippySA
Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: General Development Discussions
Topic: #Official Defence Thread
Replies: 287
Views: 119300

Re: #Official Defence Thread

Some may say the US is well ahead in defence technology and development - but I often wonder how much is propoganda versus reality. My biggest thought about the whole thing is more that I feel submarines and surface ships appear to be totally ready for "disruption" and that lethal, mass manufactured...
by zippySA
Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4331
Views: 570763

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

Good points Rubberman. I wonder if another contributor to this is the Industry Participation Policy - almost an unintended consequence. As this requirement for Consultants and Contractors has increased of late, placing very real and high importance on locally based resources - when we tackle project...
by zippySA
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [VIS] New Womens and Childrens Hospital
Replies: 87
Views: 25326

[VIS] Re: New Womens and Childrens Hospital

I am a little bemused on how quickly the debate focusses on the single statement "direct connection to RAH" as though this is the single driver for the whole project. WCH has been operating stand-alone for it's entire existence - and as stated in the paper, currently emergency cases are transferred ...
by zippySA
Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4331
Views: 570763

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

Mind you - the Magil Rd option must be an interesting one to assess from a cost-benfit basis. Parade is already functioning very well commercially and rents etc I believe are amongst the highest in Adelaide. Also multi-level apartments sprouting up which will further cement this strip. If you consid...
by zippySA
Thu May 10, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [APP] 292-300 Rundle Street | 63m | 20 Levels | Mixed Use
Replies: 148
Views: 48244

[APP] Re: 292-300 Rundle Street | 63m | 20 Levels | Mixed Use

interesting collection of alternate views on this one - though the "no's" seem very much in the minority and S-A is very much a "taller is better" audience (I say deliberately awaiting the attacks from known users) Question to moderators: would love to see one of your surveys - a simple yes or no to...
by zippySA
Thu May 10, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: The Federal Politics Thread
Replies: 598
Views: 124215

Re: The Federal Politics Thread

This is a storm in a tea-cup. My understanding is that the funds (most likely to comply with Treasury and International Accounting standards) cannot be inserted into the Federal Budget forward estimates until the agreed process is complete - this includes the often coined "Business Case" and Infrast...
by zippySA
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [APP] 292-300 Rundle Street | 63m | 20 Levels | Mixed Use
Replies: 148
Views: 48244

[APP] Re: 292-300 Rundle Street | 63m | 20 Levels | Mixed Use

It's telling that the render is positioned to be the "least offensive" view from way back on North Tce. This simply is out of total scale for the location and Adelaide as a whole. Our planning system and advocates for high-rise residential have simlpy got it wrong. With all our space, and as any dec...
by zippySA
Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Uber vs Taxi
Replies: 22
Views: 7643

Re: Uber vs Taxi

It's a good debate this - I wouldn't be too quick to shoot down GHS's thinking - is there any evidence or analysis about whether Uber is creating demand or simply taking share from taxis? I would actually back GHS given the government has seen fit to apply an Uber surcharge to all taxi fares to prep...
by zippySA
Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [SWP] Lot 14 (Old RAH Site)
Replies: 610
Views: 120915

[SWP] Re: Former RAH Site (Design Competition)

It's a good point - bit of a catch 22. One thing that keeps frustrating me though, is the government's assertion that injecting residential and hence the much longed for 24/7 activation will "save the East end" (ignoring that pretty much only Hindley St has 24/7 activation and that's not perfect exa...
by zippySA
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [SWP] Lot 14 (Old RAH Site)
Replies: 610
Views: 120915

[SWP] Re: Former RAH Site (Design Competition)

This really must go down as one of the greatest government mis-management fiasco's in SA history. This site was confirmed as being vacant in 2009 when they signed the new RAH contract - and they have even had an extra 18 months to prepare, and now, less than a month after moving out - we have nothin...