Stop playing and start planning for Victoria

A magisterial editorial from The Age, the Australian Labor Party​ and Liberal Party of Australia​ et al, must stop drinking the rent seeker kool-aid when it comes to supporting megaprojects and instead build a real vision for Australian cities & transport.

The Age Editorial: Stop playing and start planning for Victoria (11 January 2016)

Victoria’s transport infrastructure requires a thorough, comprehensive plan that takes into account present and future needs.

For many years this newspaper has stood in support of projects that could remedy Melbourne’s debilitating – and ever worsening – traffic problems.

In 2013 we commented on the conflict of ideologies between then prime minister Julia Gillard and her opposing leader Tony Abbott, over whether the federal government should contribute to Ms Gillard’s favoured Melbourne Metro rail plan, of which we said it was “worthwhile for all the right reasons”, or Mr Abbott’s preferred concept, an east-west link road-building project (written about in lower-case as a notion, rather than a bona fide entity). Continue Reading…

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