Clause 18 has been updated to recognise planning’s role in contributing to a safe, integrated, and sustainable transport system. Transport policy has been updated to include the relevant strategies and policies that have been developed by the Department of Transport and its predecessors.
The clause 18 structure has also been changed to separate transport system and movements network objectives. Policy for all movement networks have been reorganised to recognise their important role as part of the transport system, these networks include:
- public transport
- airports and airfields
Consequential changes have also been made to move all regional and local policies in clause 18 (Transport) to align with the relevant State policy. No change has been made to ports or airports and airfields policy content.