TARGETING ECONOMIC GROWTH THROUGH ROAD INVESTMENT

The link between road infrastructure investment and economic development is well recognised, and has been analysed in detail in recent years. While the debate continues over the strength of causality with that link, roadplanners need to ensure that the needs of industry are clearly identifiedand addressed if development is to be promoted. Queensland Transport hasan 'Invest for Growth' focus for roads which also reflects handling the social and environmental issues and opportunities in a growing state. Thisextends the previous emphasis where transport efficiency was considered the major factor in investment analysis and resource allocation. This paper describes how the planning is developing with the use of a mixture of organic processes which provide alternative strategies to analyse, combined with mechanistic systems which provide for robust and transparent analysisof the alternatives. (a) For the covering abstract of this conference see IRRD abstract no. 861222.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 267-284
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 17
    • Issue Number: 6

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00669820
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Dec 23 1994 12:00AM