Transport Challenges and Opportunities
The Growing Geelong – Transport Challenges and Opportunities seminar in Geelong on 22 July was very successful as we had over 80 attendees, very good presentations, and lively discussion after the presentations. It was also good to get out into regional Victoria and to work with other professional organisations, in this case AITPM and Engineers Australia.
Tim Hellsten, Project Manager Central Geelong Action Plan, City of Greater Geelong provided context for future growth in the city and region with an overview of the G21 Regional Growth Plan. The City and State Government have undertaken planning for future growth in the Region and have taken more detailed infrastructure planning with relevant agencies in growth areas such as Armstrong Creek. Tim also referred to current work reviewing the impact of truck restrictions in the Geelong central city area.
Jozef Vass, Transport Coordination Manager – Barwon South West, Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure outlined transport planning issues in the wider Geelong area arising from assessment of future needs. Particular emphasis was placed on freight transport planning work and regional transport modelling.