Integrating logistics facilities in Inner Melbourne to alleviate impacts of urban freight transport

Increasing movements of urban freight transport contribute to congestion, air pollution, noise, rising logistics costs and exacerbated road safety. The location of logistics facilities in urban areas significantly affects not only the activities of urban goods movements, but also the urban environment as these facilities represent major originators and receivers of freight movements. Urban planners need to develop a more proactive and dynamic logistics land use planning to not only focus on the locational requirement of logistics facilities, but also the spatial relationships between the major freight hubs and transport network to and from. This paper highlights the current structure, activities and challenges of last kilometre freight activities in Inner Melbourne. Inner Melbourne constitutes a major retail and freight destination while experiencing very limited availability of industrial lands for logistics facilities. The paper presents a framework for optimising the establishment of small-scale logistics facilities in Inner Melbourne. This will enhance the amenity of the central city and alleviate the negative impacts of last kilometre freight.


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 15p
  • Monograph Title: 38th Australasian Transport Research Forum (ATRF 2016), Melbourne, 16th - 18th November 2016

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  • Accession Number: 01627461
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Feb 27 2017 10:11AM