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#1 Post by Pikey » Sat Mar 11, 2006 3:27 pm

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Another regional "hi rise" has been proposed for Wallaroo, and according to the advertisements in the Tiser, it's under construction.

Looks great!
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#2 Post by Howie » Sat Mar 11, 2006 3:42 pm

Sure does! Very exciting stuff !

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#3 Post by Al » Sat Mar 11, 2006 8:28 pm

By the look of that boat, he's got about 2 seconds to make a turn before he plows into that pier! :D Nice one for Wallaroo.

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#4 Post by Will » Tue Mar 14, 2006 3:37 pm

It is good to see regional SA sharing in Adelaide's development boom.

This is a very nice looking building, and it is really great to hear that construction is already underway.

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#5 Post by crawf » Wed Mar 15, 2006 2:59 am

Great News for wallaroo


I reacon in the future - Wallaroo/Kadina/Moonta will become one giant regional centre with hi-rises.......

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#6 Post by Pikey » Wed Mar 15, 2006 7:37 am

I'd like to see some mid rise designs like this springing up along the torrens near the Morphett St Bridge, near the rail lines.
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#Proposed : Greg Norman's "The Dunes" - Port Hughe

#7 Post by Will » Fri Jun 30, 2006 10:44 am

From the Advertiser:


SHARK'S $250m SA GOLF VISION
PAUL STARICK
30jun06
AUSTRALIAN golf champion Greg Norman is the designer behind a $250 million golf resort that is planned for the Yorke Peninsula town of Port Hughes.
Dual British Open champion Norman aims to visit Port Hughes this year or early in 2007 to start planning the PGA-standard course.

That would be the first course "The Shark" had designed in South Australia and his ninth in Australia.

The development includes 1650 homes, golf club, theme park, five-star hotel resort and commercial centre.

Infrastructure Minister Patrick Conlon yesterday acknowledged the "ambitious" development had "a number of sensitivities" involving environmental and infrastructure issues.

"(But) it's a terrific example of confidence in South Australia. A few years ago, if someone suggested that they would do a project like this in SA, you'd think they were mad," he said.

"It's a tremendous illustration of the change in confidence in South Australia."

Norman's Sydney-based design partner in South-East Asia, Bob Harrison, said he hoped to produce one of Australia's top-20 golf courses. "Once things are ready to proceed, Greg will come to Port Hughes and he and I will plan the creative implementation of the course," he said. "We have advised him of the location and terrain and he is looking forward to being involved."

V8 racing team owner Peter Butterly is a key backer of the development, The Dunes, which would be about 170km from Adelaide. Mr Butterly is a co-owner of Triple Eight Race Engineering, which runs a V8 supercar team in Queensland, including champion driver Craig Lowndes.

State and local government approvals are required for the project, although the Copper Coast District Council has voted to investigate rezoning the land.

Developers are trying to appease environmental concerns by creating more sand dunes, extending them inland into the golf course and planting coastal flora.

Dunes project manager Phill Hudson said the development would "enhance the character of Port Hughes" by complementing its coastal and natural assets. He said the golf course would be accessible to locals.

Copper Coast District Council chief executive officer Peter Dinning said: "Council is obviously supportive of the proposal at this stage, in its early stage. It's a great thing for the area."

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#8 Post by Howie » Fri Jun 30, 2006 11:44 am

We were just discussing this at work. Copper coast is booming ain't it.

I never really knew we had such a market for golfing :)

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Wallaroo - Lucky Bay Ferry

#9 Post by rhino » Fri Sep 22, 2006 2:58 pm

There has been talk on the radio this week about the long-mooted Wallaroo to Lucky Bay (near Cowell) Ferry getting up and running by the end of the year, cutting 4 hours of driving from the Adelaide to Port Lincoln trip.

I can't find it on the Net, does anyone have any more information? Like how long the crossing will take and what it will cost?
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#10 Post by Ho Really » Fri Sep 22, 2006 4:33 pm

The company involved with the Wallaroo-Luck Bay ferry is called Sea Transport SA.

Here's a link to a Google search:

Sea Transport SA Wallaroo Lucky Bay

You might find something there, good luck.

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#11 Post by rhino » Mon Sep 25, 2006 11:03 am

This is from the company's media page, but it is dated October 2005:

“The operating company, Sea Transport SA, plans two ferries doing a total of 16 crossings (eight return trips) per day and transporting up to 62 vehicles and 400 passengers each trip.

“The crossing would take about an hour and three quarters and save three and a quarter hours of driving time,â€
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#12 Post by Algernon » Mon Sep 25, 2006 6:55 pm

[quote="rhino"]This is from the company's media page, but it is dated October 2005:

“The operating company, Sea Transport SA, plans two ferries doing a total of 16 crossings (eight return trips) per day and transporting up to 62 vehicles and 400 passengers each trip.

“The crossing would take about an hour and three quarters and save three and a quarter hours of driving time,â€

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#13 Post by Ho Really » Wed Sep 27, 2006 11:38 am

Air, land and now sea route
Billie Harrison
September 26, 2006

TOURISTS will be able to get to Eyre Peninsula by air, land and sea by the end of the year when the Lucky Bay to Wallaroo ferry launches for the first time.

The first ferry could leave from Lucky Bay as early as December 7.

Ferry developers Stuart Ballantyne and Stephanie Dawson were on Eyre Peninsula last Thursday, visiting Port Lincoln and the new terminal under construction at Lucky Bay.

The terminal is expected to be finished by the end of November and the launch date is set for December 7.

The 30 nautical mile trip will take one hour and 45 minutes on the 47-metre luxury catamaran "Sea Breeze", which carries up to 62 cars and 350 passengers.

A second 61-metre ferry is planned to join the service in September, 2007.

Ticket prices will depend on the cost of fuel at the time of the launch but they should be around $100 per car, including the driver.

A nominal amount will be charged for each additional passenger.

The ferry will initially travel during the day, every two hours from 7am to 5pm, but Mr Ballantyne said the transport companies would prefer to use the ferry at night.

He said discussions with Eyre Peninsula transport companies had been positive but they would like to see the 13-kilometre road to the ferry terminal at Lucky Bay sealed.

The Franklin Harbour Council and the State Government have committed money toward the $2million sealing project on the condition that a $900,000 Federal Auslink grant was successful.

About 25 local Eyre and Yorke Peninsula people will be employed at offices at Lucky Bay and Wallaroo.

Mr Ballantyne said the concept for the ferry grew from a meeting with Eyre Regional Development Board chief executive officer Mark Cant and Member for Flinders Liz Penfold.

"They ambushed us about three years ago and convinced us it was strategically important for Eyre Peninsula".

Tourism Eyre Peninsula marketing manager Shaun de Bruyn said the ferry was an exciting development, not only for tourism, but also for Eyre Peninsula locals.

There have been several attempts made to establish a ferry service to the Eyre Peninsula that have been unsuccessful.

But Ms Dawson said the difference was in the past it had been developers not ferry companies that had tried.

Mr Ballantyne was the lead consultant for the Sealink ferry to Kangaroo island and the company has sold its ferry designs in 39 different countries.

"We can see this area's got financial potential and it's untapped."

Port Lincoln Times
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Spencer Gulf ferry: next stage
Kathryn Crisell
Tuesday, September 26, 2006

While construction of docking facilities at Wallaroo and Lucky Bay continue - and a pre-Christmas start is still on the cards - Spencer Gulf ferry service proponent, Sea Transport's Stuart Ballantyne, is already looking to the next stage.

Mr Ballantyne says the ferry service is a $15 million investment, and that he has a 61-metre ferry currently being built overseas, specifically for the Wallaroo to Lucky Bay service.

The ferry that will commence the service this December is "Sea Breeze" - a re-located Queensland ferry with 62-car, 350-passenger capacity.

The larger ferry still being built will be able to carry heavier vehicles and more cars.

Mr Ballantyne confirms from Wallaroo there will initially be three return trips a day of one hour and 45 minutes each way, but says he hopes to increase that frequency shortly after the service starts operating.

How much the trip will cost is proving hard to pin down.

"Fluctuating fuel prices are making that difficult," he said. "But it will be cost-competitive with car and fuel costs for driving the distance."

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#14 Post by Ho Really » Fri Oct 20, 2006 12:16 pm

In the latest issue of the RAA's samotor magazine, on the last page before the fold out map of Eyre Peninsula, there is an ad for the Wallaroo-Lucky Bay ferry service. If anyone has a copy can you please scan in the image. I don't have a flatbed handy (anymore). Or, you can visit their website at: seaSA and see an image on their homepage.

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PS. The ferry looks very similar to the one that was in operation between Wirrina Cove and KI. I'll do a check on this.

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#15 Post by Ho Really » Fri Oct 20, 2006 1:33 pm

Searched through my files and I can say that the vessel shown on the website is not the same as the one deployed on the Wirrina Cove-Kingscote by Kangaroo Island Ferries. The vessels are similar and built by the same Aussie yard but they are not identical.

From that image I can say this vessel is the one quoted in a previous article (here in this thread) that has come from Brisbane. Maybe she's under charter by Sea Transport until their new 61 metre vessel is delivered in September 2007.

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