We will focus on a small number of strategic actions to deliver outcomes in the national interest that cannot be delivered effectively by jurisdictions working alone.
Operational matters such as input to the development of technical design guidance through Austroads will occur through existing jurisdictional and Austroads arrangements. It will be part of CWANZ’s role to ensure this occurs.
1. More people cycling and walking as integral elements of liveable, healthy and productive communities
Some key considerations are the:
- Role of cycling and walking in ‘place-making’ and ‘new urbanism’ approaches, and their integration with broader land use, regional planning, and multi-modal transport options; and
- Potential for cycling and walking to reduce traffic congestion and pollution making cities quieter, cleaner, healthier and more liveable.
2. Increased investment in cycling and walking from all levels of government
- Developing strategies for identifying, monetising and realising the economic benefits at local, regional, state and national levels, and presenting the business case to decision makers in a way that is persuasive and influential and gets results; and
Maximising investment in cycling and walking infrastructure through positive provision policies, the most cost-effective way to rapidly expand networks.
3. Applied innovation and learning
We can also learn from the best international experts through study tours, facilitated workshops and international collaborations.
As new technologies emerge, we need to understand their implications and be prepared to respond and leverage their potential.