NSW infrastructure: who is fit to govern?

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 governments led first by Mr O’Farrell, then Mr Baird and now by one-time Transport Minister and Treasurer, Ms Berejiklian. Several reports last week put an exclamation mark to the debacle and Read more about NSW infrastructure: who is fit to govern?[…]

Western line upgrade dumped in favour of WestConnex Tolls

  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 a lasting reminder of how good public transport was sidelined. With Western Sydney’s growing population there was no question that something had to be done to improve transport to and Read more about Western line upgrade dumped in favour of WestConnex Tolls[…]

Dharawal Line – a better rail solution for Western Sydney Airport

  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 rail system by building yet more Metro lines using driverless, single deck trains.  Her proposed service for Western Sydney Airport, at Badgerys Creek, would force people to change trains at St Marys Read more about Dharawal Line – a better rail solution for Western Sydney Airport[…]

Privatising WestConnex

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 https://www.westconnexactiongroup.org.au) Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email   On any measure, the WestConnex sale is not in the public interest. University of Sydney’s Transport Analyst, Christopher Standen, argues that the billions of dollars Read more about Privatising WestConnex[…]