Density Fund for Infrastructure
Metropolitan areas are growing at an unprecedented rate and with this comes the need for high density living to address the high demand for housing and the acute shortage of land in the city and surrounds.
However, high density residential development puts a strain on existing local infrastructure which is often not able to cope with the increase in numbers of nearby residents.
Land developers of high density establishments should be made to contribute to a Density Fund to help pay for much needed local infrastructure improvements.
New Urban Developments
According to the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) Victoria needs to add 60,000 new homes to its landscape each year for more than a decade to house a swelling population. For all those new developments planned to cater for this growing need, public transport options should be carefully considered. There is no point in building new developments without adequately planning for public transport to service them; specially those outside metropolitan areas.
- All new urban developments should allow for all forms of transportation, both within the development and connecting the development to the rest of the transport network.
- There should be specific design strategies to accommodate bus lanes and bicycle pathsfor ease of movement and safety.
We believe we all have a responsibility to look after our environment. Public Transport, our roads and the way we use them have a great impact on our environment.
Our top priorities all have a direct impact, for the better, on our environment. Sensible change to each of these areas has a positive impact on our day to day living. Our priorities are:
- Bicycle infrastructure
- Bus Networks
- Public Transport
- Road Congestion
- Heavy Rail System Improvement
- New Urban Developments
- Regional Victoria Infrastructure.