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Southern Integrated Transport Plan

The Southern Integrated Transport Plan is a collaborative initiative of the Tasmanian Government, Southern Tasmanian Councils Authority and twelve member councils.  It provides a coordinated and strategic framework to recognise and address transport issues within the Southern Region over the next twenty years.

The Plan is part of an ongoing process to provide a strategic and integrated approach to transport planning across Tasmania's three major regions.  The State Government has previously worked with Local Government in the North-West and North to produce the Cradle Coast Integrated Transport Plan and the Northern Tasmanian Integrated Transport Plan.

The Southern Integrated Transport Plan supports major statewide policy frameworks, including the Tasmanian Infrastructure Strategy and the Tasmanian Urban Passenger Transport Framework translating these frameworks to the regional and metropolitan level.

It is also essential that the Plan integrates with a future Capital City Plan and the Southern Regional Land Use Strategy, both currently under development, and relevant local government, corridor or site-level plans.

The Plan reflects a lengthy process of information gathering and analysis, supported by consultation, including the release of the Draft Southern Integrated Transport Plan for a two month public consultation period in 2009;  collaboration between State Government, Local Government and key stakeholders to develop the objectives and strategies that form the basis of the Plan; and the production of the Southern Region Background Report 2007 and the Southern Overview Report 2008 to provide the evidence base underpinning the Plan.

The Tasmanian Government, STCA and member councils are committed to furthering the Plan, and have developed a five year Action Plan to identify, prioritise and take forward specific activities.

A joint State-local government steering committee will develop an annual one year Action Plan, with the first annual plan to take effect in 2011/12. The committee will start the process of developing this Plan in early 2011.