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New transport strategy to improve freight in Victoria

Mildura Rural City Council is developing a new strategy which will identify ways the transport network can improve access to key destinations in the region.

The Integrated Transport and Land Use Strategy (ITLUS) will closely examine the way the Mildura community accesses key destinations as part of everyday activities as well as how land is used to make it easier for people to get to their destination.

It will also help identify gaps and opportunities to improve access for the transport of freight at a local, regional and national level.

Other key objectives of the strategy include:

analysing existing and future transport demand, including new growth areas;
identifying the role of transport in supporting economic development and liveability;
identifing the community’s transport needs; and
identifying a broad range of transport routes.

Councillor for Infrastructure and Assets, Glenn Milne, said one of the most important stages in developing the strategy was understand the community’s needs and existing transport patterns.

“The end goal of this strategy is to make it easier and more effective to get around in our region,” he said.

“This will ultimately guide planning for future economic development, particularly in relation to growth in tourism, agriculture and transport industries, all of which rely on effective transport networks.

“The only way we can do this is by listening to our community as it’s our residents, businesses, traders and other sectors who experience first-hand where access and land use is working well and where improvements could be made.”

As a result, the Mildura Rural City Council is calling on the community to help inform the strategy’s development.

Several different surveys have been created which are tailored to specific sectors in the community.

The surveys are open until 10 May and can be accessed here.

In other news, upgrades to one of western Victoria’s busiest freight routes have been completed, with another four sections in progress.

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