MAKE A POINT TO PLAN PROPERLY
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