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by SRW
Wed May 27, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] Festival Plaza Redevelopment | $800 million
Replies: 1025
Views: 252393

[U/C] Re: Festival Plaza Redevelopment | $800 million

Yeah, it'll be a satisfactory space although not one I'm in love with. It's a shame there are not enough deep soil areas to allow more trees; I worry those 'arbours' are not architectural enough and will end up looking like bad 80s mall furniture without providing adequate shade. The part I am excit...
by SRW
Wed May 27, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [PRO] 32 Grote Street | ~110m | 32 levels | apartments
Replies: 9
Views: 7725

[PRO] Re: 32 Grote Street | ~110m | 32 levels | apartments

This will be right next door to the the planned stage 2 of Uniting Communities. So two towers of similar height if I'm not too wrong. Besides the 110 metre at the old MLC Building in Vic Square. Cheers Not to mention Council's ~135m market arcade redevelopment due to kick off next year just across ...
by SRW
Wed May 27, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [PRO] 32 Grote Street | ~110m | 32 levels | apartments
Replies: 9
Views: 7725

[PRO] Re: 32 Grote Street | ~110m | 32 levels | apartments

Interesting...

Along with Currie Street & King Willy South, Grote Street is one of the streets I'd most like to see built up.

Can't wait to see what's proposed.
by SRW
Wed May 27, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4585
Views: 792470

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

I can't see what would be gained from a bus tunnel that can't be gained from a commuter mall on Grenfell/Currie? It'd be nice to think shifting transport underground would allow more space for pedestrians above, but you know it'd just be returned to cars. Surface level in Queen Street in Brisbane i...
by SRW
Tue May 26, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4585
Views: 792470

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

I can't see what would be gained from a bus tunnel that can't be gained from a commuter mall on Grenfell/Currie? It'd be nice to think shifting transport underground would allow more space for pedestrians above, but you know it'd just be returned to cars.
by SRW
Tue May 26, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Low/Mid-Rise CBD Development
Replies: 1694
Views: 485327

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

Now THAT is a waste of prime real estate! I had hoped if they built something bigger on this site and more people living around that side of Grenfell Street that the producers bar may re-opened, oh well! The City Holden site is massive; this appears to be only a small, tangential part. The scale is...
by SRW
Tue May 26, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [SWP] Lot 14 (Old RAH Site)
Replies: 687
Views: 152885

[SWP] Re: Lot 14 (Old RAH Site)

It looks nice, but I am bothered that they haven't used the same material palette as the rest of North Terrace. IMO, it should have a consistent identity for its whole length, as was the objective of the upgrades to now (and per the city's design manual).
by SRW
Tue May 26, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Petrol Station Owners
Replies: 80
Views: 18114

Re: Petrol Station Owners

To say they're 'fishing' is a bit bold. You don't pursue something over years and at great expense without some cause. And given the many recent examples of wage theft in the hospitality industry, it stands to reason that this industry with a similar profile of vulnerable workers would be experienc...
by SRW
Mon May 25, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Petrol Station Owners
Replies: 80
Views: 18114

Re: Petrol Station Owners

To say they're 'fishing' is a bit bold. You don't pursue something over years and at great expesnse without some cause. And given the many recent examples of wage theft in the hospitality industry, it stands to reason that this industry with a similar profile of vulnerable workers would be experienc...
by SRW
Thu May 21, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Visions & Suggestions
Topic: Create a Weekend Flower and Plants Market in the CBD
Replies: 4
Views: 3134

Re: Create a Weekend Flower and Plants Market in the CBD

If you have ever been to Taipei you probably heard of the 'Jian Guo Weekend Flower Market', it's a plants and flowers market that only works on the weekends, bringing in a lot of plant and flower producers to sell their products. Among the sellers you can also find people who sell pottery and other...
by SRW
Tue May 19, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Metropolitan Development
Topic: News & Developments: Port Adelaide
Replies: 980
Views: 245193

Re: News & Developments: Port Adelaide

With the recent stepping down of UoA Vice Chancellor and such, there was mention in the media that the university were seriously exploring a northern suburbs campus, and were having these discussions with City of Playford, most likely to position themselves in competition with UNISA at Mawson Lakes...
by SRW
Tue May 19, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4585
Views: 792470

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

So, for example, a tram and a train going between stops one km apart might each get up to 70kph before they have to brake for the stop. So, each can do the job equally, but the train costs more to build...for doing the same job. The train also sonsumes more energy because it has to accelerate a gre...
by SRW
Sat May 16, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] 11 Frome Street | 138m | 37 Levels | Crowne Plaza / Adelaidean | New tallest
Replies: 1626
Views: 368822

[U/C] Re: 11 Frome Street | 138m | 37 Levels | Crowne Plaza / Adelaidean | New tallest

Interesting to think that Realm will be nearly blocked out from that perspective once the student tower completes.
by SRW
Fri May 15, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4585
Views: 792470

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

To think Melbourne electrified its rail network in 1904! Not quite. Electric services started on most lines in 1919-1923. https://prov.vic.gov.au/about-us/our-blog/railway-network-electrification SA started talking about electrifying the trains around 1914, at the same time the trams were electrifi...
by SRW
Fri May 15, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Deregulation of Shop Trading Hours
Replies: 167
Views: 45103

Re: Deregulation of Shop Trading Hours

If parliament were sitting, it’d be interesting to see if Labor moved a disallowance on the minister’s regulation.