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Still lots of room to boost population density in Brisbane

The vexed issue of heritage protection is in the news again, with controversy over the development of two apartment blocks behind the 1886 Clayfield heritage home Mundumburrah”, which will be raised and brought forward on its lot to accommodate the … Continue reading

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Subsidiarity principle suggests Qld Government should let West Village proceed in current form

In today’s Courier-Mail, commenting on the Deputy Premier’s call in for State Government review of an $800 Million West End development, Steve Wardill observes that “WITH the case of the West Village development call-in, Jackie Trad was damned if she … Continue reading

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On-street parking charges a better solution than Harding plan

One important lesson from economics is that problems are most efficiently solved by setting prices right rather than by regulations mandating particular actions. So it is with the problem identified by Brisbane residents of being parked out of suburban streets … Continue reading

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Guest post on KSD upgrade features in Council debate

Last week’s excellent guest post from Jim Binney of Mainstream Economics on the Kingsford Smith Drive upgrade attracted a lot of attention, and now it has featured in the council debate on the merits of the upgrade. A Brisbane Times … Continue reading

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More transparency, but KSD upgrade still looks like a dud

Jim Binney, Principal of Mainstream Economics and Policy, has undertaken further analysis of the proposed Kingsford Smith Drive upgrade, following up his guest post from yesterday, and I am very happy to publish his critique of the business case below. … Continue reading

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Guest post on KSD upgrade by Jim Binney

I am very grateful to Jim Binney, Principal of Mainstream Economics and Policy, for preparing the guest post below on the economics of the Kingsford Smith Drive upgrade.  I share Jim’s suspicion that the project is an “economic dud.” Brisbane … Continue reading

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Brisbane City Council made right decision on Toowong towers

Brisbane City Council deserves credit for ignoring its own City Plan and approving the development of three new high-rise apartment towers at the old ABC site at Toowong (see Toowong towers nine storeys too high: Labor lord mayoral candidate). I’ve … Continue reading

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