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by Bob
Fri Apr 30, 2021 12:48 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 5024
Views: 977903

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

(2) build the ARTC rail route as per the 2010 plan using the southern alignment route - that was the rail tunnel from inner southern suburbs to Mt Bold then surface rail route to Callington. That gets the major freight on the Mel-Ade-Per route for both road & rail out of the way. That’s a lot of $$...
by Bob
Fri Apr 30, 2021 11:23 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 5024
Views: 977903

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

To relieve the future congestion on the SE FW and have even a remote chance of the current rail line being used for passenger service between ARS and Mt Barker, firstly two major things would have to happen to build that framework, (1) finish the NS MW and connect it to the SE FW and (2) build the A...
by Bob
Fri Apr 30, 2021 10:53 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [COM] 114 Waymouth Street | 78m | 26lvl | Wingfold Tower
Replies: 531
Views: 204197

[COM] Re: [U/C] Re: 114 Waymouth Street | 78m | 26lvl | Wingfold Tower

Strangely enough it appears that no one has moved into this building. What type of business people are behind this project? There are a small number of apartments advertised for lease, but nowhere near the number expected. Sent from my SM-G970F using Tapatalk Maybe its one of those ‘commercial buil...
by Bob
Sat Apr 24, 2021 8:58 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: (VIS) Hungry Jack's Carpark
Replies: 48
Views: 4252

Re: (VIS) Hungry Jack's Carpark

Once autonomous electric cars take over and cars become TaaS, probably in the 2030's, car parks as we know it shouldn't be required in the same format or quantity as today, and with Adelaide CBD having more car parks than either Sydney or Melbourne CBD''s, the ACC would be right to get ahead of the ...
by Bob
Sat Apr 24, 2021 8:51 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 5024
Views: 977903

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Hi All, In light of the issues with commute times to Mount Barker via the freeway and the extension discussions on this thread concerning the resurrection of the train to Stirling and Mount Barker. Does anyone know how long this journey used to take before scrapped? And if improved rolling stock ca...
by Bob
Sat Apr 17, 2021 9:45 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: (VIS) Hungry Jack's Carpark
Replies: 48
Views: 4252

Re: (VIS) Hungry Jack's Carpark

I would like to see a long-term plan to convert Rundle Street East into a pedestrian mall to attract more businesses offering fine dining, boutique shopping and unique offerings, this idea was floated a few years back. It also allows for permanent open street space for revelers to gather for special...
by Bob
Thu Mar 25, 2021 8:30 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide City Council
Replies: 3750
Views: 699995

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide City Council

Both the East-West Bikeway Flinders-Franklin Streets corridor, and the Grenfell-Currie Streets PT bus corridor, should be classified as essential infrastructure projects vital to the broader needs of metropolitan Adelaide & South Australia, and as such be classified as major projects allowing the re...
by Bob
Mon Mar 22, 2021 10:30 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: New City Arena
Replies: 88
Views: 7434

Re: New City Arena

More in depth long term thinking needs to be considered for the inner-city stadium arena(s). Memorial Drive Tennis precinct is way past its era, the best thing would be to flatten the whole thing and start again -when the Australia Open tennis event moved to the professional era a whole new tennis p...
by Bob
Fri Mar 19, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: New City Arena
Replies: 88
Views: 7434

Re: New City Arena

So, the State Liberal party are backing an Adelaide Venue Management proposal, does that mean the State Labor party will be backing the Stadium Management Authority proposal to redevelop the Memorial Drive facility? Deja vu? After all isn't this a regular competition to see what each vested interest...
by Bob
Fri Mar 19, 2021 8:20 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: New City Arena
Replies: 88
Views: 7434

Re: New City Arena

Hopefully, there are enough people voting in the state to understand that this current government is a failure – it has failed on so many fronts they aren’t even worth posting each line item about anymore. But on this particular topic as so many of us have raised in the past, there is only one logic...
by Bob
Sat Mar 13, 2021 9:08 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [APP] 145-159 King William Street (GPO) | 61m | 16 Levels | Hotel
Replies: 231
Views: 71767

[APP] Re: 145-159 King William Street (GPO) | 61m | 16 Levels | Westin Hotel

This proposed structure is the right concept and proportion for this situation as it does not detract from the GPO, rather it enhances it, like a framed masterpiece in an art gallery. In this case the simple approach is the best – the architectural finesse already exists in the GPO. For new building...
by Bob
Thu Mar 04, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [SWP] Lot 14 (Old RAH Site)
Replies: 807
Views: 196696

[SWP] Re: Lot 14 (Old RAH Site)

The argument not considered is that IF they continued the existing boulevard design along this section, would they continue it all the way to Hackney Road? And if not, what's even is the point of the current boulevard design being continued along the frontage of the Indigenous Gallery only for it t...
by Bob
Wed Mar 03, 2021 12:16 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [SWP] Lot 14 (Old RAH Site)
Replies: 807
Views: 196696

[SWP] Re: Lot 14 (Old RAH Site)

Whatever your reasons for thinking it out of place, let's not forget that this area is the frontage of the Australian Indigenous Gallery, regardless of whether or not it fits everyone else's expectations of this boulevard, I think it makes a much more powerful design statement to have an interrupti...
by Bob
Tue Mar 02, 2021 4:40 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [SWP] Lot 14 (Old RAH Site)
Replies: 807
Views: 196696

[SWP] Re: Lot 14 (Old RAH Site)

I don't think the Adelaide City Council is involved in either of the proposals, I believe Renewal SA is the key proponent here. We must avoid a native vegetation theme encroachment onto the boulevard - it would be out of place for the reasons I posted about previously in this thread on Feb 4 . What...
by Bob
Mon Mar 01, 2021 9:03 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [SWP] Lot 14 (Old RAH Site)
Replies: 807
Views: 196696

[SWP] Re: Lot 14 (Old RAH Site)

I don't think the Adelaide City Council is involved in either of the proposals, I believe Renewal SA is the key proponent here. Agree ACC is not involved in the actual proposals but the ACC is responsible for the footpath, (the boulevard) - that was my concern raised, to ensure the continuation of ...