THE MULTI-OBJECTIVE APPROACH TO PORT PLANNING: A NEW MIX OF ECONOMY AND ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES?
The paper outlines some of the theoretical and policy issues arising from a recent study of some key proposals in the Port of Melbourne "forward development plan". The study involves an application of multiple-objective planning (mop) techniques to provide a quantitative evaluation of the intangible factors in environmental studies comparable with the economic evaluation of project impacts. The specific port projects under review are potential road and rail links to the major new container berth complex proposed for Webb Dock, some of which have attracted strong community opposition. The 'mop' approach is applied to the planning process in order to present a wider range of alternatives to decision makers: in this application the methodology is considered to be an advancement on the next best technique - namely benefit-cost analysis, supplemented by environmental impact statements.
Victorian Ministry of Transport570 Bourke Street
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
- Atkins, A S
- Publication Date: 1977-5
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 12 p.
- Forum Papers of the Australian Transport Research
- Publisher: Victorian Ministry of Transport
- TRT Terms: Benefit cost analysis; Conferences; Container terminals; Containers; Economic analysis; Economics; Environment; Environmental impact analysis; Evaluation and assessment; Methodology; Planning; Port operations; Ports; Rail marine interface; Railroads; Transportation corridors; Transportation planning
- Geographic Terms: Australia
- Old TRIS Terms: Economic analysis (Ports); Railway
- Subject Areas: Economics; Marine Transportation; Planning and Forecasting; Railroads; Terminals and Facilities; I10: Economics and Administration; I21: Planning of Transport Infrastructure;
- Accession Number: 00165886
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: Book
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Dec 8 1977 12:00AM