WIT Press


The Transport Integration Act 2010: Driving Integrated And Sustainable Transport Outcomes Through Legislation

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT110301

Volume

116

Pages

12

Page Range

355 - 366

Published

2011

Size

2,882 kb

Author(s)

R. Pearce & I. Shepherd

Abstract

The Transport Integration Act 2010 (TIA) is Victoria’s key piece of legislation in the area of transport. It provides an example of the use of aspirational legislation to reflect the broad policy aims of the Government for integrated and sustainable transport. This paper traces the policy development process for aspirational legislation in Victoria that took place as part of a broader review of transport legislation. It locates the development of a policy framework for integrated and sustainable transport in Victoria within global and national debates regarding sustainable development. This has resulted in the inclusion of a vision, set of objectives and decision making principles for transport in the TIA reflecting an integration and sustainability policy framework. It is necessary to continue work on implementing this policy framework across transport and land use planning agencies in order to ensure that the TIA is successful in achieving its policy outcomes. Keywords: Victoria, sustainability, policy, legislation, sustainable development, integrated and sustainable transport policy, aspirational legislation, transport and land use planning integration. 1 Introduction: the role of policy and legislation Governments influence a range of societal outcomes and seek to effect change through policy. To this end, governments have a number of policy instruments at their disposal, including programs, projects, taxing and funding arrangements, administrative/institutional arrangements, advocacy, education, regulation and legislation [1]. The particular policy instrument (or combination of policy instruments) used to effect change and influence depends ultimately on the

Keywords

Victoria, sustainability, policy, legislation, sustainable development, integrated and sustainable transport policy, aspirational legislation, transport and land use planning integration