Blueprint for city omits key transport proposals

 

News article: Blueprint for city omits key transport proposals

A change to the government’s Plan Melbourne document has been blamed on a swelling population but a key underground rail line that would link Clifton Hill and Newport, and include stations at Fishermans Bend, has been excluded.

  8077 Chief Train Controller

Location: Crossing the Rubicon
Is planning in Melbourne just out of control with little emphasis on sustainable public transport solutions as evidenced by the lack of rail projects in the plan?

How can this city of ours survive with the idea of just building more roads.

Blueprint for city omits key transport proposals

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  Upven Station Master

I went to the website for the "Plan Melbourne" project to find out how the Herald Sun came to this conclusion. The "Plan Melbourne" blueprint, available here

"How can this city of ours survive with the idea of just building more roads."
8077


From Outcome 3 (Transport):
  • Create a metro-style rail system with ‘turn up and go’ frequency and reliability
  • Improve outer-suburban public transport
  • Increase the volume of freight carried on rail
  • Improve local transport choices
  • Locate schools and other regional facilities near existing public transport and provide safe walking and cycling routes and drop-off zones

Immediately noted on the website as well is that there is a seperate, 5 year plan with 112 actions, here
Ctrl+F and enter 'Fishermen' and it comes up with a number of plans for Fishermens Bend.

This is just typical Herald Sun hyperbole, preying on the lazy/uninformed.
  501M Train Controller

Location: The Borough
I went to the website for the "Plan Melbourne" project to find out how the Herald Sun came to this conclusion. The "Plan Melbourne" blueprint, available here

"How can this city of ours survive with the idea of just building more roads."


From Outcome 3 (Transport):
  • Create a metro-style rail system with ‘turn up and go’ frequency and reliability
  • Improve outer-suburban public transport
  • Increase the volume of freight carried on rail
  • Improve local transport choices
  • Locate schools and other regional facilities near existing public transport and provide safe walking and cycling routes and drop-off zones

Immediately noted on the website as well is that there is a seperate, 5 year plan with 112 actions, here
Ctrl+F and enter 'Fishermen' and it comes up with a number of plans for Fishermens Bend.

This is just typical Herald Sun hyperbole, preying on the lazy/uninformed.
Upven

If you think more freight is going to moved by rail you're dreaming.  All that will happen is larger trucks will become the norm, A-doubles on the Hume and B-Triples moving intrastate freight.  Just look at the disaster the Murray Basin Standardisation has been.  To get more money to complete the project a new business case is needed, however Dan Andrews is willing to spend extra money to finish the West Gate tunnel at the drop of a hat.
  The Vinelander Minister for Railways

Location: Ballan, Victoria on the Ballarat RFR Line
Typical Herald-Sun...damned if you do and damned if you don't Exclamation

If THEIR pet Liberal party project gets up it's fine...but if the Andrews government slips into deficit because of the Big Build...it will be front page headlines about the irresponsible spending of taxpayers $$.

This climate change denying rabble of Murdoch mediocrity is totally irrelevant in today's world.

The Sunday Age has a far more balanced but still critical report on the Andrews government 'Big Build' but a link not available at this time.

Mike.
  Lad_Porter Chief Commissioner

Location: Yarra Glen
"This climate change denying rabble of Murdoch mediocrity is totally irrelevant in today's world."

Unfortunately, not so.  Many people get their opinions and beliefs from that source.

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