Fix N.S.W. Transport!

Plan transport and land-use together!

It has been known for many years that transport and land-use should be planned together. See, for instance, the 1970 report to the U.K. government by Evelyn Sharp advising that transport and land-use should be planned conjointly as an ongoing activity. Co-ordination between separate departments was not sufficient; the two facets had to be planned by the same department. Learn more ...

That's not what happens in New South Wales. There have long been separate Planning and Transport ministries, and nearly always a separate Roads ministry. And from 2003 to 2005, there was also a Minister Assisting the Minister for Planning - making a total of four. At present, the transport ministers are:

  1. Andrew Constance, Minister for Transport and Infrastructure
  2. Stuart Ayres, Minister for WestConnex
  3. Melinda Pavey, Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight.

The current quartet is completed by the Planning minister, Anthony Roberts, who is a career politician who was once nicknamed the Minister for Alan Jones. He does not seem likely to reform Planning and he clearly doesn't have the power to reform planning.

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Fix N.S.W. Transport!