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by Joelmark
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [PRO] Port Adelaide Dock Spur Line
Replies: 222
Views: 39738

[PRO] Re: Port Adelaide Dock Spur Line

Improving and expanding the rail system comes down to a lack of political willpower - pure and simple. The money to fund the electrification of the Outer Harbor line and to stick with the Port Dock Spur could easily be sourced from the combined total going towards the Torrens Road and Brighton Road ...
by Joelmark
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4451
Views: 643437

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

Partial tram closure late Sat night 6 to 23 July Tram stops closed between South Tce and Entertainment Centre and Botanic Gardens. See details of timetables and substitute buses. https://www.adelaidemetro.com.au/Announcements/Service-Updates/City-South-Tram-Line-Replacement This is the downside of ...
by Joelmark
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] 11 Frome Street | 135m | 37 Levels | Crowne Plaza / Adelaidean | New tallest
Replies: 1530
Views: 330472

[U/C] Re: 11 Frome Street | 135m | 37 Levels | Crowne Plaza / Adelaidean | New tallest

I'm pretty sure this is now the tallest crane Adelaide has had since the construction of the State Bank complex in 1987.
by Joelmark
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Laneway & Streetscape Projects
Replies: 660
Views: 198159

Re: News & Discussion: Laneway & Streetscape Projects

From the discussion on the SkyCity upgrade thread about Bank Street laneway, the missing tree was vandalised and will be replaced within the next fortnight. Credit to the City Council for replying so quickly.
by Joelmark
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] SkyCity Adelaide Casino Expansion | 55m | 12 Levels | Hotel
Replies: 877
Views: 215219

[U/C] Re: SkyCity Adelaide Casino Expansion | 55m | 12 Levels | Hotel

To confirm your worst fears, that's been gone for a while. Most probably collected by louts, but also possibly loading vehicles -- several of the granite slabs along Bank Street have been seriously chipped, which indicates either tight manoeuvres or shit drivers. It happens, just need to replace it...
by Joelmark
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] SkyCity Adelaide Casino Expansion | 55m | 12 Levels | Hotel
Replies: 877
Views: 215219

[U/C] Re: SkyCity Adelaide Casino Expansion | 55m | 12 Levels | Hotel

Sorry slightly off topic but please tell me they haven't already removed one of the new trees in Bank Street and not replaced it - I'm referring to the apparent tree stump in the bottom third of ChillyPilly's last picture.
by Joelmark
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] SkyCity Adelaide Casino Expansion | 55m | 12 Levels | Hotel
Replies: 877
Views: 215219

[U/C] Re: SkyCity Adelaide Casino Expansion | 55m | 12 Levels | Hotel

I haven't even seen the water cascade actually have running water in it this year My understanding was that in 2014 after construction the bridge and environs were handed over to the City Council for maintenance and repair. Totally agree one of the things we are not good at in Adelaide is looking a...
by Joelmark
Tue May 28, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4280
Views: 623821

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Rather than waffling on about trackless trams and on-demand buses the best thing Knoll could do would be to head across the Nullarbor to Perth for a few days - probably the most comparable city to Adelaide in terms of climate, geography and density - and study government owned and run Transperth. It...
by Joelmark
Fri May 10, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Public Transport Service & Policy
Replies: 1861
Views: 290241

Re: News & Discussion: Public Transport Service & Policy

Some things never really actually change in South Australia - since 1994, Adelaide's public transport has been under various guises including the State Transport Authority (STA), TransAdelaide, the Passenger Transport Board, Adelaide Metro, DPTI and now SAPTA. Meanwhile Adelaide's overall transport ...
by Joelmark
Tue May 07, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [COM] Oaklands Crossing | $174m
Replies: 840
Views: 135916

[COM] Re: Oaklands Crossing | $174m

Thanks Norman for all these pics. I think to give DPTI credit these new "super stations" (Bowden, Adelaide Showgrounds, and the earlier completed Gawler line ones like Elizabeth and Munno Para) look great and give a feel to how all of Adelaide's rail system could look if other key stations were give...
by Joelmark
Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4280
Views: 623821

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Thanks Norman. Living abroad it can be frustrating trying to find out information about these projects- googling finds very little about timelines and start dates. The Flinders link project I'm pretty sure was first promised in 2014 and yet here we are heading towards mid 2019 and there's still no s...
by Joelmark
Thu Oct 25, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Laneway & Streetscape Projects
Replies: 660
Views: 198159

Re: News & Discussion: Laneway & Streetscape Projects

Re: Andy Welsh's post on Gresham Street, this is from the City of Adelaide's 2017-18 Integrated Business Plan, page 42: "Design and construction for the upgrade of Gresham Street between Hindley Street and North Terrace. The project will consider design and delivery in 2017-18 including pavement upg...
by Joelmark
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4451
Views: 643437

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

Thanks Norman again - can anyone please confirm that the southern side of North Terrace has now been more or less fixed to its pre-works self - as in the slate pavements fixed and any damaged trees replaced - it's hard to look that close in Norman's film. Adelaide (like many other places) has a bad ...
by Joelmark
Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] Festival Plaza Redevelopment | $800 million
Replies: 882
Views: 216240

[U/C] Re: Festival Plaza Redevelopment | $800 million

Thanks Stryker and Melonhead for the great pics - really goes to show what a huge site the Festival Plaza is - it kinda feels like a huge part of the city centre is being reconstructed (and I guess it is!). If they get this right - the urban elements of the plaza itself, the retail component, the ae...
by Joelmark
Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] 11 Frome Street | 135m | 37 Levels | Crowne Plaza / Adelaidean | New tallest
Replies: 1530
Views: 330472

[U/C] Re: Adelaidean | 11 Frome Street | 135m | 37 Levels | Mixed Use | New tallest

There's a very tall building going up in London that will be second to The Shard - the quality of the glass looks great and I've often thought hopefully the finish on The Adelaidean will look somewhat similar
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