Hon Bill Marmion BE MBA MLA

Hon Bill Marmion BE MBA MLA

Former Minister for State Development; Transport; Innovation

    Public feedback still open on transport plan

    19/10/2016 7:00 AM
    • More than 400 public submissions received
    • Transport plan prepares Perth for a population of 3.5 million 

    Public consultation for the Liberal National Government's Transport @ 3.5 Million - the Perth Transport Plan for 3.5 million people and beyond - closes next week.


    Transport Minister Bill Marmion said more than 400 public submissions had been received on the plan since its launch on July 29, 2016.


    "The Department of Transport has received a very big number of submissions from a wide variety of stakeholders within the community," Mr Marmion said.


    "We have also briefed more than 20 metropolitan local government and industry groups over the consultation period.


    "We are pleased with the feedback to date, however, we are encouraging other groups and individuals in our community to take the opportunity to have their say on what we aspire our city to look like."


    The Perth Transport Plan is designed to ensure Perth's bus network, rail links, roads and cycleways grow in order to cater for a population of 3.5 million people and beyond.


    "Planning for transport options to accommodate an additional 1.4 million people will help maintain Perth's status as one of the most liveable cities in the world," the Minister said.


    Transport agencies, the Department of Transport, Main Roads Western Australia and the Public Transport Authority will consider the feedback, as well as changes made to the Western Australian Planning Commission's Perth and Peel@3.5million land use plan following the Perth Transport Plan launch.


    The final plan will be reviewed and approved by the Minister for Transport before being made publicly available.


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