13RepliesHello there! I'm Richard. Long time reader first time poster. Just wanted to share some interesting information... I was just scrolling through the DPTI website and had come across traffic volumes 24 hour 2 way flows. I'll link it at the bottom. The numbers adjacent to the roads I assume is the volume of cars, and I find it very interesting. For example, the city end of port road volume reads at over 60,000 over a 24 hour period. With the state...Last reply by monotonehell in Infrastructure/Transport Development 5 hours ago
1534RepliesThey are energy efficiency disasters, make poor use of their blocks, will leak in high wind driven rain and will be horrendously expensive to maintain in 10 to 20 years as their finishes reach the end of their service life. well i have to agree there. Wasnt there some appaling stat about the amount of energy used by the homes in Mawson Lakes?Last reply by spiller in CBD Development 8 hours ago
402RepliesThis one took me by surprise. Shopping centres in $190m upgrade October 19, 2006 12:15am Article from: The Advertiser THE Tea Tree Plaza and Tea Tree Plus shopping centres are to be linked in a $190 million redevelopment project. The upgrade is a joint project by the owners of the centres, AMP and Westfield. The site will be expanded by 13,000sqm to incorporate 95 new stores and a four-storey car park. Entry points on North East Rd, Reservoir Rd and Golden...Last reply by duke in Metropolitan Development 11 hours ago
0RepliesGreat read from CityLab on the process and thinking behind the re-design of public transport - BART trains for the future. It included rider data and surveys and observations on passenger loading. Read the article to find out more about design considerations including demographics, seat design and layout, passenger loading, new doors and new bike racks and the extensive design, user input and testing process. A few snippets from the article.... ... the agency surveyed how...Last reply by Vee in Beyond South Australia 11 hours ago
1167Replies20pc fewer stepping on the train, tram or bus By MATT WILLIAMS 16aug05 THE number of South Australians using public transport has dropped by almost 20 per cent in the past two months. Transport Department figures obtained by The Advertiser show there were 3,607,000 "initial boardings" on the bus, train and tram network in July - down by 18.7 per cent from 4,280,000 in May. The May-to-July boardings fell at almost double the rate of the same period last year, when there was a 9.9 per...Last reply by notmichaeljfox in Infrastructure/Transport Development 12 hours ago
South Road Superway Announced
Last Updated on Thursday, 15 October 2009 17:20 Written by Howie Thursday, 15 October 2009 12:35
Just announced, is the South Road Superway which will connect Regency Road, to the Port River Expressway. It's been mentioned on Premier Mike Rann's Twitter that at $812m this is the biggest single road project on record.
South Road Superway to connect Regency Rd, Port River Expressway
October 15, 2009 12:00pm
UPDATED: Regency Road will be connected to the Port River Expressway via an elevated road platform called the South Road Superway.
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and Premier Mike Rann announced the $812 million Superway in Adelaide this morning.
The Federal Government and State Government will share the cost of the project using funds previously allocated to unspecified road projects.
The Superway will be 4.8km long in total, including a 2.8km stretch elevated 10 metres above the existing road.
It is predicted the Superway will reduce travel times by up to seven minutes for the 45,000 vehicles that use that section of South Rd every day.
It will also help link freight carriers from the Regency Park industrial precinct to areas such as Port Adelaide, Outer Harbour, the airport and Islington rail terminal.
The project - to begin in March next year and be completed by December 2013 - will involve the creation of 2750 jobs.
The majority of the route will go through industrial land. Only three properties will need to be acquired for the project to proceed.
It will involve:
A 2.8KM road bridge elevated 10m above the existing road between Wing St and Taminga St.
MODIFICATIONS of 1.7km of South Rd between Taminga St and Regency Rd.
UPGRADES to the local road system.
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, who helped unveil the project, said the government is proud to be involved.
"We're proud to be supporting this project, we're proud to be investing half a billion dollars worth of Australian government finance into this project, and also to support these 2,750 jobs that will come off the construction and furthermore to support also this critical piece of South Australia's long term infrastructure needs,'' he said.
For more discussion check out our South Road Superthread :)
Glenside Redevelopment - $67m Shopping Complex
Written by Howie Wednesday, 14 October 2009 07:55
AdelaideNow has more details on the Glenside retail component of this development.
DESIGNS for a $67 million shopping and office precinct, which developers say has the potential to create more than 800 jobs on land within the Glenside Hospital Campus, were unveiled yesterday.
Commercial Retail Group yesterday lodged a development application for the 15,000sq m project with Burnside Council.
The plans include underground parking for 800 cars, cafes, a restaurant and piazza for alfresco dining.
The existing Foodland supermarket and shopping centre – on the north-eastern corner of Fullarton and Glen Osmond roads – would be demolished and replaced by the new precinct.
Commercial Retail Group, the owner of the centre, has described the plan for the area of land known as Precinct 4 in the State Government's Glenside master plan as a "visionary village".
The developer has the first opportunity to buy the land under a State Government agreement.
"The defining feature is a `tree platform' of pavilion roofs inspired by the significant trees within which the centre will be integrated," CRG general manager Mike Rutherford said yesterday.
"The result will be a naturally-lit, open and airy structure with a boulevard, mall, cafes and restaurants, market areas, shops, a supermarket, piazza and outdoor dining."
The shopping precinct would also have a new Foodland, if approved.
In 2007, the State Government announced it would sell 42 per cent of the Glenside Hospital site for a housing and commercial precinct.
Two weeks ago, State Parliament's Environment, Resources and Development Committee rejected the Government's proposal for Glenside.
Planning Minister Paul Holloway has received its findings and is considering further options.
For more discussion check out our Glenside Redevelopment thread here.
Weather report from Penthouse of Conservatory
Last Updated on Friday, 09 October 2009 10:14 Written by Howie Friday, 09 October 2009 10:10
Thanks to James Hines for sending this youtube video of Channel 10 News doing the weather report from the penthouse of Conservatory on Hindmarsh building last night.
For more discussion check out the forum thread here.
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