The strategy has been developed by and for the Central Murray Regional Forum Councils – comprising Balranald, Buloke, Gannawarra, Mildura, Murray River, Swan Hill and Wentworth – located along the Murray River in western New South Wales (NSW) and Victoria.
The Central Murray Regional Transport Strategy updates the 2014 Draft Transport Plan1 for the region and has drawn on existing studies from local to State level and consultation across the region. It seeks to provide an evidence-based framework for ensuring a ‘fit for purpose’ transport network for the region, now and into the future.
The assessment methodology utilised to compare and prioritise actions, draws on those developed for the Loddon Campaspe2 and Wimmera Southern Mallee Transport Strategies3 in Victoria. This strategy is also informed by existing State, regional and local plans and strategies. It has been prepared with the assistance of NSW Roads and Maritime Services, VicRoads, the Victorian Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources and Transport for Victoria.