The Transport Plan will detail how Australia can run a zero-fossil fuel passenger and freight transport system. The main focus will be on a large roll-out of electric rail and electric vehicles, as well as application of sustainable biofuels where appropriate and necessary.
Australian cities are the most sprawling in the world. On the upside this means they can accommodate metro-style rail by using existing land surface corridors, unlike more densely occupied European cities which need to build underground subways. The expertise of the Europeans, Japanese and Chinese can be leveraged to bring high-speed intercity rail to Australia.
Designs for the key intercity high-speed rail lines will be included in the Transport Plan, as willl examples of the metro rail and electric vehicle infrastructure requirements for a number of cities and regional towns. For a city like Melbourne this will be the first serious comprehensive plan for our transport system since the 1969 transport plan.