Is Melbourne’s promised loop rail line justified by jobs growth in suburban centres?

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

Is Melbourne’s promised loop rail line justified by jobs growth in suburban centres?

Isn’t there a much, much better way to do cross-city public transport?

Progressives and public transport advocates should be calling the Andrews government out on its nakedly political suburban rail “loop” ploy, not falling for it. There’s a much better alternative that could deliver real benefits

Isn’t there a much, much better way to do cross-city public transport?


Has Daniel Andrews gone loopy over rail?

The Andrews government’s planned $50 billion loop rail line around outer suburban Melbourne signals Victorian Labor has joined the other parties in giving up on rational urban policy

Has Daniel Andrews gone loopy over rail?


Is Melbourne the new New York?

The Age’s comparison of the density of Melbourne’s CBD with the density of New York City might massage the prejudices of its readers, but it’s rubbish

Is Melbourne the new New York?


What can we learn from oBike’s demise?

It promised a lot, but this month oBike walked away from Melbourne after just one year. The key problem was the same one faced by all forms of cycling in Australian cities

What can we learn from oBike’s demise?


Does Festival Hall warrant heritage protection?

The recommendation that Melbourne’s Festival Hall be listed on the state Heritage Register highlights the shortcomings of the current approach to heritage

Does Festival Hall warrant heritage protection?


Is Melbourne Airport’s SkyBus up to the job?

A rail line from Melbourne airport to the CBD will very likely be necessary one day, but an upgraded SkyBus can do the job in the short-to-medium term at vastly lower cost

Is Melbourne Airport’s SkyBus up to the job?