“If you think about Australia’s future, it has been a successful economy based on resources but as you move to a more knowledge-based and services based-economy, the central focus of that is the south east quarter of Australia.”
“Whereas in the past Melbourne and Sydney tried to compete with other, really being a competitive global economic nation is the future of Australia.
“Secondly, you have a need to spread the population between these two centres as the population grows and they’re all going to move to Sydney or Melbourne.”
“The infrastructure can’t sustain that so you need to spend tens of billions of dollars improving that, such as adding new runways to the airports, or you do something different.”
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