Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2022 Week 11 Hansard (Thursday, 24 November 2022) . . Page.. 3892 ..
(2) transport modes. This indicative program will be aimed at achieving the vision and principles of the ACT Transport Strategy. This will help guide the ACT Government in its transport planning activities over the next 30 years across all transport modes – active travel, public transport, freight and private vehicles.
(3) Multimodal network planning is a relatively new approach to transport planning. Transport network planning in many jurisdictions has traditionally focused on planning for individual modes. Under the Australian Transport Assessment and Planning Guidelines, the philosophy is that individual modal planning should be replaced, or preceded, by multimodal network planning. As mentioned in response to Question 1 and 2, the ACT MNP will confirm modal priorities using Movement and Place classifications for key transport corridors and significant areas and include an indicative staging and prioritisation program of infrastructure and non-infrastructure initiatives across all transport modes aimed at achieving the vision and principles of the ACT Transport Strategy 2020.
(4) Transport Canberra and City Services is working closely with Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate, Suburban Land Agency and the City Renewal Authority to ensure the MNP considers the future development of Canberra. For example, the significant areas in the MNP will match each of the draft district strategies that were recently released for community consultation. The MNP will also consider future land release areas and long-range population projections.
(5) As mentioned in response to Question 4, the MNP will be integrated and aligned with the district strategies and the future Territory Plan. Similar to the district strategies, the MNP will not remain a static document and it will be reviewed and updated on a periodic basis.
(6) The National Capital Authority (NCA) is being consulted in the development of the MNP. Transport Canberra and City Services Directorate will ensure the MNP aligns with the National Capital Plan and other statutory planning documents and frameworks which come under the oversight of the NCA.
(7) As mentioned in response to Question 1, the MNP will consider multiple future scenarios to help with planning for increasing demand for public transport and the uptake of electric vehicles and other technology. It will also identify key performance indicators for the transport network – having regard to the modal priorities for key transport corridors and other parts of the network.
Transport Canberra—zero emissions buses
(Question No 954)
Ms Clay asked the Minister for Transport and City Services, upon notice, on 21 October 2022:
(1) What stage is the leasing of 12 new zero-emissions buses at, noting that in March 2022 it was stated that these would be in operation from Belconnen and Tuggeranong depots this calendar year.
(2) What stage of tendering is the ACT Government at to ensure that the target of 50 zero-emissions buses mentioned in the 2022-2023 Budget is reached this financial year.