5RepliesHi all, In my summer holidays I've orginised to go to brisbane. Since I'm a Uni student and a little poor ahaha I've decide that when I get to the brisbane airport I will take the train into the city rather than a taxi coz it'll be cheaper. With that in mind I realised that if young people wanted to come to adelaide and didn't want to take a taxi the only other opinion is the shitty bus. I think it would be great if we built a tram that went from Victoria square to the airport and up the old...Last reply by Benm16 in Visions & Suggestions 43 minutes ago
5RepliesI often get asked why I hate the Dyson Airblade. Often times people won't ask and I will awkwardly raise it as a conversation piece out of the blue. Grandma - The weather is nice today. Me - I f**king hate the Dyson Airblade. Let's step back a bit. Yeh I'm a germaphobe when it comes to public toilets. People in general are disgusting, and fail to wash their hands properly, if at all. When I go to a public toilet I will not directly touch the taps or door handles. Having a touch tap or a...Last reply by Waewick in The Pub 3 hours ago
5RepliesIt's official. Our stalwart 2000 and 2100 'Jumbo' trains are to be decomissioned. DPTI are taking Expressions of Interest, to be submitted by 6 November. https://www.tenders.sa.gov.au/tenders/t ... er-details Personally I think a number should be sunk offshore to form an artificial reef/fish haven of sorts. NYC did similar with a heap of old Metro trains off the coast of Delaware.Last reply by ChillyPhilly in Infrastructure/Transport Development 3 hours ago
1278RepliesNice article on the sunday mail last weekend about the new adelaide airport. Looks stunning, from the renderings and i really like the glass design which gives an unprecendented look at the adelaide cbd with the adelaide hills as a backdrop and the great coastline. Can't wait for it to open!Last reply by rubberman in Infrastructure/Transport Development 5 hours ago
3RepliesStarting a thread for interesting residential architecture & construction, be they in Adelaide city, suburbs, or further afield in SA. I spotted this in an architectural mag a couple of days ago. It's somewhere down the south coast of SA. Architect & Owner is Shane Hendriks. Lots of pikkies available online (search for Shane Hendriks cube house) and this video...Last reply by georgeboggs in General Development Discussions 5 hours ago
Adelaide tops cities survey, Sydney last
Written by Howie Tuesday, 15 June 2010 07:38
Adelaide tops cities survey, Sydney last
Adelaide is the country's best-planned and most functional city, while Sydney languishes in last place.
Property groups have commissioned a KPMG audit which ranks capitals on effective city planning, including managing population growth, traffic congestion, and housing affordability.
The audit found smaller cities like Adelaide, Canberra and Darwin functioned the best.
Adelaide shone for being affordable and well-planned, while Brisbane joined its smaller counterparts in scoring well. The Queensland capital was praised for having good planning policies.
At the other end of the scale, the big cities of Melbourne, Perth and Sydney ranked poorly.
Sydney was panned for being unaffordable with too much traffic; planning policies were not great and were not implemented properly.
Melbourne was a mixed bag. The auditors found that good planning policies were in place, but authorities failed to deliver on the ground.
The audit was commissioned by "Built Environment Meets Parliament" (BEMP), an alliance of property groups including the Property Council of Australia and the Australian Institute of Architects.
The average mark for capital cities was 55 per cent. BEMP said the audit was a wake-up call to the federal government to be more hands-on with capital city planning.
Canberra should set a national urban policy with targets, streamline planning approval, and get involved in land release, the group said.
BEMP will hold a summit in parliament house on Wednesday to talk about what should be done.
Calling for contributions for S-A Vic Square submission
Written by Howie Wednesday, 19 May 2010 20:55
We're very excited about the proposed Vic Square redevelopment.
Sensational-Adelaide is currently compiling a feedback document for the Victoria Square redevelopment which will goto the Adelaide City Council for consideration. We've opened a new forum where contributors can add to our submission thread set up by S-A member Wayno. We encourage all members to have a say here.
Vic Square Masterplan Released
Written by Howie Monday, 10 May 2010 14:22
We haven't had a chance to analyse this yet, but for your viewing pleasure.
For more discussion check out our forum thread here.
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