An extensive and detailed review was undertaken by Council staff of the preliminary draft report. The various comments and issues raised are being addressed by the project consultants who are now preparing the draft report for community consultation. Further information about the projects progress will be posted in due course.
The review by Council staff of the preliminary draft Our Shire Transport 2030 report is still ongoing. With December and the holiday period looming quickly and allowing sufficient time to prepare the final draft report, the community consultation phase has been deferred to late January / early February.
Preparation of the "Our Shire Transport 2030" strategy is progressing. Further work has been required to include the recent release of new travel and demographic data for the Sutherland Shire. This has resulted in some delays in the project to incorporate the new data but will now provide a more up to date and better informed strategy.
A preliminary draft report has been prepared and is being reviewed by Council staff which will be completed shortly. At this stage it is anticipated that the draft strategy could be available for Community Consultation in November.
The preparation of the Draft "Our Shire Transport 2030" is progressing and now likely to be made available for community comment in late June early July 2015. Much of the background and supporting data has now been compiled and is being integrated into the report. The data compiled and feedback arising from the key stakeholder meetings will be used to inform the range of actions proposed in the draft strategy. Further updates will be provided as more information becomes available.
Following two stakeholder workshops with key Government and Community representatives a draft Integrated Land Use and Transport Strategy "Our Shire Transport 2030" for the Sutherland Shire is being prepared by transport consultants GHD. It is expected that the draft strategy will be made available for community comment and feedback in May.
During the workshops a range of issues were raised and opportunities identified that aim to improve the way we will get around the Sutherland Shire in the next 15 to 20 years. Key themes focused on strengthening urban centres and activity zones, increasing active transport use (cycling and walking), strengthening public transport use and providing more efficient roads and reducing parking congestion. Various potential actions were noted, discussed and evaluated using specific criteria that will be incorporated into the draft strategy.