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The big decision: How to fix Sydney's transport

What's the right plan for our city?

13 November 2012

Hear from two experts, Professor Peter Newman and Gail Connolly, plus a panel of industry leaders, retailers and landowners discuss the right direction for our city.

Sydney's transport was listed in the bottom 4 in a recent survey of 27 global cities  only Los Angeles, Sao Paulo and Johannesburg are worse.

Why are we so far behind and what can be done to get our city back on track?

The City of Sydney has a plan for transport in our city which supports much of the NSW Government's Draft Long Term Transport Master Plan. The NSW Government is also considering proposals put forward by Infrastructure NSW, which include a tunnel for buses beneath George Street with just 2 stops and exhaust stacks.

The City's plan would turn George Street into a pedestrian and public transport boulevard to replace buses with light rail, ease congestion and support business.

So what's the right plan for our city?

In this podcast, you'll hear from 2 experts, professor Peter Newman and Gail Connolly, plus a panel of industry leaders, retailers and landowners discussing the right direction for our city.

Darren Goodsir, News Director, The Sydney Morning Herald

Professor Peter Newman, Distinguished Professor of Sustainability, John Curtin University

Gail Connolly, Executive Manager, Transforming Sydney, City of Sydney

Panel Discussion


Hear the views of Lord Mayor Clover Moore; Professor Peter Newman; Trent Zimmerman, Deputy CEO and Director, Transport Policy, TTF; Margy Osmond, CEO, Australian National Retailer's Association; Tim Williams, CEO, Committee for Sydney; Justin Hemmes, CEO, Merivale; and Amanda Tattersall, Director, Sydney Alliance discuss what can be done to get Sydney back on track.

Call to action from Lord Mayor Clover Moore


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Last updated: Tuesday, 3 December 2013