The news today that the Macquarie Point Corporation has finally built a road at Mac Point is just a reminder of how poorly this project has been managed.
More than eight years ago I secured $50m to kick-start the Mac Point re-development and all we’ve seen since then is a shed, a veggie patch, a bike path and now a road. This is supposed to be a site for major cultural infrastructure and the Government is patting itself on the back for installing a “hi-tech tarmac cul-de-sac”. This is like something out of the ABC’s Utopia.
Of course we need basic infrastructure to build on, but for the Government to crow about this big achievement is simply ridiculous. Mac Point is the largest brownfield site in any Australian capital city. It’s well beyond time the Corporation kicked into gear and got on with unleashing the $1bn+ potential of the project.