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by SRW
Sat Aug 25, 2007 12:09 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Height Limits
Replies: 340
Views: 39514

Re: CBD Height Limits Map

The city shouldn't be planned to cater for through-traffic; it should plan to be the destination itself. If east-west traffic cannot be successfully diverted to ring routes, and if the traffic substantially increases, then I'm all for a cross-city tunnel.
by SRW
Fri Aug 24, 2007 11:58 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [COM] Oaklands Crossing | $174m
Replies: 840
Views: 141998

[COM] Re: Oaklands Park Interchange

I'm surprised no-one's posted the render for this. From the redevelopment website : http://www.transadelaide.com.au/marion_oak/resources/large/latest_new_large.png The centre bar along the top of the shelter will be coloured (in orange, in some depictions) like that at the Mawson Interchange: http:/...
by SRW
Wed Aug 22, 2007 11:41 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4530
Views: 718621

Re: Upgrade of Adelaide Rail Network

Yeah Ive noticed that thread as well. Fortunately for them, their filthy rich government is rolling around in billions of $. If only we could lobby the federal govt to fund our upgrade. Ive heard they contributed quite alot to Perths upgrade. I reckon if the same amount of money is spent on our tra...
by SRW
Wed Aug 22, 2007 11:24 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion: CBD Retail
Replies: 3314
Views: 645896

Re: Adelaide's New fashion strip?

I have to admit, these exaggerated New York comparisons do get tiring. Still, it would be nice to see a revival on Grenfell St, and, more importantly, a makeover. The buildings and streetscape are grotty. I like Grenfell St, I think the streetscape is quite nice, with the hi-rises stepped back from...
by SRW
Wed Aug 22, 2007 11:14 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Height Limits
Replies: 340
Views: 39514

Re: CBD Height Limits Map

There are a few pleasant laneways in Adelaide, such as James Place, but they are few . If the council ever did follow Melbourne's lead on laneways, and develop a coherent approach, it would have a great impact on the city's vibrancy. We've many lanes with great potential; for instance, Bank Street i...
by SRW
Wed Aug 22, 2007 10:58 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: COM: Glenelg Tramline Upgrade
Replies: 2299
Views: 355975

Re: Glenelg Tram Line Upgrade

I think zebra stripes should be painted across the entire intersection (for each of the 3 scramble crossings). It would be much more effective, in my opinion. That wouldn't do, considering zebra crossings are pedestrian priority at all times. I do agree, though, that some sort of pattern might be m...
by SRW
Mon Aug 20, 2007 10:45 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion: CBD Retail
Replies: 3314
Views: 645896

Re: Adelaide's New fashion strip?

I have to admit, these exaggerated New York comparisons do get tiring. Still, it would be nice to see a revival on Grenfell St, and, more importantly, a makeover. The buildings and streetscape are grotty.
by SRW
Mon Aug 20, 2007 10:36 am
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Article: Labor to build new subs in SA
Replies: 13
Views: 1091

Re: Article: Labor to build new subs in SA

Pistol78 wrote:This is excellent news for SA. Is ASC a public company? Time to buy shares.
Not yet. It's still government-owned. As the article makes mention, it's due to be privatised next year, but it's more likely it'll be bought outright by a big international defence firm.
by SRW
Mon Aug 20, 2007 12:57 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [COM] Southern Expressway Duplication | $445m | 22km
Replies: 581
Views: 147421

[COM] Re: #Article: Expressway Pledge (Howard)

Pistol78 wrote:So the government is willing to pay the $1 Billion needed for South Road but when it comes to the Southern Expressway they are arguing over $75 million... What the hell, am I missing something :?:
The $1 billion commitment would be spread out over a substantially longer period of time.
by SRW
Sun Aug 19, 2007 1:00 am
Forum: Metropolitan Development
Topic: News & Developments: Mawson Lakes
Replies: 661
Views: 183225

Re: Mawson Lakes - Not just another suburb

lol are you sure cruise?, because the State Government have just released more land at Blakeview, Andrews Farm and Evanston. So the gap between Adelaide and Gawler is getting smaller. I'm sure. One of the urban boundary's objectives is maintain a greenbelt between the outer suburbs and Gawler (admi...
by SRW
Fri Aug 17, 2007 3:10 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: SA Now In Recession: ANZ Bank
Replies: 43
Views: 3945

Re: SA Now In Recession: ANZ Bank

Those ads are partly based on fact. The state governments owe a lot to the Federal government for their well being. Since the introduction of the GST they are swimming in money. With the Federal government debt free, the onus is on them to keep their houses in order. From an historical perspective ...
by SRW
Thu Aug 16, 2007 12:31 am
Forum: Metropolitan Development
Topic: Flinders University - Developments & News
Replies: 80
Views: 38183

Re: # U/C - Flinders University - 2 x 5 levels; $45 million

jk1237 wrote:Flinders Uni is one of the most beautiful situated and presented campuses in the world.
Beautifully situated, yes, but well presented? I don't think it's too great in that area at least insofar as building architecture and landscaping are concerned.
by SRW
Sun Aug 12, 2007 12:31 pm
Forum: Metropolitan Development
Topic: COM: [Glenelg] Bay Junction Shopping Centre | $60m
Replies: 227
Views: 48077

Re: Proposed - Bay Junction re-development - Glenelg -$60million

how_good_is_he wrote:Anyone know if this ever got approved...or may even start one day?
I don't know if it's been approved or even pursued, but I did see some interesting at the site last night -- one of those transportable offices which are typically used at construction sites. Could something be happening?
by SRW
Sun Aug 12, 2007 12:26 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [CAN] 20-22 Currie St | 123m | 31lvls | Office
Replies: 907
Views: 147349

[CAN] Re: 123m 31 Level Office Tower 20 - 22 Currie St

Uuggh. If this is correct, then it's suddenly a very uninteresting building.
by SRW
Sun Aug 12, 2007 10:25 am
Forum: General Development Discussions
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Architects & Developers
Replies: 36
Views: 28192

Re: #Article: Young architect's vision

We had the tramline going to nowhere.
It shits me people say that, as it's patently false. Other than that, the article makes some good points.