Implications of the Wellbeing Framework from the 2021-2022 ACT Budget. The Wellbeing Framework is made up of twelve domains, of which “access and connectivity” is most important for active travel as it includes transport. Access and connectivity is found across most ACT Government agencies. Not everything in access and connectivity is transport related. We have gather those items that are.
The ACT Budget 2021-2025 can be analysed in many always. In this approach, we consider the Wellbeing Budget category “access and connectivity” and categorised the projects by the transport mode: car, public transport, active travel, or unknown. The result: active travel is again poorly served.
The Wellbeing Framework is made up of twelve domains, of which “access and connectivity” is most important for active travel.
The ACT Wellbeing Framework definition for Access and connectivity.
|DOMAIN NAME||Access and connectivity|
|DEFINITION||Getting around to places we value and accessing the services we need|
|OUR ASPIRATION FOR WELLBEING IN THIS AREA||Our planning, mobility and service systems allow us to move around our liveable city and access the types of places and services we need, when we need them. Those who require additional support to gain independence can access responsive, tailored services.|
Access and connectivity includes transport.
As we have engaged with the Canberra community, we have heard the importance of timely and effective access to services, the importance of planning and being able to get around the city easily.ACT Wellbeing Framework, Access and connectivity, page 10
However, access and connective is much boarder than transport.
The Access and connectivity domain will include measures about ease of access to services, transport and our ability to get where we need to go, how we rate the liveability of city and of our neighbourhoods, as well as the level of digital access and connectivity in the ACT.ACT Wellbeing Framework, Access and connectivity, page 10
Where is Access and connectivity found?
Access and connectivity is found across most ACT Government agencies. In the charts below, we refer to this as “across government”. Most of the transport related projects are, however, found in ACT Transport’s budget.
|Agency||Total Budgeted Financing ($’000)|
|Major Projects Canberra||$47,298|
Where do the funds come from?
The Commonwealth Government provides some funding for road projects.
|Funding source||Total Budgeted Financing ($’000)|
Road works are the biggest projects
Road projects are the largest investment, with Monaro Highway upgrade and William Hovell Drive duplication making up about a third of the cake.
|By project||Total Budgeted Financing ($’000)|
|William Hovell Drive||$63,834|
|Northbourne Avenue pavement||$3,107|
|Canberra south-west corridor||$1,600|
Car travel is the most important mode of transport
Considering the transport modes, we find the most of the investment goes into infrastructure for cars, then public transport and active travel gets the least investment. The unknown category is made up of those projects which do not have any clear transport mode.
|Transport mode||Total Budgeted Financing ($’000)|