In 1995 Austroads Strategy for Ecologically Sustainable Development indicated that progress needed to be regularly reviewed in so far as ESD was a journey rather than a destination. Subtitled Progress and Directions, this document represents a review of progress and is particularly relevant given Australia's current international environmental obligations and contemporary issues and needs. This report focuses on four key components: strategic context and recent developments in the international and national arena; Austroads ESD journey over the last five years and assessment of progress; current priorities; and strategic directions. A self-assessment tool is provided to assess how well Austroads member authorities - the Australian state and territory road authorities, the Commonwealth Department of Development and Regional Services, the Australian Local Government Association and Transit New Zealand - are integrating and balancing the social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainability. A Microsoft Excel-based Visual Basic software application of the self-assessment tool is also provided and can be used in the identification of areas of strength and weakness, guidelines for further improvement and demonstrating change in performance over time. (a)

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    24-28 Campbell Street, P.O. Box K659, Roden Cutler House
    Haymarket, New South Wales  Australia  2000
  • Publication Date: 2000


  • English

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 76 p.
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    • Issue Number: AP-139/00

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  • Accession Number: 00796437
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 0-85588-524-6
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 2 2000 12:00AM