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by andynguyen
Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [VIS] Memorial Drive upgrade
Replies: 495
Views: 96230

[VIS] Re: Memorial Drive upgrade

Why would tennis want to move from its brilliant current location to the Showgrounds? It’s like asking cricket and football to move to the Showgrounds. Moving tennis centres is without precedent in Australia. Melbourne relocated tennis from Kooyong to Melbourne Park in the late 1980s since there is...
by andynguyen
Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [VIS] Memorial Drive upgrade
Replies: 495
Views: 96230

[VIS] Re: Memorial Drive upgrade

I think the Memorial Drive site could be used to build a new 25000-30000 seat rectangular stadium to maximise use and legacy of the Riverbank precinct, bringing higher capacity crowds closer to the city centre. To allow for more space and vibrancy, parts of Montefiore Rd and maybe War Memorial Drive...
by andynguyen
Sat Oct 26, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Visions & Suggestions
Topic: New Adelaide public transport hub
Replies: 40
Views: 2569

Re: New Adelaide public transport hub

We know little about DPTI's planning for underground rail, but we do know that they reserved land between the two new uni buildings on North Terrace for tunnel access. This would suggest that any underground station would be located south of the existing Railway Station, presumably beneath North Te...
by andynguyen
Sat Oct 26, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Visions & Suggestions
Topic: New Adelaide public transport hub
Replies: 40
Views: 2569

Re: New Adelaide public transport hub

We shouldn't hold back the transportation needs of a city to save a few already dying rail services. Dig out a huge cavern under the old GPO building on Vic Square and turn it into our central station. Victoria Square is not the ideal location for a central station for the following reasons: - Old ...
by andynguyen
Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Visions & Suggestions
Topic: New Adelaide public transport hub
Replies: 40
Views: 2569

Re: New Adelaide public transport hub

Adelaide needs to focus on electrifying the remainder of the rail network, and completing an underground link through the CBD, ideally by linking up the Seaford and Gawler lines and running trains through. Ideally there would be an underground station underneath or very close to the existing Adelai...
by andynguyen
Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Visions & Suggestions
Topic: New Adelaide public transport hub
Replies: 40
Views: 2569

Re: New Adelaide public transport hub

... Do your remarks about Renmark assume the historic route via Tailem Bend and Karoonda, or a new route? A viable new route could be on the old Morgan route, then joining the old route from Barmera via Berri to Renmark, and linking to the revamped Victorian network at Mildura (possibly on the old ...
by andynguyen
Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Visions & Suggestions
Topic: New Adelaide public transport hub
Replies: 40
Views: 2569

Re: New Adelaide public transport hub

Can't see why you'd want to relocate the current peripheral station even more peripherally. And besides that, interstate and regional rail are (and will foreseeably remain) minor or non concerns. What's pressing is the need to through-run metropolitan trains underground through the city that will, ...
by andynguyen
Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Visions & Suggestions
Topic: New Adelaide public transport hub
Replies: 40
Views: 2569

Re: New Adelaide public transport hub

An integrated transport hub is a good idea. But we are so far behind on other transport needs by the time we get something like that, the other capitals will have evolved to flying cars. High speed interstate rail. Not even a pipe dream for SA, even if they ever build one on the east coast. Regiona...
by andynguyen
Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Visions & Suggestions
Topic: New Adelaide public transport hub
Replies: 40
Views: 2569

New Adelaide public transport hub

Currently we have suburban trains using Adelaide Railway Station, interstate trains using the Parklands Terminal, long distance buses using the bus station at Franklin Street and a lack of a dedicated suburban bus interchange for Adelaide city. Somehow there must be a way to provide all those servic...
by andynguyen
Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Visions & Suggestions
Topic: Glenelg Ferry & Cruise ship terminal
Replies: 20
Views: 2381

Re: Glenelg Ferry & Cruise ship terminal

Here's one of a few concepts I put together a few years ago when there was talk about a ferry terminal at Glenelg. This one doesn't include moorings for large yachts. I also thought the terminal could house an aquarium or a museum. It would have cafes, shops etc. Possibly room for conventions and e...
by andynguyen
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Commonwealth Games in Adelaide
Replies: 224
Views: 57915

Re: Commonwealth Games in Adelaide

I agree with the fact that 2026 Commonwealth Games may not be the best fit for Adelaide because of the cost, shorter timeframe and infrastructure projects that will not be completed by then. And I think I'll wait for the Queensland government’s decision on whether Brisbane would bid for the 2032 Oly...
by andynguyen
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Airport & Airlines
Replies: 2600
Views: 556144

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Airport & Airlines

The increase in population and the demand for travel as well as technological advancements mean we need to work really hard to attract international flights to Adelaide. Maybe within the next 5 to 10 years, when we have ultra long haul aircraft, we could have non-stop flights from Adelaide to a numb...
by andynguyen
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 4232
Views: 634984

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

The latest SA Freight Council newsletter makes reference to the SE FW to NS MW proposed road link again. 'The response to SAFC’s latest multimodal freight infrastructure blueprint, Moving Freight 2019, has been phenomenal. Media interest has been exceptional and we have been doing interviews ever s...
by andynguyen
Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [VIS] Memorial Drive upgrade
Replies: 495
Views: 96230

[VIS] Re: Memorial Drive upgrade

Why would we split up the potential CBD sports precinct by moving the Tennis out to what is effectively the middle of nowhere as far as public transport and hospitality/retail is concerned instead of moving the Netball to Memorial Drive? As far as I'm concerned, there is a lack of room to expand th...
by andynguyen
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [VIS] Memorial Drive upgrade
Replies: 495
Views: 96230

[VIS] Re: Memorial Drive upgrade

Longer term, I think tennis should be relocated from Memorial Drive to a site combined with the existing netball centre at Mile End to create a new state netball and tennis centre, it has the potential to offer larger space and it would also be close to other existing and potential new sports facili...