So far as I can tell from documents on budget.gov.au/2018-19 there is the following new (i.e. added since MYEFO) infrastructure funding for SA:ONLY $177m for Regency-Pym? I did hear that the Commonwealth were only funding 20% of that leg anyway.
$1.4B for North-South Corridor including $177M for Regency-Pym
$220M for Stage 2 of the Gawler line electrification (state budget to include $242.5M, total includes 15x 3 car EMUs)
$160M for duplication of the Joy Baluch Bridge (the bridge linking Port Augusta and Port Augusta West)
Okay, maybe there was an announcement and I didn't hear about it. Immediately after the state election Steve Marshall pledged Regency-Pym to be commenced immediately but at the time the SA gov was to stump up 80% of the cost and the Commonwealth had only agreed to 20% (at that point). Malcolm must have given over the other 30% with the handing down of the budget.ONLY $177m for Regency-Pym? I did hear that the Commonwealth were only funding 20% of that leg anyway.That's 50% of the $354M total, not 20%.
When Labor announced the Pym street to Regency Road project several years ago ( for the first time) they said in the glossy brochures and adverts for a sausage sizzle that the project was funded from savings in land acquisition costs from the original T2T.Was it not the extension of the original T2T (River - Torrens Rd) to include Torrens -Pym that was met from cost savings in the present project?
With free travel for pensioners/ seniors offered now 24/7 surely somebody has planned for extra rollingstock for extra capacity. ( Hopefully?)When did peak weekday (7-9am, 3-7pm) become free?
I see that it includes 15 x three car sets. My understanding of services on the current line need forty railcars ??? ( not 100% sure) and my understanding of new electrification of services results in at least a fifty percent increase in patronage.Current Gawler PM peak services require 13 sets (34 cars). In the pre-April only 31 cars were scheduled. Remember that there are several spare electric sets in the original Seaford batch. So there is some scope for expansion of patronage.
You're mistaken.OH right, that's where I got that figure from. Did the Feds ever pay 80% on anything?
The ABC story at the time of the announcement says 50-50, and also clarifies that it was a business case developed and submitted by the former ALP government last year.
The 80/20 reference was made by Shadow Treasurer Tom Koutsantonis, who was suggesting that Marshall should have pushed for the feds to pay 80%.
When Labor announced the Pym street to Regency Road project several years ago ( for the first time) they said in the glossy brochures and adverts for a sausage sizzle that the project was funded from savings in land acquisition costs from the original T2T.You will find that the original plan was to have a lowered road between the Torrens River to just past the Outer Harbor Line bridge, going under Grange Road and Port Road. The scope for the trench was then first extended to the intersection of Torrens Road (under Hawker Street), and then for a second time under Torrens Road to Pym Street.
As the project has progressed it just seemed to fade into the background. Then disappeared when the signs appeared on the deli and shops on the west side of South Road opposite the soccer ground. ( This shop is being renovated. ) It was still there a week or two ago, probably disappeared now.
It's not exactly a "goings on" just yet but not worthy of a thread in its own right, but a couple of weeks ago the City of Marion council meeting passed a motion in favour of writing to the Minister for Transport asking him to rename Oaklands station to become Marion, and rename Marion to become Westminster.So Kris Hanna wants to rename two stations correctly named for the suburbs in which they lie and serve, to a name for an incorrectly named shopping centre and a school?
An amendment to change the Westminster part to 'Oaklands Estate' failed to get up.
The audio of the meeting's debate on the motion is available online from about 29:40 into the file. You'll note that Kris Hanna sounds rather pleased with himself when he introduces his motion (in defiance of the normal convention in SA councils) at the start, this is because the previous motion was also one of his and resulted in a technical discussion about whether the mayor is allowed to introduce a motion. It would seem that Hanna's autocratic side is making less effort to stay hidden after he got hammered by Corey Windbag at the state election
As the project has progressed it just seemed to fade into the background. Then disappeared when the signs appeared on the deli and shops on the west side of South Road opposite the soccer ground. ( This shop is being renovated. ) It was still there a week or two ago, probably disappeared now.I drive by there all the time and that sign has been up there for at least a year or two. All the tenants (bar the vet) have moved out of that block in anticipation of it being bought and knocked over for the project - although I'm not sure if it will necessarily be requisitioned for the project given that its supposed to be down the other side now?
You know the shelters that do not shelter you from sun, wind or rain???LOL - too right.
Justapax, While I enjoy your humour on the issue, tectonic to glacial, I do think you are being a little harsh at this stage.Hello Ian, nice to see you here... I like your interpretation of "PPP".
I remind you of the project management adage, "PPP leads to PPP", P!ss poor planning leads to p!ss poor performance.