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Do politicians care about the cost of infrastructure promises?

Do politicians care about the cost of infrastructure promises?

Alan DaviesOct 26, 20162 Comments

Politicians are prone to understating the cost of transport projects resulting in too many poor projects getting up ahead of what should be higher priorities

Does infrastructure cost a lot more on the fringe?

Does infrastructure cost a lot more on the fringe?

Alan DaviesOct 17, 201610 Comments

The answer is no one really knows, but policies with huge implications for the way cities work continue to be advanced on the assumption that costs are a lot higher on the fringe

Is Infrastructure Victoria's 30-year strategy any good?

Is Infrastructure Victoria's 30-year strategy any good?

Alan DaviesOct 11, 20163 Comments

The draft report published last week by Infrastructure Victoria is arguably the most important contribution to cities policy Victorians have seen for decades

Can the politics be taken out of infrastructure planning?

Can the politics be taken out of infrastructure planning?

Alan DaviesOct 5, 201617 Comments

Infrastructure Victoria's draft 30-year strategy was only public for a few hours before politicians started putting the presumptuous upstart back in its box

Infrastructure costs: is like compared with like?

Infrastructure costs: is like compared with like?

Alan DaviesJun 28, 20161 Comment

Comparing the costs of ostensibly similar infrastructure projects is a fraught exercise. Differences in scope are often overlooked; it's vital to compare like with like

Is this the time to ramp-up infrastructure spending?

Is this the time to ramp-up infrastructure spending?

Alan DaviesJun 22, 20165 Comments

Biz Shrapnel reckons it's time to build; construction costs are plummeting and governments have a "window" of opportunity - it might not last - to spend on infrastructure

Are infrastructure costs a lot higher in the outer suburbs?

Are infrastructure costs a lot higher in the outer suburbs?

Alan DaviesMar 1, 20165 Comments

It's a truism that development costs are much higher on the urban fringe than in inner areas. But there's little evidence the claim still holds and good reason to think it's no longer the case

Is the Australian Infrastructure Plan on the money?

Is the Australian Infrastructure Plan on the money?

Alan DaviesFeb 23, 20165 Comments

Infrastructure Australia's new Plan contributes to the policy debate. Good. What we need now is selection of good projects and concerted action to improve the nation's infrastructure

What should Turnbull do to prepare our cities for the future?

What should Turnbull do to prepare our cities for the future?

Alan DaviesNov 11, 20156 Comments

Here are five "politically courageous" proposals to improve Australia's major cities for the consideration of Malcolm Turnbull, Greg Hunt and Jamie Briggs

Is Shorten letting Turnbull off the hook on cities policy?

Is Shorten letting Turnbull off the hook on cities policy?

Alan DaviesSep 28, 20153 Comments

The Opposition is setting the bar on cities policy way too low. Malcolm Turnbull will have no trouble skipping over it without being forced to seriously address the underlying challenges in urban policy

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