As part of the Strategy which will be undertaken over the next six months, GHD (on behalf of DIRDC) will be reaching out to engage with a range of government agencies, peak bodies and industry associations inviting their input.
GHD Advisory has been appointed by the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development & Cities (DIRDC) to develop a whole-of-corridor strategy for the Princes Highway. The project is seeking to integrate strategic planning along the corridor route and align this with asset management priorities and investments, which will then inform the investment decisions of both federal and state governments. The project is being guided by a Steering Committee comprising: DIRDC, Transport for Victoria, NSW Transport, NSW Roads & Maritime Services and South Australia’s Department of Planning, Transport & Infrastructure.
The Princes Highway is a vital part of the national road network, linking local and regional communities, providing freight solutions and tourism experiences. Part of Australia’s Highway 1 network, the 1,941km route extends through New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia, and serves as an important connection between the metropolitan centres of Sydney, Wollongong, Melbourne, Geelong and Adelaide. The corridor is shown below, noting that due to the high density and complexity of the metropolitan areas - they are out of scope for this particular project.
As part of the Strategy which will be undertaken over the next six months, GHD (on behalf of DIRDC) will be reaching out to engage with a range of government agencies, peak bodies and industry associations. They’re seeking to create opportunities to inform about the Strategy and gain an understanding of the key drivers to support a robust corridor strategy, including information about: current constraints, priorities and future growth prospects. The community can participate in the strategy via making a written submission (up to the end of April 2019) and are also encouraged to engage with their local council as they are directly involved in the current engagement process. Submissions or enquiries can be sent to Email: email@example.com