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Transport planning in a dynamic environment: an example of Gippsland, Victoria

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posted on 2014-01-01, 00:00 authored by D Wilson, C Duffield, Victor SpositoVictor Sposito
Decision Makers in Gippsland are facing a complex and dynamic environment within a regional framework that is tied to Melbourne’s expansion and changing regional economics as employment shifts from Brown coal related industries to alternative areas of productivity. Increased agricultural production is one alternative yet farmers in Gippsland face changing markets and uncertainty as to the impact of changing climatic conditions. Gippsland’s leaders are proactively planning for future scenarios such that they can provide coordinated support to assist the community
(and relevant to this paper, Farmers) in making sustainable business decisions. A key part of the
regional environment is the transport system that links Gippsland to Australia and overseas markets.
In order to be resilient and sustainable in agriculture a transport system needs to be developed that
will underpin regional economic growth.
This paper presents the beginning of a spreadsheet based sketch planning model that can be used by
decision makers to evaluate the consequences of alternative transport infrastructure projects and how
they can provide the region with a sustainable transport system that is flexible and responsive to
uncertain agricultural futures. The transport model uses a traditional four step land-use transport
model of trip generation, trip distribution, modal split and route assignment.

History

Event

Engineers Australia. Conference (2014 : Barton, Australian Capital Territory)

Series

Engineers Australia Conference

Pagination

198 - 206

Publisher

Engineers Australia

Location

Barton, A.C.T.

Place of publication

Barton, A.C.T.

Start date

2014-11-25

End date

2014-11-27

ISBN-13

9781922107329

Language

eng

Publication classification

E Conference publication; E1.1 Full written paper - refereed

Copyright notice

2014, [Engineers Australia]

Editor/Contributor(s)

[Unknown]

Title of proceedings

2014 : Practical responses to climate change : Proceedings of the Engineers Australia Conference 2014

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