MAKE A POINT TO PLAN PROP­ERLY

Sunday Tasmanian - - News -

CON­SID­ER­ING that we are on the verge of the post-pe­tro­leum era, no thought has been given to al­ter­na­tive forms of mass trans­port, such as elec­tric trains, trams and trol­ley buses.

Mac­quarie Point is ide­ally sit­u­ated for a trans­port hub, as has been sug­gested by oth­ers — who are not politi­cians. De­sign­ing ap­pro­pri­ate fa­cil­i­ties around the old goods shed would be the place to start.

Other uses can be fit­ted in around this core, as a nat­u­ral process of con­nec­tiv­ity. The junc­tion of the Tas­man High­way, Brooker Av­enue and Davey St and Mac­quarie St should be re­designed to pro­vide ac­cess to the site from three direc­tions.

The MPDC should be dis­banded and a pub­lic trust set up to man­age the site for the pub­lic good. Surely by now peo­ple are fed up with the cor­po­ra­tion and the Gov­ern­ment foist­ing their hal­lu­ci­na­tions on us, and re­fus­ing to heed pub­lic opin­ion.

Peter Need­ham Both­well

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