Sustainable economic development of Australia is essential for the continuing improvement of the standard of living and the quality of life of its people. It is underpinned by an efficient, effective and coordinated total transport system, properly integrated with land use planning. The road system is a vital component in this total transport system. Indeed, it provides the final link to other transport model, it provides for both mobility and accessibility. National agreement on the role and outcomes of the road system is essential in order to be efficient and effective in the delivery of the outcomes expected of the road system. This paper sets out these agreed roles and outcomes and discusses its composition, functions and purposes. It also examines the relevance of performance measures in establishing the efficiency, effectiveness, transparency and credibility of both its providers and managers and the road system itself. It also describes the interventions necessary to ensure that the outcomes expected by the community are delivered and demonstrates them, using examples from Queensland. (a) For the covering abstract of this conference see IRRD abstract no. 861222.


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Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 23-45
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 17
    • Issue Number: 1

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  • Accession Number: 00715722
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1996 12:00AM