The Tasmanian Urban Passenger Transport Framework identifies Metropolitan Transport Plans as key initiatives to ensure that investment in the transport system is matched by supportive land use planning decisions.
The Tasmanian Government has allocated $200,000 from the Passenger Transport Innovation Fund to develop a Greater Launceston Metropolitan Passenger Transport Plan. The Plan will guide future passenger transport development and investment in Greater Launceston.
The project will be conducted to achieve following project specific outcomes:
- Shared understanding of existing land use and household travel patterns;
- Confirmation of existing passenger transport challenges and opportunities in Greater Launceston;
- Identification and agreement on likely areas of demographic change, and changes in household travel patterns, to 2030;
- Identification and prioritisation of projects capable of contributing to the achievement of the Framework objectives; and
- Agreement between major stakeholders to the Passenger Transport Plan and prioritised projects.
DIER will work closely with Launceston metropolitan councils and passenger transport service providers throughout the development of the Passenger Transport Plan. Advice and comment will be sought from user specific advocacy groups and a public consultation process - inviting submissions on the draft Passenger Transport Plan will be undertaken before the Plan is finalised.
Information from the Plan will inform a range of other projects including the Northern Integrated Transport Plan.
Relationship diagram: Northern Region Planning Hierarchy, (PDF)