Monthly Archives: September 2015

Getting around Sydney: why orbital public transport matters – part 2

As I indicated in my last article, dedicated orbital public transport corridors are critical to link residential areas and employment centres outside Sydney’s CBD. Some of these corridors are in place and others will be developed over the next ten … Continue reading

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Getting around Sydney: why orbital public transport matters – part 1

As I noted in my previous post, the recent announcement by the State Government of proposals to develop up to 35,000 new homes south of Campbelltown at Menangle Park, Mount Gilead and Wilton Junction was very short on detail, particularly … Continue reading

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Greater Macarthur Land Release – many questions but few answers

The recent announcement by the State Government of the release of 7,700-hectares of land south of Campbelltown at Menangle Park, Mount Gilead and Wilton Junction with up to 35,000 new homes is surprisingly short on detail. A five-page preliminary land … Continue reading

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Hazelbrook Station – “beautification” over accessibility

In my last post I looked at the “bridges to nowhere” on the Blue Mountains railway line –  the new pedestrian bridges built as part of the recently completed widening of the Great Western Highway, especially in the mid-mountains. These have all been … Continue reading

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The Blue Mountains’ “bridges to nowhere”

Imagine for a moment that you are able-bodied and healthy person out for a walk and you encounter a major barrier on your trip. Luckily there is an impressive-looking new bridge nearby. You can access and walk over it easily, … Continue reading

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