This report argues that road congestion charges should be introduced in Sydney and Melbourne, as both cities face traffic gridlock in the future unless decisive action is taken to manage congestion.
Construction of Hong Kong’s metro railway was funded solely from the sale of development rights around stations. Close to one third of London’s CrossRail is being funded by levies on nearby businesses. ‘Value capture’ is back in fashion, and the calls are...
How wonderful, you might think, that the Australian government is in furious agreement with its independent infrastructure advisory body on how to tackle the country’s present and looming infrastructure challenges.
Of Infrastructure Australia’s 78 recommendations in its Infrastructure Plan, the federal government opposes only...
Over the past fifteen years, Australian governments have spent $28 billion more on transport infrastructure than they told taxpayers they would. The cost overruns amounted to nearly a quarter of total project budgets. Western Australia’s Forrest Highway between Perth and Bunbury cost nearly five times,...
A new report says billions of dollars has been squandered in the last decade on road projects in marginal electorates to the detriment of our cities – where the infrastructure is actually needed .
The report, from the Grattan Institute, says many of the...
Too much taxpayer money has been funnelled into questionable infrastructure projects in marginal electorates, rather than into places where it is needed.
Governments have spent unprecedented sums on transport infrastructure in the last decade. But mostly, they have not spent it wisely.
Some of the additional spending can be attributed to unusual events such as the mining boom, the Global Financial Crisis and the Queensland floods....