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MHS Library | Wominjeka Project (Year 9)

How can Victoria’s transport infrastructure be developed more sustainably?

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Victoria's Big Build

Victoria's Big Build: Environment and sustainability

Rail Projects Victoria is committed to delivering sustainable infrastructure that benefits communities and the environment over the long term. We continue to drive outcomes across 3 pillars of sustainability: environment, social and economic.

Paving the way for sustainably built roads

The Fitzsimons Lane Upgrade is paving the way for sustainably built roads, with more than 1,400 tonnes of environmentally friendly asphalt laid as a part of last year’s Porter Street construction blitz.

The Porter Street blitz in June and July 2021, saw asphalt containing the equivalent of roughly 700,000 bottles laid over the 300m stretch of road. That’s equal to the kerbside collection of bottles and jars of nearly 3,500 Victorian homes each year!

 

State Government of Victoria. (2022, October 21). Victoria’s Big Build. https://bigbuild.vic.gov.au/

 

Driving down emissions: accelerating Victoria’s zero emissions vehicle uptake

Key findings to inform Victoria’s infrastructure strategy 2021-2051.

In Victoria, cars are responsible for over half of the state’s transport emissions. Transport is the state’s second biggest contributor to greenhouse gases, and while in most sectors emissions are declining, transport emissions are increasing. Climate change, driven by these rising greenhouse gas emissions, is one of the biggest threats to our future as communities around the world are responding to its current and expected impacts. The Victorian Government has joined the global call-to-action by setting a legislated target of reaching net zero emissions by 2050. This target will not be reached if Victoria’s transport emissions continue to rise.

 

Driving down emissions: Accelerating Victoria's zero emission vehicle uptake (2021). Key findings to inform Victoria's infrastructure strategy 2021-2051. Infrastructure Victoria. https://www.infrastructurevictoria.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Driving-Down-Emissions-Accelerating-Victorias-Zero-Emission-Vehicle-Uptake.pdf

Infrastructure Victoria’s new plan for zero waste and zero emissions

Electric cars, solar-powered homes and a third rail tunnel under the city are key recommendations to future-proof Melbourne. It's part of a 30-year blueprint to help turn Victoria 'green' - and it's got support from both sides of Parliament.

 

7 News. (2020). Infrastructure Victoria’s new plan for zero waste and zero emissions | 7NEWS [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fv5ZV93FDpI

Adaptation of Melbourne's metropolitan rail network in response to climate change.

Adaptation of Melbourne's metropolitan rail network in response to climate change.

 

Adaptation of Melbourne’s metropolitan rail network in response to climate change - DCCEEW. (2022). Dcceew.gov.au. https://www.dcceew.gov.au/climate-change/policy/adaptation/publications/adaptation-melbournes-metropolitan-rail-network-response-climate-change

50 years on from the Melbourne Transportation Plan, what can we learn from its legacy?

50 years on from the Melbourne Transportation Plan, what can we learn from its legacy?

Historical perspective and planning of road, tram and rail in Melbourne.

 

Woodcock, I., & Davies, L. (2019, December 8). 50 years on from the Melbourne Transportation Plan, what can we learn from its legacy? The Conversation. https://theconversation.com/50-years-on-from-the-melbourne-transportation-plan-what-can-we-learn-from-its-legacy-127721

Newspaper article Ballarat Geelong Railway (1862)

THE BALLARAT AND GEELONG RAILWAY. - The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864) - 17 Mar 1862. (2014). Trove; Trove. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/66332154

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This data shows traffic volumes for freeways (excluding toll roads) and arterial roads in Victoria. The annual average daily traffic volume is provided. The data provided is for the current year, with values derived from traffic surveys or estimates.

Traffic Volume - Victorian Government Data Directory. (2021). Vic.gov.au. https://discover.data.vic.gov.au/dataset/traffic-volume

Data and publications. (2022, May 31). Retrieved December 12, 2022, from Vic.gov.au website: https://transport.vic.gov.au/about/data-and-research/vista/vista-data-and-publications

Carver, S. R. (Ed.). (1960). Official Year Book of the Commonwealth of Australia (1960th ed., Vol. 46). Commonwealth Government Printing.

Carver, S. R. (Ed.). (1960). Official Year Book of the Commonwealth of Australia (1960th ed., Vol. 46). Commonwealth Government Printing