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by mattwinter
Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [VIS] New inner-city stadium
Replies: 92
Views: 5977

[VIS] Re: New inner-city stadium

Adelaide Oval may never meet FIFA standards unless some big coin changes hands. Thinking outside the square for World Cup though... a rogue move might be to carefully remove AO's top soil and drop the oval surface down 10metres, then add 28,000 seats around the perimeter of the pit, lay a rectangul...
by mattwinter
Fri Jan 31, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Other Transport Projects
Replies: 663
Views: 194612

Re: News & Discussion: Other Transport Projects

Yeah okay - interesting. Still I'd like to see the arrester bed v short south options both properly considered and costed in the next couple of years.
by mattwinter
Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Other Transport Projects
Replies: 663
Views: 194612

Re: News & Discussion: Other Transport Projects

You are referring to this plan, correct? https://i.ibb.co/DYy3Q67/d4b422872c83d376bf53ee7c1bc7e83b.jpg I guess in some ways this isn't much different to upgrading Cross Road except that it avoids lots of problems like the massive amount of compulsory aquisition that a Cross Road upgrade would requir...
by mattwinter
Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Other Transport Projects
Replies: 663
Views: 194612

Re: News & Discussion: Other Transport Projects

Report makes interesting reading... Shame they didn't seem to consider the SA Freight Council's south-east link idea (connecting the SE Freeway to the N-S Motorway via Brownhill Creek route)... which was obviously only put forward recently but it's my favourite of the options so far It's fairly sim...
by mattwinter
Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Other Transport Projects
Replies: 663
Views: 194612

Re: News & Discussion: Other Transport Projects

Report makes interesting reading...

Shame they didn't seem to consider the SA Freight Council's south-east link idea (connecting the SE Freeway to the N-S Motorway via Brownhill Creek route)... which was obviously only put forward recently but it's my favourite of the options so far
by mattwinter
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [VIS] Interstate Trains at Adelaide Railway Station
Replies: 121
Views: 28657

[VIS] Re: Interstate Trains at Adelaide Railway Station

It'd be great to see an underground link for suburban trains. I agree that a loop is not really what we should be thinking about - the simple option would be to connect the Gawler line to the Seaford line and then connect the Outer Harbour line to the Belair line, and make journeys through the CBD n...
by mattwinter
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 4410
Views: 658197

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

Yep... you'd be praying that your house would be one of the ones aquired not one of the ones left!
by mattwinter
Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 4410
Views: 658197

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

Well done to whoever threw this idea out there a few pages back... https://www.adelaidenow.com.au/messenger/east-hills/sa-freight-council-calls-for-tunnel-under-springfield-foothills-to-funnel-trucks-from-the-freeway-to-south-rd/news-story/daa69448b14cd9a02f31105977c1f0b5 https://cdn.newsapi.com.au/...
by mattwinter
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 4410
Views: 658197

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

Sounds like the announcement is really just about the money being put aside, and no closer to finding out what the final solution will be. I'd think they would end up going with a bit of a hybrid with some sections being a trench and a few tunnels in particularly tricky areas? Just hope they think c...
by mattwinter
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4281
Views: 624487

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

I don't think there will be a double track at Clovelly Park anymore, the existing setup seems to be good enough for DPTI. I only say double track because that's what the most recent render proposal showed. But regardless, a new station on the other side of Alawoona Avenue is needed. Hopefully the p...
by mattwinter
Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Metropolitan Development
Topic: Flinders University - Developments & News
Replies: 80
Views: 34515

Re: Flinders University - Developments & News

I'd suggest a short gondola lift or aerial tram à la Portland's OHSU rather than trying to engineer the rail there. Yep. The obsession with always planning for some sort of utopian future is going a bit far here... they probably have no expectation that the line will be extended in the next century...
by mattwinter
Thu May 30, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [PRO] Goodwood/Springbank/Daws Road Intersection
Replies: 148
Views: 25373

[PRO] Re: Goodwood/Springbank/Daws Road Intersection

I wonder if this explains some of the backflip confusion during the election... Liberals were worried about the negative reaction to knocking down Peter Van etc? But when they came up with their dog-leg plan people rightly reacted negatively so they switched back. I don't buy the Peter Van sobs stor...
by mattwinter
Fri May 24, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Metropolitan Development
Topic: Harbour town $35m upgrade
Replies: 16
Views: 8954

Re: Harbour town $35m upgrade

Woolworths will close the doors to its Harbour Town store next month as it instead diverts money to other nearby stores. The supermarket’s parent company, Woolworths Group, confirmed it would shut up the West Beach shop on June 30 as it instead focused on other western suburbs outlets. All 45 emplo...
by mattwinter
Mon May 13, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4281
Views: 624487

Re: Oaklands Crossing | $174m

If the Seaford Line is going to squeeze any more services into peak hour, then some compromises or changes are going to be needed to maximise peak hour capacity. At peak frequencies of every 3-4 minutes (or quicker) inbound from Woodlands Park including the Tonsley Line, you are not going to be abl...
by mattwinter
Mon May 13, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4281
Views: 624487

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

They really should make a reservation beyond the line terminus to future proof any rail extension. Any development in the way will just stuff things up. There's a point where planning for the future can just go too far.... they probably don't see any further extension being on the table for 50 year...