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by SBD
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4126
Views: 558482

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

By 2040, Mount Barker is expected to grow to 40,000 people, making it the second biggest city in the state. Mr Stuart said the “vast majority” of locals travelled to Adelaide each weekday. If they travel to Adelaide every day, then Mount Barker isn't a city, it's a cluster of outer suburbs. When El...
by SBD
Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Regional Transport
Replies: 584
Views: 115465

Re: News & Discussion: Regional Transport

Port Wakefield Overpass and Highway Duplication Project - Concept Animation July 2019 I think this has been well thought out. I like it. :applause: The "bypass" bit is interesting - presumably all those servos will have back entrances added so that they get all of the Southbound business as well as...
by SBD
Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [PRO] Aldinga Rail Extension | $800m
Replies: 93
Views: 38526

[PRO] Re: Aldinga Rail Extension | $800m

I don't understand the obsession with living in an outer suburb and commuting long distances every day to work in the inner city. I live a 20 minute drive (75 minutes on public transport) from work. If I had to work in the CBD, I suspect my choice of home address would be different so that my commut...
by SBD
Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 554
Views: 93698

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

Did you mean "synchronous generators" or "synchronous condensers"? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synchronous_condenser Ah yes, I meant "condensers" ....not generators. At present, most storage is proposed as an adjunct to individual renewable generators to allow them to bid deeper into the market b...
by SBD
Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 554
Views: 93698

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

Well I believe that from 2020 it will be possible for South Australia to achieve 100% renewable power supply....... during the day ......ie wind and solar will supply enough energy to provide energy needs during daylight hours. At night time...there is not enough storage......hello SA government!!!...
by SBD
Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 554
Views: 93698

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

Net 100% sounds dodgy. But still, it's great news for the state I guess it means that the total GWh generated from renewable sources is more than the total GWh consumed in SA in a year, but there are interconnectors to other states, and there are non-renewable fuel generators in SA that will be run...
by SBD
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Regional Transport
Replies: 584
Views: 115465

Re: News & Discussion: Regional Transport

South Australia lacks a decent port west of the Mount Lofty Ranges, and a decent railway line over them. If we took state rivalry away, then exports through Portland make sense for both the Southeast and Riverland areas, especially if the Morkalla line was reopened and extended to Loxton. All our p...
by SBD
Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4331
Views: 570806

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

No, I think pretty mild if anything. And, though I'm not interested in traipsing too far back in history, I'm not sure that's true regarding metro rail and Dunstan. That government twice extended the southern line. From memory, most closures and dismantlements occurred through the 80s and early 90s...
by SBD
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Regional Transport
Replies: 584
Views: 115465

Re: News & Discussion: Regional Transport

From ABC South East SA's Facebook page about the CSIRO's freight rail and road study RAIL STUDY ALMOST READY 🚂🚂🚂 A report card on the possibility of a viable freight rail route in the South East is due to be released in September. The CSIRO began its investigation into the possibility of reinvigora...
by SBD
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4331
Views: 570806

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

Not that it's a surprise if we revisit the way public transport was run down during their last time at the wheel 1993-2002. A bit harsh. Wasn't it that government that finally retired the "red hens" and completed the 3000 series rollout? And there were more suburban rail closures during the Dunstan...
by SBD
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 4007
Views: 565506

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

Eurostar wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:33 pm
And what will the speed limit be on the Southern Expressway extension?
I'd guess it might still be 60 km/h as it's a temporary solution and a work zone, due to the work on the eastern retaining wall. New asphalt tends to be restricted to that speed for a few weeks quite often anyway.
by SBD
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4331
Views: 570806

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

I would like to see the money spent elsewhere like grade separating the intersection of Elder Smith Road and Salisbury Highway or upgrading Bridge Road (bus stop bays, median between McIntyre Road and Smith Road, traffic light at intersection of Wynn Vale Drive) or putting in traffic lights at Hayd...
by SBD
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] 102-120 Wakefield Street | 65m | 14lvls | Office
Replies: 258
Views: 71103

[U/C] Re: 102-120 Wakefield Street | 65m | 14lvls | Office

Ben wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:50 pm
Massive crane on site to erect the crane tomorrow weather permitting
It's going to be an impressive job to get that tower out of the middle of the finished building!
by SBD
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 4007
Views: 565506

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

The 2015 scoping study proposed an elevated structure from north of Edward Street to South of Daws Road. It doesn't seem to be explicit about how far north of Edward Street, and doesn't clearly articulate a preferred plan between that structure and Anzac Highway (including Emerson Crossing). The rat...
by SBD
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: Crane Counter: CBD 14 | Metro 4| Total 18
Replies: 1485
Views: 340735

Re: Crane Counter: CBD 12 | Metro 4| Total 16

Should the proposed Ramada Hotel in Elizabeth be listed in the October/November list too? Is that big/complex to need a tower crane?
https://theurbandeveloper.com/articles/ ... shes-ahead