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by SBD
Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 4267
Views: 637280

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

Did SA complete the business cases and submit them to Infrastructure Australia as promised ? I recall talk of deep tunnels, but not sure if that needed to be part of the business case, or if it is only about how to realise a solution once the business case is accepted. Residential development contin...
by SBD
Tue Nov 19, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 4267
Views: 637280

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

You shouldn't be able to turn right from Crossley Avenue & Red Road onto Regency Road, and also shouldn't be able to turn from Regency Road while heading east into those side streets. Agree, unless Crossley is intended as an updated bus route following the closure of Pym Street. If they had brains,...
by SBD
Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 4267
Views: 637280

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

They're gonna have to do a fair bit of demolition of both mature greenery and cycle path in order to connect the western B road from Pym up to where the B road currently starts/ends at the bottom of the superway, and they'll also need to make some compulsory purchases from the commercials on the ea...
by SBD
Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] Northern Connector | 14km | $1b
Replies: 901
Views: 208986

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

With only 5 weeks till the construction industry break for Christmas / new year there is still heaps to do at the southern, Bolivar and northern interchanges. I don't think the general public will be driving on the NC till at least January or even later. It looked like asphalt was laid today somewh...
by SBD
Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 670
Views: 118841

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

More wind farms, then solar farms and rooftop solar (home and business) coming online. The Heywood Connector capacity only increased by 50 mw if my memory is correct. And the Snowtown (3 ?) wind farm was financed by the ACT government so they want their "power"....coz they paid for it! All future w...
by SBD
Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 670
Views: 118841

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

Megawatts are a unit of power, not energy. Unless power use changes, a megawatt per day is the same as a megawatt per year or a megawatt per second. I'm lost. Power, energy and time are all directly related. Just like distance, speed and time are directly related. 2400km/day is 100km/h which is 10h...
by SBD
Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 670
Views: 118841

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

https://preview.redd.it/67obol2n07y31.png?width=960&crop=smart&auto=webp&s=26469d7e76a46b3d97f5f9df2f08098b29cea098 There is a marked change in the total amount of energy exported from mid-2017. What changed? Did SA get new generation online, or was it a change in the market rules, or an increase i...
by SBD
Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 670
Views: 118841

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

The Wikipedia article does not say how much power (MW) or energy (MWh) the desalination plant uses per day/year. It does say "The plant uses 3.47 to 3.70 kilowatt-hours of electricity per kilolitre of water produced.", cited to an article on the Australian Water Association website. So if we pick th...
by SBD
Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Cycling
Replies: 379
Views: 103165

Re: News & Discussion: Cycling

The Dry Creek railyards have prevented from the Gawler Line Greenway from ever being complete. The indicative map at https://www.dpti.sa.gov.au/infrastructure/major_projects/greenways_project/greenways_project/gawler_greenway seems to have it cross the railway at Pym Street then use Harrison Rd, Na...
by SBD
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 670
Views: 118841

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

The problem may well lie with the business model Tailem bend Solar Farm are operating under. Sounds like they rely too much on the "spot" price ie the price electricity will go for on the open market when demand goes up (most extreme case scenario, summer heat wave where $14,000 mwh is the maximum ...
by SBD
Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Metropolitan Development
Topic: News & Developments: Elizabeth & Salisbury
Replies: 233
Views: 87000

Re: News & Developments: Elizabeth & Salisbury

Eurostar wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:23 pm
From Rite Price Grocery Clearance Store's Facebook page Image
Shop 95 is in the southeastern building next door to the big pharmacy (used to be Shoe Shed). The shop next to it is also vacant and used to be Anytime Fitness.
by SBD
Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Metropolitan Development
Topic: News & Developments: Elizabeth & Salisbury
Replies: 233
Views: 87000

Re: News & Developments: Elizabeth & Salisbury

Rite Price Grocery Clearance Store is closing at Elizabeth South. A new store is opening at Munno Para Shopping City. Trying to think of where Rite Price will fit at Munno Para Shopping City. I can't see Foodland, Kmart or Coles moving, which leaves Cheap as Chips, which I'd be surprised if they we...
by SBD
Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 670
Views: 118841

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

…. energy minister Angus Taylor attending the opening of a large generator in Australia for the first time since his appointment last August . (He did attend the opening of the Thunderbolt run-of-river hydro power station in Tasmania last week, but that facility is sized at less than 1MW and is too...
by SBD
Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4178
Views: 609752

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Llessur2002 wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:46 pm
Am on a single car train to Outer Harbour - I knew they were running these on the Grange line but it's a first for me on the OH line. More Lib cuts I guess... 🙁
How full was it, and how long until the next one?I 'd rather catch frequent trains than large trains if it's choice.
by SBD
Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4178
Views: 609752

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Hopefully a three-car electric set is enough to address capacity issues that arise in morning and evening peaks before and after Mawson Lakes, which is easily the most heavily patronised station on the line. Most passengers can get a seat before there, but after, it is not possible. I always laugh ...