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by JAKJ
Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] Adelaide Oval Hotel
Replies: 546
Views: 67158

[U/C] Re: Adelaide Oval Hotel

Like I said, the majority of people are content with being average. They are content with Adelaide being a big country town, while other cities leave us in their dust. Unfortunately everyone from business leaders to political leaders are content to sit back protecting their existing status quo. The...
by JAKJ
Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Metropolitan Development
Topic: News & Developments: Port Adelaide
Replies: 949
Views: 222884

Re: News & Developments: Port Adelaide

SRW wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:10 am
Shame.

I hope that whatever replaces it mimics the sawtooth roof.
From the latest plans looks like it will be high-density, low-quality modern box future-ghetto residential apartment blocks with no redeeming architectural merit. Fantastic.
by JAKJ
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] Adelaide Oval Hotel
Replies: 546
Views: 67158

[U/C] Re: Adelaide Oval Hotel

Haven't been to Perth stadium, but I have been to Marvel, and it's trash compared to AO. I've sat in every stand at AO since the rebuild for either football, soccer, or cricket, and never had an issue seeing all of the playing area from my seat, and I'm talking after they rejigged the cricket membe...
by JAKJ
Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Metropolitan Development
Topic: News & Developments: Port Adelaide
Replies: 949
Views: 222884

Re: News & Developments: Port Adelaide

Yeah, metal and asbestos. Can fix asbestos. Newport quays and now "dock one" both look like generic suburban density projects which will age terribly and our children will curse us for destroying the Port Heritage and building such crap, much as we lament the generations before us for ripping down ...
by JAKJ
Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4426
Views: 638124

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

The whole idea of IA is to sift out the uneconomic schemes. :lol: if only that was how they operated in practice. Morisson coming in through a spanner in the works as if Turnball was still here it almost certainly would have been announced. Will be interesting to see what a Fed Labor government do.
by JAKJ
Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Events in South Australia
Topic: Mad March 2019
Replies: 33
Views: 7027

Re: Mad March 2019

This year was the most fun I have had yet. Clipsal (sorry 'superloop') weekend to the end of Womad weekend was amazing. I am struggling to think of other places/ events/ festivals that I have been to anywhere overseas let alone Australia that have such an eclectic and interesting variety of people a...
by JAKJ
Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4426
Views: 638124

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

With the T20 World Cup in Oct 20 what’s the chances they will announce a tram extension to AO and ready by then? I recall reading somewhere that extensive re-work of the King William street bridge would be needed to run trams over it due to modern engineering standards and hence why it stopped shor...
by JAKJ
Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] Adelaide Oval Hotel
Replies: 546
Views: 67158

[U/C] Re: Adelaide Oval Hotel

How's this for a compromise: Hotel is allowed to go ahead with government funding support, but any profits from it are put towards enhancing the parkland. If the development is actually as they say about making the oval a more unique destination then they should be happy with it being allowed to go...
by JAKJ
Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: The Pub
Topic: What has been your longest commute?
Replies: 12
Views: 3043

Re: What has been your longest commute?

OlympusAnt wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:04 pm
JAKJ wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:45 pm
New York to Perth, landed 5.30am and was working by 8am. Brutal.
How did you not fall asleep standing up? Perth is just about as far from New York as you can get :shock:
Lot's of caffeine and will power. Actually fell asleep standing up on the train after work!
by JAKJ
Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: What has been your longest commute?
Replies: 12
Views: 3043

Re: What has been your longest commute?

New York to Perth, landed 5.30am and was working by 8am. Brutal.
by JAKJ
Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4426
Views: 638124

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

Just imagine the boom for cafes along Prospect road after AFL/ cricket fixtures at Adelaide Oval if the tram went along Prospect road. It would spread the activity beyond the immediate vicinity of North Adelaide. Last I heard the North Adelaide traders were flat after the Adelaide Oval redo. Zero l...
by JAKJ
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [SWP] Lot 14 (Old RAH Site)
Replies: 660
Views: 139233

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

Nathan wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:57 am
The carpark and Hanson Institute no longer marked for demolition. :/
Disappointing! Those buildings are utterly without merit. I'm sure as the site becomes more successful there will be other opportunities to redevelop these areas, if not return them to botanic gardens.
by JAKJ
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] Adelaide Oval Hotel
Replies: 546
Views: 67158

[U/C] Re: Adelaide Oval Hotel

The private development creep on the parklands on the other hand must be stopped. We all know that this hotel is not actually taking green space, but what it is doing is allowing private interests to commercialise what is currently a public space (Yes we can also put forward the Casino, intercontin...
by JAKJ
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] Adelaide Oval Hotel
Replies: 546
Views: 67158

[U/C] Re: Adelaide Oval Hotel

rogue wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:56 pm
Mods - this is becoming a little off topic and more about parklands overall, if wish to move to the pub, happy to continue conversation over there.
I don't see how it's off topic when the context of where this project is being proposed and what it represents is at the very heart of the issue.
by JAKJ
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] Adelaide Oval Hotel
Replies: 546
Views: 67158

[U/C] Re: Adelaide Oval Hotel

JAKJ, I'm sure there are many that agree with your comments, however, I'm not one of them. We all dont have to agree on these issues and robust debate should be encouraged. Its important that each side present sound, rational arguments to fully express why they feel a certain way without being pige...