Urban Policy Focus On Transport And Infrastructure

The Department of Infrastructure and Transport is developing a National Urban Policy which will set out the role that all levels of government, industry and the community play in improving Australian cities and suburbs.

The draft policy outlines the Government’s goals and objectives to improve Australia’s urban areas with the following focus areas: liveability, equitability, productivity, sustainability and resilience.

The plan is to set out a shared vision for sustainable growth in the nation’s cities and suburbs, partnering with state and territory governments to achieve this.

The Department is currently consulting to seek feedback from government, industry and community.

Of interest to HVIA members is the policy’s focus areas on productivity, particularly in transport and enabling infrastructure, and urban freight and land-use planning. There is also strong focus on transport emissions and sustainability.

Following consideration of the feedback received, the Government will finalise the National Urban Policy in consultation with the state and territory governments and urban policy experts. The consultation closes on Thursday, July 4.

HVIA is preparing a short submission outlining the importance of considering measures such as scaling back curfews, the projected growth in the freight task, and the resultant growth in first and last-mile deliveries required to address this growth.

Please reach out to HVIA Chief Advocacy Officer Dr Adele Lausberg at a.lausberg@hvia.asn.au if you have any feedback for the submission.

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