A review of the roles being played by governments in road provision in Australia

Gaffney, Sara P. & Bunker, Jonathan M. (2008) A review of the roles being played by governments in road provision in Australia. In Ramsay, Euan (Ed.) 31st Australasian Transport Research Forum, 2-3 October 2008, Gold Coast, Australia.


It is not uncommon in Australia for the delivery of critical transport infrastructure to be affected by political standoffs between federal, state and local governments. With the aim to clarify what roles each level of government should play in delivering highway infrastructure, this paper examines each government's transport policy to establish how the overall transport system is delivered and managed in Australia, through a case study of the South East Queensland region. An analysis of the current situations shows in particular, a misalignment between what the states plan and what the federal government funds. Two proposed concepts to investigate ways of overcoming this include realigning each government's responsibilities for more effective outcomes, or introducing a user-pays system of road funding in Australia.

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ID Code: 15266
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: infrastructure, highway, transport policy, transport productivity, Auslink
ISSN: 0313-6655
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500) > Transport Engineering (090507)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 20 Oct 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:41

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