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Infrastructure Focus Areas

"Delivering connected communities and the efficient and safe movement of people and freight"

Strategic Directions

Coordinated Infrastructure Planning

Effective Governance
and Decision Making

Viable and Sustainable Infrastructure

Efficient Infrastructure Delivery

Leveraging our
Natural Advantage

Statewide and regional transport infrastructure planning coordinated with regional land use planning

Infrastructure decisions embrace whole of government policies in economic development, social inclusion, budgetary, climate change, Tasmania Together

Increased focus on alternative solutions to the provision of new infrastructure

Infrastructure for all modes provided on commercial basis

Transport infrastructure provision linked to key economic development sectors

Land use planning and development that considers and supports the public transport network

Expert advice to government on infrastructure priorities 

Infrastructure provision focus on most effective solution across all transport modes

Sustainable infrastructure funding provided on basis of use

Compact urban areas to support walking and cycling  opportunities - established walking culture in most urban areas; growing interest in cycling

 

 

Enhanced access to infrastructure and land use planning information and analysis to support decision-making

Maximise efficiency across logistics chain with a focus on intermodal connectivity

Cost-reflective pricing

Leveraging off significant base level infrastructure in place

 

 

Coordinated delivery of roads across three levels of government

Maximise accessibility within economic constraints

Coordinated delivery of roads across three levels of government

 

 

 

 

Evidence-based infrastructure decision-making

 

Safe transport system that surpasses national benchmarks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adaptation and mitigation around key infrastructure to meet climate change objectives

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whole of life consideration including adequate funding for maintenance infrastructure protection strategies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Development and coordination of road hierarchies across state and local governments

 

 

 

 

 

Regulatory focus on safety and efficient use of infrastructure

 

 

 

 

 

Flexible, affordable and attractive public transport system

 

 

 

Current Strategic Directions

Coordinated Infrastructure Planning

Effective Governance
and Decision Making

Viable and Sustainable Infrastructure

Efficient Infrastructure Delivery

Leveraging our
Natural Advantage

Determine and implement optimal delivery model with Local and Australian Government for Tasmanian road network
(1-5)

Development of State Infrastructure Planning System (SIPS) as foundation for infrastructure planning and decision making (ongoing)
(tick)

Tasmanian Urban Passenger Transport Framework and Study
(tick)

Establish State-Owned Company to undertake rail freight service and manage the rail freight network
(tick)

Develop Walking and Cycling Strategy
(tick)

 

Creation of Tasmanian Planning Commission
(tick)

Freight Demanders Survey and Greater Hobart Household Travel Survey
(tick)

Tasmanian State Road Hierarchy supported by the Road and Rail Asset Schedule
(tick)

Develop 10 year rail strategy
(1)

Demonstration of local level accessibility through affordable housing initiatives
(0-3)

Southern Regional Integrated Transport Plan
(tick)

Participate in national reforms to planning, governance and decision-making for infrastructure
(0-3)

Strategic Asset Management Plan
(tick)

Determine how to facilitate shared access to trenches and easements for road/electricity/ telecommunications/gas
(0-3)

Tasmanian Urban Passenger Transport Framework
(tick)

Northern Intergrated Transport Plan
(tick)

 

Southern Tasmania National Transport Network Investment Program 2007-15
(tick)

Participate in the development of national initiatives including:
- commercial provision of infrastructure; and
- cost reflective pricing
(1-5)

 

 

Cradle Coast Integrated Transport Plan
(tick)

 

Tasmanian Corridor Strategy
(tick)

Assessment of contemporary business models for road infrastructure delivery to a more commercial focus to public infrastructure delivery in line with national reforms
(1-5)

 

Vision East Development Strategy
(tick)

 

 

Midland Highway 20 year strategy
(tick)

 

 

Walking and Cycling Strategy
(tick)

 

 

Submission to Infrastructure Australian for Bell Bay Port expansion project
(tick)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assess revitalisation of Hobart Port as world gateway to Antarctica and Southern Ocean
(1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Undertake a Brooker Highway Transport Plan (tick)

 

 

 

Initiate Strategic Directions

Coordinated Infrastructure Planning

Effective Governance
and Decision Making

Viable and Sustainable Infrastructure

Efficient Infrastructure Delivery

Leveraging our
Natural Advantage

North East Freight Strategy
(tick)

Expert advice to government on infrastructure priorities
(0-3)

Develop rail access framework
(1)

 

 

 

 

Development and implementation of regional land use planning and planning scheme reforms
(0-3)

Embed whole of government policies for climate change,  social inclusion, economic development, budgetary, Tasmania Together in decision making process
(0-3)

Contribute to National Ports Strategy
(0-3)

 

 

 

National reforms for improved network planning and investment coordination
(1-5)

 Enhance and centralise access to data and information
(0-3)

Ongoing development of State road access program including:
- Intelligent Access Program
- Performance Based Standards;
- Safer and more efficient heavy vehicles - quad axle
(0-3)

 

 

 

 

Ongoing implementation of the AusLink Corridor Strategy
(1-5)

Identify clear infrastructure responsibilities within Government
(1)

National regulation for heavy vehicles, rail safety and maritime safety
(0-3)

 

 

 

 

Review Northern Integrated Transport Plan
(0-3)

Review Roads & Jetties Act
(0-3)

Implementation of the Tasmanian Urban Passenger Transport Framework
(1-10)

 

 

 

 

Review Cradle Coast Integrated Transport Plan
(0-3)

Development of models to support improved infrastructure forecasting and demand analysis
(0-3)

Review Road Safety Strategy and annual Road Safety action plans
(0-3)

 

 

 

 

Undertake local area infrastructure planning in high growth areas and key industrial hubs
(0-3)

Improve land use planning analytical capabilities to support strategic and sustainable land use decisions
(0-3)

Tourism Infrastructure Investment Strategy
(1-10)

 

 

 

 

Develop integrated transport plans for major metropolitan areas
(1-5)

Improved access to key outputs and information from the Freight Demander Survey and  Greater Hobart Household Travel Survey to inform decision-making, including at the local level
(0-3)

Review State Ports Strategy
(0-3)

Develop position on long term ownership and/or management of rail
(3-5)

Passenger transport behavioural change measures, including work and school-based travel plans
(1-5)

Strategic land use planning measures that support compact development and maximise use of existing infrastructure (e.g. growth boundaries, headworks charges, percentage of affordable housing within new subdivisions etc.)
(1-5)

Initiation of future household travel surveys in Tasmania's major urban areas
(0-3)

Assess potential for alternative fuel source for buses
(0-3)

 

 

Continued focus on opportunities to improve accessibility at the local level
(1-10)

 

 

 

 

Develop GPS Statewide Plan
(0-3)

 

 

Provision of strategic cycle and pedestrian linkages  and supporting infrastructure and information
(1-10)

 

 

 

 

Development of Tasmanian Freight Strategy
(0-3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Development of Regional Freight Strategies
(0-3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Develop climate change strategy for transport
(0-3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Review Transport Policy
(0-3)

  

 

 

 

 

 

Assess funding models to get long term road maintenance on a sustainable basis
(0-3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Develop strategy to enhance bus services to improve patronage
(0-3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Develop approach to maximise efficiency of bus corridors
(0-3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Develop public education strategy to "move minds" from traditional thinking of transport to a sustainable model
(0-3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Develop headworks charging regime
(1-5)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assess point to point speed enforcement on highways
(0-3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Progress implementation of key passenger transport initiatives, including high-frequency bus corridors, transit-oriented development, park and ride and local walking and cycling initiatives
(1-10)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Develop and implement Intelligent Transport System Statewide Plan for transport system
(1-10)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Targeted upgrades to key freight supply chains linking to export points
(3-5)

 

 

 

 

 

Investigate efficient infrastructure use models i.e. heavy vehicle design, regulatory (including National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Schemes), technology and intelligent transport systems to increase productivity, efficiency, compliance and safety on existing networks
(3-5)

 

 

 

 

 

Develop peak oil plan to move construction of roads from oil based
(3-5)

 

 

 

 

 

Investigate development of public transport rights of way
(3-5)

 

 

 

(tick) = completed
(0-3) = 0 to 3 years to completion
(1-3) = 1 to 3 years to completion
(3-5) = 3 to 5 years to completion
(5-10) = 5 to 10 years to completion

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