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Parramatta Stadium Rebuild and other stuff

Suitman

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How are supposed to get to the leagues club after we win the 2023 GF, if there is no light rail ?
 

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Ping @Suitman , I just took a nostalgic trip along the Carlingford line. Have you seen this ?

Train nerd, Paul. I wish he had more of a construction background, but I found it interesting. I bet millions wouldn’t.

Crazy how Telopea and Carlingford has changed.

 

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^^^^^ In sections Paul says that the trams run without overhead lines. Do these trams have some sort of battery storage then ?
 

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^^^^^ In sections Paul says that the trams run without overhead lines. Do these trams have some sort of battery storage then ?

Yes. Paul is pretty cool. I've seen most of his stuff recently. He gets out there and follows loads of Sydney's transport infrastructure development and upgrades and gives updates. His City and South West Metro updates are very comprehensive.

To answer your question, yes. There are sections that have no overhead wires. The trams have batteries that are recharged through the lines/tracks in the sections that don't have the overhead wires. I believe the recharging is done when they stop at stations in the unwired sections of the track..
You may have noticed that most of George St in the city is the same for the L2-L3 trams. No overhead wires. They have the same system.
The L1 line through Lillyfield and on to Dulwich Hill doesn't have this technology.

And yes, the Carlingford line has changed immensely with this light rail upgrade. You should get out and check it out sometime.
 

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Yes. Paul is pretty cool. I've seen most of his stuff recently. He gets out there and follows loads of Sydney's transport infrastructure development and upgrades and gives updates. His City and South West Metro updates are very comprehensive.

To answer your question, yes. There are sections that have no overhead wires. The trams have batteries that are recharged through the lines/tracks in the sections that don't have the overhead wires. I believe the recharging is done when they stop at stations in the unwired sections of the track..
You may have noticed that most of George St in the city is the same for the L2-L3 trams. No overhead wires. They have the same system.
The L1 line through Lillyfield and on to Dulwich Hill doesn't have this technology.

And yes, the Carlingford line has changed immensely with this light rail upgrade. You should get out and check it out sometime.
I’ve been looking into the Carlingford Produce site, adjacent to the old station. It appears that the site was subject to a compulsory acquisition as apart of the light rail project, but deemed historically significant enough to redesign the light rail line and stop to save it.


The ^^^^ Environmental Impact Statement gave an insight into the history of the line.



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Just to put the museum flooding nonsense, lies, paranoia and propaganda to bed, here's some facts...


Powerhouse Parramatta has been designed to withstand large and rare flood events.
It will be a safe building for people to visit and for the Collection to be exhibited.

Flood risk was a key consideration throughout the design development process of Powerhouse Parramatta.
The project obtained State Significant Development Approval in February 2021 that considered the flooding in the assessment.

Flood modelling has confirmed that even in a ‘1 in 1000’ year (0.1% chance in any one year) Parramatta River flood,
the Museum ground floor level at RL 7.5 would remain half a metre above the flood waters.

Powerhouse Parramatta has been designed with an undercroft at circa RL3.5 adjacent to the River, an area underneath the Museum’s ground floor,
to allow the passage of flood water in a similar manner to the previous carpark on the site

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International engineering and flooding specialists Arup have prepared the below graph, which highlights how recent flood data
from 22 February 2022 compared with other flood events, including February 2020.
The blue line is the feb 22 2022 flood data....

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https://www.infrastructure.nsw.gov.au/media/2683/response-fact-sheets-flooding-0910-final.pdf
 

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No it's not. It's probably the best site in Parra. Very close to the ferry wharf so incredibly accessible.
With your logic, we should just demolish Parramatta and move it to Mays Hill.

If the ground floor goes under, so will all of Church st and pretty much every business in Parra.

Let's not build the City - Parramatta Metro then. That is going to be 10 metres BELOW the river level.
The Meriton Towers next door have 6 levels of car parking below the river level. They haven't flooded AT ALL in the past two years. The hysteria is just so amusing.
 
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We better be careful that Parra doesn't have a 1 in a million year flood. This might even go under.


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Parramatta Square’s Tribute to Heritage
WEDNESDAY, 23 FEBRUARY 2022

A specially commissioned art collection has been created for Walker Corporation’s 6 & 8 Parramatta Square lobbies, reflecting on the Indigenous and European history of Parramatta as part of the city’s evolution as a modern and diverse urban centre.

The collection starts with an intricate heritage display embedded into the architecture of the 6 Parramatta Square lobby which tells the story of the changing patterns of use of the rich landscape and ancient wetlands around Parramatta Square. It has been co-designed with the local Darug community and tells the story of both Aboriginal and European connections to this site.

The collection includes a complete working replica of the Rose Hill Packet boat known as ‘the lump’ by first fleet convicts and is permanently positioned in the lobby of 6 Parramatta Square.

The Rose Hill Packet was the first European boat built in Australia, specifically designed to take supplies from Sydney Cove to Rose Hill, now modern day Parramatta.

Walker Corporation Chairman Lang Walker AO said the new display in the lobbies of 6 & 8 Parramatta Square paid tribute to the large role Parramatta has played in Australia’s rich history.

“Art and heritage are so important in all our developments and Parramatta has an amazing story to be told,” Mr Walker said.

“Our new lobby space will greet tenants and visitors with a remarkable display of Darug heritage and colonial history from the first European settlers who established their second camp at the head of the harbour.”

Parramatta Square’s Tribute to Heritage – News – Walker Corporation


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Just to put the museum flooding nonsense, lies, paranoia and propaganda to bed, here's some facts...


Powerhouse Parramatta has been designed to withstand large and rare flood events.
It will be a safe building for people to visit and for the Collection to be exhibited.

Flood risk was a key consideration throughout the design development process of Powerhouse Parramatta.
The project obtained State Significant Development Approval in February 2021 that considered the flooding in the assessment.

Flood modelling has confirmed that even in a ‘1 in 1000’ year (0.1% chance in any one year) Parramatta River flood,
the Museum ground floor level at RL 7.5 would remain half a metre above the flood waters.

Powerhouse Parramatta has been designed with an undercroft at circa RL3.5 adjacent to the River, an area underneath the Museum’s ground floor,
to allow the passage of flood water in a similar manner to the previous carpark on the site

51929560418_5cdbf08626_o.jpg




51928492797_58021110ce_h.jpg






International engineering and flooding specialists Arup have prepared the below graph, which highlights how recent flood data
from 22 February 2022 compared with other flood events, including February 2020.
The blue line is the feb 22 2022 flood data....

51928492767_1b58855f0f_b.jpg



https://www.infrastructure.nsw.gov.au/media/2683/response-fact-sheets-flooding-0910-final.pdf
Yep.

Plus most modern designs often improve the flooding situation these days.
 

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Yep.

Plus most modern designs often improve the flooding situation these days.

Yes they do.
Also, below ground construction techniques are also far superior to anything ever before.
This is an amazing location for a museum to be built in Parra.
Long after it is finished and there are several hundred thousand people visiting every year, this nonsense will be seen for what it was.
Anyway, construction is to start soon. They can all stfu now, and I've got no doubt they will when it is finished and see the final product.
It will be an amazing addition to the Parra CBD and I commend the current govt for pushing through with it, just as they did with CommBank Stadium and shut down the whiners of the saving the pool brigade.
Those pricks are going to get an amazing aquatic centre now, better than they ever had, and they'll be thankful for it in the end.
 
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There was a fair bit of water that breached the powerhouse site from the river this week. And I've noticed a newish office building three streets back from the river has a labelled flood barrier built into the driveway off the street (which leads to underground parking).

Hope it goes well etc, but probably not the best selection of a site all things considered.
 
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