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by JAKJ
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [COM] GPO Exchange | 85m | 22 Levels | Office
Replies: 461
Views: 134917

[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: 1096
Views: 211319

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: 1096
Views: 211319

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: 58401

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: 58401

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 ...
by JAKJ
Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: 2018 South Australian State Election
Replies: 386
Views: 58401

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 ...
by JAKJ
Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [COM] West Franklin | 54m & 64m | 17 & 20 lvls | Apartments
Replies: 390
Views: 119600

[COM] Re: [West Franklin] | 54m & 64m | 17 & 20 lvls | Apartments

skyliner wrote:
Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:28 pm
The 'sponge' - I love it. To me it's a shocker. It seems we are picking up on the London idea of naming buildings by their appearance.

ADELAIDE - towards a greater city skyline
I've grown to quite like this building, much to my surprise.
by JAKJ
Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: 2018 South Australian State Election
Replies: 386
Views: 58401

Re: 2018 South Australian State Election

To benefit the state economy from mining, we need (preferably) established mining towns with miners who live there with their families and go to work locally (Roxby Downs, former Leigh Creek) or fly-in-fly-out mines with flights only to SA airports. Most modern mines are relatively short-lived vent...
by JAKJ
Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: 2018 South Australian State Election
Replies: 386
Views: 58401

Re: 2018 South Australian State Election

Labor has no focus on SME or small business (or regional growth), its focus has always been on a heavy public service and cherry picking tax payer funded business incentives to try and provide the look of growth. The state has also done nothing to address the population slump, they are actually aga...
by JAKJ
Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: 2018 South Australian State Election
Replies: 386
Views: 58401

Re: 2018 South Australian State Election

Thats the problem, talk to anyone in business and they would disagree with you. https://indaily.com.au/opinion/2018/02/21/the-state-of-the-state/ Thats a fairly basic summary of what the rest of the state is actually seeing. I guess my focus is on the prosperity of the state and after 16 years of n...
by JAKJ
Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 775
Views: 155820

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

Fantastic to formalise the target, and easily achievable (I would be surprised if they didn't reach 750MW of storage by 2020-22 given some of the investments that are currently UC and what I have seen coming down the pipeline).
by JAKJ
Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: 2018 South Australian State Election
Replies: 386
Views: 58401

Re: 2018 South Australian State Election

Some are, some aren't but even were state and federal subsidies exist the balance (and typically the majority) is private capital.
by JAKJ
Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: 2018 South Australian State Election
Replies: 386
Views: 58401

Re: 2018 South Australian State Election

Basically every renewables project built/ under construction/ under planning (even if there was some level of State government facilitation or investment) are largely funded by interstate and overseas capital.
by JAKJ
Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: 2018 South Australian State Election
Replies: 386
Views: 58401

Re: 2018 South Australian State Election

Labor. I'm from a background/ demographic that should be liberal but what interests me are positive outcomes for the state in what amounts to very difficult structural economic conditions that have faced SA since the 80s. From an economic perspective, we don't have the East coast's natural advantage...
by JAKJ
Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: Sealing the Strzelecki Track
Replies: 6
Views: 5143

Re: Sealing the Strzelecki Track

Needs to happen, the track is in utterly atrocious condition for a major transport corridor and make the birdsville track look like freshly paved tarmac.