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by stumpjumper
Sun Oct 23, 2016 1:36 am
Forum: Metropolitan Development
Topic: News & Developments: Prospect
Replies: 220
Views: 103327

Re: Prospect | Churchill | Main North Road - Development & N

There are some interesting issues of urban design and fair treatment involved in the higher density development under the Inner Metropolitan Growth Strategy (IMGS), as well as some undeclared political pressures. For a start, development and progress are inevitable, and a good thing. If there were n...
by stumpjumper
Thu Jun 30, 2016 7:15 am
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Negativity in Adelaide
Replies: 54
Views: 16061

Re: Negativity in Adelaide

There is negativity in Adelaide. Some of it is simple resistance to change, to be expected in a fairly isolated community like SA. Some of it is due to disappointment when we fail to be competitive in the league we imagine ourselves to be in. We tend to take for granted the positive things we have, ...
by stumpjumper
Thu Jun 23, 2016 9:11 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Privatisation of the SA Lands Titles Office
Replies: 5
Views: 3446

Re: Privatisation of the SA Lands Titles Office

Thanks, Vee. That article from the Law Society describes the changes, but doesn't take a position on whether they are bad or good. It seems to me that the present system, which is based on 'indefeasibility of title', ie that the information on the physical (and now electronic) title is the ultimate ...
by stumpjumper
Thu Jun 23, 2016 8:57 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: The SA Politics Thread
Replies: 1110
Views: 243428

Re: The SA Politics Thread

What's interesting is not the value of the gift, which is really a token in government cash terms, but the political effect. I've been helping out with some pre-polling in the Port, and as far as I can make out there's serious concern in Mark Butler's crew - which seems to include a lot of state Lab...
by stumpjumper
Thu Jun 23, 2016 8:44 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] Festival Plaza Redevelopment | $800 million
Replies: 1098
Views: 299900

[U/C] Re: Festival Plaza Redevelopment | $800 million

No need to apologise for having good taste, rhino. The brown bricks are pretty average as a landscape material. I agree with waewick that it's a moot point whether or not the new tower is a good planning move. It's going to be built there, by the looks of it, regardless of any negative impacts it ma...
by stumpjumper
Tue Jun 21, 2016 12:45 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] Festival Plaza Redevelopment | $800 million
Replies: 1098
Views: 299900

[U/C] Re: Festival Plaza Redevelopment | $800 million

While everyone's excited about how the tower will look, i'd like to see some analysis of the impact of the large amount of premium office space in this location on rents and occupancy elsewhere in the city. I suspect that the tower will substantially alter the centre of gravity of the CBD, pulling i...
by stumpjumper
Tue Jun 21, 2016 12:31 am
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Privatisation of the SA Lands Titles Office
Replies: 5
Views: 3446

Re: Privatisation of the SA Lands Titles Office

Most of the information held by the LTO relates to property ownership and transfer, and the information is publicly available piece by piece for a fee - $27.25 in the case of a simple certificate of title search. So privacy is perhaps not an issue in relation to specific information, but I think the...
by stumpjumper
Mon Jun 20, 2016 9:52 am
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Privatisation of the SA Lands Titles Office
Replies: 5
Views: 3446

Privatisation of the SA Lands Titles Office

Any views? A basic title search currently costs $27.25. The process is fully electronic and apart from the costs of setting up and maintaining the electronic system, it doesn't cost a lot to send an electronic title to a customer. The LTO provides a lot of other information as well. I'm wondering wh...
by stumpjumper
Sun Jun 19, 2016 10:08 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: The Federal Politics Thread
Replies: 599
Views: 147878

Re: The Federal Politics Thread

You're right rev. There's too much short term buying of votes by Labor and the LNP, and not enough consideration of what's best for the country and not enough leaders of any quality in either. Shorten's beholden to the unrepresentative unions, and Turnbull's an egotistic dill. The Greens run around,...
by stumpjumper
Sun Jun 19, 2016 9:48 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Beer Garden
Replies: 3276
Views: 581933

Re: Beer Garden

SmackUp is right. SDA is the Shoppies Union, the Shop, Distributive and Allied Trades Union, the one that owns half the Labor MPs in SA and which does nice little deals with employers like Coles and Woolworths that are against the interests of its members. Look it up. The SDA, which is so powerful i...
by stumpjumper
Sun Jun 19, 2016 9:39 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: The annoying spread of traffic management
Replies: 0
Views: 7463

The annoying spread of traffic management

I live in Collinswood, where there has been a program of replacement of gas mains. Fair enough, infrastructure has to be maintained, but it seems that everywhere I want to go, there are detours and traffic restrictions of various sorts. Recently, I struck serious restrictions on N E Road, Main North...
by stumpjumper
Sun Jun 19, 2016 6:13 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] Festival Plaza Redevelopment | $800 million
Replies: 1098
Views: 299900

[U/C] Re: Festival Plaza Redevelopment | $800 million

Finally the 24 storey tower next to Parliament House is appearing as more than the ghostly rendering it's been in the public response documentation. Partly as a result of the building's near invisibility, there's been little discussion of the urban design or effect on other commercial property in th...
by stumpjumper
Sun Jun 19, 2016 6:03 am
Forum: The Pub
Topic: SA builds world's most expensive hospital
Replies: 14
Views: 10857

Re: SA builds world's most expensive hospital

Apart from poor project management, the NRAH project is causing other problems. As a unionised site, wages there are so high it is difficult to find some trades at present. Recently, I was looking for a team of cabinetmakers to build some commercial cabinetry. It was hard going. I heard numerous sto...
by stumpjumper
Fri Jun 03, 2016 6:38 am
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Beer Garden
Replies: 3276
Views: 581933

Re: Beer Garden

I thought I'd stick my head up here to inform everyone that I was told yesterday by one of Kate Ellis' staffers that Kate has 'nothing to do with the SDA'. So I've been wrong all this time.

Back to the future development of our city..,
by stumpjumper
Tue Oct 27, 2015 10:08 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: ICAC? (formerly Lipson Estate - Gillman)
Replies: 88
Views: 46462

Re: ICAC? (formerly Lipson Estate - Gillman)

Readers of the thread may know that I lodged a complaint with ICAC alleging possible maladministration by figures in the Gillman saga. I was gratified but also disappointed to find that Bruce Lander, the ICAC Commissioner, has found that 'the Urban Renewal Authority and two Urban Renewal Authority e...