Shaping better transport for a well-connected, efficient and sustainable future

Residents in the City of Whittlesea are invited to provide feedback on the draft of a new Integrated Transport Plan that will support our community to have greater choice and ease in how they move around our city.

The draft Integrated Transport Plan was endorsed for community consultation at the Council Meeting on Tuesday 16 April. It will be the guiding document to help shape transport planning in the City for the next 10 years. The draft plan includes walking and cycling, public transport, road transport, road safety and freight movements.

Last year, residents had their say on a Background and Directions Paper – a document which provided a snapshot of current transport conditions and helped shape the direction of the draft Integrated Transport Plan. The feedback provided Council with valuable insights into the key challenges and opportunities facing those who live, work and play in the City of Whittlesea.

Key themes highlighted through the consultation included the availability and connectivity of public transport, traffic congestion and improving walking and cycling infrastructure.

City of Whittlesea Chair Administrator Lydia Wilson said the draft plan aimed to address community need.

“The draft Integrated Transport Plan gets to the heart of the daily lives of those who live, work and play in the City of Whittlesea – how we get around,” Lydia said.

“Through this plan we have set our transport priorities, and it will enable us to advocate to address the transport challenges we face. We know that our community is growing and the need for sustainable, accessible, safe and reliable transport options is also growing. Thank you to all who provided us with insights in the early stage of developing this plan. Now we invite you to share your thoughts on the draft plan.”

The draft Integrated Transport Plan has short, medium and long-term actions to ensure the City of Whittlesea is a well-connected and sustainable city, which allows everyone to easily and safely move around the municipality and beyond.

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