Thank you for providing your feedback on Connected is the recently completed Integrated Transport Strategy for Yarra Ranges. It is the key strategic document that guides transport planning and decision-making over the next two decades.
Connected outlines the most pressing challenges and the big moves required to make getting around in Yarra Ranges more convenient, safer and more sustainable.
Mayor Richard Higgins, said the Yarra Ranges is one of the most car-dependent municipalities in the wider Melbourne area and we know that as the population continues to grow, we need to act now to ease future congestion.
“That’s where Connected, our Integrated Transport Strategy comes in.
Our community members have told us that while they rely on their cars, they also want more public transport with better connections between modes, better footpaths, more walkable neighbourhoods and cycling networks separated from roads.”
Connected creates the framework and direction to align transport investment and policy decisions with the aspirations the community hold for the Yarra Ranges of the future.
A well implemented Integrated Transport Strategy ensures we are all pulling in the same direction, to get the outcomes we want, to create a Yarra Ranges that is:
- more connected
- sustainable, and
- more inclusive.
Connected will guide Council’s decisions around transport infrastructure for the next 20 years and is the result of expert analysis and significant community feedback.