The WDC recently made a submission to the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport (DTTAS) consultation on the Review of Sustainable Mobility Policy and associated background papers.
One of the functions of the WDC is regional policy analysis. The WDC seeks to ensure that government policy reflects the needs of, and maximises the potential of, the Western Region in such areas as infrastructure, natural resources, enterprise and regional and rural development. It also tracks the implementation of policies and recommends adjustments as appropriate.
As the Western Region is very rural the WDC submission has a particular focus on the needs of, and opportunities for, more rural and peripheral areas.
The Sustainable Mobility Policy consultation was organised around a number of specific topic issues with background papers prepared by DTTAS for each of these. In this post some of the key points made in the submission for each topic are highlighted but the full submission can be read here.