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Electrification of Adelaide Public Transport including AdeLINK

Integrated Transport and Land Use Plan 

In July 2015 the State Government released Integrated Transport and Land Use Plan (ITLUP). The Plan focuses on connecting people between places of residence, work and recreation, and connecting business to markets to support economic growth. It is designed to guide private, federal, state and local government investment into the transport system for the next 30 years, and play a key role in ensuring land-use planning, strategic infrastructure planning and transport investment are fully integrated.

Extensive community consultation was undertaken in the preparation of the document. Over 2 500 people attended community engagement events and briefing sessions. This included:

  • holding 32 public events in central locations across Adelaide and wider South Australia;
  • conducting eight briefing sessions for all councils and individual Local Government Association (LGA) and Regional Development Australia (RDA) organisations;
  • attending meetings and other engagements with industry, government and other interest groups;
  • providing various methods for the community to seek further information and provide submissions by way of writing or emailing to the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure, filling out a survey on the website, calling an information line, visiting South Australia’s Strategic Plan website, or using Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.

Almost 1 500 submissions were received as a result of the community consultation.

There was an overwhelming majority in support for the need of a plan, including from peak industry and advocacy groups, local government, RDA, and the general community.

A significantly higher than average proportion of respondents from Inner (83%) and Middle (78%) Adelaide nominated new tram routes as being most important to them (first priority).

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The 30-Year Plan for Greater Adelaide 

The 30-Year Plan for Greater Adelaide was updated in 2017 to include the Government’s transport commitments and priorities, including AdeLINK. The updated Plan also responds to emerging challenges and opportunities and ensure alignment with other relevant government initiatives. It also outlines the Government’s progress and achievements to date in implementing the 2010 Plan.

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