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by SBD
Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 4278
Views: 637969

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

The Liberal Government says it is re-evaluating the possibility of bored tunnels as the costs might have changed since that design was developed. If the new report still advises that tunnels are too expensive and the old plan is still the best, is Labor going to respond " NO - we are the opposition ...
by SBD
Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 4278
Views: 637969

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

As well as finishing the non stop corridor I think there is two intersections that could be upgraded simply and fast. Firstly an overpass/underpass at the intersection of West Beach Road/Tapleys Hill Road, preferably Tapleys Hill Road going over or under the intersection. Secondly an overpass/under...
by SBD
Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Petrol Station Owners
Replies: 48
Views: 1808

Re: Former LeCornu Redevelopment | Mixed Use

rev wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:02 pm
YellowRoad wrote:
Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:57 pm
This site would be great for an OTR.
Nah, South Australia doesn't need any more dodgy servos.
South Australian, family-owned businesses are "good" in some contexts. We seem to like buying food and wine from them, why don't "we" like buying our fuel from them?
by SBD
Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 4278
Views: 637969

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

I also thought the previous (Labor) government plan sounded fairly reasonable. I don't understand why the now-opposition seems to be standing against both the original plan and any deep-tunnel options. Answered your own question - everything Labor was for they are against by default, everything Lab...
by SBD
Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [APP] 51 Pirie Street | 114m | 28 Levels | Hyatt
Replies: 420
Views: 100304

[APP] Re: 51 Pirie Street | 114m | 28 Levels | Hyatt

This is what, the second or third time now we're hearing about issues with cranes and pan-ops in recent developments? How come other cities don't appear to have issues with tall buildings going up and the cranes used? or is it simply because we haven't had any significantly tall buildings (in Adela...
by SBD
Sat Nov 23, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 4278
Views: 637969

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

my guess would he that tunneling is too problematic, if they don't want to acquire all the land back then an elevated road may be the only option. :2cents: There is nothing problematic about tunnelling in Adelaide other than the states finances. It seems "issues" are used to prevent things happenin...
by SBD
Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 4278
Views: 637969

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

The Act will be amended to provide that no compensation will be payable for underground acquisitions, as landowners will not suffer any detriment or loss of enjoyment of their land. So if the tunnelling causes the soil above to become unstable and causes a partial collapse or even sink hole, that d...
by SBD
Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] Northern Connector | 14km | $1b
Replies: 901
Views: 209092

[U/C] Re: [U/C] Re: Northern Connector | 14km | $1b

So how will people go from the Northern Connector to the South Road (under the superway at cormack road end) will they need to back track from Grand Junction Road? Pretty much - or exit NC before PRExy and travel down Salisbury Highway via Port Wakefield Road. OR exit at PRExy then via Hanson, Corm...
by SBD
Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 4278
Views: 637969

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

Ok based on these hypothetical options - A) Tunnels -10 years & $10 billion (and possibly tolls?) Vs B) Trench - 7 years & $7 billion but vastly more property & business resumptions & loss of heritage and far more disruption while being built. Vs C) Hybrid. A combination of the above. 8.5 years and...
by SBD
Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 4278
Views: 637969

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

Ok based on these hypothetical options - A) Tunnels -10 years & $10 billion (and possibly tolls?) Vs B) Trench - 7 years & $7 billion but vastly more property & business resumptions & loss of heritage and far more disruption while being built. Vs C) Hybrid. A combination of the above. 8.5 years and...
by SBD
Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 4278
Views: 637969

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

The only concrete progress - of any form - made on the next section of the project is the vague announcement by Knoll a while back about a review of compulsory acquisition laws. This is probably the reservation behind plans not being made in detail then subsequently also not being released to the p...
by SBD
Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] Penny Place | 78m | 24 levels | Apartments
Replies: 107
Views: 32763

[U/C] Re: Penny Place | 78m | 24 levels | Apartments

What should happen doesn't always happen. I am sure that you heard of 'preferred tenderers', where other builders essentially don't even get a leg in. I didn't even see this project go out to tender and just heard that Maxcon were awarded (gifted) the job. Likewise, what also happens is that Maxcon...
by SBD
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 4278
Views: 637969

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

In July this year the Govt minister, Mr Speirs said planning was in its very early stages for the upgrade's stretch from Darlington to the River Torrens, and, with three models being considered, "two of them included a lot of tunnelling". "If tunnelling were the option, that would see a lot less bu...
by SBD
Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 4278
Views: 637969

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

In July this year the Govt minister, Mr Speirs said planning was in its very early stages for the upgrade's stretch from Darlington to the River Torrens, and, with three models being considered, "two of them included a lot of tunnelling". "If tunnelling were the option, that would see a lot less bu...
by SBD
Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 4278
Views: 637969

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

u guys are a lot smarter than I am and are more knowledgeable than me on this project but if i read between the lines it seems as if there isn't a plan for the remaining sections. they've probably all sat down and said okay plan a) an elevated road?? no too expensive, ok what about a tunnel? no tha...