Greater Launceston Metropolitan Passenger Transport Plan
The Greater Launceston Metropolitan Passenger Transport Plan has been developed by the Department of State Growth in conjunction with representatives from the three Greater Launceston Councils (Meander Valley, West Tamar and City of Launceston), Metro Tasmania, private bus operators and cycling groups.
The Plan is a key initiative under the Tasmanian Urban Passenger Transport Framework, which sets the future direction for passenger transport in Tasmania's urban areas.
The Plan is a ten-year strategic document to guide future passenger transport development and investment in Greater Launceston. The Plan focuses on improving public transport, walking, and cycling, which will lead to higher levels of public transport use and active travel participation.
The Plan supports a number of key opportunities and initiatives for Greater Launceston, including:
- a more efficient, reliable and accessible public transport network
- a walking and cycling network which is safe and convenient
- more liveable and well-connected communities
- a more vibrant CBD and surrounding activity centres
- an improved understanding of the wider benefits of walking, cycling and public transport
- greater cooperation across government agencies, stakeholders and the community
- ensuring the transport system can adapt to changing travel needs, preferences and threats by providing more travel choices.
The development of the Plan has been guided by two key reports;
- Background Report: describes the passenger transport system and the factors that influence its use.
- Problem Identification Paper: Problem Identification Paper: provides a summary of the challenges and problems which were identified in the Background Report and by stakeholder input.
Relationships to other projects
The development of the Plan relates closely to the development of other plans occurring in the Northern Region including: