Top transport tops Perth's long-term goals


A ‘world-class integrated transport system’ is central to a long-term vision for Perth

Top transport tops Perth's long-term goals
Top transport tops Perth's long-term goals
July 4, 2013

A ‘world-class integrated transport system’ is a
major
goal
set out in
Perth’s long-term vision, released this week.

Perth City Council yesterday released its Vision 2029+ Strategic Community Plan, which highlights a
key role for mass transit systems as part of an effective metropolitan public transport system.

Council Mayor Lisa Scaffidi says Perth is committed to the development of a successful and liveable capital city for now and generations to come.

"The City of Perth is currently in a period of extraordinary growth and development, and over the next few years, several key projects will significantly alter the shape of the city," Scaffidi says.

"Our strategic community plan is important because it will ensure the city is best placed to achieve its future goals."

The plan’s key areas of focus include:

  • Proactive planning for a world class integrated transport system
  • Promoting housing diversity so that a diverse range of people choose to live in the city
  • Improving safety and security and creating a strong and active night-time economy.

Scaffidi says proposed changes are complex, but stakeholders will be considered.

"We will continue to improve communication with stakeholders, visitors and citizens to ensure all are fully informed of issues, temporary inconveniences and the reasons behind our changes," Scaffidi says.

"This is and continues to be a priority of the city, and we take a strong lead in engaging the community."

Agreed actions to be taken in the next four years as part of the city’s long-term vision include:

  • Establishing a new CAT bus route to Crawley and Kings Park and increasing the operating hours of the service in the evenings and weekends in conjunction with public transport services to and from the city
  • Creating central city bicycle depots with end-of-trip facilities to promote inner-city cycling
  • Considering parking needs within the proposed Royal Street development in accordance with the east Perth redevelopment authority master plan
  • Continuing to develop and provide top quality pedestrian and cycle networks
  • Redeveloping Queen’s Gardens’ car park in accordance with the east Perth redevelopment authority master plan.
According to council, it has a clear vision, agreed with the State Government, for movement to and within the city for all modes of transport.

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