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This paper explores the causes of, and evaluates possible remedies for, the decline of public transport in Melbourne.
Representing the culmination of five years of research, this report examines seven domains of a city’s liveability that also promote the health and wellbeing of Australians – walkability, public transport, public open spaces, housing affordability, employment and the food and alcohol environments.
Transforming Australian Cities (TAC) was initially commissioned by the Victorian Department of Transport and the City of Melbourne to establish the potential to transform metropolitan Melbourne to meet the projected population of 8 million by 2050. The study specifically does not deal with rail based...
This is a joint study by the Property Council of Australia, the Office of Senator Scott Ludlam and the Australian Urban Design Research Centre.
This report examines the potential number of new dwellings that could be accommodated in medium and...
It is widely believed that Melbourne’s rail system suffers capacity constraints which prevent it providing significantly higher service levels or accommodating higher patronage. The most important bottlenecks are said to be the city loop and the Dandenong line. This paper examines the claimed capacity constraints...
Parents are important decision makers about children’s activities. It is critical to identify their attitudes and how they differ across neighbourhoods, and for what reasons parents grant ‘licences’ to their children for independent mobility and active travel. Past research on parental attitudes has produced a...
The resurgence of public transport usage in many Australian cities over recent years has renewed the focus of policy makers on how public transport could play a greater role in the urban mobility mix of the future. It has also coincided with an increased occurrence...
Recent experience shows that action to improve the efficiency and outcomes of city transport systems, linked to well-planned urban development, can deliver substantial economic, social and environmental benefits to the community and to government.
The Australian Capital Territory Government is...
The governance and management of public transport systems is an essential component of metropolitan planning and urban management. Most metropolitan strategies in Australia and in other jurisdictions presuppose the provision of public transport. Yet there is often a disconnection between transport plans and land-use schemes....
This audit identified gaps and inconsistencies in Victoria's approach to identifying projects to be subject to High Value High Risk (HVHR) review, and the need for improved management of the process.
The Victorian government adopted the High Value High Risk (HVHR)...