Stuck in traffic? Road congestion in Sydney and Melbourne


by Marion Terrill

Road congestion charges should be introduced in Sydney and Melbourne. An examination of 3.5 million Google Maps trip-time estimates across more than 350 routes suggests both cities could face traffic gridlock in future unless decisive action is taken to manage congestion.

Program Topics

  • Transport Program Director

    Marion Terrill

    Marion is a leading policy analyst and former public servant who has also worked in the private sector. Her public policy experience ranges from authoring parts of the 2010 Henry Tax Review to leading the design and development of the MyGov account. She has provided expert analysis and advice on labour market policy for the Commonwealth Government, the Business Council of Australia and at the Australian National University. She joined the Grattan Institute in April 2015.

  • Transport Fellow

    Hugh Batrouney

    Hugh is an economist with a background in a broad range of economic policy areas, most recently focussing on transport and infrastructure policy. Prior to joining Grattan in October 2016, Hugh worked for Deloitte Access Economics and before that the Department of Treasury and Finance in Victoria. Hugh holds an MSc in Public Management and Governance from the London School of Economics, and Bachelor degrees in Commerce (Honours in Economics) and Arts from Monash University.