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City Partnerships Challenge - Melbourne Metro 2 brief


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Melbourne Metro 2 brief
City Partnerships Challenge
Global Compact Cities Programme
12 November, 2018

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City Partnerships Challenge - Melbourne Metro 2 brief

  1. 1. Partnership Initiative Melbourne Metro 2 Opportunity Statement Melbourne Metro 2 is the next logical addition to the current rail network, envisaged as a link between the Werribee and Mernda lines via a tunnel under the CBD from Newport to Clifton Hill which facilitates improved access, greater network capacity and interchange opportunities. This city shaping project aims to capitalise on this transport link to facilitate a jobs rich corridor through Hobsons Bay linking the Werribee NEIC, the jobs and education rich CBD and Parkville medical cluster, the Fisherman’s Bend redevelopment as well as a link to regionally important strategic redevelopment sites and the future Airport Rail Link hub in Sunshine. The key objective is to achieve a Government commitment to undertaking a full business case alongside the recently announced Suburban Rail Loop. The emphasis is integrating land-use and transport planning and maximising community benefits through local employment, affordable housing, reducing vehicle dependency and enhanced sustainable outcomes. Key Challenges • High levels of private vehicle dependency in Hobsons Bay leading to traffic congestion, poor health and environmental outcomes and poor urban design. • Lack of local employment in suitable industries close to home that requires long commutes. Currently 73 per cent of the resident workforce of Hobsons Bay travel outside the municipality for work. • Lack of integrated long-term strategic planning for transport and land use leading to poor reliability and low frequency of public transport service provision and land-use outcomes that do not support sustainable mobility. Key Solutions • Collaborative approaches to land-use and transport planning that prioritise and value broader community and environmental benefits such as increased public spaces for community outcomes, enhanced affordable housing, increased green spaces, a focus on education and increased and varied employment opportunities close to home. • Strategic network planning to build an integrated, reliable and frequent public transport system based on proven need and business case assessment that helps to deliver land use planning outcomes • Integrating land use and transport planning to facilitate housing and employment in suitable areas close to frequent transport Existing Partners • Local governments along the MM2 route: o City of Whittlesea o City of Darebin o City of Yarra o City of Melbourne o City of Port Phillip o Hobsons Bay City Council o Wyndham City Council • Local business and industry o Downer
  2. 2. o Scienceworks o Altona Gate, Vicinity Centres o Millers Junction, Folkestone Group o Central Square, Noordenne o Mobil o Toll o Toyota o VicTrack o Mirvac o Stockland o Oliver Hume Potential Partners • Arup • SGS Economic and Planning • MR Cagney • RACV • Friends of the Earth Melbourne • Public Transport Users Association • Rail Futures Institute • University of Melbourne, Fisherman’s Bend campus • Metro Trains • Tim Watts MP, Federal Member of Parliament for the seat of Gellibrand • Transport for Victoria