I keep coming back to it because of reports like this and the fact that there is very little reporting of Koutsantonis or ALP having a workable proposal to complete it as fast as Liberal proposes to. Maybe I just read the wrong media, and it's on the back page of the ALP website somewhere?SRW wrote: ↑Sun Nov 01, 2020 11:14 pmThis is such a dud line of reasoning I really can't understand why you keep returning to it. Do you have personal beef with Koutsantonis? Honestly, the projection is curious.SBD wrote: ↑Sun Nov 01, 2020 11:01 pmDoes the government look so much better under Premier Malinauskas, with Treasurer Mullighan, Infrastructure Minister Koutsantonis, Attorney General Maher etc?
Koutsantonis still won't want to complete the North South Motorway past Queen of Angels Church and Thebarton Theatre, and won't want the construction disruption in his electorate. R2P is being done right in the middle of Malinauskas' electorate. Would it have been done if he was premier?
The "missing bit" crosses Badcoe, Stinson is currently shadow minister for Planning and Local Government.
There would be a good chance that Labor would not wish to disrupt its core voters for the benefit of getting freight and commuters to and from Liberal-held electorates further out of town.
I don't travel that way often, but would enjoy using a freeway when I need to between T2T and the South Eastern Freeway, whichever route is constructed. I live in a safe Labor electorate in the northern suburbs, so my vote doesn't have much effect on those roads. Northern Expressway, Northern Connector, R2P, T2T, PW2PA are all good results, but fixing dangerous local intersections gets no notice from the incumbent MPs, even when traffic levels have increased because of those headline roads. Upgrading Sturt Highway past Truro would also be a valuable improvement, whether it's "only" for Riverland and NSW traffic, or also for GlobeLink to Murray Bridge around the back of the hills.
This is the Superloop 500 thread, so we should be talking about whether the traffic disruption of a street race on main commuter roads is still a good use of resources as it was in the 1980s to 2000s, or has its time in that place passed. Would that be the best place for a new Formula E event if such a thing was a possibility?