a city between mountains and the sea
a city of reasonable rainfall
green fields , vegetable gardens
allows its urban sprawl to intrude into prime agricultural land
whilst a city with infrastructure built for one million now being modified to attempt to service five million
it's hit the Blue Mountains and its turning its cities and selected suburb into high rise - high polluting high energy consuming high rise
land is unaffordable for our current generation of would be home buyers
our satelite cities at Mount Druitt and Campbelltown and Gosford
are built out
the only cheap land is west of the Great Dividing Range
new corridors are needed with hourly inter city trains needing to reach out to
The remaining agricultural land needs to be reserved for farming
- west of Tamworth - after a Maitland - Tamworth corridor
- west of Bathurst - to Orange, Dubbo
- west of Wagga WAgga
Arterial Freeways and outer orbital Freeways
In the sixties the Main Roads Dept established ring roads - 1,3,5,7.
The significance of ring roads - arcs around the city centre
(in contrast to the previous emphasis on roads radiating from the city out to the east, north, north west, west, south west and south)
was marked by the Roselands Shopping Centre whoes massive advertising campaign not only heralded suburban mega shopping centres with major Department Stores moving to the suburbs,
highlited the benefits of ring road three.
At the end of the twentieth centurary several new outer toll roads
linked freeways to creat the Sydney orbital - linking radiating freeways with an outer ring road in essance - but entirely east of the Blue Mountains.
NSW and Australia needs the building of inland ring roads
F11, 15, 17, ...
something like an F 11 Batemans Bay - Canberra - Orange - Tamworth - Port Macquarie.
something like an F 15 Wagga Wagga - Parks - Dubbo - Narrabri
with a fifty year plan for F 17 Hay - Cobar - Bourke
F 21 through Broken Hill
Sydney is full It's time for the Australian Government to either fund inland development to house migration or stop migration.
It means multiple freeways out of Sydney - tunnels through the mountains
It means inter city trains to Nowra, Canberra and the Riverina,
and Maitland to Tamworth out to Narrabri to the north.
The coastal strip will no longer meet the needs of our urban sprawl
the green spaces have been as infilled as possable
the rail system is at capacity - unable to cope with endless high rise surrounding suburban stations.
It's time for Sydney to cros the Great Dividing Range,