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by SBD
Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] M2 North-South Motorway
Replies: 4882
Views: 894633

[U/C] Re: M2 North-South Motorway

Yes and that 10m a day is doing the lining/building the tunnel at the same time and is based on the hydrogeology and geology for the tunnel [rock etc] for the Metro tunnel in Melbourne. A good read on TBMs is- https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/engineering/tunnel-boring-machine Is there any rock ...
by SBD
Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] M2 North-South Motorway
Replies: 4882
Views: 894633

[U/C] Re: M2 North-South Motorway

This feels like a targeted leak to either identify a serial leaker within the LNP, and / or (and possibly more likely) make Koutsantonis look like an idiot. It is completely at odds with the most recent high level scoping study, which mentioned either trench the whole way or tunnel from the river t...
by SBD
Mon Oct 19, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] M2 North-South Motorway
Replies: 4882
Views: 894633

[U/C] Re: M2 North-South Motorway

This feels like a targeted leak to either identify a serial leaker within the LNP, and / or (and possibly more likely) make Koutsantonis look like an idiot. It is completely at odds with the most recent high level scoping study, which mentioned either trench the whole way or tunnel from the river t...
by SBD
Mon Oct 19, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Beer Garden
Replies: 3246
Views: 547685

Re: Beer Garden

Semi trailers near the cbd...thats a new one. Where do people come up with this stuff. One could also easily argue that adding higher density housing to the area will create higher levels of congestion both in side streets and on Port Road. Even if half of new residents use the tram, that will stil...
by SBD
Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Beer Garden
Replies: 3246
Views: 547685

Re: Beer Garden

Someone (I didn't catch who) was on the radio this morning asserting that it should be residential, on the grounds that factories attract too many semi-trailers to be near the CBD. He saw it as part of a long switch from "old Adelaide" to "future Adelaide". A week or two ago it was reported that the...
by SBD
Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] Flinders Rail Link
Replies: 161
Views: 66712

[U/C] Re: Flinders Rail Link

The new timetable looks like a good first step, 30min day frequency is not bad, it should be 20min. Having Seaford being all stops at night, gives the inner stations 4 trains an hour, which is crazy at 10pm yet Seaford trains run express on weekend nights. Trains still leave every 15min during the ...
by SBD
Sat Oct 03, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Metropolitan Development
Topic: [CAN] 10 Anzac Highway | Kaufland Supermarket
Replies: 97
Views: 38953

Re: [CAN] 10 Anzac Highway | Kaufland Supermarket

Prior to Playford Alive they were demolishing houses in Smithfield Plains , some of the Housing Trust were offered for sale in 1999/2000 I know a couple who bought their home around that time in Munno Para (they were already the tenants). I also know someone who lives in the house she and her husba...
by SBD
Sat Oct 03, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Visions & Suggestions
Topic: Moving the airport to a less populated area
Replies: 44
Views: 40385

Re: Moving the airport to a less populated area

Adelaide already has a second airport capable of handling big jets, RAAF Edinburgh. It's underused by the air force, it could handle far more jets. They could build a civilian terminal there and lease it to airlines. This is what happens at Newcastle, Darwin and Townsville. RAAF Edinburgh is alread...
by SBD
Fri Oct 02, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Metropolitan Development
Topic: [CAN] 10 Anzac Highway | Kaufland Supermarket
Replies: 97
Views: 38953

Re: [CAN] 10 Anzac Highway | Kaufland Supermarket

Actually, during the “full employment” years of the 50s and 60s there was probably more public housing for low and middle income workers. It also didn’t have the stigma that it sadly has now. You mean like the housing provided for returned service people as part of their service to the nation? Yes,...
by SBD
Fri Oct 02, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 828
Views: 206169

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

Is any more wind or solar "locked in " for South Australia? There seem to be lots of proposals and "we intend to...", but which ones are actually going to go ahead? Neoen has two big proposals, Iberdrola has one, there are a few solar proposals around Robertstown and Morgan, solar near Murray Bridge...
by SBD
Fri Oct 02, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [SWP] SAHMRI Stage 2
Replies: 156
Views: 71017

[SWP] Re: SAHMRI Stage 2

Nice photo.

Does anyone know how long the screw on those rigs last? Can they be refurbished or do they become scrap once they have worn out? Where are they made? Are they a single piece top to bottom or are there several bits screwed together with a cutting point on the bottom?
by SBD
Thu Oct 01, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: Metropolitan Development
Topic: News & Developments: Other Suburban Retail
Replies: 31
Views: 21995

Re: News & Developments: Other Suburban Retail

X - Convenience on Womma Road is in Eyre yet X - Convenience calls it Penfield. Is the suburb name Eyre going to ever take off? Also Google Maps still calls it Penfield, the name change happened in 2017. https://www.dpti.sa.gov.au/eyre Adelaide has had plenty of suburbs change names eg Davoren Park...
by SBD
Thu Oct 01, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: Metropolitan Development
Topic: News & Developments: Other Suburban Retail
Replies: 31
Views: 21995

Re: News & Developments: Other Suburban Retail

Eurostar wrote:
Wed Sep 30, 2020 12:02 pm
@SBD The Womma Road X Convenience opened a few weeks ago.
Thanks - I didn't realise that as I don't drive that part of Womma Road very often.
by SBD
Wed Sep 30, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: Metropolitan Development
Topic: News & Developments: Other Suburban Retail
Replies: 31
Views: 21995

Re: News & Developments: Other Suburban Retail

Theres a Hungry Jacks only 1km up the road in Gilles Plains and another one a few km away in Lightsview Not just that, there are two X Conveniences at Greenaches on opposite sides of N/E Road from each-other plus another around the corner on OG Road, tie those in with the OTRs at Greenaches and Hil...
by SBD
Wed Sep 30, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 828
Views: 206169

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

I am not an electrical engineer, so this is only what I think I have understood. The batteries at Jamestown, Yorke Peninsula and in the South East are on the Electranet transmission grid. Rooftop solar is on the distribution grid, and has generally been modelled as a reduction in demand. I believe t...