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Why does yet another toll road look like it might fail?

Brisbane’s Airport Link toll road is the latest in a growing list of major transport projects in financial trouble because traffic forecasts pitched to investors now seem wildly over-optimistic


Where will the money come from?

According to Paul Austin in The Age (29/11/10), there’s little doubt that infrastructure inadequacies weighed heavily on voters’ minds in last Saturday’s election. His list of problems includes overcrowded trains, congested roads, the Myki debacle and long hospital waiting lists. The pressure to “fix” these problems from voters in the eastern suburbs and sandbelt electorates […]