South East Local Government Association 2030 Transport Strategy
Project background and challenges
- Seven different Council areas, all with different road hierarchy’s and perceptions of their own road importance.
- Large road network covering the south east Limestone Coast of South Australia.
- Significant interstate interaction due to the close proximity of Victoria.
- Several different modes of transport considered investigated, namely; road, rail, air and sea.
- A better focus was required on connections within towns rather that the larger scale town to town transport routes.
Investigation and outcomes
- Three different types of transport were looked at; social, freight and tourist.
- Social routes looked at population centres and the essential services provided by them. This dictated the requirements for a regionally significant route.
- Large freight generators were looked at and roads carrying more than 50,000 tonnes annually were considered to be regionally significant.
- Tourist routes were classified as routes that were advertises interstate or internationally.
- A greater emphasis was placed on townships, with larger towns having maps showing the town network and roads linking essential services or industrial zones within towns to the major bypass routes.