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  1. Making the Most of Our ResourcesGippsland's Transport Infrastructure Needs Natalie Elliott-Perfrement

  2. Making the Most Our Resources Gippsland's Transport Infrastructure Needs • Why do we need viable transport systems? • To ensure sustainable communities.

  3. Making the Most Our Resources Gippsland's Transport Infrastructure Needs • Sustainable Communities are those with strong • Economic Development, • Recreational and Tourism Opportunities, and • Well serviced and integrated transport access within the community, to markets, and to other communities.

  4. Making the Most Our Resources Gippsland's Transport Infrastructure Needs • Gippsland Communities – Population • 3218.0 Regional Population Growth, Australia, ABS, 30 March 2010.

  5. Making the Most Our Resources Gippsland's Transport Infrastructure Needs • Gippsland Communities – Demographic • 3235.0 - Population by Age and Sex, Regions of Australia, 2009, ABS, 5 August 2010

  6. Making the Most Our Resources Gippsland's Transport Infrastructure Needs • Gippsland Communities – Economies • Regional Output $32 Billion PA 1 • Of Note • $3.7B Cardinia Shire 2 • $4.7B Latrobe City Council • $4.5B Wellington Shire Council • “Gippsland Regional Plan 2010”, Gippsland Local Government Network, Regional Development Victoria, Gippsland Regional Managers Forum, 2010., • Cardinia Shire Council Website “Shire Facts and statistics:, http://www.cardinia.vic.gov.au/Page/Page.aspx?Page_Id=1254.

  7. Making the Most Our Resources Gippsland's Transport Infrastructure Needs • Gippsland Communities – Economies • Major Industries

  8. Making the Most Our Resources Gippsland's Transport Infrastructure Needs • Gippsland Communities – Natural Resources • “Gippsland’s natural resources drive the region’s and Victoria’s economy”1.

  9. Making the Most Our Resources Gippsland's Transport Infrastructure Needs • Gippsland Communities – Natural Resources • Average rainfall between 650mm and 1050mm of rainfall 3. • High yield naturally occurring agricultural Lands. • Areas of marginal land suitable for forestry. • Extensive coastline and alpine area highly sort for recreation and “sea-change”. • Secure source of power generation and focus of processing in this area. • Highly skilled labour force - 146,0004. • 3. Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, “Victoria in 2010: Fifth wettest year on record” • http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/current/annual/vic/summary.shtml • 4.Australian Bureau of Statistics,” 1367.2 - State and Regional Indicators, Victoria, Sep 2010”, http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/DetailsPage/1367.2Sep%202010?OpenDocument

  10. Making the Most Our Resources Gippsland's Transport Infrastructure Needs • Gippsland Communities – Freight Task 4 • Major Routes • Princes Highway (Gippsland to Melbourne) • Princes Highway (Gippsland to New South Wales) • South Gippsland Highway, • Monaro Highway • 4. Commonwealth Department of Transport and Regional Services (2007) AusLink Melbourne-Sale Corridor Strategy available at http://www.auslink.gov.au/whatis/network/corridors/index.aspx

  11. Making the Most Our Resources Gippsland's Transport Infrastructure Needs • Gippsland Communities – Freight Task 4 • Products • Coal, Dairy , Fertiliser, Food and Groceries, Timber, Fuel, Fruit, Vegetables, Flowers, Quarried Materials, and Light Industry Manufactured Components. • Quantity • Total Value Unknown. • Greater than 6 million tonnes per annum pass on the Princes Highway. • 4. Commonwealth Department of Transport and Regional Services (2007) AusLink Melbourne-Sale Corridor Strategy available at http://www.auslink.gov.au/whatis/network/corridors/index.aspx

  12. Making the Most Our Resources Gippsland's Transport Infrastructure Needs • Gippsland Communities – Potential Future Freight Task • Fruit and Vegetable increase driven by MID2030 Strategy. • 60% of Gippsland is Public Land 1. • Fertiliser & Dried Brown Coal export. • Upgrade to Carbon Compliant Power Generation Facilities.

  13. Making the Most Our Resources Gippsland's Transport Infrastructure Needs • Gippsland Communities – Recreation and Tourism • Beaches from Dalmore to Mallacoota. • Boating, watercraft, and fishing. • Mt Baw Baw, Mt Hotham and Falls Creek Snow Fields, • Extensive National and State Parks. • Wine, cheese, specialty fruit and vegetables. • Rail trails, and shared user paths. • Art, music, and cultural centres

  14. Making the Most Our Resources Gippsland's Transport Infrastructure Needs • Gippsland Communities – Integrated Communities • Intra and interregional commutes, • - Professionals, • - School and University students, • Recreation • Health Services • Retail Services. • Friends and Family

  15. Making the Most Our Resources Gippsland's Transport Infrastructure Needs • Gippsland Communities – Integrated Communities • Key Gippsland Bus Review recommendations5, • Increased cross town service area and frequencies, • Better Connections between inter-town and regional train services, • Longer span hours of service, • Saturday late night secure inter-town service. • 6.GHD, “Latrobe Valley Bus Service Review”, December 2009.

  16. Making the Most Our Resources Gippsland's Transport Infrastructure Needs • Gippsland Communities – Recreation, Tourism and • Integrated Communities • Major Routes • Arterial Roads and Local Road Network. • “There is little alternative to car and coach travel for the region”6 • 6. Meyrick and Associates, “Gippsland Transport Strategy 2008-2020”, September 2008

  17. Making the Most Our Resources Gippsland's Transport Infrastructure Needs • My 5 Cents : Gippsland's Key Transport Challenges • Meeting the transport needs of today, • Improved road access for primary industry, • Integrated intra and interregional bus and train network for students, professionals, retires, and unemployed, • Integrated Rail Freight network and hub, • Accurate data on freight and passenger transport demand throughout the region. • Accurate data on economic output by industry in the regions. • Ensuring readiness for tomorrows challenge.

  18. Making the Most Our Resources Gippsland's Transport Infrastructure Needs • Gippsland Transport Infrastructure Spend • Nation Building Program National Project Statistics7 • 227 Projects Completed • 44 in planning • 26 under Construction • Only one project greater than $50 million • 7. Department of Infrastructure and Government, “Nation Building Program”, http://www.nationbuildingprogram.gov.au/

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  20. Making the Most Our Resources Gippsland's Transport Infrastructure Needs • Flood Recovery • $5.6 Billion Flood Recovery works. 8 • "The coming lift in engineering investment therefore threatens to generate similar shortages to that seen in the previous resources boom." • Access director David Rumbens 9 • 8. Estimate as at 1 February 2011. • 9. Herald Sun, “Rebuilding after the floods 'to squeeze skilled labour force' – study,”, Colin Brinsden, February 01, 2011 8:04AM http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/rebuilding-after-the-floods-to-squeeze-skilled-labour-force-study/story-fn7j19iv-1225997814556

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