Transport Overview Report

stca-report.jpgThe Southern Integrated Transport Plan is currently being developed. It is a joint initiative under the Southern Partnerships Agreement, developed cooperatively by the Department of Infrastructure Energy and Resources (DIER), Southern Tasmanian Councils Authority and 12 Southern local government authorities: Brighton, Central Highlands, Clarence, Derwent Valley, Glamorgan-Spring Bay, Glenorchy, Hobart, Huon Valley, Kingborough, Sorell, Southern Midlands and Tasman.

The plan recognises the relationship between economic development and infrastructure and is linked to the development of an Economic Infrastructure and Development Strategy under the Partnership Agreement.

The Southern Tasmanian Councils Authority (represented by the Joint-Executive Directors) and Department of Economic Development (DED) have taken the lead in developing this strategy.

The Southern Integrated Transport Plan aims to provide a strategic, coordinated framework for planning and managing the region’s transport system over the next 20 years.

Reports informing the process

The Southern Overview Report is the second of two key reports informing development of the Southern Integrated Transport Plan.

The first report – the Southern Region Background Report – covered nine major transport, infrastructure and planning themes. It described the major characteristics of the region’s existing transport system and provided a preliminary identification of the key issues affecting the system.

The purpose of the Background Report was to provide:

  • a context for understanding transport and infrastructure issues in the region, including how the region relates to others and to State and Commonwealth networks and processes; and
  • information and analysis to inform understanding of transport issues and appropriate responses.

This Southern Overview Report focuses specifically on the Southern Region. Key elements include:

  • a description of the development of the region’s transport system
  • identification of key regional transport system elements, their function and role;
  • examination of the relationship between transport and major land uses (residential, industrial and commercial)
  • traffic forecasting and capacity analysis across major urban arterial roads
  • road safety risk analysis across the State road network.

Both this and the preceding Background Report provide a basis for discussion between stakeholders; assist in identifying issues and appropriate policy responses; and inform the consultation phase in developing the Southern Integrated Transport Plan.

Download the report here [PDF 7.2Mb]