Advocacy in Action - Mobility Taskforce

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Thanks to our colleagues at the Department of Transport, our Reshaping Working Group recently had the opportunity to hear from international guest speaker, Tim Papandreou about the future of mobility and alternative transport options for rapidly urbanising populations using San Francisco as a case study. It was an insightful presentation and reignited the ongoing issue of mobility networks in Perth. This resulted in the creation of the Mobility Taskforce which held its kick-off meeting in June.

In response to this and using the Committee’s landmark report, Get a Move On!, our Mobility Taskforce was established with the purpose of assessing the recommendations of Get a Move On! to ascertain how much progress has been made against the 33 actions listed in the report.

The importance of Get a Move On! was its focus on the need for an integrated mobility and land use system. In the report we called out Perth’s ‘missing middle’ of movement networks, with missed opportunities for increased density living that would increase the vibrancy, liveability and connectedness of Perth’s inner-middle suburbs. The spatial inconsistency of Perth’s existing transport and mobility networks was raised as a key issue by the Mobility Taskforce. Consequently, the Taskforce is working to populate a matrix on the progress against the 33 actions of the recommendation of the Get a Move On! report. Once we understand where a lack of action exists, we will ramp up advocacy to get Perth moving!  

While the Mobility Taskforce is directly related to the Committee’s Transport and Congestion advocacy area, it also has the capacity to relate to the advocacy areas of Vibrancy and Culture, and Economic Prosperity, as highlighted by the Reshaping Working Group members.

Further information on the Reshaping Working Group can be found on our website here.

Read more about the Committee’s landmark report on transport, Get a Move On!, here.

If you have interest in joining the Committee’s Working Groups, please contact Hayley Campbell at hayley.campbell@committeeforperth.com.au



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