Last year the Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council launched its Regional Integrated Transport Strategy 2014-2016 which sets out the strategic two-year plan for developing an integrated transport network in Perth’s Eastern Region. The vision for the Strategy is “to advocate and support the development of a transport network that integrates all transport modes and assists in making Perth’s Eastern Region a great place to live, work, play and do business”.
The strategy was developed over a twelve-month period in conjunction with the Regional Integrated Transport Strategy Implementation Advisory Group, council staff and ARRB Group consultants. The Regional Integrated Transport Strategy Implementation Advisory Group comprises of member council technical staff and representatives from the Department of Planning, the Department of Transport, Main Roads WA, Public Transport Authority, WA Regional Transport Authority, and Perth Airport.
The Regional Integrated Transport Strategy 2014-2016 sets out actions, time-frames and priorities in five key focus areas, including: Integrated Planning, TravelSmart, Public Transport, Active Transport, and Infrastructure.
In addition to this, the Regional Integrated Transport Strategy Implementation Advisory Group has developed a priority projects list for cycling, public transport and infrastructure to assist in the development of a fully integrated transport network.
For more information on the Regional Integrated Transport Strategy please visit the Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council website or contact Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council’s Manager, Regional Development, Wendy Harris on (08) 9424 2225 or email Wendy.Harris@emrc.org.au