John Austen This article was originally published on 2 March 2020 at https://johnmenadue.com/john-austen-placating-the-infrastructure-club/ Infrastructure Australia’s 2020 priority list doesn’t recognise – let alone address fundamental… Read More »Placating the Infrastructure Club
Jim Malo, 26-feb-2020, originally published at https://www.domain.com.au/news/why-uber-and-lime-could-be-making-our-transport-problems-worse-not-better-933450/?utm_source=watoday.com.au&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=link-widget&utm_campaign=plista-watoday They’re presented as solutions but mobility services like Uber, Lime and even Google Maps could be adding to… Read More »Is Uber and Lime making public transport worse?
The Sydney Metro has never been about getting people out their cars and onto trains and light rail The Sydney Metro has never been about an… Read More »Sydney Metro Disaster Planned for T3 Bankstown Line
EcoTransit has a monthly meeting usually on the first Saturday of the month close to Central Station. But the existing cafe venue for meetings has… Read More »Eternity Cafe at Sydney Central Station
John Austen First published by John Menadue 22-mar-2019 Readers of Pearls and Irritations may have followed the transport infrastructure fiasco in NSW under conservative… Read More »NSW infrastructure: who is fit to govern?
Roydon Ng Originally published at http://www.altmedia.net.au/upgrade-dumped-for-westconnex-tolls/137857 As the State Government pushes ahead with the controversial toll-road, despite community opposition, WestConnex is likely to become… Read More »Western line upgrade dumped in favour of WestConnex Tolls
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced on Friday 12-mar-2019 that, if re-elected on 23 March 2019, her government would continue the dismemberment and privatisation of Sydney’s… Read More »Dharawal Line – a better rail solution for Western Sydney Airport
Privatising WestConnex is biggest waste of public funds in Australian history This article was originally published at https://www.michaelwest.com.au/privatising-westconnex-is-biggest-waste-of-public-funds-in-australian-history/ on 27-sep-2018. (Image courtesy of… Read More »Privatising WestConnex
As a resident of Mosman for the past 35 years I have been angered by the support of the sitting Federal Liberal MPs for Mackellar and Warringah for… Read More »Proposed Garigal Line from Dee Why to Chatswood
It has been obvious for several years now that the big decisions on the routes and nodes of major new public transport infrastructure… Read More »WHO IS REALLY MAKING THE BIG DECISIONS ABOUT METRO WEST?
Now LNP governments in NSW has rarely felt the pressure to release a Business and ROI justification for its major infrastructure projects during… Read More »BEREJIKLIAN & CONSTANCE IN TROUBLE WITH METRO WEST RAIL PROJECT
The Fifth Estate: The top 10 TFE articles of 2015 (22 December 2015)
2015 has been a huge year for The Fifth Estate. Reader numbers continued to grow; we clocked up our most read, commented upon and shared story in TFE history; and the number of special projects, events and ebooks we took on seemed to grow exponentially.
Following the success of COP21 and a renewed focus on cities from our federal government and indeed the world, we leave the year hopeful for an even bigger 2016 – hopeful that our leaders now finally understand the importance of a sector we’ve been talking about for close to seven years now, and hopeful that they will now implement some concrete actions to improve its sustainability.
As we head off for the Christmas break, we’ll leave you with the top 10 stories of 2015 – there’s some scandal, some hope, some “how-to”s and a little bit of old-fashioned sustainability ingenuity to boot. See you in 2016!
EcoTransit Sydney – Media Release: NSW Government steals Western Sydney’s future with over-priced light rail (8 December 2015)
Ecotransit Sydney today welcomed the government building one quarter of the Parramatta light rail network. However the community is staggered by the massive cost of such a small start. With a massive initial estimate and so little detail, taxpayers are left concerned that this is yet another open ended honey pot for the construction industry.
SMH: Sydney Metro: Mysterious flyer pushes for new rail station at Waterloo, not Sydney University. Jacob Saulwick November 30, 2015
A University of Sydney animation shows a proposed $1.5 billion ‘knowledge hub’ and a new train station for a metro line through the city.Read More »Sydney Metro: Mysterious flyer pushes for new rail station at Waterloo, not Sydney University
State Government business case reveals increased traffic congestion on roads that are already struggling to cope
Inner West Courier: State Government business case reveals increased traffic congestion on roads that are already struggling to cope. Deborah FitzGerald November 24, 2015
There are likely to be an extra 20,000 cars on weekdays on the Anzac Bridge when WestConnex is built.Read More »State Government business case reveals increased traffic congestion on roads that are already struggling to cope
No WestConnex Public Transport: Media Release 20 November 2015
The “Strategic” Business Case for the 35-kilometre series of WestConnex Tollways has finally been released. It has no attributed author. The total cost is now predicted to be $16.8 billion. When it was announced in October 2012, the original cost of WestConnex was $10 billion. How high will these costs go?Read More »WestConnex Business Case Just One Big Con
Green Left Weekly: WestConnex will worsen traffic problems. Friday, October 23, 2015 By Jim McIlroy
Rather than reducing traffic congestion in Sydney, a report commissioned by the Leichhardt Council has found that the giant WestConnex tollway project will increase traffic problems in the city’s inner west.Read More »WestConnex will worsen traffic problems