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Is this underpass promise under-developed?

Is this underpass promise under-developed?

The promise by the Opposition in Victoria to grade-separate 55 congested intersections is likely to be politically appealing, but the case hasn't been made it's a sensible policy

Should public works be named after politicians?

Should public works be named after politicians?

No matter how worthy they are, we should be very cautious about naming public works after people, but most especially after politicians

What’s Turnbull’s airport rail adventure all about?

What’s Turnbull’s airport rail adventure all about?

The funding the Turnbull Government says it will provide to Victoria in next month’s budget for a rail line from the CBD to Melbourne Airport is about politics, not good policy

Is regional sprawl better than suburban sprawl?

Is regional sprawl better than suburban sprawl?

There's a strong push to divert more metropolitan growth to regional cities, but the case hasn't been made that capital cities are "too big" or that it's the best strategy

Is decentralisation regional sprawl by another name?

Is decentralisation regional sprawl by another name?

Decentralisation is a perennial political favourite because intuitively it seems sensible; but current proposals look a lot more like regional sprawl than regional development

Has Turnbull’s cities rhetoric radicalised the Liberal Premiers?

Has Turnbull’s cities rhetoric radicalised the Liberal Premiers?

Comments by Australia’s conservative Premiers indicate the PM isn’t alone in his embrace of new urbanist philosophy. It seems traditional political understandings might need to be revised

Why have these cycling projects been forgotten?

Why have these cycling projects been forgotten?

Governments are good at promising more infrastructure but too often they're poor at delivery. Here are four cycling projects the Victorian Government appears to have dropped in a black hole

Will Infrastructure Victoria improve the standard of political promises?

Will Infrastructure Victoria improve the standard of political promises?

Victoria's Opposition reckons the lack of a rail line to Melbourne Airport is a major and pressing problem for the city. Evaluating claims like this must be a key role of Infrastructure Victoria

Is it really “game over” for the East West Link?

Is it really “game over” for the East West Link?

It's a mistake to think it's game, set and match for Melbourne's East West Link motorway just because the Andrews' Government cancelled the contract. There's seldom a match point in politics

More overreach on the problem of high-rise towers?

More overreach on the problem of high-rise towers?

Another week, another negative story from Fairfax on the 'problem' of high-rise residential towers. There's a need for better planning but there's also a need for better public debate