Public transport

Policy report

26 Oct 2018

This paper assesses the quality and accessibility of public transport services in Australia’s five largest cities. The paper reveals the extent of public transport disadvantage in some areas compared to others and the impact on travel patterns and liveability.

Report

Commonwealth and Parliamentary approvals for the proposed Stage 2 of the Australian Capital Territory light rail project
22 Oct 2018

The Light Rail Stage 2 project passes through and adjacent to a number of key cultural and heritage sites and, like all projects and proposals in these areas, must be consistent with the legal requirements imposed by the National Capital Plan. The committee is concerned...

Report

19 Oct 2018

In July 2018, a delegation from the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Infrastructure, Transport and Cities visited China. Travelling to four cities in five days, the delegation bore witness to the incredible progress made by China, particularly in the development of cities and transport...

Report

18 Oct 2018

Despite support from police for the use of CCTV, and its popularity in public places, there has been limited research into the use of CCTV by police for investigative purposes. This study attempted to better understand police demand for CCTV footage from the NSW rail...

Report

1 Oct 2018

Australia’s population is growing rapidly. The major cities of Sydney and Melbourne, in particular, are booming. Many people are asking whether the growth rates of the past decade are sustainable, or whether Australia has reached a tipping point where congestion and other downsides of growth...

Report

26 Sep 2018

Transport pollution is one of the major drivers of climate change in Australia’s towns and cities. A new Climate Council report has found:

Transport is Australia’s second largest source of greenhouse gas pollution (after electricity) Congestion is a $16 billion dollar handbrake on the...

Report

20 Sep 2018

This report argues that international attention on the effects of urbanisation have identified that simple and effective urban transportation systems as essential to successful outcomes, and that transportation systems must be integrated, easily accessible, and feature low-carbon and renewable energy.

Report

10 Sep 2018

This report, measuring Melbourne’s liveability progress, calls for a redistribution of employment across the city to reduce commute times, ease traffic congestion and encourage more physical activity.

Report

Quantifying the benefits of climate change mitigation measures in buildings, transport and energy supply
7 Sep 2018

Climate policies on building retrofits, bus networks and district energy and cooling can generate millions of jobs, save households billions of dollars, and prevent hundreds of thousands of deaths related to urban pollution all over the world.

The report helps policymakers establish the case...

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Measuring the impact of travel times and station location on job and housing accessibility
10 Jul 2018

The Committee for Sydney and Sydney Business Chamber have produced economic modelling which concludes that a 15-minute journey between the CBD and Parramatta will deliver a bigger jobs benefit for Western Sydney than a slower journey would.

Commentary

10 Jul 2018

Billions of taxpayer dollars are committed before all the evidence for, and against, infrastructure projects is in, and basic rules of economic modelling are broken.

Journal article

4 Jul 2018

This manuscript reports descriptive findings of transport behaviours among teenagers in Southland, New Zealand, and discusses the implications of these for public health and policy.

Strategy

3 Jul 2018

This strategy report, developed by the VCCI, in partnership with a team of industry experts, sets out how Victoria’s transport system can meet the challenges of strong population and trade growth.

Policy report

28 Jun 2018

This policy statement on land transport reflects a new approach to transport through four clear priorities: a safer transport network free of death and injury, accessible and affordable transport, reduced emissions, and value for money.

Report

25 Jun 2018

This report on the key recommendations made in the Australian Infrastructure Plan, finds that while there has been clear improvement across the Australian infrastructure sector in the past two years, there is still much to do.

Report

14 Jun 2018

Taxi and hire car licence holders were given the “bureaucratic run-around” when seeking payments from the Fairness Fund set up by the state government to provide them prompt financial assistance, the Victorian Ombudsman has found.

Strategy

Uniting Newcastle-the Central Coast-Sydney-Wolongong
5 Jun 2018

The Committee for Sydney has produced this blueprint for uniting Newcastle, the Central Coast, Sydney and Wollongong into an economic powerhouse of ten million people.

Report

10 May 2018

The Regional Rail Link (RRL) project was, at the time of its approval and delivery, one of the largest and most expensive rail projects ever built in Victoria, with an estimated final cost of $3.65 billion. This audit assessed whether the RRL project is realising...

Draft report

23 Apr 2018

The Brisbane City Council has released the Brisbane Metro draft design report for consultation, marking the next important step in the development of this major piece of transport infrastructure.

Report

18 Apr 2018

This paper identifies key problem areas now, and in the future, on Melbourne’s transport network, and examines what can be done over the next five years to improve travel time and reliability.

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