A proposal for a National Electricity Plan

We need to respond to Australia’s electricity crisis with a comprehensive National Electricity Plan argues guest writer Dr Garry Glazebrook

A proposal for a National Electricity Plan


Is this week’s Grand Prix worth the cost?

Victorian taxpayers will spend around $60 million subsidising this year’s Grand Prix and a further $360 million to the end of the current contract. Time to share the cost

Is this week’s Grand Prix worth the cost?


Is sprawl still the number one bogeyman?

Sprawl has been the headline city planning issue for more than half a century, but it’s salience has faded over recent decades. Urban policy-makers need to reassess their priorities

Is sprawl still the number one bogeyman?


The problems with Transurban’s proposed motorway

Guest writer Russell Smith sets out the arguments against Transurban’s proposed Western Distributor motorway in Melbourne’s inner west

The problems with Transurban’s proposed motorway


Is Plan Melbourne really, actually…a plan?

It’s taken since 2014 to prepare, but despite the name, the “refresh” of Plan Melbourne doesn’t deliver on its most basic pretension; it’s not actually a plan!

Is Plan Melbourne really, actually…a plan?


A proposal for a Melbourne ring metro

Melbourne needs an orbital or “ring” light metro linking major suburban centres to take radial trips off the road system, argues guest writer Dr Garry Glazebrook

A proposal for a Melbourne ring metro


Will these changes have a big impact on housing affordability?

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

Will these changes have a big impact on housing affordability?