Horsham Urban Transport Plan
The Plan takes shape
Following extensive consultation with the community, Councillors, representatives from the agriculture, transport, cycling and business sectors, a final community workshop was held on August 22. A series of draft transport-related strategies across six themes and the report that outlines the findings from the engagement held since the Wimmera Field days were presented to community members by Tonkin Consultants at the workshops with feedback provided by those community members.
These draft strategies will now be refined after consideration of the feedback and presented to Council as a draft Urban Transport Plan in late September with the intention of seeking public feedback following Council’s initial consideration.
These working papers presented at that workshop have been used to inform preparation of the draft report and are provided to help the community understand the progress of the Plan’s development.
The aim of the Horsham Urban Transport Plan is to set directions and priorities for developing our transport system in urban Horsham in a way that supports the goals of our community, our economy and environment both now and in the future.
Council has identified six key objectives that will drive the project:
- A more active and vibrant CBD and river precinct
- Trucks which don’t originate or terminate in the CBD to be removed from the CBD and river precinct;
- More active transport
- More river crossings
- Linking highways to economic activities
- Preference for the use of existing road reserves for future development of the local and arterial roads
In addressing these objectives, the Plan will provide the following outcomes:
- identify key road network issues
- establish strategic directions for our transport system
- establish key priorities for network upgrades
- consider people movement needs, alongside place-related activities in Horsham’s urban area
- review and revise road hierarchy
- establish principles for street design
The project will run until November 2019