Transport and land use plan


Conference paper

Melbourne 2050: scenario planning for 20-minute neighbourhoods

The literature lacks a methodological framework to guide the selection of location and design characteristics of a 20-minute neighbourhood. The present study intends to fill this gap by developing neighbourhood typologies and performing a scenario-based approach to identify the types of 20-minute neighbourhoods that can...
Working paper

Electric light passenger vehicle uptake in Melbourne: projections and spatial distribution by 2030

This report contributes to the task of improving knowledge of electric vehicle (EV) uptake in Australia by providing ongoing results from exploratory research into EV spatial demand using Melbourne as a case study.
Working paper

Street space allocation and use in Melbourne’s activity centres

This research from urban planning experts details how inner-city suburbs in Melbourne lack footpath space – increasingly vital real estate amid strict indoor dining capacity limits that have been imposed as part of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Riding the revolution

This report argues that South East Queensland is in the midst of an active transport revolution, one that can be made permanent with the adoption of a bold and determined new policy approach for the region.

ACT Transport strategy 2020

This document sets out the ACT Government’s approach to achieving flexible, reliable and sustainable transport options for Canberrans. It provides a framework for planning and investment in transport for the next 20 years.
Conference paper

Governance and engagement to optimise outcomes for public transport mega-projects

Transport and land use planning for major infrastructure projects is often not well aligned, resulting in poor urban outcomes or lost opportunities associated with major investment in transit amenity. The aim of this paper is to identify the drivers of success for large-scale, complex transport...
Conference paper

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...
Conference paper

The power of integrated spatial modelling: RailSmart Planning Wanneroo

This paper discusses a major Smart Cities project, the output of which is an interactive digital platform which tests optimal public transport patronage and employment creation potential of various railway station development options.

Central Precinct: draft strategic vision

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment has released this draft strategy document and is calling for community feedback on early plans to create a globally-competitive hub at Central Sydney to support the jobs of the future.

Our Place Inner West: draft local strategic planning statement

This document guides land use in Sydney's Inner West over the next twenty years towards sustainable urban living through the Local Strategic Planning Statement.
Discussion paper

Growing Victoria’s potential: the opportunities and challenges of Victoria’s population growth

Victoria is growing faster than at any other time in the state’s history and Melbourne is forecast to soon become Australia’s most populous city. Victoria has a remarkable opportunity to harness its growing population and thrive in an increasingly competitive global economy. Realising this transformational...

Innovating transport across Australia

This report examines current and future developments in the use of automation and new energy sources in land-based mass transit, including rail and road mass transit, point-to-point transport using automated vehicles, and the role and responsibilities of the Commonwealth in the development of these technologies.
Policy report

Government policy statement on land transport 2018/19 - 2027/28

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.
Policy report

Investment for sustainable transport: transport investment and carbon emissions in four Anglophone countries

This report argues that while emissions from transport have historically risen with economic growth, modal shift away from motor vehicle travel, a reduction in trips and trip lengths, and increased energy efficiency offer pathways for emission reductions.

Victoria needs a big-picture transport plan that isn't about winners v losers

Victoria's 30-year Infrastructure Strategy is not, and was never intended to be, an integrated land use and transport strategy. Instead it lists a pipeline of projects to meet Victoria’s short-, medium- and long-term infrastructure needs and priorities. It also calls for a congestion tax to...
Briefing paper

Urban heat island reduction through green infrastructure: policy guidance for state government

This brief is presented as a synopsis of key policy issues that may either support or hinder efforts to reduce urban heat through increased green infrastructure. It highlights the need for co-ordinated efforts and identifies specific portfolio barriers and opportunities.
Conference paper

Peri-urbanisation and biosecurity: a planning perspective

This paper addresses the following research question: why should land use planning address biosecurity issues in peri-urban landscapes and how might this task be approached?
Conference paper

Planned spatial restructuring of Australian cities: are the transport benefits of employment decentralisation policies greater than those of transit-oriented development?

This paper explores whether the transport benefits of planned employment decentralisation policies are greater than those of residential TOD, to help gauge whether Australian planners should give support to the decentralisation agenda.
Conference paper

Public transport and land use integration in Melbourne and Hamburg: can comparative network performance provide a sense of future direction?

This paper presents the application of a detailed GIS-based spacial analysis tool to determine how the public transport networks in Melbourne and Hamburg are configured, how responsive they are to the geographical distribution and concentration of residents and jobs across the urban structure, and how...