Transport Pillar update
Transport Pillar members attended a special meeting with Regional Development Victoria (RDV) to prepare for the Barwon Region Assembly.
The workshop on ‘Improving the transport network across our region’ was convened to facilitate G21 Transport Pillar’s input into the Barwon Regional Partnership transport priority development for our region.
Representatives from Regional Development Victoria, Transport for Victoria, Barwon Regional Partnership, local government and Pillar members attended the workshop and provided input on regional transport opportunities and challenges, best practice transport initiatives and government roles in enabling initiatives for Geelong.
The consolidated output from this meeting led to establishment of Barwon Regional Partnership’s three key transport priority themes which importantly align to G21 Transport Pillar priorities. They are:
- Increase the rail service volume between Geelong and Melbourne, the frequency of rail services between Geelong, Colac and Warrnambool and establish public transport connection to Torquay and the Surf Coast;
- Further develop regional transport infrastructure and services planning to enable a truly integrated and sustainable private, public and active transport network, joining key population growth areas of Geelong, Bellarine and the Surf Coast; and,
- Further develop road and rail infrastructure planning, joining key population centres, destinations and production sources with Avalon, Melbourne and seaports.
Contacts for information: Karly Lovell (Pillar Leader), Cr Chris Potter (G21 Board Liaison).