All projects that require any amount of rearranging of existing services will be a major politcal exercise because it will ALWAYS come with some risk to the standing government. This is in why so few of such projects are done if it is in any way contraversial. Such projects are usually only put up when the standing government can see no other way out, the Caulfield Dandenong project is an excellent example of this thinking.Skyrail should be built between Caulfield and Oakleigh.Sorry Tom, but I understand why they are whinging. Because it is a Political Exercise. (Yet Again). Again it is treating one electorate with contempt and another with kid gloves. Nowhere on the Frankston Corridor is this being put forward. Why? Because that corridor holds a number of Marginal seats, which could break or return Governments. The Dandenong Corridor does not, pure and simple. In effect they are saying that the people of Oakleigh and Clayton are less important than the people of Bentleigh, McKinnon and Aspendale. A good idea carried out for the wrong reasons!!!
The property owners next to the rail line.... quit your whinging. The government should tell them bad luck, property values may go up instead of downwards.
When Skyrail is built, it MUST allow room for future expansion to 4 rail tracks. If they build 2 single track bridges, make sure the horizontal gap between them is a minimum of 7.32m (2*3.66m).
People in a popularly elected governement and in large companies will always be conservative as they see it as they have there neck on the line.