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by SBD
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Regional Transport
Replies: 580
Views: 112019

Re: News & Discussion: Regional Transport

South Australia lacks a decent port west of the Mount Lofty Ranges, and a decent railway line over them. If we took state rivalry away, then exports through Portland make sense for both the Southeast and Riverland areas, especially if the Morkalla line was reopened and extended to Loxton. All our p...
by SBD
Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4252
Views: 550735

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

No, I think pretty mild if anything. And, though I'm not interested in traipsing too far back in history, I'm not sure that's true regarding metro rail and Dunstan. That government twice extended the southern line. From memory, most closures and dismantlements occurred through the 80s and early 90s...
by SBD
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Regional Transport
Replies: 580
Views: 112019

Re: News & Discussion: Regional Transport

From ABC South East SA's Facebook page about the CSIRO's freight rail and road study RAIL STUDY ALMOST READY 🚂🚂🚂 A report card on the possibility of a viable freight rail route in the South East is due to be released in September. The CSIRO began its investigation into the possibility of reinvigora...
by SBD
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4252
Views: 550735

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

Not that it's a surprise if we revisit the way public transport was run down during their last time at the wheel 1993-2002. A bit harsh. Wasn't it that government that finally retired the "red hens" and completed the 3000 series rollout? And there were more suburban rail closures during the Dunstan...
by SBD
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 3928
Views: 546462

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

Eurostar wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:33 pm
And what will the speed limit be on the Southern Expressway extension?
I'd guess it might still be 60 km/h as it's a temporary solution and a work zone, due to the work on the eastern retaining wall. New asphalt tends to be restricted to that speed for a few weeks quite often anyway.
by SBD
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4252
Views: 550735

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

I would like to see the money spent elsewhere like grade separating the intersection of Elder Smith Road and Salisbury Highway or upgrading Bridge Road (bus stop bays, median between McIntyre Road and Smith Road, traffic light at intersection of Wynn Vale Drive) or putting in traffic lights at Hayd...
by SBD
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] 102-120 Wakefield Street | 65m | 14lvls | Office
Replies: 255
Views: 69345

[U/C] Re: 102-120 Wakefield Street | 65m | 14lvls | Office

Ben wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:50 pm
Massive crane on site to erect the crane tomorrow weather permitting
It's going to be an impressive job to get that tower out of the middle of the finished building!
by SBD
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 3928
Views: 546462

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

The 2015 scoping study proposed an elevated structure from north of Edward Street to South of Daws Road. It doesn't seem to be explicit about how far north of Edward Street, and doesn't clearly articulate a preferred plan between that structure and Anzac Highway (including Emerson Crossing). The rat...
by SBD
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: Crane Counter: CBD 13 | Metro 4| Total 17
Replies: 1482
Views: 335000

Re: Crane Counter: CBD 12 | Metro 4| Total 16

Should the proposed Ramada Hotel in Elizabeth be listed in the October/November list too? Is that big/complex to need a tower crane?
https://theurbandeveloper.com/articles/ ... shes-ahead
by SBD
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 3928
Views: 546462

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

I think it is significant that the State Opposition are only saying "no", but not standing up with their solution that would deliver the road they promised and not destroy any of the heritage-listed buildings. My guess is that Labor deliberately left the "hard bits" until last and hoped it would be ...
by SBD
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 3928
Views: 546462

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

https://www.dpti.sa.gov.au/nsc/10_year_delivery_strategy from page 26 Lowered road (South of Ashwin Parade to North of Anzac Highway)  Predominantly residential area;  Cut and cover tunnel under James Congdon Drive minimises land acquisition of adjacent businesses;  Short tunnel at Sir Donald Br...
by SBD
Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 3928
Views: 546462

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

The advertiser article was Clickbait and didn't bring in any new arguments. It was written only to draw people into the emotion of losing potentially historically significant buildings, with speculation about the likely outcomes - which the articile even admitted could include tunnel options - once...
by SBD
Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [PRO] Brighton Road Grade Separation
Replies: 26
Views: 1991

[PRO] Re: Brighton Road Grade Separation

We've been failing at forward planning since the rail gauge debacle and selling off the MATS plan land Which rail gauge debacle? We planned ahead and negotiated with the other colonies to all use broad gauge so we could inter operate. Hence the first inter capital train service was broad gauge betw...
by SBD
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [APP] Adelaide Oval Hotel
Replies: 391
Views: 40275

[APP] Re: Adelaide Oval Hotel

... AO is a centerpiece and in the long term a decision will need to be made - do you want one section left looking like an English County Cricket ground or do you want to finish it to an international standard? Do you want 60+K capacity that can be filled with specific annual events that can accom...