241RepliesYep, but the circus will be over soon, Tony Abbott WILL be Prime Minister on the 14th of September, the Coalition will rise to power with the biggest parliamentary majority in Australian history and all will be fixed from that point on as they will have a mandate to do whatever it takes to fix this country. Polls have consistently shown an overwhelming majority of Australian's are certainly looking forward it. I've started to ignore any media on the dying ALP govt, all i'm interested in now is...Last reply by Dog in The Pub 11 minutes ago
170RepliesI guess the videos didn't hold my interest long enough for me to see that then. I very much doubt any of them have considered a usage that would be of real interest to most people. So you're not even bothering to watch/read the proposals, and then complaining that certain things haven't been considered? That takes the cake.Last reply by Matt in CBD Development 24 minutes ago
301RepliesPretty sure I specifically said his sources remain unknown, therefore his stories can not be verified by anyone. If he is able to bash people so openly and freely, then he shouldn't have a problem naming who his sources are. Unless he has something to hide. He rambles on about "faceless men"....yet he him self remains faceless, and he purposely keeps his sources as faceless men to the rest of us. Therefore he is no better then those he attacks in...Last reply by Vee in The Pub 2 hours ago
722RepliesFrom the Advertiser: OVERPASSES COULD SLASH $133m FROM ROAD COSTS By CAMERON ENGLAND and KARA PHILLIPS 05jun06 EXCLUSIVE BUILDING overpasses rather than tunnels on South Rd could shave $133 million off the bill on the blowout-plagued projects, the state's peak resources body said yesterday. The South Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy said engineers in its membership believed the State Government had chosen the most expensive solution to traffic congestion on the city's major...Last reply by rhino in Infrastructure/Transport Development 2 hours ago
552RepliesAbsolutely nobody was arguing 'no footbridge' this late in the piece.Last reply by Vee in CBD Development 2 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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