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by Jim
Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Commonwealth Games in Adelaide
Replies: 210
Views: 53888

Re: Commonwealth Games in Adelaide

This is not the infrastructure SA needs. We must to get our mining boom off the ground first, not to spend $1 Billion in sporting facilities. Our priority should be port upgrades, rail links, a power interconnector from Roxby to Queensland, schools, hospitals, regional development, weirs and lochs,...
by Jim
Thu May 16, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [VIS] Memorial Drive upgrade
Replies: 443
Views: 82028

[VIS] Re: Memorial Drive upgrade

Another famous full price half measure from the state Liberals, the multipurpose court stadium should absolutely be built where the centre courts are now, no need to do anything to the indoor cricket centre because it'd fit just fine - the current Memorial Drive 'stadium' is no longer fit for purpo...
by Jim
Tue May 14, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: SA Economy
Replies: 414
Views: 91781

SA Economy

Good news on the electric car start up and the Mortal Kombat movie


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by Jim
Tue May 14, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: The Federal Politics Thread
Replies: 598
Views: 126095

Re: The Federal Politics Thread

Of course it would have happened regardless of even if the Greens were in power. Our government can't control external factors like what's happening in China with their economic/building boom or slow down. I think the main point of difference though is that the Howard government paid down debt, and...
by Jim
Sun May 12, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: The Federal Politics Thread
Replies: 598
Views: 126095

The Federal Politics Thread

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190510/951e724607c2e469b81cea89d25c12fc.jpg Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Looking forward to some good economic management again Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk It is COMPLETELY MISLEADING to attribute the economic ranking of Australia to the government in pow...
by Jim
Sat May 11, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: The Federal Politics Thread
Replies: 598
Views: 126095

The Federal Politics Thread

We managed to avoid the big hits of the GFC because of the previous Howard government had left the countries finances in a strong position. Low debt, budget surpluses and strong economic growth. The RBA governor even commented on how strongly the economy was doing not long before the GFC. Rudd took...
by Jim
Sat May 11, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: The Pub
Topic: The Federal Politics Thread
Replies: 598
Views: 126095

Re: The Federal Politics Thread

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Looking forward to some good economic management again


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by Jim
Sat May 11, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: The Pub
Topic: The Federal Politics Thread
Replies: 598
Views: 126095

Re: The Federal Politics Thread

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by Jim
Fri May 10, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [APP] Former LeCornu Redevelopment | Mixed Use
Replies: 1057
Views: 217510

[APP] Re: Former LeCornu Redevelopment | Mixed Use

I'm almost inclined to say the ACC should purchase the site and turn it in to a permanent green space/ public square. Only problem is, it would then be landscaped with dead native grass, a few scraggly eucalypts, and some awful indigenous interpretative paving. It would become another space for hom...
by Jim
Fri May 10, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] Festival Plaza Redevelopment | $800 million
Replies: 825
Views: 195609

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

Yes just the carpark for now & yes I agree it’s going to be slow. They still have to dig out the whole 5 levels underground plus winter/rain to come.. see article below. One of the largest earthworks contracts in South Australia’s construction history has been awarded as a key Riverbank project con...
by Jim
Fri May 10, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 4055
Views: 584382

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

The walls on the T2T section are secant pile walls (these are structural) covered with pre-cast panels (non-structural). The Darlington section looks like they've tried to go for unreinforced shotcrete and relying on gravity for it to stay in place (ummm, what?!). So they've made a mistake..? or so...
by Jim
Thu May 09, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 4055
Views: 584382

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

I'm tipping they'll have to start the entire wall from scratch and use pre cast, any smart people out there suggest what might need to happen? Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk Looking at the news clip tonight there appeared to be some precast already going over some of the spray on. Wondering i...
by Jim
Wed May 08, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 4055
Views: 584382

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

I'm tipping they'll have to start the entire wall from scratch and use pre cast, any smart people out there suggest what might need to happen? Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk Looking at the news clip tonight there appeared to be some precast already going over some of the spray on. Wondering i...
by Jim
Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 4055
Views: 584382

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

Whatever they do, it's crucial it's at least 3x3 lanes. We already made the mistake decades ago with not implementing the MATS plan, let's not repeat history by not future proofing this motorway. Videos seem to have 2x3 lanes in a trench, but only 2x2lanes in tunnels. I might accept that more water...
by Jim
Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 4055
Views: 584382

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

Yes very concerned that the PR clips showing only 2 lanes each way. There’s a bit of a track record repeating here (remember the “one way freeway”) but this time not the sort of stuff up that can easily be fixed later.


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