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by urban
Fri May 11, 2007 2:58 pm
Forum: Regional Development
Topic: #Official Energy Thread
Replies: 228
Views: 68516

Cheers AG
by urban
Fri May 11, 2007 12:14 pm
Forum: Regional Development
Topic: #Official Energy Thread
Replies: 228
Views: 68516

The current energy debate appears to be should we replace our coal powered electricity stations with Nuclear power or renewable sources. Conservatives say the renewable sources can't provide the response to demand required by industry and homes because the sources of renewable energy are unreliable ...
by urban
Fri May 11, 2007 11:55 am
Forum: Regional Development
Topic: #Official Energy Thread
Replies: 228
Views: 68516

AtD wrote:urban, gas is just another fossil fuel like oil and coal. It's not renewable.
Aware of that but it appears a better short term solution for base load energy than either coal or nuclear until the renewables sector can overcome their shortfalls.
by urban
Fri May 11, 2007 11:18 am
Forum: Regional Development
Topic: #Official Energy Thread
Replies: 228
Views: 68516

Apparently gas power stations use significantly less water and produce significantly less CO2 than coal power so this is a win-win.

Gas seems to have been forgotten in the whole renewables vs nuclear debate. Is there a severely limited supply of gas?
by urban
Wed May 09, 2007 2:49 pm
Forum: General Development Discussions
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Urban Sprawl & Density
Replies: 100
Views: 54698

The strategy always seems to get lost or forgotten after a few years. A major increase in density is required at Nourlunga Centre. There would be very few people living and working within walking distance of the train station. Most of the recent developments have turned their backs on the station.
by urban
Wed May 09, 2007 10:04 am
Forum: General Development Discussions
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Urban Sprawl & Density
Replies: 100
Views: 54698

Outer suburban areas such as Nourlunga, Mt Barker, Elizabeth and Gawler should not be planned as an extension of Adelaide. They should be developed along the lines of strong regional centres with their own identities, city centres, services and transport networks. Link all of the centres together wi...
by urban
Wed May 02, 2007 6:29 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [APP] Former LeCornu Redevelopment | Mixed Use
Replies: 1066
Views: 226163

[APP]

I completely disagree. North Adelaide is a very historical area, a simple walk through the streets will reveal how well preserved North Adelaide is. As a result development in North Adelaide should blend in with the neighbouring area. I feel this development fits in very well with the historic vibe...
by urban
Wed May 02, 2007 1:22 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [APP] Former LeCornu Redevelopment | Mixed Use
Replies: 1066
Views: 226163

[APP]

The development remains stylish, elegant and classy. It will be a great addition to Adelaide. I am glad to see something finally happening but the design is appalling. It is horribly kitsch. We deserve better than a disneyland version of a european city. Adelaide is a young city we should embrace t...
by urban
Wed May 02, 2007 11:27 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: COM: Glenelg Tramline Upgrade
Replies: 2299
Views: 353379

I dont like either of the alternative routes proposed for the city loop. Traffic reliance in Adelaides CBD is just ridiculous and PT should be encouraged at all costs. Thats why if a tramline went down West Terrace I think they are using Gray St instead of West Tce for more reasons other than just ...
by urban
Fri Apr 27, 2007 10:47 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: COM: Glenelg Tramline Upgrade
Replies: 2299
Views: 353379

anyone know more on the proposed extension as per this diagram? http://www.transport.sa.gov.au/tramextension/images/HD/Aerial_Map.jpg ie, if/when the extension down currie - light sq - morphett - grote may happen? Pretty sure the govt is waiting til they have decided on the location for the new bui...
by urban
Thu Apr 26, 2007 4:13 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Height Limits
Replies: 340
Views: 38791

Not if you live in the southern or northern most suburbs! I challenge anyone to come up with a location that better suits both these areas than the current airport. Parafield would be a nightmare for Southern residents. Monarto would be a nightmare for both. The current location's only drawback is ...
by urban
Thu Apr 26, 2007 10:20 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [APP] Former LeCornu Redevelopment | Mixed Use
Replies: 1066
Views: 226163

[APP]

Makris should pay for a decent architect, then he might have a chance. The last design was appallingly kitsch and did not relate to the site and adjacent streetscape. Why on earth were they using a kiwi architect firm? The site planning was wasteful. A good architect should be able to bring that amo...
by urban
Fri Apr 20, 2007 11:15 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses
Replies: 763
Views: 140637

Mt Barker isn't Robinson Crusoe with it's problems. Adelaide's suburban Fringe has the same problems.. The extension to Gawler will create the same problems. The growth south of nourlunga is screwed up. much of mawson lakes is poorly planned. Don't get me started on Golden Grove. Greater metropolita...
by urban
Thu Apr 19, 2007 12:13 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [COM] Rundle Lantern
Replies: 1009
Views: 164081

[COM]

Tyler_Durden is onto something. Ampitheatre with back to Pulteney/Grenfell corner. Big screen above entrance to Cinemas all serviced by the pub and adjacent cafes. BTW kudos to Coopers Alehouse on Hurtle Sq for efforts with big screen at Rugby World Cup.
by urban
Thu Apr 19, 2007 10:03 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses
Replies: 763
Views: 140637

Private spending is the key. You know the council isn't loaded with money, the council can only do so much. You can not compare Mt Barker which was built in the 1830s, to Golden Grove & Mawson Lakes which were literally built from scratch. My point exactly. The rural living estates and new subdivis...