Victorian government agencies acted in good faith when consulting with traditional custodians seeking to protect Aboriginal cultural heritage on Djab Wurrung Country near Ararat, the Victorian Ombudsman has found.
This Bicycle Network strategy document calls for governments to immediately provide better places to ride, incentives for people riding bikes, supportive laws and programs that embed bike riding for transport and recreation as a social norm.
Scale, territory, and the organisation of the state in transport planning in Melbourne, Australia, and Toronto, Canada
Transport planning is the set of state-led practices that seek to improve (using) mobility, with reference to an idealised future imaginary. This research characterises how scale is deployed in practices of transport planning, with a focus on the Melbourne (Australia) and Toronto (Canada) urban regions...
The influence of Melbourne-Sydney intercity high-speed rail on spatial accessibility: an analysis of current proposals
This paper explores the influence of high-speed rail development on spatial accessibility in southeastern Australia. The aim is to understand how current proposals for intercity high-speed rail would distribute accessibility improvements across regions between Sydney and Melbourne. Special attention is given to spatial effects in...
This report examines what will happen in the Great Western Sydney region over the next twenty years.
Infrastructure Western Australia (IWA) recognises the value of stakeholder expertise and is committed to open engagement across all levels of government, industry and the community. This discussion paper is a key element of their engagement process, seeking valuable feedback to help shape the upcoming State...
Decision support tools in city planning: bridging the gap between numerologists and conversationalists
Drawing on experiences from research and professional practice, in Australia and internationally, this paper considers the potential for traditional urban travel demand models and Decision Support Tools to be combined within a more complementary process of planning, evaluating, and selecting urban infrastructure projects.
The Ministry of Transport has produced this working paper to provide the government with a range of options to support greater uptake of alternative green fuels in the road freight industry. This is part of the Ministry’s wider programme of work to reduce greenhouse gas...
This report shows that while a bullet train may be a captivating idea, it’s not realistic for Australia. Our population is small and spread over vast distances; the countries most like us – Canada and the United States – don’t have bullet trains either.
The challenges for smart highway implementation is waiting ahead. Issues related to technology acceptance, political will and policies, creativity and innovations, construction methods, ethics and changing in human values need to be discuss in depth.