September 15, 2021

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Thrown in a loop: How Daniel Andrews’ biggest project was cooked up behind closed doors

Originally codenamed Operation Halo, this was an infrastructure project so secret that board members of the government agency responsible for its delivery knew nothing about it until it was announced.

Source: Thrown in a loop: How Daniel Andrews’ biggest project was cooked up behind closed doors

September 15, 2021

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Australia COVID: Working from home exodus into regional Australia sparks calls for new infrastructure plan

The nation’s peak infrastructure agency says we need an ambitious approach to deal with the changes in our cities and regions caused by COVID-19.”

Source: Australia COVID: Working from home exodus into regional Australia sparks calls for new infrastructure plan

September 15, 2021

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COVID-19 changed everything – including our infrastructure future

From the quiet CBD to the bustling regions, Infrastructure Australia believes the pandemic requires new thinking of the nation’s infrastructure needs.

Source: COVID-19 changed everything – including our infrastructure future

September 9, 2021

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Opinion | Want to Solve the Housing Crisis? Build More, and Build Higher. – The New York Times

Scaling upward as opposed to outward would reduce costs, create lively streets and sidewalks, and allow for more human interactions, which, in turn, would provide opportunities for newcomers and immigrants to enter the middle class.

August 22, 2021

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Working from home throws spanner in works for major Brisbane transport projects

Brisbane’s new multibillion-dollar transit projects are likely to feel the financial impact of fewer people working from the CBD because of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/politics/queensland/working-from-home-throws-spanner-in-works-for-major-brisbane-transport-projects-20210819-p58k8c.html

August 19, 2021

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Reforms needed before Victoria hits 10 million people (says infrastructure adviser)

The population of Melbourne’s fringe suburbs will grow by more than 900,000 people in the next 30 years, leading Victoria’s independent infrastructure adviser to urge sweeping reforms to housing, transport, and energy use.

https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/reforms-needed-before-victoria-hits-10-million-people-infrastructure-adviser-says-20210818-p58jx6.html?