Together We Move

An accessible city makes it easy for people of all ages and abilities to move around and access services and facilities, work and recreation. It provides accessible pathways of travel leading to accessible places and spaces.

An accessible built environment is well designed and inclusive. It benefits everyone, increasing their participation in the community and in the local economy. The environmentally friendly accessible city maximises sustainable choices for moving around – reducing reliance on cars and promoting the use of less polluting means of transport such as public transport, walking and cycling.

Our aspirations and aims

We value safe, well-planned and accessible pathways of travel for all, that improve our connections with destinations and each other.

We have sustainable choices for safe and environmentally friendly transport, including networks of walkways and cycle ways, integrated with reliable and accessible public transport services and facilities.

The needs of commuters have been considered resulting in enhanced, more frequent and better integrated transport services and improved commuter parking facilities.

Through better management and creative urban design, the Great Western Highway is a safe, accessible and beautiful space that adds to our local amenity, economy and World Heritage identity.

By 2025, we are a more accessible City.

Objectives

5.1: The City has an integrated, accessible and sustainable transport network.

5.2: The City has a safe, well designed and maintained network of roads.

Challenges and opportunities

  • The Great Western Highway is safe and quiet
  • Rail line used for freight
  • Train and bus times that are frequent and support community travel needs including for night-time travel.
  • Tourism potential to benefit local economy is captured without compromising residential amenity.
  • Adequate parking and appropriate traffic management is available.
  • Essential transport infrastructure maintained effectively.
  • The Great Western Highway is a well maintained parkway with a high level of visual amenity.
  • Increased use of public transport services by residents and visitors .
  • Weekend rail travel not discouraged by maintenance of the heavy rail network.