MALICIOUS DENIAL OF GOOGLE AT WHITE BAY AND OF TRANSIT & HOUSING IN INNERWEST – THEN ANOTHER DENIAL AT EVELEIGH
Baird and Turnbull announced the “most exciting urban redevelopment scheme in the world”; then Google promised an iconic redevelopment of White Bay Power Station, and Transport Minister Constance said add 16,000 new dwellings.
Urban Growth failed with their design competition (with inappropriate sequestration of IP rights), then tried to flitch the copyrighted Goanna set. Berejiklian refused to consider it, forcing Google to withdraw, then she denied them also at Eveleigh.
Berejiklian now uses a surreptitious note towards the end of the Freight Plan to sterilise Glebe Island – all deceitful, incompetent and malicious. Berejiklian is deliberately harming tourism, innovation, housing and now relief of WestConnex’s dumping of 20,000 (20%) more vehicles per day at Rozelle, the only remedy being the Goanna.
Turnbull said he wanted urban innovation but did everything he could to prevent it.
I conceived the Goanna a decade ago when Labor’s metromaniacs were pushing an unviable tunnel – as they still are – and it has been peer-reviewed at the highest levels. Governments and corporates are fighting over separate building design and placement issues; while Berejiklian is on a lunatic tangent to build a $30 billion non-solution instead of my $1 billion direct solution – she forced Google out on this point.