Regional transport in Western Australia: SuperTowns

This paper seeks to outline an analysis of the assessment and planning for transport infrastructure contained within the nine SuperTowns Growth and Implementation Plans. The Regional Centres Development Plan (SuperTowns) is a Royalties for Regions initiative aimed at encouraging regional communities located in the southern half of Western Australia to plan and prepare for what is predicted to be a doubling of the State’s population over the next 40 years, to almost 4.5 million people. The aim of SuperTowns is to prepare these communities not only for their own natural population expansion but also to give them the capacity, vibrancy, and commercial and industry base that will provide an attractive choice for people wanting to live in regional towns, especially as metropolitan density rises. Ensuring that regional centres have transport infrastructure to support that population growth within a changing demographic context and also changing economic and resource environment will be critical to their sustainability. To date the priority of regional transport planning by governments, at all levels and the consultant sector along with the communities has focused on the car. The question needs to be posed as to whether regional transport needs will continue to be car based and thus should the focus for transport planning begin to shift to more communal methods.


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  • Pagination: 49p
  • Monograph Title: AITPM National Traffic and Transport Conference, Perth, Western Australia, 30 July to 2 August 2013

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  • Accession Number: 01494367
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Sep 25 2013 11:50AM