Freight and public transport planning initiatives conference 24 november 2011
Freight and Public Transport Planning Initiatives Department of Transport Sue McCarrey Deputy Director General November 2011
Presentation Overview• Challenges for transport planning in WA• Regional Freight Network Plan• Metropolitan Freight and Intermodal Plan• Public Transport Plan
Challenges• Government priorities• Rapid population growth: – 2.2 per cent from March 2010- March 2011, the highest rate of growth in the nation• WA’s economic growth: – Gross State Product forecast to grow by 4.75% in 2011/12 – Resources sector is our biggest driver of growth, value of WA’s mineral and petroleum industry reached $70.9 billion in 2009/10
Challenges• Increasing urban congestion• Increasing exports and freight task – Freight movement will double by 2030• Increasing demands on services – Driver’s licenses and vehicle examinations – Marine and coastal facilities• Increasing demand for public transport• Efficient access to ports• Changing use of roads• Road safety concerns
Our City20 Year Master Plan (2031) 2.2 million Residents 550,000 New residents 328,000 New dwellings 353,000 New jobs Twice as many Public transport trips
Social Costs of Congestion 70% increase in next 10 years… •Perth in 2010 - $1.223 billion •Perth in 2020 - $2.068 billion
Regional Freight Network Plan• FREIGHT: recognises WA’s strengths & differences, emphasises industry as driver for regional transport• NETWORK: Government’s role for planning, developing and managing the network – Strategic Network, Projects, Policy – Principal Regional Freight Network (PRFN) - comprises select primary routes and facilities• PLAN: a definite, time driven, purposeful – Network development – 5, 10, 20 year horizon – More than a project list
Regional Freight Network PlanProject Approach Department of Transport Rapid Analysis - Infrastructure Providers Detailed Analysis - Independent (Main Roads, WestNet Rail, Port Consultant Authorities) Infrastructure provider Literature review Industry stakeholder Regional stakeholder forecasts, project priorities (130+ documents reviewed) consultation process consultation process & summary reports (60+ consulted) (120+ consulted) Document Library Consultation Register Integrated network concept Industry Case Studies & maps & CEO alignment Regional Freight Model Regional consultation report Regional Freight Outlooks meeting
Regional Freight Network PlanSummary of Case Study Strategic Issues Flood Mitigation - Targeted flood mitigation measures on the Victoria Highway and 1 Great Northern Highway around Meekatharra Targeted road upgrades - Mitigate heavy and light vehicle conflicts on Muirs and South 2 Western Highways, upgrade Chester Pass Road, targeted upgrades to the Brand Highway Pilbara, Gascoyne and Mid West – Recognise expanded role for North West Coastal 3 Highway as a key freight corridor with the need for targeted passing lane opportunities, high-wide load access, flood mitigation and (freight) driver amenity and rest areas South West – Recognise expanded role for eastern corridor (Collie Highway and Collie 4 Brunswick rail line) as key freight routes with a need to upgrade rail capacity and mitigate heavy and light vehicle conflicts Mid West and Pilbara port capacity – Ensure capacity at Port Hedland and Geraldton to 5 cater for non-iron ore trades Port connectivity – Improve port access roads at Port Hedland, Albany, Geraldton and 6 Bunbury Land use planning – Secure adequate freight precincts with suitable governance 7 arrangements and defined operating arrangements Heavy vehicle operations – Review location, size and condition of road train assembly 8 areas and parking bays. Consider locating major road train assembly yards closer to Perth (Wubin, Northam and Carnarvon). Heavy vehicle operations – Review Restricted Access Vehicle regime, particularly on 9 Great Northern Highway, North West Coastal Highway, Great Eastern Highway, Kambalda (south) to port of Esperance Heavy vehicle operations – Review heavy vehicle operating curfews at Swan Valley,10 Muirs Highway, Esperance Port Interstate corridor reliability – Ensure adequate capacity and reliability for Perth11 Adelaide rail corridor and Great Eastern Highway Pilbara rail - Define long term corridor requirements for Pilbara rail network, including12 opportunities for open access rail lines (by infrastructure providers)
Regional Freight Network PlanNext Steps Draft initial Freight Plan Outline Input into Draft Regional Portfolio / stakeholder alignment Freight Transport Plan Portfolio Review Process, including: • TPAG Noted - no further action • Transport Portfolio Portfolio / stakeholder required ITP and Investment misalignment Sub Committees To be overseen by Steering Further review / action Committee required eg scoping principles test, asset deficiency analysis
Metropolitan Freight and Intermodal PlanThe purpose of the freight plan is to provide guidance and direction to proponents and decision makers on system needs.
Metropolitan Freight and Intermodal PlanPerth and Peel Regions• 18,600 ha of land zoned urban• 2.2 million population by 2031• Most primary freight routes in place• Most secondary freight routes in place• Ports – existing, others planned• Rail – single freight corridor• Industrial areas – projected growth in land needed
Metropolitan Freight and Intermodal PlanPorts FREMANTLE PORTS INNER HARBOUR AND OUTER HARBOURFuture growth in the bulk products trade is Fremantle Inner Harbour will continue to grow over the next 10 anticipated years to its anticipated capacity of 1.2 million TEU per year KWINANA QUAYJAMES POINT?
Metropolitan Freight and Intermodal PlanMode Share AIR SEA ROAD RAILFreight with 0.1% 46.8% 30.2% 22.9%Perth OriginFreight with Perth 0.1% 28.6% 31.5% 39.8%Destination
Metropolitan Freight and Intermodal PlanThe plan will:• Assess the existing freight network and the main transport requirements across the Perth and Peel regions.• Show how freight moves across the network now, and how freight is likely to move in the future.• Provide an indication of major new transport links, and possible staging of developments.• Plan and protect strategic road and rail links, particularly between major industrial estates, intermodal facilities and ports.• Promote integrated planning outcomes that provide an accessible, safe and efficient freight transport system.• Promote land use and transport systems that facilitate economic development.• Cover a 20 year planning horizon to 2031.
Metropolitan Freight and Intermodal PlanSpecific Issues to Consider• Freight transport into and out of the North West Urban Corridor• Freight route connections to and from public and private ports in the Cockburn area• Key metropolitan entry/exit points, such as Great Eastern Highway, South West Highway/Tonkin Highway and Great Northern Highway/Perth- Darwin Highway• Nodal congestion points, such as the Kewdale/Forrestfield freight precinct• Managing congestion impacts and capacity on key arterials routes• Encroachment into key transport corridors• Achieving overall lower cost freight movements and lower externality costs• Over the longer term, the potential re-shaping of the region’s freight and logistics supply chain to reflect changing
Metropolitan Freight and Intermodal PlanNorth-West Sub-Region • Additional dwellings (2031) = 65,000 • Labour force (2031) = 85,000. • Green fields land available = 9,600 ha. • Significant residential growth and limited industrial land. • Limited opportunity to use rail to move freight. • Site identified for possible intermodal terminal.
Metropolitan Freight and Intermodal Plan Nodal Congestion – example – Kewdale Area • Serviced by major arterial roads heading in all directions • Strategic location for the airport • Major freight / logistics hub • Improving traffic flow and reducing congestion at intersections CURRENT AND FORECAST TRAFFIC ‐ KEWDALE AREA120,000100,000 80,000 60,000 40,000 20,000 0 TONKIN HIGHWAY ROE HIGHWAY LEACH HIGHWAY ORRONG ROAD CURRENT TRAFFIC FUTURE TRAFFIC 2031
Metropolitan Freight and Intermodal PlanPotential reshaping of the freight logistics supply chain
Metropolitan Freight and Intermodal PlanNext Steps• Extensive consultation, engagement and seeking comment and feedback on likely system needs, trends and growth by late 2011.• This work will comprise: – Detailed understanding of freight market characteristics and trends. – Demand forecasting. – Identifying areas of traffic congestion – general and nodal. – Understanding future supply chain requirements. – A better understanding of the demand for, and function of emerging and proposed freight precincts such as Latitude 32 and Perth Airport. – A better understanding of emerging technologies to drive more efficient use of the existing freight network. – A better understanding of local commercial transport operator requirements.
Public Transport Network Plan By 2031 public transport will account for: • One-in-eight of all motorised trips (currently one-in-fourteen) • One-in-five motorised trips in the morning peak period (currently one-in-eight) • Over 30% of the peak hour distance travelled (currently around 20%) • Nearly 70% of all trips to the CBD (currently around 47%)
Public Transport Network PlanA Three-Tier System…To provide an efficient and competitive mass transit system, Perth will need a three tier network of services:1. Trains – Primary mass transit service2. Road based “rapid transit services” – Frequent services operating all day – Full priority over general traffic – Functional stations up to 1 km apart – Legible network – easy to understand – Larger capacity vehicles – Convenient interchanges for transfers3. Regular bus services – local coverage and feeder services to main transport spines
Public Transport Network PlanA network of services that are:• Legible• Fast and reliable• Comfortable• An attractive alternative for private tripsThe Network:• Five railways, plus spur lines to Thornlie and Perth Airport• Inner City Light Rail (40km)• Bus priority infrastructure to create rapid transit routes (180 km)
Public Transport Network PlanProgress and Next Steps…• A three month Community and Stakeholder Consultation process was held between July and October.• Analysis of submissions received through the Community and Stakeholder consultation process will occur from November 2011– February 2012• Development of a report for Government consideration (February 2012)• Amendment to the 20 Year Plan as appropriate• Release of final Plan• Development of before 2021 (Stage 1) projects to concept stage• Budget submissions