Format: presentation and discussion
No. of attendees: 15
Host name: Hamish Burns
Your name: Lisa Fu
Edison quote – the waste is worse… the scope of thrift is limitless
Overview of topics:
- Ticketing system, cost blow outs, east west tunnel, constant rebranding of agencies, roads with single occupancy vehicles, Melbourne airport has two trips for one passenger collection, variable pricing on trains?
- Toll roads, shifting demand
- Government spending – the necessity to spend all the budget, otherwise the department does not get it again the next year, leads to unnecessary spending
- Public-private procurement models
- Variable pricing to smooth out peak periods
1. E.g. Sydney does not keep freight out of the peak
2. Altering behaviour within industry and working with them
3. Suburban school traffic- Kids brains don’t turn on til 10am anyway, would be good to offset the school traffic with the peak house
4. Sydney, off-peak pricing, people adjusted accordingly
Majority of roads in Melbourne aren’t tolled
Congestion tax in CBD, parking levy.
Travel demand management, building infrastructure.
Other points to consider
- Bus network, underutilised in off-peak
- Re-mould procurement process in local/state gov?
- Melbourne airport public transport
- Building infrastructure is expensive
- Thinking about transport capacity, rather than continuity to do as we’ve don in the past
- Looking at moving people per $
- It’s possible to change people’s behaviour E.g. saving water campaign in VIC, Gov can advertise and market