Electric Cars Not So Great – Planning Minister Says

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Sydney, NSW NSW Planning Minister Rob Stokes has warned Sydney risks being enslaved to cars as he becomes the third senior minister to offer a view on how the state government should deal with the public uptake of electric vehicles. Senior ministers are divided over how best to spur the take-up of electric vehicles while…

Sydney Harbour Bridge Concept Plans Finally Released

Sydney, NSW  After years of delays to the long-awaited project, NSW Transport Minister, Andrew Constance, revealed the final concepts for the Milsons Point ramp.  Release of the designs comes weeks after Transport for NSW refused to reveal the options to the public because its staff wouldn’t have been able to cope with the volume of expected feedback.…

When Will Our Governments Start Joining the Dots?

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In this article I’ll look at two recent decisions by two different governments, that are equally disturbing for a slightly differing set of reasons.

Banning Scooter Trials: Andrew Constance has deep roots in the Bega region on NSW’s far south coast. In the 1860’s his great-great-grandfather, James Constance, drove a team of bullocks through the Bega Valley and settled there as a bush pioneer until his death in 1912. Andrew Constance told this story in greater detail during his maiden speech to the NSW parliament on 21st May 2003.

In that same maiden speech he said, “The broader policy questions about the environment mean surely it is time to dare our Government and citizens to consider every option…”

NSW Abandons E-scooter Trial – Minister ‘Not in the Mood’

Andrew Constance

The NSW government has abandoned plans for an electric scooter trial in Sydney despite a national push to legalise the mobility devices.

Electric scooters are illegal on roads and footpaths in NSW, but sales continue to grow.

Transport Minister Andrew Constance says he was “not in the mood” to have e-scooters on Sydney streets, even though his department ran a lengthy process recommending conditions for holding a trial.

City of Sydney Pushing For Lower Speed Limits

Motorists could be forced to slow down to 40km/h when driving throughout the City of Sydney, as the NSW government works with local councils to reduce speed limits in areas with high numbers of pedestrians and cyclists. Transport for NSW is negotiating with councils across the city to reduce speed limits to 10km/h in pedestrian-motorist…