Category Archives: Planning

Parramatta Light Rail part 3: Stage 1 extension and Stage 2 options

In the first post in this series I discussed the implications of the NSW Government’s recent announcement that the Parramatta Light Rail (PLR) project will be built in stages, with the link to Carlingford being given priority over what is now a stage 2 … Continue reading

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The Strategic Week (no. 17, Friday 15 April 2016) – the week in governance, planning, infrastructure and transport

Top of the Week Lagging jobs growth in Western Sydney could result in transport chaos for the whole of Sydney By 2036 Sydney’s economy “will be strangled by the daily congestion and expense involved in moving people to their places … Continue reading

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The Strategic Week (no. 16, Friday 8 April 2016) – the week in governance, planning, infrastructure and transport

Top of the Week Grattan research claims on poor transport infrastructure investment draw support … A report from the Grattan Institute claims that when it comes to government infrastructure expenditure “too much money has been spent on the wrong projects in … Continue reading

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The Strategic Week (no. 15, Friday 1 April 2016) – the week in governance, planning, infrastructure and transport

Top of the Week NSW council mergers: mayors and councillors likely to be dismissed and made to apply for interim positions on merged councils … The NSW Minister for Local Government Paul Toole has revealed that merged councils are likely … Continue reading

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The Strategic Week (no. 13, Friday 18 March 2016) – the week in governance, planning, infrastructure and transport

Top of the Week PM links innovation, a new cities agenda and Western Sydney plans… While the Prime Minister’s comments during the Lachlan Macquarie Lecture at the recent Out There summit on the possibility that a rail link to the … Continue reading

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The Strategic Week (no. 12, Friday 11 March 2016) – the week in governance, planning, infrastructure and transport

This edition of The Strategic Week was delayed in part to incorporate some aspects of the Prime Minister’s media comments and address to a Western Sydney summit on Friday. This will be discussed in further detail in the next edition … Continue reading

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The Strategic Week (no. 10, Thursday 25 February 2016) – the week in governance, planning, infrastructure and transport

Welcome to the tenth edition of The Strategic Week. With this edition the structure of TSW has been tweaked slightly; there is a new “Top of the Week” section which will contain one or two key news items. The Governance … Continue reading

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