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by JAKJ
Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: 2018 South Australian State Election
Replies: 386
Views: 50425

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: 116462

[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: 50425

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: 50425

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: 50425

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: 668
Views: 118235

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: 50425

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: 50425

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: 50425

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: 3952

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.
by JAKJ
Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [SWP] Lot 14 (Old RAH Site)
Replies: 658
Views: 136771

[SWP] Re: Former RAH Site (Design Competition)

As much as I dislike utilising parklands for private development which isn't community orientated - if the buildings are already there and heritage, would love to see this building and its next door neighbor as a residential or hotel conversion. Superficially well suited for it and could help fund s...
by JAKJ
Mon Jul 03, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [COM] Adelaide Convention Centre - Stage 3 | $350m
Replies: 1461
Views: 386258

[COM] Re: Adelaide Convention Centre - Stage 3 | $350m

Again so sad to think this didn't happen... and we ended up with three miss matched elements that do nothing to integrate with their surroundings. The restaurants part of the latest extension feels like an afterthought. I only hope more is added and the vision makes sense once the Riverbank develop...
by JAKJ
Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Another widespread power outage in SA
Replies: 208
Views: 31477

Re: Another widespread power outage in SA

It's disappointing though how much of Turnbull & co's misinformation around SA's energy transition is allowed to go unchallenged in the media. They're barefaced liars on the matter.As churlish as Weatherill's gatecrash might come across, they needed to be called out and in some ways I wish he'd be...
by JAKJ
Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Another widespread power outage in SA
Replies: 208
Views: 31477

Re: Another widespread power outage in SA

EDIT: Lol Jay crashes the presser and unloads on Frydenberg on live TV http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-16/josh-frydenberg-and-jay-weatherill-trade-blows/8359074 :lol: About time someone called out Frydenberg, Turnbull, et al on their contradictory rhetoric and failures. Thoroughly enjoyed this a...
by JAKJ
Sat Feb 11, 2017 1:32 am
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Another widespread power outage in SA
Replies: 208
Views: 31477

Re: Another widespread power outage in SA

The irony in all this is that a shift to greater than 50% renewables will end up being market driven anyway (baring interference from vested political and economic interests). The cost of grid/ user level storage is at a point where the rollout of significant amounts of storage capacity is inevitabl...