Transporting Melbourne | Launch Report
Guided by the expertise of the Committee’s Transport Taskforce Steering Committee, Transporting Melbourne shines a light on the need for a plan that sets a vision for Melbourne’s transport future and allows stakeholders and the community to understand how Melbourne will grow and develop. There are many factors plaguing Greater Melbourne’s current transport network, but a plan is required to not only overcome Melbourne’s current mobility challenges but to drive a sustainable and effective transport system for decades to come.
While policies designed to stop the spread of COVID-19 have restricted the movement of people and slowed the economy and demand on the transport system in the short-term, over the longer term, growth in population, trade and visitors is expected to return.
Greater Melbourne will be a different place in many ways as we emerge from this crisis. Unprecedented social distancing measures and mobility restrictions have required residents to live, work, learn, shop and undertake recreational activities within their neighbourhoods. Planners and policy-makers will need to consider how to develop and integrate transit-based, walkable urban neighbourhoods with the wider transport network.
This is therefore the time to think about the shape of Melbourne – its liveability, connectivity, jobs and economic growth – and to develop the transport plans that will underpin a positive future for our community.
As the saying goes, if you fail to plan, you are planning to fail. Transporting Melbourne calls on the
Victorian Government to develop and publish a comprehensive, integrated transport plan for Greater Melbourne that includes land-use and economic development planning. The social and economic ramifications of COVID-19 mean that more than ever, a clear, strategic plan with targets, timeframes, and accountabilities is needed.
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CEO | Infrastructure Victoria
General Manager – Strategy, Planning & Climate Change | City of Melbourne
CEO | Port of Melbourne
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