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The Strategic Week (no. 7, Thursday 4 February 2016) – the week in governance, planning, infrastructure and transport

Governance Accusations and money fly in NSW council merger fight … The consultation process for NSW local government amalgamations has been described as a “dog’s breakfast” and a “farce” by a number of local government leaders, according to media reports. … Continue reading

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The Strategic Week (no. 6, Friday 29 January 2016) – the week in governance, planning, infrastructure and transport

Governance GSC embarks on Sydney’s “great new experiment” in planning – but will it survive the roads lobby? The Greater Sydney Commission (GSC) officially started work on 27 January 2016. The Sydney Morning Herald in an editorial described the GSC as a … 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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Local Government Growing Regional Australia report launched

The Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government (ACELG) and Regional Capitals Australia (RCA) have just launched a report I co-authored with Dr Robyn Morris and Lucinda Molloy on local government’s role in building strong and sustainable regional capitals and regions. The report, Local … 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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The second Sydney airport – dead, or just resting? (part 4: final)

With media reports that a Federal Government announcement about a second airport for Sydney at Badgerys Creek is eminent, this is an appropriate time for me to complete my series of posts about the proposal. As with my previous posts … Continue reading

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Revitalising Local Government: Panel recommends new regional structures (part 3: comments and conclusions)

This is the third in a series of posts about the recently-released NSW Independent Local Government Review Panel’s final report Revitalising Local Government. In my first post I provided a brief overview of section 11 of the report which deals … Continue reading

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