Responsibility of the City’s transport planning is shared between the Local Government and the State Government. Both levels of government work together to provide a transport network that caters for the community. High level land use planning policy, public transport and the arterial road network is the responsibility of State Government.
The City manages the local road network and the majority of the pedestrian and bicycle networks.
Integrated Transport Plan
The City's Integrated Transport Plan (ITP) provides the overarching framework to guide transport decisions that will improve accessibility, amenity, safety and functionality within the City.
The ITP forms part of the City’s Thriving Neighbourhoods project which includes the Local Planning Scheme No.7 and the Economic Development Plan to plan for future growth.
The ITP is a tool for the analysis of existing and future transport system requirements in alignment with our local planning strategies. It focuses on five key areas – active travel like walking and cycling, public transport, road transport, parking and public spaces.
The State Government and local strategies and plans that contribute to the planning and provision of the transport network provide the main framework for the ITP including (but not limited to):
Perth and Peel@3.5million - a suite of documents that present a long-term growth strategy for land use and infrastructure provision for the Perth and Peel regions.
City of South Perth Strategic Community Plan 2020-2030 - identifies a number of transport related actions in the delivery of sustainable urban neighbourhoods.
City of South Perth Local Planning Strategy - sets the strategic direction for planning and development in the City over the next 10 to 15 years. It sets out transport and access related strategies which direct the majority of the City’s growth towards activity centres and corridors that are well served with efficient transport networks, including more options for walking, cycling and public transport.
City of South Perth Parking Strategy - provides a plan for the provision and management of parking within the City over the next 15 years. The Strategy seeks to guide the development of Parking Management Plans for 14 Parking Control Areas (PCA) within the City.
Joint Bike Plan for City of South Perth and Town of Victoria Park - sets out the long-term vision for a strategic cycling network covering both South Perth and Victoria Park local government areas.
Department of Transport draft Long Term Cycle Network (LTCN) - details a vision for a continuous bicycle network that links parks, schools, community facilities and transport services across the Perth and Peel regions.
Local area traffic management strategies
Local area traffic management strategies enable the control of traffic movement through the City. The City regularly undertakes traffic management studies to identify traffic and transport issues within specific local areas. These studies provide recommendations and measures to upgrade the safety and efficiency of movements for traffic, public transport, pedestrians and cyclists.
As the City’s population continues to grow, increasing demands and pressures are placed on its road and transport networks. Traffic management strategies assist in improving the urban environment by controlling and improving traffic flow on designated routes and reducing the risk of crashes, through appropriate design of roads and intersections.
South Perth Station Precinct Transport and Access Strategy
The City of South Perth Transport and Access Strategy identifies traffic and transport issues within the South Perth Station Precinct and provides measures to upgrade the safety and efficiency of movements for traffic, public transport, pedestrians and cyclists in the area.
As work on construction sites in the Precinct gather pace, the City continues to monitor the impact on the surrounding road and path network to ensure the wider community’s safety. Documented processes for the review, approval and auditing of Traffic Management Plans are consistently applied to all development projects in the Precinct, ensuring that workers and trucks servicing these sites adhere to the strict conditions placed upon them.
Traffic Impact Assessment
When considering development applications, one of the assessments carried out by the City considers a development’s traffic impact. The Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage transport impact assessment guidelines set out the appropriate level of assessment required according to land use and size.
In addition to the completion of a TIA, the City also requires the relevant report to include recent (last 12 months) traffic data on all roads abutting the proposed development.
Temporary traffic management
The City is required to take action to control activities on the street that would otherwise disrupt or not allow the free movement of vehicles along that street. The temporary closing of streets, detours around worksites and/or the temporary lowering of speed limits are all powers reserved to the Commissioner of Main Roads, but by delegation have been passed to local government for those streets that form the local road network.
Any person who intends to undertake an activity that will impact on vehicle movements within the street must submit a Traffic Management Plan (TMP) and Traffic Control Diagram (TCD) for authorisation by the City. A small charge is applied to the assessment of traffic management plans received.