The figures released by the Federal Government show an economy increasingly reliant on jobs growth in two major cities, but not in the city centres of those cities.
How should a ‘population’ policy relate to our major urban and regional centres? Where is the public consultation?
For the last 14 years car travel in Melbourne grew slower than both population and public transport travel, but it's still increasing in absolute terms.
Because we live and work in largely randomized locations across cities, a focus on urban productivity needs to acknowledge this reality and try to create transport systems that cater for the majority of commuters
The report accepts costs need to be reduced and that will require a massive effort. It says more R&D, and, importantly, getting the market activated to generate experience with production processes.
Lifting Australia’s ban on nuclear power can only be a good thing, providing new economic opportunities and an alternative pathway to clean and plentiful energy.
The Rail Futures Institute's Melbourne Rail Plan is the sort of comprehensive metropolitan plan that the Government's failed to release, preferring instead to pull out ad-hoc projects just before the next election.
Is there an obvious correlation between population growth and the economy and housing? The answer it seems is no.
Once upon a time, renewables were touted as a way of preventing extreme depletion of scarce fossil fuels that would drive their prices to destructively high levels.
Power prices are not an issue that should ever have become hostage to politics, and they are not one that will be ignored in an election campaign.
It found renewables costs really take off when their power share increases above 50% – even if batteries cost 67% less than now.
There's very little reason to think the Andrews government's promised suburban loop rail line will catalyse jobs growth in suburban centres on a scale that even remotely justifies the cost.