THE Federal Government last week announced that it has provided $2 million to South Australia to help integrate transport planning with land-use planning, through the development of an Integrated Transport and Movement study.
Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Anthony Albanese said the funding will help Adelaide maintain its reputation as one of the world's most liveable cities and allow the city to properly plan for growth.
"This study will help with future planning decisions as South Australia looks to further revitalise its road, rail, tram, and bus networks and closer integrate them with urban growth areas," Mr Albanese said.
South Australian Transport and Infrastructure Minister Tom Koutsantonis said the study will formalise existing transport and infrastructure plans within the government's long-term blueprint for growth and development, 'The 30-Year Plan for Greater Adelaide'.
"We've just delivered a decade of unprecedented investment in transport so now we want to discuss with South Australians how we capitalise and drive further investment," Mr Koutsantonis said.
"An Integrated Transport and Movement study will draw together data from a host of existing strategies and focus on transport not only in and around Adelaide but also across SA."
South Australian Planning Minister John Rau said the study will focus on moving people between where they live, work and play and be designed to guide private, federal, state and local government investment for the next 30 years.
"This study will help us further focus our 30-year vision for South Australia by ensuring land-use planning, strategic infrastructure and transport investment are fully integrated," he said.
According to the government, key industry groups will provide initial input into the study and the general public will then be invited to comment on a draft response.