As Prime Minister Tony Abbott continues to try to sell himself as being an "infrastructure Prime Minister," a media report has suggested that property developers in Perth are reeling from backpedalling on the part of both state and federal governments in terms of funding commitments for Perth’s light rail network.

According to a report in The Fifth Estate last week, plans for the 22-kilometre, $1.8 billion Metro Area Express  (MAX) had been so advanced that developers had purchased land along the corridor for high density retail, commercial and residential development. Respective decisions on the part of the Abbott government to pull…