Transport Pillar Activity
Latest Pillar Activity
Recent Pillar Meeting: Tuesday 10 April, 2012
- Luke Fraser, Australian Regional Rural Roads Group, spoke about his role which is currently working on road funding policy and planning at Local Government level. The recommendation currently being put forward is that an independent body collate mandatory road condition/cost reports from all 550 Local Government and State road owners. The report is to be sent to independent, transparent national roads portfolio manager. This will provide transparent identification of under funding, need, efficiency and opportunity for improved management of our national roads.
- Barton van Laar spoke about the benefits of sustainable transport, including financial, cost of energy, community health (particularly in Geelong), reduction of carbon emissions, reduction of car parking pressures, supporting of local businesses and economic benefits as a result of Sustainable Transport. The recommendations put forward to the G21 Transport Pillar during this presentation were as followings:
- The Regional Transport Plan be reviewed and updated within the next 12 months to include “Sustainable Transport”.
- The G21 Sustainable Transport Sub Committee propose that the G21 Board consider adding the following as part of the objectives of the G21 Transport Pillar, 'Improve sustainable transport infrastructure design, planning, linkages and integration'.
- Minister Mulder responded to Elaine Carbines (CEO G21) regarding Rail Passing Loops on the Geelong-Warrnambool Line. The Victorian Government hopes to be in a position shortly to announce the preferred location of the new passing loop together with anticipated project timeframes. This item will be relisted on the G21 Transport Pillar agenda when a further update has been provided.
Next Pillar Meeting: Tuesday 9 June, 2012