Sausage sizzle and free bus rides on the Northern Connector next Sunday 16/2: DPTI.
No actual information about the opening date though - you'd have to presume it will be Monday 17/2 if the construction task is all done?
I wouldn't assume Monday 17/2, they would be shouting it from the rooftops if it was only a week away.
This has been their consistent answer to Facebook queries about the opening date for some time now:
They are still doing quite a lot of work around the interchanges so I'd bet on it being at least a week after the community day, more likely during March, and on the bus tours only going back and forth between the Waterloo Corner and Bolivar interchanges.
This is another thing that Mobil's expansion in SA seems to be tackling - the Convenience X that opened on North East Road Windsor Gardens started out with 99 cent petrol on opening day - it's now gone up to $119.9 but there's definitely a petrol price war happening in my part of town, anything from $175.9 all the way down to $119.9. If Peregrine relies on people to drive in for cheap petrol and spend in their franchises while they're there then they're certainly losing that battle right now.
People in the know tell me that the Kosmidis family (X Convenience owners) are a very dodgy crew who will probably do a runner at some point.
Peregrine will fight them on the short-term competition side of things, but they have a much more solid long-term business case (built on their land ownership) that X Convenience (which leases most of their sites) won't be able to trouble.