"Very low-value projects with low traffic volumes…they simply don't stack up."

That's how Transport Minister Phil Twyford last week described the 12 state highway projects around the country which the Government has recently decided to down-scale and postpone, as part of a shift in investment priorities away from roads and towards public transport and rail.

It's also how he justified his decision not to heed calls by the Business Advisory Council to build those roads (up to their original specifications) to help stave off a looming "infrastructure crisis."


The AA doesn't believe these projects are of low value, and