Tackling Victoria’s transport emissions: community panel
Expressions of interest are now open to take part in Infrastructure Victoria’s community panel where 450 Victorians will come together to explore how people can be better supported to adopt low or zero emissions vehicles sooner.
The community panel will participate in a series of online activities between 25 January – 19 February 2021 where they can ask questions and share their views, hear from subject matter experts and learn about why we need to power our vehicles differently in the future.
Infrastructure Victoria is seeking a representative panel and Victorians are welcome to complete our Expression of Interest form no matter their age, gender, job, cultural background or postcode. No prior subject knowledge is required.
Findings from the community panel will inform recommendations to be included in Victoria’s updated 30-year infrastructure strategy.
For more information and to complete the Expression of Interest form, visit: www.infrastructurevictoria.com.au/communitypanel
Fair Move: Better Public Transport Fares for Melbourne
Infrastructure Victoria has released Fair Move: Better Public Transport Fares for Melbourne which looks at how to make Victoria’s public transport system cheaper, safer and fairer in the short to medium term and supports our ongoing research into the benefits of transport network pricing.
The report makes 13 recommendations to the Victorian Government to be implemented within the next five years.
Findings from the report will inform recommendations to be included in Victoria’s updated 30-year infrastructure strategy.
Victoria’s 30-year Infrastructure Strategy consultation
All Victorians are invited to provide feedback on the updated draft 30-year infrastructure strategy in 2021, as part of a formal consultation period.
About the strategy
We developed Victoria’s first ever 30-year infrastructure strategy in 2016. This statewide, evidence-based strategy covers all types of infrastructure and was developed in consultation with stakeholders and the community.
An update of the strategy is underway and will be released later this year. We will hold a period of formal consultation with the community and stakeholders in early 2021.
Updating the strategy is important to ensure our advice on Victoria’s infrastructure needs and priorities remains current, reflects changes in policy settings and responds to emerging challenges.
To set the scene, Infrastructure Victoria published Growing Victoria’s Potential in April 2019 which examines the challenges and opportunities of Victoria’s population growth. Underpinning the paper is a package of research. This includes an examination of the cost of infrastructure provision in different development settings and regional and metropolitan profiles which outline the unique strengths and challenges in different parts of Victoria.
To help inform our understanding of density done well, we asked community members from Footscray, Camberwell and Heidelberg, ‘what makes an area a great place?’. The findings reveal that across these three suburbs, residents are willing to embrace greater urban density if the area has good access to public transport, quality urban design, plenty of green open space, and walking and cycling options. Melburnians of all ages want to live in homes that range from houses, townhouses and apartments, which can be possible if density is done well.
View our Resources page to read our latest reports or listen to our CEO Michel Masson discussing the update of the 30-year infrastructure strategy.
Learn more about on the 2016 30-year infrastructure strategy here.