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  1. Transportation
    Hey mods, the Suburban Rail Loop thread has disappeared, it still appears in Google results however. (original link: https://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=2117418) Anyhow - geotech investigations have started in Box Hill...
  2. Transportation
    Obituary Dick Robbins 1933-2019 https://www.tunneltalk.com/Obituary-Jun2019-Dick-Robbins.php I wonder if we would have the great TBM that have been used in Sydney without this great risk taker
  3. News & Weather Channel
    Since the news came out in 2017 that climbing Uluru will be banned effective this October (as of July, that will be within the next three months), there has been a rush of visitors coming with the express purpose of climbing the Rock before the ban comes into effect. Once the ban is in effect...
  4. Western Australia
    674-678 & 680-692 (Lots 100 & 101) Hay Street Mall, Perth. Demolition of Existing Development and Construction of a 24 Level Mixed-Use Development Comprising a Mixed-Use Podium and a 17 Level Office and Education Tower Building - Bonus Plot Ratio DETAILS Approval is sought for the demolition...
  5. News & Weather Channel
    Donald Trump held his 2020 launch speech in Orlando Florida yesterday ( today ) and I can't see any Democratic hopeful beating him come the next election...just say'n. PS...Complete the wall...
  6. Skyscrapers & General Urban Issues
    It was just a matter of time. I could see 10 years ago that the apartments going up around the station at Mascot were of poor construction standards, and here we are.... About 100 apartments in a Sydney tower have been evacuated and engineers called after “a large crack” appeared in the...
  7. News & Weather Channel
    Anybody else following what's happening right now in Honkers? I'm glad that the locals are fighting for their city but sadly there seems no way out of communist rule. Shame as it's a great city full of great people. :cry:
  8. Skyscrapers & General Urban Issues
    I got the idea for this thread after I just finished reading the "next mid-tier cities" thread. This topic is obviously pretty similar to the other thread, but the "mid-tier cities" thread focused more on the idea of expanding existing cities with over 100K (e.g Townsville, Newcastle) to a size...
  9. City Images, Architecture & Historic themes
    Here are a few photos that I took of Lithgow while I stayed overnight up there two and three weeks ago: :) A photo of the main street in Lithgow. Lithgow's Queen Elizabeth Park. Looking over the town from the Blast Furnace ruins. Views of the town from Bracey's Lookout. IMO...
  10. Transportation
    Hi guys, I am wondering whether if in the future some suburban bus routes will be replaced by driverless cars/driverless buses or on demand ride hailing in the future as I have noticed that some bus routes have very low patronage.
  11. News & Weather Channel
    Mohamed Noor found guilty of third degree murder and manslaughter for killing of Justine Ruszczyk. First time a Minnesota police officer has been found guilty of murder while on duty.
  12. News & Weather Channel
    New federal election thread and poll. I tried to follow the colours as predetermined by the site.
  13. News & Weather Channel
    tragedy in paris 1914 fire https://www.9news.com.au/world/paris-notre-dame-cathedral-fire/212496ec-ecfe-40c3-906f-cd0debc8f333 The fire which engulfed the famed Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, causing the spire and part of the roof to collapse, has finally been brought under control. The...
  14. Parramatta CBD
    A Planning Proposal for 10 Valentine Ave has been approved by Parramatta council and forwarded to Dept of Planning for gateway approval The site is subject to a previous Design Competition and Development Application. A Development Application (DA/841/2017) was approved on 10 April 2018 which...
  15. The Sports Club
    Well the season is almost upon us again and it should be a ripper. After last seasons record crowds,record Memberships (over 1 million) and a great GF 2018 will be hard to top! I expect Richmond,WC,Adelaide,Collingwood,Melbourne,Swans and Essendon to finish in the top teams.Big improver to...
  16. The Sports Club
    NRL - National Rugby League thread Time for a thread? Broncos lose to the Storm yet again. :( Parra surprise me by beating Penrith at Penrith. Another bad start by the Gold Coast. Cowboys looking very good, Jason Taumalolo, what a player that guy is. Good start by Auckland. A Storm vs...
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