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by JAKJ
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] Adelaide Oval Hotel
Replies: 633
Views: 93217

[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: 633
Views: 93217

[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: 633
Views: 93217

[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...
by JAKJ
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] Adelaide Oval Hotel
Replies: 633
Views: 93217

[U/C] Re: Adelaide Oval Hotel

While I won't reply individually to the people who have resorted to petty name calling, a number of members here can't seem to see the wood from the trees (pardon the pun) when talking about the parklands and their development. Opposing this hotel and commercial development in general on the parklan...
by JAKJ
Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] Adelaide Oval Hotel
Replies: 633
Views: 93217

[U/C] Re: Adelaide Oval Hotel

Well, I'm going against the general consensus here, i like it. I think the proposal compliments the existing infrastructure and is a unique addition. As for the whole "you cant build on the parklands" thing, large swathes of parkland are barren, useless dustpans. I think we should activate sections...
by JAKJ
Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [SWP] Lot 14 (Old RAH Site)
Replies: 712
Views: 157142

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

Considering WA squeezed the most out of the mining boom whilst SA struggled to get their own slice of the boom off the ground because of interstate activity, I'd say we're owed this one and anything else that comes our way. We have one of the more fragile state economies so we'll take anything that...
by JAKJ
Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4498
Views: 685150

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

Ha! Good comment. I think a few years ago the business case model didn't stack for a North Adelaide extension. I think it said the majority of residents are wealthy/own cars and don't/won't use public transport. Further there was limited reason for those that use PT to actually travel there. I thin...
by JAKJ
Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Airport & Airlines
Replies: 2790
Views: 639984

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Airport & Airlines

Civilian air traffic has continued for decades around the Middle East and over it while there’s been one war after the next. While concerning I don’t think it’s that much of a worry because as I said airlines will go around the war zone. MH17 is an anomaly as to why it was flying over Crimea during...
by JAKJ
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: New York Times Article About Adelaide
Replies: 13
Views: 6057

Re: New York Times Article About Adelaide

They are clearly trying to draw comparisons to industrial towns in the US, however the reality is the the US is so far gone in terms of inequality and standard of living for its lower middle-class/ poor that beyond the wealth bubbles within the elite cities and a few rural enclaves it is basically ...
by JAKJ
Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: New York Times Article About Adelaide
Replies: 13
Views: 6057

Re: New York Times Article About Adelaide

They are clearly trying to draw comparisons to industrial towns in the US, however the reality is the the US is so far gone in terms of inequality and standard of living for its lower middle-class/ poor that beyond the wealth bubbles within the elite cities and a few rural enclaves it is basically a...
by JAKJ
Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4498
Views: 685150

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

Plenty of Infrastructure Australia business cases don't stack up and are done for political reasons. Then again cost-benefit analyses are limited by the assumptions made in developing them and are not very good at pricing in all positive externalities particularly in the mid to long-term.
by JAKJ
Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4498
Views: 685150

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

So it's just been leaked that one of the unannounced infrastructure projects in the Federal budget is 185 million for the Adelink project. https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/malcolm-turnbulls-reelection-plan-revealed/news-story/4c0814aed1033849c8c29b593043a086 It's paywalled. Can you give u...
by JAKJ
Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4498
Views: 685150

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

**double post**
by JAKJ
Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4498
Views: 685150

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

citywatcher wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:07 pm
He was sacked because he was a labour appointment
Pure and simple
To have not replaced him in the following months resulting in the project falling into shambolics is incompetence

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Politics vs pragmatism. Stupid.
by JAKJ
Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion: CBD Retail
Replies: 3342
Views: 661973

Re: News & Discussion: CBD Retail

Wait already? Gosh this location is cursed. What was there before? That long bar that took over the two storefronts that are there now... You'd think restaurants in this strip would thrive. I wonder if it is an intransigent landlord/ rent issue? The product was good (all be it in a very competitive...