Topic archives: Victoria

Is Daniel Andrews selling out public transport?

Is Daniel Andrews selling out public transport?

September 13, 2017 3

Victoria's Andrews Government has decided to continue with franchised management of Melbourne's trains and trams rather than bring them back under direct government control

A regional rail fantasy map

A regional rail fantasy map

August 8, 2017 3

Here's master mapmaker Adam Mattinson's vision of what a high quality regional rail network could look like in Victoria. Sheer fantasy, you say?

Will these changes seriously improve affordability?

Will these changes seriously improve affordability?

March 8, 2017 4

The Victorian government says "it's tackling housing affordability head on", but its new housing initiatives are mostly about keeping up appearances

Is decentralisation regional sprawl by another name?

Is decentralisation regional sprawl by another name?

November 14, 2016 3

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

Does having the funds make a poor project OK?

Does having the funds make a poor project OK?

September 21, 2016 3

The extra $10 billion the Victorian government is getting from the sale of the port of Melbourne doesn't turn a poor project like a station at South Yarra into something worth doing

Shouldn’t every state have a one-metre cycling law?

Shouldn’t every state have a one-metre cycling law?

September 19, 2016 5

The one-metre overtaking law sends the message that cycling matters, is here to stay, is going to get bigger, and motorists must adapt their behaviour and attitudes

Is the risk of dying on a motorbike increasing?

Is the risk of dying on a motorbike increasing?

August 31, 2016 2

The number of motorcyclists who've died on Victorian roads is up significantly in the first half of this year compared to last year. It's too early to say though if it's a permanent increase

Will these standards really make apartment residents better off?

Will these standards really make apartment residents better off?

August 15, 2016 3

The Victorian government has no idea if its draft standards for apartments will make future residents better off or worse off. That's poor policy-making

Does having a Minister for Suburbs mean it’s a whole new world?

Does having a Minister for Suburbs mean it’s a whole new world?

May 24, 2016 1

First we had a Federal Minister for Cities, now we have a state Minister for Suburban Development; but the early indications are that both initiatives are more about politics than policy

What do awards tell us about the quality of architecture?

What do awards tell us about the quality of architecture?

May 12, 2016

Architecture awards could provide valuable insight into what it takes to create excellence but it seems they're mostly about keeping up professional appearances