The Australian Government will invest $3.5 billion over the next decade through the Roads of Strategic Importance (ROSI) initiative, ensuring our key freight roads efficiently connect agricultural and mining regions to ports, airports and other transport hubs.
There is a clear rationale for Australia to continue supporting Vanuatu’s transport sector in light of its strategic value and effectiveness. Australia’s support is highly valued, highly visible and provides an opportunity to engage in strategic discussions.
This inquiry focused on the current road system’s safety, while recognising that modal shifts in transport, urban planning, technology, data, users, usage and cultural factors can and will be important. It was felt that the existing road transport system will predominate for at least another...
The various concepts of productivity are perplexing abstractions for the public. Yet ultimately a country’s prosperity relies on sustained productivity growth, as is best visible in those countries where the productivity ‘machine’ has failed, and poverty and disadvantage remain people’s typical lot.
The key purpose of this interim report is to provide a detailed account of the many submissions received, and to identify common themes and issues raised. The committee recommends that this inquiry be referred to the appropriate committee in the next Parliament for full investigation.
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.
Governments, planners and analysts across Australia agree that mode shift from the automobile to walking, cycling and public transport is desirable for environmental, social and health reasons, but in all our major cities trends are heading in the opposite direction. Various remedies have been proposed...
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.
The independent evaluation of the previous government’s Safer Journeys road safety strategy and action plans has been released to inform the development of a new, road safety strategy.
This blueprint for the establishment of Infrastructure WA (IWA) sets out a new approach to long-term infrastructure planning in Western Australia to create jobs.
This policy statement sets out the government’s priorities for expenditure from the National Land Transport Fund over the next ten years. It sets out how funding is allocated between activities, such as road safety policing, state highways, local roads, public transport and other modes of...
Delivering urban resilience: Costs and benefits of city-wide adoption of smart surfaces across Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and El Paso
This report provides an in-depth analysis of the costs and benefits of applying a set of smart surface solutions1 , including cool roofs, green roofs, solar PV, and permeable and reflective pavements and road surfaces across three cities: El Paso, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. The...
AgriFutures Australia was pleased to partner with the University of New England to conduct this research, which examines alternative approaches to cost-benefit analysis of improved quality for rural roads.
This Office of Development Effectiveness evaluation assesses a decade of Australian support (2007-2017) for the PNG government to improve its road infrastructure, through the PNG Australia Transport Sector Support Program (TSSP).
This strategy document outlines a more integrated approach to managing South Australia's road and rail network and improving safety at railway crossings.
This report outlines deep concerns with planning and governance for the proposed West Gate Tunnel Project (WGTP) and, by extension, with the wider context for transport planning in Victoria.
The highway of civilisation and common sense: street regulation and the transformation of social space in 19th and early 20th century Melbourne
It is incontestable that the motor age changed the face of urban life forever. What is more problematic is its role as the prime instrument of this spatial and cultural shift. To what extent did the motor car in fact accelerate a long process of...