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Urban planning, not urban sprawl

The Australian Greens have called for better planning and transport infrastructure to help avoid urban sprawl as the nation's population grows.

Greens public transport, housing and sustainable cities spokesperson, Senator for Western Australia Scott Ludlam, said authorities need to work together to plan sustainable cities.

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Taxi rank renovations just part of the solution - Greens

The Australian Greens have called for a comprehensive reform of Perth's transport infrastructure to help solve security and congestion problems.

WA Senator Scott Ludlam and member for WA's East Metropolitan region Alison Xamon said the State Government's planned $2million taxi rank renovation would not solve the city's late-night transport problems on its own, and backed the recent call from WA Nightclubs' Association president Simon Barwood for more frequent night trains.

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Australians want better public transport

The majority of Australians want to see public transport improved and it is time for governments to listen, say the Australian Greens.

Greens public transport spokesperson Senator Scott Ludlam said an extensive study by the Sydney University's Institute of Transport and Logistics found that 54 per cent of people around the nation believe investment in public transport is the highest priority for transport authorities, with only 22 per cent ranking roads as the top issue.

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Perth light rail on the horizon at last

 

Australian Greens Senator Scott Ludlam has welcomed Premier Colin Barnett's announcement to the Chamber of Commerce yesterday that electrified light rail should be built in Perth within the next decade.

 

Senator Ludlam, who has been campaigning for light rail to enhance and complement Perth's existing public transport system for more than three years, hopes Mr Barnett will now put his Infrastructure Australia submission where his mouth is.

 

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