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The Strategic Week (no. 5, Thursday 21 January 2016) – the week in governance, planning, infrastructure and transport

Governance IPART seeks to reduce regulatory burden on NSW councils… The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) is seeking feedback on 49 recommendations to reduce the regulatory burdens that the NSW Government imposes on local government contained in a just-released draft … Continue reading

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The Strategic Week (no. 4, Friday 15 January 2016) – the week in governance, planning, infrastructure and transport

Welcome to the first edition of The Strategic Week for 2016 – and apologies for the delay in this edition which was meant to appear last week. This edition also covers the period since the appearance of TSW 3 on … Continue reading

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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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Update: Seven things O’Farrell should do in the first 100 days

A couple of updates on my last post: First, a letter from Sandy Thomas (another member of the Sydney Morning Herald Public Transport Inquiry that reported last year) published in today’s Herald offers another and probably more achievable scenario on how … Continue reading

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Toll-road lessons from the “Clem7 lemon”

Recent news that Brisbane’s Clem Jones* (Clem7) road tunnel which opened only a few months ago is now on the verge of financial collapse has a familiar ring, confirming a pattern of losses in a string of privately-owned toll roads and … Continue reading

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Sydney, population growth – and the rise of “mega-councils” (part 5 – conclusions)

In the first four posts in this series I looked at the distribution of Sydney’s forecast population growth across local government areas and in particular the projected increase in the number of councils with populations over 200,000, from two in … Continue reading

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Federal Infrastructure Funding Fallout III

Well, I said that I would outline some of the so-called “shovel ready” alternative transport projects the NSW Government could have nominated for Infrastructure Australia funding instead of the less-than-shovel-ready metro proposals that were put up. However, a lot has … Continue reading

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Federal Infrastructure Funding Fallout II

My last post discussed how NSW had fared relative to the other states in attracting transport infrastructure funding, particularly for public transport, in this week’s federal budget – which, in summary, was not very well.  It’s useful to look at … Continue reading

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Federal Infrastructure Funding Fallout

Much has been said in the media and elsewhere about the shortfall in the Federal Budget infrastructure allocations for NSW transport projects, but it is worthwhile examining its dimensions in more detail. Just how much (or little) will NSW receive? … Continue reading

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