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by SRW
Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Cycling
Replies: 393
Views: 106805

Re: News & Discussion: Cycling

At least we can console ourselves with the fact this madness is not unique to us:
'Geelong council votes to spend $2 million to rip up part of the city's $8 million 'green spine' as reported by ABC News
by SRW
Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Laneway & Streetscape Projects
Replies: 679
Views: 200578

Re: News & Discussion: Laneway & Streetscape Projects

Gawler Place isn’t pedestrianised, it’s a shared zoned I stand corrected (said the man in the orthopedic shoes). I guess my point was that in terms of priorities for streetscape improvements I'd take the full pedestrianisation of Peel and Leigh Streets over an upgrade to Gawler Place further south ...
by SRW
Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Cycling
Replies: 393
Views: 106805

Re: News & Discussion: Cycling

The proffer of yet another street than that which is recommended is such an obvious red herring by Hyde and his faction. They don't want it on any street. If they win this fight, watch them suggest ripping up Frome in a few years time.
by SRW
Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Laneway & Streetscape Projects
Replies: 679
Views: 200578

Re: News & Discussion: Laneway & Streetscape Projects

I think Gawler Place should of been upgraded not Bank Street etc. The bit that already has just been upgraded, or continue the upgrade further south? If the latter, do you mean pedestrianise the whole length? Whilst I'm fully supportive of discouraging car use within the CBD and have no problems wi...
by SRW
Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Laneway & Streetscape Projects
Replies: 679
Views: 200578

Re: News & Discussion: Laneway & Streetscape Projects

https://indaily.com.au/news/local/2020/02/24/city-laneway-facelift-hits-roadblock/ Are we the slowest laneway developers in the world, on top of the slowest carpark/plaza builders? I wonder if the 'third party construction' is the gas line works presently leaving a scar through city footpaths? Nath...
by SRW
Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: Birkenhead Bridge Upgrade Project
Replies: 20
Views: 1117

Re: Birkenhead Bridge Upgrade Project

Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't part of the traffic planning for Port Adelaide to try and reduce heavy vehicles moving through the town center down Commercial Road? Moving the bridge in this way would actively encourage through-traffic. Which is why it's just some punter's thought bubble not an ...
by SRW
Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Roads & Traffic
Replies: 1256
Views: 190744

Re: News & Discussion: Roads & Traffic

Not that it wasn't already obvious during the election campaign, but the $3 billion 'Urban Congestion Fund' from which the Fullarton/Cross and Magill/Portrush intersections were funded was pork barrelled to the tune of 83% towards Coalition and marginal seats: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-02-23/...
by SRW
Sun Feb 23, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 718
Views: 128874

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

We're obviously at the point where we need to take the path of whatever's cheapest and quickest, but it's somewhat of a shame these pumped hydro projects haven't yet proved feasible because -- on a layman's superficial reading of it -- they seem intuitively more renewable in the sense that they're p...
by SRW
Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4467
Views: 646629

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

I would then say again, that other cities in this situation put geotextile over the ballast, with only the rails visible, then put turf or some other covering over the geotextile, so that in a few months, the track between stops is almost invisible except for the rails. Far better than a concrete s...
by SRW
Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Regional Transport
Replies: 633
Views: 136472

Re: News & Discussion: Regional Transport

I, and probably many others, would prefer to take the train if it took much less time than driving and cost less than flying. That neither of these things are true is a fatal but avoidable flaw. In addition to letting V/Line run the service with better locomotives, if the line between Ballarat and M...
by SRW
Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion: CBD Retail
Replies: 3314
Views: 633602

Re: News & Discussion: CBD Retail

Anyone know if anyone's been lined up for the old Country Road, latterly Ugg Boots store? It's been gutted over recent weeks and looks like the begginings of a fit out are occurring now. It's possible the building owner may just be updating the building speculatively, with offices on upper levels, s...
by SRW
Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [PRO] 124-126 Franklin Street | 87m | 26 Lvls | Hotel
Replies: 226
Views: 70120

[PRO] Re: 124-126 Franklin Street | 87m | 26 Lvls | Hotel

Yet more mediocrity from Brown Falconer architects. They must price at rock bottom as I feel nearly every (underwhelming) recent design is from them. As far as this one goes, it's probably the first time where something's changed in the design review panel that I don't agree with. The original roofl...
by SRW
Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Cycling
Replies: 393
Views: 106805

Re: News & Discussion: Cycling

Interesting that the Aurecon report calls for the government to show leadership on deprioritising private vehicles (to create space for other city users) when low-key their intentions for the process are to actually water down the same ambitions from the previous Smart Move Strategy.
by SRW
Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [VIS] 181 Waymouth Street | ~60m | 17 Levels | Apartments
Replies: 27
Views: 5689

[VIS] Re: 181 Waymouth Street | ~60m | 17 Levels | Apartments

Belle Property is now advertising this: https://www.belleproperty.com/new-homes/114/the-cullinan/print/ the IG ad also mentions a display suite at 160 Grote Street. My goodness, they need to fire whoever is doing their copy. They've just assembled a bunch of big sounding words together and hope to ...
by SRW
Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion: General CBD Development
Replies: 2435
Views: 482562

Re: News & Discussion: General CBD Development

Reasonable sized townhouse development at 245-259 Gilbert St: https://www.saplanningportal.sa.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0007/638539/020-A069-19.pdf Saw this. I personally think it’s underwhelming for the cbd. I know it’s predominantly residential area but surely we can do better than townhouses...