The Melbourne Urbanist has moved to a new address (and taken a new name)!!
The Melbourne Urbanist has moved out of home and is now living in a share house. In true Aussie tradition, the new house mates have shortened my name to The Urbanist.
The entire blog has been moved to Crikey, so existing discussions can be continued there. All new posts now emanate from: http://blogs.crikey.com.au/theurbanist/
The question is who benefits from NOT having a rail station on the new metro line within a short walk of the existing South Yarra station? Surely an integrated land-use and transport system warrants a station at South Yarra…even at a cost of 0.5 billion dollars. The land value increase and subsequent rate and rent revenue would make the net cost much lower if cleverly done.