Perth Greater CBD Transport Plan
About the Plan
The Perth Greater CBD Transport Plan will guide the transport future of Perth’s city centre for the next decade, enhancing liveability, supporting new business opportunities and attracting visitors and new residents.
The Plan is being developed by the Department of Transport, in collaboration with the City of Perth and portfolio partners the Public Transport Authority and Main Roads Western Australia.
It will focus on the long-term vision to create a safe, connected and vibrant city centre for Perth and will involve advice and contributions from local and State Government representatives, industry bodies, health and educational establishments, local businesses, residents and disability access and inclusion groups about their transport vision for the city.
The Plan will include a four year program of evidence-based initiatives and a 10 year vision for future transport investment in the Perth Greater CBD.
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The Perth Greater CBD
The Perth Greater CBD refers to the area shown in the map below including the neighbourhoods of Crawley, Nedlands, West Perth, East Perth, Northbridge, Claisebrook and the central Perth CBD.
The Perth Greater CBD Transport Plan will consider the transport requirements within this geographical area and the flow-on impact to the wider metropolitan network.
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Why do we need the Plan?
Perth is undergoing one of the biggest transformations in its development history.
New destinations in and around the Greater CBD such as Yagan Square, Perth Children’s Hospital, Optus Stadium, and Elizabeth Quay have brought more vibrancy and activity to the city.
With other major projects planned or underway it is vital we ensure our transport network can continue to support and improve the inner-city experience for everyone.
The Perth Greater CBD Transport Plan will identify the infrastructure, programs and services required to keep the Perth CBD moving as it grows, and how to get the best use from both new and existing infrastructure.
Transport planning for Perth’s Greater CBD needs to help create great places for people. This means ensuring the transport system supports all users of the city centre including residents, workers and visitors such as tourists and locals looking to enjoy the cultural, retail, recreational and other attractions that our city offers.
A key focus for transport planning for the Perth Greater CBD is to find the right balance of transport solutions for all users.
The Perth Greater CBD Transport Plan is being developed in consultation with key stakeholders across local and State Government, industry bodies, local businesses, residents, disability access and inclusion groups and the WA community.
This is intended to provide genuine opportunities for people to be involved in the planning process and to influence the future transport network for the Perth Greater CBD.
Consultation is integral to the development of the Plan and will occur across each key stage of the project.
Public comment period - August to September 2019 (closed)
An online survey and mapping activity took place between August and September 2019. The survey and activity sought to better understand how the city’s current transport network is used to help identify opportunities and current challenges experienced while travelling to, from and around the Greater CBD.
All feedback received during the first public comment period will be collated to determine the major themes. These themes will be used to guide further work to identify transport priorities for the Perth Greater CBD.
Further input from the community will be sought as the development of the Perth Greater CBD Transport Plan progresses.
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CAT bus review
Between October 2018 and January 2019, the Department of Transport and the Public Transport Authority reviewed the Perth CAT service.
An online survey was open for the community to provide their thoughts about the service – what they liked and any changes they would like to see. Three community information sessions were held during the period, and four focus groups were run with current, infrequent and non-users of CAT services.
The online survey and focus groups were one component of a staged review of the Perth CAT bus network. The feedback collected as part of these activities will be used in the review of the Perth CAT system, and will feed into the development of the Perth Greater CBD Transport Plan.
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