Tag Archives: State Government

The Sydney Metro – a better option?

After spending a large part of 2017 writing about transport issues and in particular the Government’s metro strategy, I had hoped to start 2018 on a different note. Retired transport bureaucrat and planner Dr Dick Day’s thoughtful opinion piece on … Continue reading

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Counting the cost of the Sydney Metro

The latest warning over the impacts of the Sydney Metro currently under construction on the rest of the city’s rail network doesn’t say anything particularly new. What makes it special however is that it was written not by committed lobby … Continue reading

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Sydney West Metro and Parramatta Light Rail revisited

Last year I outlined some of the route options for the Sydney Metro West following an NSW Government announcement of the project that was extremely short on detail. Earlier this year I also examined the decision to build Parramatta Light … Continue reading

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Taking the train downtown – how four Australasian cities are embracing CBD rail

First, an apology. A number of technical and other issues made it very difficult to post to this blog when I was travelling overseas and some of these issues have also complicated the resumption of regular The Strategic Week posts … 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. 14, Thursday 24 March 2016) – the week in governance, planning, infrastructure and transport

Top of the Week Claim that NZ local government reforms support collaboration over amalgamation challenged The New Zealand Local Government Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga claims that reforms to the country’s local government sector to enable better service delivery are based on collaboration rather … 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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