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Better bus network is best solution to Melbourne’s growing transport needs

A faster, fairer and better-connected bus network is needed for Melbourne, especially in under-serviced outer growth areas, according to new research from the state’s independent infrastructure adviser. Infrastructure Victoria Acting Chief Executive Officer Dr Allison Stewart said: “More than a third (34%) of Melburnians have never caught the bus, even though 8 out of 10 […]

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How faster and more frequent buses can better connect Melbourne

  Join us on Wednesday 13 December for a panel discussion and live Q&A on our latest research into reforming Melbourne’s bus network and our recommendations to the Victorian Government. Infrastructure Victoria Acting CEO Allison Stewart, will be joined by Peter Kartsidimas, Director Research and Policy and Neil France, Senior Infrastructure Adviser. Register today Click […]

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Webinar: Understanding the impact of sea level rise

Click here to watch the webinar with closed captions.   Within 80 years, almost every community along Victoria’s coastline will be affected by sea-level rise, flooding or more dramatic storm surges, according to research commissioned by the Victorian Marine and Coastal Council.   Without further action, by 2100 the research finds rising sea levels and storm […]

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Victoria’s cities must be more compact and connected to shape a better future

New modelling from the state’s independent infrastructure adviser finds Victoria’s cities need to be more compact and better connected to give more people access to jobs, services, and infrastructure. Infrastructure Victoria Chief Executive Officer Dr Jonathan Spear said without further action to guide the shape of our cities, many Victorians will have less access to […]

Choosing Victoria’s future: 5 urban development scenarios webinar

Click here to watch the webinar with closed captions. With Victoria’s population expected to reach around 11 million people by 2056, how our cities grow will significantly impact the way we live, work, socialise and move around the state. Our latest research, Choosing Victoria’s future: 5 urban development scenarios explores 5 different urban development scenarios […]

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Victoria’s 30-year infrastructure strategy update

Infrastructure Victoria is preparing the next update of the state’s 30-year infrastructure strategy. We asked Victorians to help set the objectives for the 2025 strategy update, define the major infrastructure challenges and opportunities, and propose infrastructure options and policies that address them. Engagement on the strategy objectives was open to Victorians from February to June […]

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International lessons to make Melbourne buses fairer and easier to use

  They may not fight crime, leap buildings in a single bound or wear underwear on the outside, but buses are the unsung heroes of transport systems around the world.  In Singapore, public buses double as moving gardens with ‘green roofs’ full of plants helping to cool the city and combat the urban island heat […]

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Webinar: Community insights into Melbourne’s buses

  Community insights into Melbourne’s buses  Melbourne is growing and residential populations are expanding outwards.  The city is expected to accommodate 1 million more residents within the next decade. People living in the city’s outer and growth suburbs need more public transport options close to jobs and services. For most people, buses are the closest […]

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Fast, frequent, low-cost buses key to Melburnians getting on board

Melburnians would be more likely to travel on the city’s under-utilised bus network if services were faster, cheaper and more frequent, according to new research from the state’s independent infrastructure advisory body. Infrastructure Victoria’s latest research is the largest known study into current community attitudes towards Melbourne’s buses. It is part of a broader research […]

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Infrastructure can help pave the way to net zero

The Victorian Government is seeking Infrastructure Victoria’s advice on opportunities to reduce the climate change impacts of future public infrastructure investments. The advice will consider how policies and guidelines can better account for the greenhouse gas emissions produced in the design, investment, construction, maintenance and end of life of Victoria’s infrastructure. Up to 70% of […]

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