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by JAKJ
Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [SWP] Lot 14 (Old RAH Site)
Replies: 658
Views: 136843

[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: 4402
Views: 631554

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: 2600
Views: 556663

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: 4033

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: 4033

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: 4402
Views: 631554

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: 4402
Views: 631554

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: 4402
Views: 631554

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

**double post**
by JAKJ
Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4402
Views: 631554

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

Sent from my SM-J730G using Tapatalk
Politics vs pragmatism. Stupid.
by JAKJ
Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion: CBD Retail
Replies: 3189
Views: 612208

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...
by JAKJ
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [COM] GPO Exchange | 85m | 22 Levels | Office
Replies: 457
Views: 127323

[COM] Re: 177-179 Victoria Square | 85m | 22 Levels | Office

8 years ago. Maybe time to forgive and forget. Sorry, but that won't be happening any time soon for this little black duck. Very true. I am still amazed the major resource companies in this country aren't held more to account by the public. They extract billions of dollars of what is effectively a ...
by JAKJ
Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: The SA Politics Thread
Replies: 1080
Views: 199662

Re: The SA Politics Thread

Also, Hydro - while renewable is effectively old-school base load generation You make that sound like its a bad thing? I'm not putting a value judgement on it (though Hydro projects are quite destructive from an environmental point of view) just that it's not part of the mix of emerging renewable t...
by JAKJ
Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: The SA Politics Thread
Replies: 1080
Views: 199662

Re: The SA Politics Thread

It's not the overall size that counts its the % of generation within the grid. The real innovation and IP is in the control systems; how you mesh a large number of different renewable energy generation sources with storage and conventional generation to deliver power consistently, efficiently and co...
by JAKJ
Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: The Pub
Topic: 2018 South Australian State Election
Replies: 386
Views: 50492

Re: 2018 South Australian State Election

Unfortunately SA liberals and their backers tend to be the worst kind of liberals given the continued predominance of a number of families who haven't done anything significant or productive since the land booms in the 1890s and now ride high on the hard work of their great-great grand parents. Mar...
by JAKJ
Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: 2018 South Australian State Election
Replies: 386
Views: 50492

Re: 2018 South Australian State Election

I think people are being incredibly harsh on the Libs. They aren't the Libs from 20 years ago. Has anyone bothered to look at some of the candidates? They have some impressive young and soon to be MPs who would all have been heavily invested in the polcies. They arent going to all of a sudden turn ...