There are always tensions, and sometimes outright hostility, between urban planners, the public and private sector developers.
Tensions are mounting between the professional practices of government planners, processes of public participation and the private sector's increasing role in shaping Australian cities.
PFI gives short-term gain for long-term pain for governments and taxpayers.
Taxpayers are the ultimate losers when governments fail to manage expensive infrastructure projects.
How many times do taxpayers have to go down the same road before governments seriously assess how expensive infrastructure decisions are made?
Victoria’s new government has promised to “tear up” the contracts for the controversial East-West Link project.
Victoria’s public-private partnerships (PPPs) are a mess. Their democratic standing has never been lower. They have always trumpeted better value for money and more timely delivery, but with the contract…