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The Perth Greater CBD Transport Plan will include a four year program of prioritised initiatives and will outline a 10 year vision for future transport investment in the Perth CBD.
The Plan will identify the transport infrastructure, systems and initiatives required to keep people and goods moving as our city grows, and will consider how we can use the current network more efficiently.
Central Perth is undergoing the biggest
transformation in its development history.
New destinations in and around the
Greater CBD such as Yagan Square, Perth Children’s Hospital, Optus Stadium, and
Elizabeth Quay have brought more vibrancy and activity to the city.
With other major projects planned or
underway it is vital we ensure our transport network can continue to support
and improve the inner-city experience for everyone.
The Perth Greater CBD Transport Plan
will identify the infrastructure, programs and services required to keep the
Perth CBD moving as it grows, and how to get the best use from both new and
Transport planning for Perth’s Greater
CBD also needs to help create great places for people. This means ensuring the
transport system supports all users of the city centre including residents,
workers and visitors such as tourists and locals looking to enjoy the cultural,
retail, recreational and other attractions that our city offers.
The Perth Greater CBD Transport Plan
will identify the transport infrastructure, programs and services required to
keep the Perth CBD moving as it grows, and how to get the best use from the
existing transport system.
The Plan will look at all modes of transport
including the walking, cycling, public transport, road and freight networks but
will prioritise the movement of people to, from and within the city centre
through sustainable transport options.
A key focus for transport planning for
the Perth Greater CBD is to find the right balance of transport solutions for
Road space is a limited resource and all transport modes (cars, buses, on-demand transport, cyclists, pedestrians etc.) are jostling for their share of this space. Prioritising movement for one type of transport user often involves a trade-off for other users. This means that it’s unlikely that all users’ needs can be met in all corridors at all times.
Changing the primary purpose of any one transport corridor can also have unintended consequences on how the city functions. For example, more space for private vehicles and buses could mean less space for pedestrians and cyclists. This may have a flow-on effect to retailers and city vibrancy. Equally, not enough space for private vehicles and buses could lead to gridlock and long travel times which make the city a less attractive destination.
The Perth Greater CBD Transport Plan is being developed by the Department of Transport in close consultation with the City of Perth and Transport Portfolio partners, the Public Transport Authority and Main Roads Western Australia.
As part of the Plan’s development, contributions and feedback will also be sought from residents, local businesses, industry bodies, health and educational establishments, local and State Government representatives, disability access and inclusion groups and the wider Perth community, to capture their transport vision for the city.
Sustainable transport options are those that allow or encourage people to travel to, from and within the Greater CBD by modes other than private vehicles. More people using sustainable transport options benefits the CBD by reducing the impact of congestion, improving air quality and helping to create vibrant, safe places to enjoy.
The Perth Greater CBD Transport Plan will support the continued growth and sustainable development of the Perth CBD and greater surrounds as a safe, connected and vibrant city centre, while considering the flow-on impact to the wider Perth metropolitan area.
The development of the Plan will ensure that State and local governments are working together with key stakeholders and the community to improve the city’s transport network and provide additional transport options, recreational opportunities and support for tourism and commercial activity.
How will this Plan work with the other established CBD transport and land use plans?
As part of the development of the Perth Greater CBD Transport Plan a review of all published and available data was undertaken relating to existing and proposed land use and infrastructure within the study area.
The Department of Transport will work with major stakeholders including the City of Perth to ensure alignment with local and State government land use strategies and future plans for the Perth Greater CBD.
Business cases or budget submissions will be prepared for all new projects, and as part of this process a range of funding options will be explored.
Perth Parking Levy revenue is used to improve the transport system for those who travel to, from and within central Perth and will be one option considered to fund priority initiatives identified in the Plan.