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Integrated Transport Plan

Integrated Transport Plan

Ongoing

We are looking at how to improve connections and access to spaces and places the community visit.

Last Updated: 11 July 2019 Follow Engagement

Community Involvement

An Integrated Transport Plan looks at how the City can improve connections and access to places the community frequents or is important to them, such as activity centres, parks and reserves, schools and local streets and places.

We engaged widely with the City of Melville community and asked them to participate in the development of a new Integrated Transport Plan, to be adopted by Council, and plan for the next 10 years of transport for people in the City. 

The City has a range of vibrant, dynamic activity centres of mixed use, ranging from very large centres such as Murdoch, Canning Bridge and Melville City Centre (area around Garden City Shopping Centre), to small commercial areas in the suburbs. We asked the community how connected they are to these centres including which modes of transport they use, where they regularly travel to and how they there, what their transport preferences are, and any obstacles, barriers or reasons they have for not using different types of transport.

Engagement Results

In June/July 2019 feedback from the online survey and community discussion forum was analysed and collated.

What we know from the online survey

391 people responded to the online survey. Most people still prefer to rely on their cars, even when going to local shops within walking distance of home. Cars are still the main mode of transport, followed by public transport including the train and bus. There are no significant differences when comparing results between age groups, genders, life circumstances or suburbs.

Respondents were most concerned with reducing congestion around the City with 59% selecting this as one of their top three priorities. This resonates with the majority of respondents travelling by car. Families are more concerned with reducing congestion while singles would like to see more done in increasing public transport – suggesting that singles are more ready to travel by public transport if there are better accessibility.

What we know from the discussion forum

The primary areas of interest related to Canning Bridge/Highway with key themes arising from the online discussion forum relating to the issues of safety, congestion and access with respondents identifying potential solutions.

Read the Engagement Results Report

About the Engagement

An Integrated Transport Plan looks at how the City can improve connections and access to places the community frequents or is important to them, such as activity centres, parks and reserves, schools and local streets and places.

Through consultation for the City’s strategic community plan, the community told us they wanted us to work towards a more sustainable and connected transport network, through better public transport, cycling and walking infrastructure throughout the City.

Sustainable and connected transport is important as it helps reduce the community’s dependence on cars by providing more opportunities for walking and cycling, which has other environmental and health benefits.

Access to safe, convenient and affordable transport is also essential as it helps ensure that the community can take advantage of all the services and facilities the City has to offer. It also helps improve quality of life and contributes to economic development.

The City of Melville has been at the forefront of transport planning in Perth for many years, and was the first local government in Western Australia to develop and implement a Transport Strategy in 2000. This provided direction for transport programs in the ensuing years.

Transport is very topical at the moment and there are many changes in technology and innovation. The plan will consider those opportunities but also look at the day to day impacts felt by our community.

The City of Melville has a very good transport network.

Did you know we have:

  • Over 480 kms of footpaths and 507 kms of roads that we maintain.
  • Boarding’s on Trains have been trending upwards since 2008
  • Murdoch has the highest number of people boarding outside of the CBD
  • Murdoch, Canning Bridge and Bull Creek have the highest percentage of transfers from bus to train in the metropolitan network
  • 34.5% of our households own only one car or less

The intended outcome of the integrated transport plan is to prioritise funding and expenditure for transport, improved connections within and between neighbourhoods, more sustainable urban form, and improved amenity and access for local streets.

Timeline

  • April/May 2019
  • Community Discussion
  • Tuesday, 30 April 2019
  • Survey Opened
    Sent to random sample of City of Melville Residents and Ratepayers
  • Monday, 13 May 2019
  • Survey Closed
  • 11 July 2019
  • Results from Engagement
    Survey and online community discussion
  • TBA
  • Community Consultation on Draft Integrated Transport Plan

How We Engaged with You

Who was consulted?

The City consulted widely with the community to help build a more complete picture of how people get around Melville and what was important in your area of the City. A random sample of residents and ratepayers in the City of Melville received a direct invitation to participate.

How did people get involved?
  • Direct emails were sent to a random sample of residents and ratepayers to ask for their feedback via a survey
  • Registrations for a Community Reference Group were sought from the survey participants and final selection was determined based on demographic representation of the City
  • On Melville Talks, the community could join a discussion to tell us which modes of transport they use, where they regularly travel to and how they get there, what their transport preferences are, and any obstacles, barriers or reasons they have for not using different types of transport.
What will happen with the information from the survey and online discussion?

The results from the survey and the community discussion board on Melville Talks will be shared with the Community Reference Group (CGR).This will help the City of Melville to identify what the community values and what potential improvements could be made to transportation infrastructure system.

The results will also inform the draft Integrated Transport Plan.

What will happen after that?

The Draft Integrated Transport Strategy will be published for comment on Melville Talks before referral to Council for endorsement.

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