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Road Investment Profiles and Potential Environmental Consequences
  • Publication no: AP-149-00
  • ISBN: 0 85588 530 0
  • Published: 1 January 2000
The State of the Environment Report (DEST, 1996, p.3-50) states that road planning priorities with an "emphasis ... on providing high-capacity roads to fringe and coastal areas" has led to dispersed land use that is now under question. Certainly there are trends that support the claim that continued expansion and use of the road transport system will be unsustainable from an environmental perspective. This paper explores ways in which the potential environmental consequences of different investment profiles (representing different strategic emphases) can be considered. The report incorporates an examination of the distribution of road expenditures and potential environmental consequences using a classification of road expenditures based on location and road type.
  • Executive Summary
  • Contents
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. A Framework for Planning ‘Priorities’
  • 3. A Framework for Environmental ‘Consequences’
  • 4. Close
  • Appendix 1 - NRTC Road Expenditure Categories
  • Appendix 2 - Examples of the NRTC Template Categories
  • Appendix 3 - Main Roads, Western Australia
  • References