A year of hell from the Sydney Light Rail. The CBD and South East Light Rail is a proven failure of epic proportions, yet no one thinks it should be stopped. Everyone thinks that we should just keep going. After all – we don’t want to spend $2.2 billion in vain do we?

Well….it could actually end up costing our economy a lot, lot more in the long run. Anyway – as the city of Sydney prepares to Kill More ANZAC Parade this week and from 3rd January, Circular Quay and George St trees from 9th January and Devonshire St trees from 23rd January, lets have a look back at the negative headlines from 2016….only 2 more years of negative headlines to go, until the light rail is supposedly supposed to start running.

Berejiklian, Constance keep light rail cost blowout advice under wraps

Cost of running Sydney’s new light-rail line blows out to $938 million

More delays dog Sydney’s $2.1 billion light rail line

Audit report reveals public misled on Sydney’s light rail cost blowout

Baird can make real reforms in response to the light rail saga

More rail problems as tram suspensions roll on

Government appears to be formulating light rail policy on the run

Sydney must learn from planning failures of past

Moore gives Baird a $47m Sydney light rail headache

Haste over light rail could see project run off rails financially

Indigenous artefacts found at Sydney light rail construction site, calls to …

Sydney light rail construction delayed after disused underground …

Sydney light rail: Questions raised over whether trams will solve …

Sydney’s new-look light rail designs revealed after negative feedback …

With light rail, all roads lead back to Sydney | Newcastle Herald

Sydney light rail: NSW government moves to quell capacity concerns …

Audit report reveals public misled on Sydney’s light rail cost blowout …

Light rail construction ends the city’s annual Chinese New Year …

Trams back online after lightning ‘melted’ cables

Call to halt Sydney light rail after massive Indigenous artefact find

Light rail will run behind schedule

Inner West light rail struggling to keep up with peak-hour demand | News Local

Randwick clinics to lose timed parking and drop off zones essential for elderly and wheelchair-bound patients under light rail plans. | News Local

Light rail, big fail | Altmedia

Light rail cost the same as 18,000 Audi A3s: Alistair Coe

WA decision to ditch light rail in favour of buses reverberates in Canberra

Outrage as Randwick’s ‘Tree of Knowledge’ fig gets surprise chop

Moore Park Stadium: scandalous government vandalism

Light rail: $600,000 a metre on a road to nowhere down George Street | Herald Sun

Sydney CBD light rail construction: workers to rip up same stretch of CBD roadway and re-lay it 24 times

Residents disappointed after minister says Devonshire street is locked in for light rail route | dailytelegraph.com.au

Casino Mike’s Sydney: Beautiful One Day, Barangaroo-ed The Next – New Matilda

www.smh.com.au/comment/why-sydneys-weekend-traffic-is-likely-to-get-worse-20160526-gp4v9h.html

Sydney CBD light rail will be $2 billion badly spent, says former NSW treasurer | DailyTelegraph

No light rail at the end of a slow travel tunnel | DailyTelegraph

Randwick Council support for CBD and South East Light Rail runs off track | DailyTelegraph

www.smh.com.au/comment/the-new-light-rail-doesnt-deserve-to-be-called-public-transport-20160518-goxufp.html

A shocking loss of our green heritage

Randwick-Council-TfNSW-FINAL-Light-Rail-Development-Agreement.pdf

Randwick Mayor signs Light Rail Development Agreement – Randwick City Council

Sydney tram plan will produce peak-hour chaos

Lend Lease chief executive Steve McCann reaps multi-million dollar bonus

Priceless Aboriginal Heritage faces destruction from light rail excavation | David Shoebridge

A sad goodby to Randwick heritage trees… – YouTube

Secret report warns of Sydney light rail safety fatality risk

Stop sacrificing fig trees for transport infrastructure on railway to hell

Centennial Park trees: gone but not forgotten

Protestor arrested trying to save a tree – Network Ten

Malcom Turnbull, Prime Minister of Australia speaking out in support of Moore Park in 2010 – YouTube

Sydney light rail construction to make ‘life very difficult’ for commuters

Save our trees | South Sydney Herald South Sydney Herald

Protesters arrested for trying to protect Anzac Parade trees

Fig Trees Continue To Fall In The Name Of Progress – The Beast

Randwick light rail forum rails over a lack of detail | DailyTelegraph

Turnbull government’s plan to make cities cooler and greener

20 Million Trees continues to roll out with $5 million for local planting projects > Greg Hunt MP, Federal Member for Flinders, Minister for the Environment

Trees versus light rail: we need to rethink skewed urban planning values

Getting heavy on Sydney’s light rail | dailytelegraph.com.au

Light rail company has bribery background | DailyTelegraph

Sydney CSELR issues

Randwick councillors walk out of debate on light rail development agreement | DailyTelegraph

Call to halt Sydney light rail after massive Indigenous artefact find

Opposition continues against CBD and South East Light Rail | Altmedia

Significant Tree Register – Randwick City Council

His voters are calling for help but Malcolm Turnbull refuses to enter debate over the Anzac Pde fig trees | DailyTelegraph

ACT government to pitch Canberra light rail to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull for federal funding

The plan to turn Sydney’s green space into stadiums and car parks – Background Briefing – ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

A ‘disturbing lack of facts’ on Canberra’s Capital Metro light rail: experts

Light Rail platforms in Randwick will jeopardise pedestrian safety, says Maroubra resident | dailytelegraph.com.au

Light Rail Is the Wrong Choice for Cities | Cato Institute

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