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by Dog
Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Visions & Suggestions
Topic: Move Government House to former LeCornu NrthAdel site
Replies: 17
Views: 5719

Re: Move Government House to former LeCornu NrthAdel site

Is there any reason why Government House can't be lifted, in one piece, off its current site on North Terrace, big rigged up the road a bit, and placed in North Adelaide on the old Le Cornu site? The Governor might feel more at home there amongst the hob knobs, instead of exposed to anti-monarch sn...
by Dog
Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Visions & Suggestions
Topic: Whispering wall
Replies: 5
Views: 3465

Whispering wall

We visited the whispering wall a while back and noticed the steady flow of visitors. Unfortunately there are virtually no amenities and an old building which could make a good cafe sits derelict. It appears to me that a make over would regenerate an old favourite for day trippers to a must stop for ...
by Dog
Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: SA builds world's most expensive hospital
Replies: 14
Views: 8278

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 st...
by Dog
Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: SA Economy
Replies: 366
Views: 80056

Re: SA Economy

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by Dog
Fri Nov 07, 2014 7:15 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: Crane Counter: CBD 14 | Metro 3| Total 17
Replies: 1454
Views: 320184

Official CBD Crane Counter Thread - 9

I actually think Adelaide is doing OK, obviously not in the Melbourne or Dubai league but I can remember a decade without any cranes or very little. Surprising to note besides Tasmainia, Qld, and Victoria all had higher unemployment than Adelaide last month. And although we always run ourselves down...
by Dog
Sun Nov 02, 2014 8:02 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: Crane Counter: CBD 14 | Metro 3| Total 17
Replies: 1454
Views: 320184

Re: Official CBD Crane Counter Thread - 9

I was fairly upbeat about Adelaide's cranes till reading the following on the Urban Melbourne site "MARK BALJAK WROTE ON FRI, 17/10/2014 - 06:18 still a poxy count, current Melbourne crane count is 117 - all time high. >>> Cranes flocking over mainland city skylines The inner-city apartment boom is ...
by Dog
Sat Oct 25, 2014 4:05 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Heritage Buildings
Replies: 182
Views: 25132

News & Discussion: Heritage Buildings

Ml69, Have to agree I think I and others have suggested it on this forum several times.
But perhaps not grand enough for some.
by Dog
Tue Oct 21, 2014 1:37 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Heritage Buildings
Replies: 182
Views: 25132

Re: News & Discussion: Heritage Buildings

Just reading about the Anglican Church selling the mansion Bishops court at North Adelaide. Just a suggestion but what a great new home for our governor, freeing up Government House on North Tce. $7m would be well spent to free up such a huge valuable asset to the public on North Tce and linking Nor...
by Dog
Sun Oct 19, 2014 5:57 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [COM] New Royal Adelaide Hospital | $2.1b
Replies: 1164
Views: 263540

[COM] U/C: New Royal Adelaide Hospital | $2.1b

Image

The fault looks like its between the police barracks and the old Adelaide gaol to me. But I guess both survived the 1954 earthquake. Hopefully the hospital is a little more technologically advanced than the other two.
by Dog
Fri Oct 03, 2014 10:44 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [COM] Colonial Mutual Building > Mayfair Hotel
Replies: 320
Views: 89295

[COM] U/R: Colonial Mutual Building > Mayfair Hotel

The Advertiser is as usual, playing it's deliberately divisive role of creating controversy out of nothing. As if moving a bus stop is even worthy of reporting on. I stopped buying it, then stopped reading it on line and now don't even read it in coffee shops. (It's not worth reading even if free wi...
by Dog
Fri Oct 03, 2014 10:35 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [COM] New Royal Adelaide Hospital | $2.1b
Replies: 1164
Views: 263540

[COM] Re: U/C: New Royal Adelaide Hospital | $2.1b

Great photo of a massive job.
by Dog
Fri Aug 15, 2014 3:26 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] Festival Plaza Redevelopment | $800 million
Replies: 740
Views: 172361

[U/C] Re: #Vis: Festival Plaza Redevelopment $800m

Would be a shame to block the rear of Parliament House, as it's a well built stately building.
I would love to see that ugly concrete driveway between the casino (rail station) and old Parliament House removed and turned into a pedestrian plaza.
by Dog
Tue Jul 08, 2014 10:25 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [COM] 122 Grenfell Street | 59m | 17lvls | Ibis Hotel
Replies: 498
Views: 153733

[COM] U/C: 122 Grenfell Street | 59m | 17lvls | Ibis Hotel

Image the before photo was a real dump.
by Dog
Sun Jun 29, 2014 5:02 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: O-Bahn
Replies: 1455
Views: 204245

Re: News & Discussion: O-Bahn

The Advertiser doesn't waste any time in teaming up with the opposition to criticise the latest bit of infrastructure, lite on mentioning that the new proposal is more expensive because it is longer and two way instead of one way. And then they give Vicki Chapman air to rubbish the state governments...
by Dog
Sat Jun 21, 2014 3:02 am
Forum: The Pub
Topic: The SA Politics Thread
Replies: 976
Views: 175051

Re: The SA Politics Thread

hey Dog are we going to get a some pretty pictures of all the broken promises of State Labor? I know you are hot on these things. Waewick I think you may recall before the Federal election I posted numerous bits on how the election of an Abbott government was going to be a disaster for SA. Well it'...