Speaking with: Crystal Legacy on the politics of transport infrastructure

Speaking with: Crystal Legacy on the politics of transport infrastructure.

As anyone who travels to work would probably realise, Australia’s transport infrastructure needs urgent upgrades.

As our cities continue to grow, it is virtually impossible to escape the tangle of peak-hour congestion. But with governments focused on reducing deficits, only one or two transport infrastructure projects are likely to be implemented.

So how are decisions about which infrastructure to build made? And how much of a say do the people who actually use the transport system have in which projects are prioritised?

Dallas Rogers spoke with Crystal Legacy about the politics of transport infrastructure, and the role urban planning can play in democratising the process of funding and implementing projects.


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Music: Free Music Archive/Blue Dot Sessions: Union Hall, Transfusion by Anitek, Run the Tape by Asthmatic Astronaut (CC BY-NC)

Additional audio: The Today Show (Channel 9), Channel 10 News, ABC News, Nine News, Channel 7 News, GreenLeftTV (Sydney Protests Against the WestConnex Project)