28 October 2019

Tackling Sydney’s congestion – Sydney

Plenty of people think congestion is a real problem in Sydney, and they are right. Up until now, state governments’ main efforts to reduce congestion have been to build new roads and add new public transport services. But decades of new roads and new public transport have left us with the level of congestion we see today.

26 October 2018

State Orange Book 2018: Policy priorities for states and territories – Melbourne

Following the release of our State Orange Book 2018, this Policy Pitch event, featuring a number of Grattan Institute Fellows and Program Directors, examined some of the policy recommendations from ten years of Grattan Institute reports and outline what state and territory governments should do to improve Australia.

3 October 2018

South-East Queensland in a time of change – Brisbane

At this State of Affairs event Marion Terrill from the Grattan Institute, Matt Collins, who’s leading the Queensland Government’s Cities Transformation Taskforce, and moderator Steve Abson, who is Chief Executive of the Infrastructure Association of Queensland explored the state of Queensland’s cities and where to from here.

15 February 2018

Congestion in Melbourne: is it time to consider congestion charging?

In this Policy Pitch event, a panel of transport and infrastructure experts explored: How bad congestion is across Melbourne; at what point we should consider new strategies to manage congestion, including congestion pricing; and, if a government were to introduce congestion charging, what principles should guide the scheme.

6 October 2017

Stuck in traffic? Road congestion in Sydney

In this Forward Thinking event, an expert panel considered: if we can manage Sydney congestion by working our existing approaches harder or has the city reached a tipping point, where a new approach is needed and if Sydney adopted a different approach, what could it do to keep the city moving?

27 January 2017

The right infrastructure at the right price

Australian governments spent $28 billion more on transport infrastructure over the past 15 years than they told taxpayers they would spend. Grattan Institute’s first Forward Thinking event for the year joined three experts to discuss how to get the right infrastructure at the right price.

19 October 2016

Webinar – Transport infrastructure: is government investment going to equip us for the future?

In this webinar, Transport and Cities Program Director, Marion Terrill focused on new research from the Grattan Institute on cost overruns on transport infrastructure projects, and where governments have been investing.

9 June 2016

Roads to riches: how to drive our transport dollar further 

Nick Greiner, former NSW Premier and former chairman of Infrastructure NSW, at this Forward Thinking event discussed a better approach to transport infrastructure spending with Grattan Transport Program Director Marion Terrill and John Watson from The Conversation.

15 October 2015

City geography and economic policy

John Daley presented to the Council of City Lord Mayors at Parliament House on Wednesday 14 October 2015.

30 April 2014

Infrastructure investment and productivity

With Australia’s productivity performance continuing to deteriorate, the nation needs to look at how to foster the next round of productivity growth. Grattan Institute’s productivity growth program is investigating the reasons for this decline and various remedies for it, including enhancing the quantity and quality of Australia’s stock of infrastructure, improvements to skills and vocational training, and the role of innovation.