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The Melbourne Suburban Rail Loop’s fragile business case shows governments need an Evaluator-General

We have a broken process for evaluating costly government investments. The evolving plan for an underground railway through Melbourne’s middle suburbs reminds us that we need something better. The Victoria government is currently in the early stages of building what … Continue reading

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The strange origins of Melbourne’s $100bn Suburban Rail Loop

I spent some time last year planning a piece for a commercial media client about the Melbourne Suburban Rail Loop, a planned underground rail tunnel through Melbourne’s eastern suburbs and then out, partly above-ground, to the west. I had to … Continue reading

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