Upper Clutha Transport Report – Update
In March Stage 2 of the District Plan was released for public consultation.
This included Chapter 29 on Transport. It is encouraging to see the goals and objectives of the chapter mirror the views that were expressed by our community within the Transport Reports (2017). Shaping our Future submitted on the District Plan including:
- Amend the general framework in the objectives, policies and rules to the following effect:
- Promoting and requiring integrated strategic planning between current and future transport needs and land use planning, and having a strong, robust plan for the future. This was the second recommendation of the Transport Report and has largely gone unheeded.
- Requiring provision of improved, safe and separated commuter tracks (active modes) e.g. upgrade of Frankton to Queenstown trail to commuter status.
- Promoting and requiring an innovative approach to transport – having a transport system that is flexible to future technology options and integrated into the strategic plan.