Reforming Sydney

The SMH is ‘thinking big’ with its campaign for Sydney (summary here, more detail here), but the campaign has the feeling of Democrats’ press release. There are lots of waffly ideas (eg. "Pursue transport strategy to target soaring car use"), and no real attempt to balance the budget (the projects look like about $100 billion worth, and the only funding ideas are higher water prices and public transport fares). Still, in the long-run, they all look pretty sensible proposals, and I do like the fact that they go beyond the well-trodden ground of what to do with the CBD.

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1 Response to Reforming Sydney

  1. Dave says:

    I agree. In my opinion urban planning issues are too often ignored by governments when compared with other areas of policy. Good urban planning must be as beneficial to the economic performance of cities as good economic or industrial relations policy is.

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