Category Archives: Planning

The Strategic Week (no. 3, Friday 18 December 2015) – the week in governance, planning, infrastructure and transport

Introduction Because of today’s announcement of the NSW local government mergers this edition of “The Strategic Week” is being released a day later than usual and the lead item on the mergers is also longer than normal. There is also … Continue reading

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The Strategic Week (no. 2, Thursday 10 December 2015) – the week in governance, planning, infrastructure and transport

Before we begin, a thank-you to all the people who read, liked, shared and commented on the inaugural edition of The Strategic Week – and especially to those who gave me detailed and instructive feedback. Your responses are all greatly … Continue reading

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The Strategic Week (no. 1, Thursday 3 December 2015) – the week in governance, planning, infrastructure and transport

Welcome to the first edition of “the Strategic Week” Welcome to the first edition of a new service on the StrategicMatters blog – the Strategic Week, a short summary of the some of the week’s key developments in governance, planning, infrastructure and … Continue reading

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The Sydney Metro City and Southwest stations – why these locations?

The Sydney Metro has made the front pages again because of the news that 52 properties including 19 buildings in the CBD will have to be demolished to make way for the construction of stations to support stage two of … Continue reading

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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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Sydney Metro City and Southwest options: submissions close soon

A reminder that the closing date for submissions on the City and Southwest second stage of the Sydney Metro is this coming Friday 17 July 2015. While the Sydney Metro website explicitly seeks feedback about the alignment and options for … Continue reading

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Sydney Metro: where to, south (and north) of the Harbour?

Barangaroo and the Other Proposed Stations While the 2015 NSW budget released earlier this week has confirmed that an additional station will be built as part of the planned Sydney Metro at Barangaroo to service new commercial and residential development there, a … Continue reading

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NSW State Election 2015: what are the major parties promising to do about transport?

I thought it would be useful to summarise what the major parties – The Liberals/Nationals, Labor and the Greens – are promising in relation to transport in relation to the upcoming NSW state election. The following is drawn from a … Continue reading

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Last food orders on the urban frontier?

Recently I was asked to comment for a newspaper article on the plight of the last piggery in the Sydney basin, which is under pressure from urban expansion. The piggery is located in the corridor for the South West Rail … Continue reading

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O’Farrell’s new Ministry has a few surprises

The NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell today announced his new ministry, with a few surprises. Much has been made in the media about the two new MPs, Robyn Parker (Maitland) who is Environment and Heritage Minister and Graham Annesley (Miranda), who takes … Continue reading

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