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by SBD
Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4116
Views: 505707

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

The next tram service extension needs to be big enough to absorb the costs associated with a new/expanded depot and more vehicles to operate it. Those costs are too much to be absorbed in a plan to just provide a daily/peak hour service to the existing Elder Park stop. If the King William Road bridg...
by SBD
Sat Apr 20, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: The Pub
Topic: SA Economy
Replies: 369
Views: 80292

Re: SA Economy

Why do we need to be importing people to fill skills shortages, when we have high unemployment in this country? Why isn't more being done to train people in THIS country? ...JOBS JOBS JOBS. While I totally agree with you about spending money on training people, there is another reality - a lot of A...
by SBD
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4116
Views: 505707

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

So in June 2016, the federal government promised money. "A year later" (June 2017?) , the "State’s Transport Department" (DPTI?) said planning would start soon to be finished by early 2018. Koutsantonis got voted out of government in March 2018, and now it's the Liberals' fault that the plan isn't ...
by SBD
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: SA Economy
Replies: 369
Views: 80292

Re: SA Economy

Our population has been an issue for a long time. Theyve done nothing to address it. Now they think by opening the flood gates and bringing in 50,000 more foreigners from the third world it will fix things. Instead of creating jobs, new industries to keep our people here, and to draw in people from...
by SBD
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Airport & Airlines
Replies: 2342
Views: 463191

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Airport & Airlines

This is a great idea, can it be extended to other open spaces (that are not parks?) For example, stormwater channels, railways and the River Torrens. The airport example shows why the city parklands should be better maintained. If they put the right plants in and regularly irrigate, it will go a lo...
by SBD
Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4116
Views: 505707

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

Just noticed this article from the 'Tiser Liberals accused of delays over promised Marion Rd tramline fix On the eve of the 2016 Federal Election, Malcolm Turnbull and Nicolle Flint promised a $2 million study to fix Marin Rd near the tramline. But the report is still months away. Proposed fixes to...
by SBD
Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: The Pub
Topic: The Federal Politics Thread
Replies: 517
Views: 113099

Re: The Federal Politics Thread

Did I hear Pauline Hanson correctly on the radio this morning that she wants the Federal Government to pay for a coal-fired power station in SA to burn SA coal and run the desalination plant at full power to save the Murray River water for irrigation? Yes you did. I don't think she was pressed on w...
by SBD
Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] Renaissance Arcade | 132m | 40 Levels | Realm Apartments
Replies: 942
Views: 217582

[U/C] Re: Renaissance Arcade | 132m | 40 Levels | Realm Apartments

shiftaling wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:34 pm
Thanks for that - agree that a digital photo is probably never going to do it complete justice.

Those colour encyclopedias are a rather pleasant internet rabbit hole to get lost in, btw :)
Yes, I found that too. :cheers:
by SBD
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: The Federal Politics Thread
Replies: 517
Views: 113099

Re: The Federal Politics Thread

Did I hear Pauline Hanson correctly on the radio this morning that she wants the Federal Government to pay for a coal-fired power station in SA to burn SA coal and run the desalination plant at full power to save the Murray River water for irrigation? I don't think she was pressed on where in the st...
by SBD
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] 89-109 Gray Street | 59m | 17 Levels | Student Accom
Replies: 242
Views: 60011

[U/C] Re: 89-109 Gray Street | 59m | 17 Levels | Student Accom

What is planned for the ground floor/non-accommodation? There has to be a market for a historic hotel building right next door to a tower full of students!
by SBD
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4116
Views: 505707

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

Adelaide had a trial of a trolleybus near a tram route from 1932 to 1934, then more trolleybuses then introduced regular services from 1937 until 1963. WIkipedia cites a book that says that that a few tram lines were converted, and new trolloybus-only routes opened such as Light Square to Tusmore, a...
by SBD
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] Renaissance Arcade | 132m | 40 Levels | Realm Apartments
Replies: 942
Views: 217582

[U/C] Re: Renaissance Arcade | 132m | 40 Levels | Realm Apartments

I might have to go for a walk by this way before casting judgement I think. The photo on the previous page looked like a translucent gold, the one just posted above looks like the faded yellow :) I believe that the actual effect of gold colour cannot be represented in the RGB colour space of comput...
by SBD
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4116
Views: 505707

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

The problem is, I don't think the trams are popular amongst liberal OR labor voters. The general population outside of those that use the CBD really don't get it and see the teams as a wasteful folly. the other issue is, as has been noted - the DPTI is woeful at costing and implemtation of the most...
by SBD
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 3628
Views: 492781

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

Our state Liberal government will in the lead up to the federal election, come out with their federal Liberal colleagues wanting your vote, and announce what they will do with the rest of South Road, and the funding break down, and they will show us concept images and artists renditions of what it ...
by SBD
Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] 27-31 Angas Street | 103m | 30 Levels | Kodo Apartments
Replies: 767
Views: 185384

[U/C] Re: 27-31 Angas Street | 103m | 30 Levels | Kodo Apartments

Plasmatron wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:04 am
When can we declare this one complete? Is there an official opening coming up soon?
http://www.kodoliving.com.au/kodos-buil ... appointed/ published 10 March 2019
Kodo and Patrick look forward to welcoming residents into their new home in April.