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by SBD
Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 4007
Views: 565474

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

Obviously money is always going to be a constraint. But I think it’s perplexing / counterproductive & laughable that a plan would be to funnel trucks using Belair/Springbank/Daws to get to NS Motorway. Even more perplexing that the plan is not even coming from Government itself, since they are usua...
by SBD
Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] Northern Connector | 14km | $1b
Replies: 852
Views: 189728

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

On the topic of local traffic flows following opening of the NC, there's this idea. It would have formed a kind of ring road connecting Adelaide's north with the eastern suburbs. Down the bottom is the idea of following the MATS Plan's Dry Creek Expressway corridor, by connecting the Salisbury High...
by SBD
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 4007
Views: 565474

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

can't see this happening for another 30 years minimum. once the NS motorway is complete all the trucks coming off the SE freeway will go straight down cross road. no point them going onto portrush road. then we'll have the next major bottleneck especially at the Belair line crossing. make yourself ...
by SBD
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] Northern Connector | 14km | $1b
Replies: 852
Views: 189728

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

You think Bolivar will be an issue? You wait and see the bank up at the Regency Rd intersection once the traffic can come from Gawler without stopping. Its already bad enough. The worst intersection in the state is just going to get even worse. I don't think much of the NC traffic will actually mak...
by SBD
Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 4007
Views: 565474

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

Ultimately, i think that something like this and something like GlobeLink will both be required. The realities of cost mean that North-South Motorway, this connection to the SE Freeway and an east-of-the-hills rail and road bypass cannot all be constructed at once. The Torrens-to-Cross Road section ...
by SBD
Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Airport & Airlines
Replies: 2489
Views: 507479

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Airport & Airlines

I think it might be similar military charter flight based on this, which is from June 5th. https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=355489368651034 "plane came from darwin carrying Australian diggers - more troops being picked up in Rockhampton before it flies onto Adelaide tomorrow morning" It looks like...
by SBD
Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] Northern Connector | 14km | $1b
Replies: 852
Views: 189728

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

I think until the whole thing is finished it seems we will just move from one bottle neck to the next. I’d say 7-8 more years, maybe 2026-2027 to complete it all? T2T has saved over five minutes from journeys that include its length. I expect that NC will save more than that for journeys that curre...
by SBD
Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] Northern Connector | 14km | $1b
Replies: 852
Views: 189728

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

You think Bolivar will be an issue? You wait and see the bank up at the Regency Rd intersection once the traffic can come from Gawler without stopping. Its already bad enough. The worst intersection in the state is just going to get even worse. No matter what gets fixed, there will always be a wors...
by SBD
Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Visions & Suggestions
Topic: Connect the Gawler and Outer Harbor rail lines
Replies: 13
Views: 3980

Re: Connect the Gawler and Outer Harbor rail lines

Our ticketing system does not collect sufficient data to assess the actual demand. There is no way to assess the potential demand. Why use the ticketing system? You can track users via their Bluetooth or wifi devices. Basically everyone has a phone in their pocket with Bluetooth or wifi on. The gov...
by SBD
Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Visions & Suggestions
Topic: Connect the Gawler and Outer Harbor rail lines
Replies: 13
Views: 3980

Re: Connect the Gawler and Outer Harbor rail lines

The only good use for that connection would be to turn railcars. Passengers wouldn't use it. Gawler Outer Harbor (or Osborne) trains would get some use - maybe some of those public servants who didn't want to work at Port Adelaide catch trains to the city from that way. ' I have no idea how many pa...
by SBD
Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: The Pub
Topic: The SA Politics Thread
Replies: 1072
Views: 188432

Re: The SA Politics Thread

There is other investments to make other than property. The tax makes those holding more land than they need to live pay society for the land withheld from the society that gives the land its value. It also prevents inflating house prices due to lack of land supply. If property is such a poor inves...
by SBD
Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Visions & Suggestions
Topic: Connect the Gawler and Outer Harbor rail lines
Replies: 13
Views: 3980

Re: Connect the Gawler and Outer Harbor rail lines

Why stop there? Lay tracks on the old Semaphore and Northfield lines and then you'd have quite a long east-west route in the north of the city. Much similar to Melbourne's Suburban Rail Loop, but much cheaper to construct since most of the route is at surface level and already there. We still don't...
by SBD
Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4126
Views: 558454

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Monarto failed, because just as it was to get off the ground, population growth, which had been phenomenal in the post war years, suddenly ground to a halt in the 70's, the oil crises hit, fuel skyrocketed, and a far flung satellite city was not deemed attractive under such circumstances. A change ...
by SBD
Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4126
Views: 558454

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Ballarat is more self-sufficient than Murray Bridge is. But, it does have roughly three times the population. Melton is probably more of a commuter town to Melbourne than Ballarat. One only needs to look at the key reasons Monarto failed: it was too far from Adelaide to viably interact with the cit...
by SBD
Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: The SA Politics Thread
Replies: 1072
Views: 188432

Re: The SA Politics Thread

So for a comparison to your 2x $450,000 houses, what would be the land tax on a single $900,000 house? Is the answer different for commercial, industrial or rural land? I understand it does not get applied to the house you live in (or have I missed something else?). Council rates scale linearly, as ...