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by SRW
Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: Magill/Portrush Road Intersection Upgrade | $98m
Replies: 44
Views: 2332

Re: [PRO] Re: Glen Osmond and Fullarton Road intersection upgrade

Portrush Rd is a major freight route. I assume the benefit is reduced wait times to cross the intersection. Yeah, I agree Portush Rd should be as efficient as possible until a freight alternative is built (e.g. a SE-FWY to NS-MW tunnel). But my experience of the intersection is the bottleneck is tu...
by SRW
Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: Magill/Portrush Road Intersection Upgrade | $98m
Replies: 44
Views: 2332

Re: Glen Osmond and Fullarton Road intersection upgrade

I would like the see exactly what benefits they expect to arise from this intersection expansion. In particular, I'd like to know that it's not going to surge commuter traffic to the CBD.
by SRW
Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: Magill/Portrush Road Intersection Upgrade | $98m
Replies: 44
Views: 2332

Re: Glen Osmond and Fullarton Road intersection upgrade

Mods, can we merge this discussion with the rest on the same issue - either in its own thread or within the Roads & Traffic one.
by SRW
Wed Mar 04, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] 269 North Terrace | 118m | 36 Levels | Student accommodation
Replies: 388
Views: 94029

[U/C] Re: 269 North Terrace | 118m | 36 Levels | Student accommodation

The design has shifted somewhat from the above. It's far less 'shiny' and the visual transition between floors is more compact now with thiner slabs, while the ground level has been recessed to the north and covered to the east. There was a question pending over the copper coloured elements in their...
by SRW
Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Low/Mid-Rise CBD Development
Replies: 1652
Views: 457804

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

Picture of 62 south Tce - piling has finished and footings are been done in several stages as at 29/2/2020. Please click on picture for bigger. I've lost track of this... What's this to be? There's an image at the top of page 160 of the general CBD Development thread. Ah thanks! I’d only looked bac...
by SRW
Sat Feb 29, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Low/Mid-Rise CBD Development
Replies: 1652
Views: 457804

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

EBG wrote:
Sat Feb 29, 2020 2:31 pm
Picture of 62 south Tce - piling has finished and footings are been done in several stages as at 29/2/2020. Please click on picture for bigger.
I've lost track of this... What's this to be?
by SRW
Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Cycling
Replies: 393
Views: 111717

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: 681
Views: 209431

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: 111717

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: 681
Views: 209431

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: 681
Views: 209431

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: [PRO] Birkenhead Bridge Upgrade Project
Replies: 63
Views: 4554

[PRO] 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: 1273
Views: 198075

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: 723
Views: 135568

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: 4479
Views: 657167

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...