G21’s Integrated Transport Strategy Community Survey is live!
Take the survey here
G21 is asking residents and businesses to share their vision for the region’s future transport system by completing a short survey.
The survey results will shape the priorities set out in G21’s Integrated Transport Strategy (ITS), to be completed by mid-2022.
The strategy will explore active and public transport options, the road network and freight movements, clean energy transport infrastructure and rail connections in busy corridors.
About the project
The G21 region has outgrown its transport infrastructure. With a diversifying economy and robust growth we must develop a new, fit-for-purpose, low-emissions transport network to take us to 2050.
G21 has begun work on an integrated transport strategy to address gaps and weaknesses in the intra-regional transport network which are becoming increasingly apparent as the population continues to grow year-on-year.
The G21 Region Integrated Transport Strategy (ITS), funded by Regional Development Victoria, Department of Transport and the five G21 municipalities, will explore active and public transport options, the road network and freight movements, clean energy transport and rail connections in busy corridors.
As one of the fastest growing regions in Australia, G21 is rapidly outgrowing its transport infrastructure.
Commuters are experiencing a range of poor outcomes:
- worsening road traffic congestion,
- inadequate public transport options,
- a patchwork of cycling and pedestrian connections,
- an absence of dedicated routes for the growing freight industry,
- a need for new transport corridors to link growth areas outside central Geelong,
- an over-reliance on road vehicles.
All of this is feeding into inactivity, higher emissions, congestion and a drag on productivity in the regional economy.
A fresh understanding and collaborative response is needed to avoid the slide in the region’s valued liveability. The next five to ten years will be critical in setting up the region’s geographically-dispersed communities for long-term social and economic prosperity.
The region is a significant contributor in the Victorian and Australian economies. Improved transport connectivity across the region and links to ports, airports, inter-modal terminals and other regional and metropolitan centres will enable G21’s growing and emerging industries to fully realise their potential.
Community feedback will contribute to this work, with recommendations to come later in 2022.