Northern Integrated Transport Plan
The Northern Integrated Transport Plan is a collaborative initiative of the Tasmanian Government and Northern Tasmanian Development (NTD), including the eight member councils (Break O'Day, Dorset, Flinders, George Town, Launceston, Meander Valley, Northern Midlands and West Tamar).
The Plan provides a strategic framework to address transport issues in the Northern Region over the next twenty years, focusing on the future of the Northern Region and the challenges and oppertunities which may exist.
The Plan is part of an ongoing process to provide a strategic and integrated approach to transport across Tasmania's three region. The State Government has worked with Local Government in the South and North-West to produce the Southern Intergrated Transport Plan 2010 and Cradle Coast Integrated Transport Strategy 2006.
The existing Steering Committee will meet within 3 months of the release of the plan to agree to an implementation plan setting out responsibilities and timeframes. A joint Implementation Committee will meet annually to assess and report on the progress of the actions identified. The Plan will be reviewed regularly to ensure it remains relevant.
Links to other work
The Northern Integrated Tranport Plan builds on the significant work already undertaken on both the transport sector and the Northern Region, including:
- AusLink Corridor Strategy (PDF 4.1MB)
- Midland Highway Partnership Agreement (PDF 1.7MB)
- Local government strategies and plans
- The Tasmanian Transport Policy and Tasmanian Freight Strategy, both currently under development, will also be providing essential input into the Plan.
The Plan reflects extensive research and public consultation on the region's transport system; including:
- Northern Integrated Transport Plan Background Report 2012 - information and analysis on the transport system in the region
- Northern Region Strategies Workshop - councils and key stakeholders worked together to develop priority strategies for the region
- Northern Region Actions Workshop - councils worked to identify priority actions for the region
- Public Consultaiton Period - July/August 2013
The Plan links to contemporary strategies including: