Tag Archives: Western Sydney

Back to the Future? – Sydney Region Plan and Transport Strategy (part 1)

For anyone who has been involved with metropolitan planning in Sydney for any length of time there is a whiff of familiarity surrounding the release by the Greater Sydney Commission and Transport for NSW of a suite of documents outlining … Continue reading

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Sydney Metro – a brief guide to a complex history

In researching an article on the implications of the Sydney Metro for the existing suburban rail network, I realised how difficult it was to understand, let alone explain, the very complex way in which the metro concept developed. There were … Continue reading

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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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Parramatta Light Rail part 2: unpacking the Westmead to Carlingford corridor

Previously I discussed the impacts of the NSW Government’s approach to the planning of the Parramatta Light Rail, following the recent announcement that only one of the previously-identified routes – the section from Westmead to Carlingford – would be constructed … 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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