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Integrated Transport Planning

Felipe Carvajal Transport Strategist RMIT April 2012

Index 1. Melbourne strategies 2. Melbourne in numbers 3. Future project 4. Why is this relevant for EOI?

Source: MEETING OUR TRANSPORT CHALLENGES Connecting Victorian Communities

1. Melbourne Strategies and Regulation • Melbourne 2030 (2002) – Long term strategy integrating land use, transport and economic goals – Better transport links including: Upgrade and develop the Principal Public Transport Network; Improve the operation of the existing public transport network

• Meeting Our Transport Challenges – MOTC (2006) – will inject an unprecedented $10.5 billion over 10 years into improving transport infrastructure and services to ensure that Victoria remains one of the most liveable places in the world – transport projects to be implemented over the next 25 years

1. Melbourne Strategies and Regulation (cont.) • Melbourne @ 5 million (2008) – – – –

A more compact city Better management of growth Networks with the regional cities A greener city

• Eddington Report (“Investing in Transport East West Link Needs Assessment”) – Over the next 25 years the demand for travel in Melbourne will grow by more than 30 per cent – Melbourne’s economic and industrial base is changing – Melbourne’s west will face considerable travel pressures due to its limited transport connections with the CBD

1. Melbourne Strategies and Regulation (cont.) • Disability and Discrimination Act – DDA – provides protection for everyone in Australia against discrimination based on disability. – In transport terms means accessibility

• Pedestrian Wayfinding •

describes how a person orientates themselves and navigates through an area or space. It is about knowing: – where you are – where you want to go to – how you get there from where you are.

1. Melbourne Strategies and Regulation (cont.) • Metropolitan Transport Strategy, 2008 (former Victoria Transport Plan) – More than $38 billion in projects and initiatives – A framework for future land development to bring jobs and housing together – A sequential plan for major transport investment over the short, medium and longer term – Key investment: Melbourne Metro Package


2. Melbourne in numbers Melbourne: – The number of trips taken on Melbourne's metropolitan trains has increased by a staggering 94 per cent over the twelve years from 1998-99 to 2010-11.

Source: Department of Transport

2. Melbourne in numbers (cont.)

2. Melbourne in numbers (cont.) Public Transport Patronage

2. Melbourne in numbers (cont.) Rail demand 2006

Rail demand 2036

2. Melbourne in numbers (cont.) Flinders St. Station: – Flinders Street Station is the heart of Melbourne's rail network and the arrival and departure point for metropolitan train services – 100,000+ people per weekday – 1,500 railway services per weekday – Serve 18 suburban railway lines and 1 regional – Three premium tram stops (Elizabeth St, Swanston St, Flinders St) Source: Wikipedia


3. Future Projects • Melbourne Metro 1 – constructing a new rail tunnel – including extending the underground network – The project requires the construction of a nine kilometre rail tunnel between South Kensington and South Yarra and the development of five new stations. These will be located at North Melbourne, Parkville, CBD North, CBD South and the Domain.

3. Future Projects (cont.)

3. Future Projects (cont.) • Regional Rail Link – Regional Rail Link is a major new rail line running from West Werribee through Deer Park and suburbs including Sunshine and Footscray to Southern Cross Station. – Geelong, Bendigo and Ballarat trains will have their own dedicated tracks through the suburban system from Sunshine to Southern Cross Station, increasing capacity and reliability

3. Future Projects (cont.)

3. Future Projects (cont.) • Rowville project – The Rowville Rail Feasibility Study is an independent study investigating a 12 kilometre rail line between Huntingdale Railway Station and Rowville


4. Why is this relevant for the EOI What is the vision for Flinders St Railway Station? Discuss with your SPV/Teams


Thank you

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