Roads

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Highways
Road design
NARROWER TERMS
Strategy

Roads of Strategic Importance (ROSI): investment principles

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.
Policy report

Vanuatu Roads for Development Phase 2: investment design document

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.
Report

Inquiry into the National Road Safety Strategy 2011–2020

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...
Journal article

Shifting the dial: improving Australia’s productivity performance

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.
Report

Inquiry into VicRoads’ management of country roads: interim report

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.
Commentary

Missing evidence base for big calls on infrastructure costs us all

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.
Conference paper

Too good to be true? An assessment of the Melbourne travel behaviour modification pilot

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...
Report

Regional assistance programs

This audit assessed whether two NSW government programs, 'Resources for Regions' and 'Fixing Country Roads' were being effectively managed and achieving their objectives.
Report

Five-year focus: Immediate actions to tackle congestion

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.
Evaluation

Safer journeys: interim evaluation

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.
Discussion paper

Infrastructure WA: Proposal for public consultation

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.
Briefing paper

Government policy statement on land transport 2018/19 – 2027/28: draft for engagement

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...
Report

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...
Report

Research activities on rural roads

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.
Strategy

Road safety plan 2021

This strategy document sets out priority areas to address recent increases in the road toll and outlines moves towards achieving the NSW government’s aim to reduce fatalities by 30% by 2021.
Evaluation

Road management in Papua New Guinea: an evaluation of a decade of Australian support 2007-2017

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).
Strategy

Railway crossing safety strategy

This strategy document outlines a more integrated approach to managing South Australia's road and rail network and improving safety at railway crossings.
Report

Travel demand and movement patterns report

This technical report summarises transport activity patterns across Melbourne, both now and in the future.
Report

West gate tunnel: another case of tunnel vision?

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.
Working paper

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...