Improving Local Transport Outcomes Through Partnerships and Joined Up Government
Source TitleProceedings, Government & Communities in Partnership: From Theory to Practice
University of Melbourne Author/sWear, Andrew
AffiliationArts: Centre for Public Policy
Document TypeConference Paper
CitationsWear, Mr Andrew (2006) Improving Local Transport Outcomes Through Partnerships and Joined Up Government, in Proceedings, Government & Communities in Partnership: From Theory to Practice, Melbourne Park, Victoria, Australia.
Access StatusOpen Access
Local transport services in Victoria are funded, planned and delivered by multiple agencies representing the transport, education, health and community services portfolios. This fragmentation in service delivery has led to sub-optimal asset utilisation, under-utilisation of existing capacity and services that are not necessarily aligned with community need.The Victorian Government has funded a number of small-scale partnership-based projects that are designed to facilitate cooperation and collaboration amongst community organisations, transport providers and local government. These projects are starting to achieve some impressive results though better utilisation of existing transport resources and the development of innovative new approaches and transport services.However, the potential of the projects has been constrained by the rigidities in existing government policy frameworks, as well as governance structures which restrict joined-up action across government departments.In light of this experience with local transport, this paper will explore the challenges and opportunities associated with local partnerships and joined-up government.
KeywordsTransport Disadvantage Partnerships Joined Up Government Transport - Regional and Rural Community transport Transport Connections
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