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.