Climate change, expected growth in freight, congestion, oil prices, social inclusion and the growing and ageing population all inform councils’ transport and infrastructure policies.
Local government has a responsibility to lobby the Australian and Victorian Governments to meet the public transport needs of local communities.
Local government manages 85 per cent of Victoria’s road network as well as local footpaths and cycle paths.
Recognising the many benefits of increased walking and cycling, local government directly contributes to the liveability and wellbeing of local communities by striving to provide safe and connected footpaths and cycle paths.
Find out more about our transport and infrastructure policy work.