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by SBD
Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Low/Mid-Rise CBD Development
Replies: 1725
Views: 504479

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

I think the planners/those approving the developments want the the ground floor “activated” with businesses/retail. I guess what’s the alternative? Just a foyer or a ground floor apartment? I think more of the building's common amenities -- gyms, theatres, kitchens etc -- could be located at ground...
by SBD
Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Visions & Suggestions
Topic: Moving the airport to a less populated area
Replies: 25
Views: 17143

Re: Moving the airport to a less populated area

Looking at Google Maps, the flight paths at Boston don't seem to run as close to their cbd as is the case here. Isn't the orientation of the main runway here related to the sea breezes anyway? The orientation is sw-ne and is about 900m from the edge of the runway to the coast, but if you look at th...
by SBD
Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] Flinders Rail Link
Replies: 142
Views: 31922

[U/C] Re: Flinders Rail Link

Do we know that a "service" is one way? The maths would work out easier if a "service" starts and finishes at Adelaide station.
by SBD
Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4705
Views: 837064

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

The 4000-class trains were manufactured by Bombardier. Perhaps Labor should also explain why it thought a foreign company was a better supplier than an Australian one for those. Manufactured in Australia at Bombardier’s Dandenong plant (originally owned by Comeng), with a shell based on the locally...
by SBD
Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:59 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Regional Transport
Replies: 683
Views: 157383

Re: News & Discussion: Regional Transport

Why not just go by rail to Darwin and ship it out from there? That way it's closer to the export markets. Build the Adelaide Hills rail bypass and ship everything in and out via Darwin. How does this relate to Mt Gambier and the South-East? Nearest rail is at Bordertown or Woseley. See the recent d...
by SBD
Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4705
Views: 837064

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

I also saw a tweet from Peter Malinauskas "The Marshall Liberal Government have just announced they are handing over $2.14 billion of taxpayers money to an overseas company to run our train network." As far as I can tell, Keolis Downer is based in Sydney, and one of the two shareholders is the Downe...
by SBD
Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [VIS] New inner-city stadium
Replies: 148
Views: 18696

[VIS] Re: New inner-city stadium

rev wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:28 am
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Trying to cram all of that into a single venue is insanity that only the SA Liberal branch would consider.
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So it's the Liberals' fault just for being in government when Adelaide Venue Management make a proposal? Rob Lucas is quoted in the article as not being in favour of it.
by SBD
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Regional Transport
Replies: 683
Views: 157383

Re: News & Discussion: Regional Transport

Governments and businesses work on a model of economic rationalism, not nationalism. If it is cheaper to send the product to Melbourne than Adelaide then that's how it's going to work. If it was cheaper to send it to Adelaide then I'm sure they would. However, the cost to fix up the track to Border...
by SBD
Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] M2 North-South Motorway
Replies: 4850
Views: 836733

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

If you look at the current T2T lowered motorway, it's a bit barren in general, not very appealing and wouldn't do much for the surrounding residential area. I mean here we are talking about not destroying the character of Thebarton and so on, but we forget that a short walk away an entire row of ho...
by SBD
Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [PRO] 52-66 King William Street | ~65m | 15 Levels | Southern Cross Arcade
Replies: 71
Views: 6807

[PRO] Re: 52-66 King William Street | ~65m | 15 Levels | Southern Cross Arcade

I wouldn't buy too much into the change in work place from office to home as being a permanent or long term thing. It's a temporary measure as part of the over reaction in general. I mean, you should all have been covering your coughs and sneezes and washing your hands anyway, and minding your own ...
by SBD
Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [PRO] 52-66 King William Street | ~65m | 15 Levels | Southern Cross Arcade
Replies: 71
Views: 6807

[PRO] Re: 52-66 King William Street | ~65m | 15 Levels | Southern Cross Arcade

This needs to be a other 100m taller. At the point where the current designs finish, have the same finish with curried edges inset all the way up. The developer might be happy to do that, if you offer a long-enough term contract to lease the extra 23 floors of office space. It will be interesting t...
by SBD
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Regional Transport
Replies: 683
Views: 157383

Re: News & Discussion: Regional Transport

So drivers coming from north will have to go around the service stations to enter the service stations , As per the current plan it looks that way. The owners of the service stations could potentially create an access point from the new road (if permitted) It looks like each of their allotments wil...
by SBD
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] Adelaide Oval Hotel
Replies: 677
Views: 103447

[U/C] Re: Adelaide Oval Hotel

So anyway, the Indian cricket team will probably arrive in October and will be in quarantine for two weeks, staying in this hotel. They will train at Adelaide oval but in small groups only. Western Australia rejected the idea, and Sydney is also chasing the Boxing Day test. We might be able to beat...
by SBD
Mon Sep 07, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Regional Transport
Replies: 683
Views: 157383

Re: News & Discussion: Regional Transport

For Kimberley-Clark to get the full benefit, the line needs to be reinstated from their factory all the way through to avoid double handling. For the SA government, it has the problem that this proposal might increase economic activity for export from the Limestone Coast region, but if it does, it's...
by SBD
Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [COM] New Calvary Hospital | 60m | 12 lvls | Cnr Angas/Pulteney
Replies: 278
Views: 102646

[COM] Re: New Calvary Hospital | 60m | 12 lvls | Cnr Angas/Pulteney

The offices are the joint developers HQs - Agostino who owned the Calvary Site (Yorke Motors I think). Not sure if the helicopter pad is for the hospital or the offices? Is that the same Agostino Group that owns the AM/PM fuel/convenience outlets, or are the car dealer Agostinos a different family?