NTC co-hosts COAG workshop

On 12 and 13 October in Melbourne, the National Transport Commission (NTC) partnered with the COAG Reform Council and the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute to host a continuous improvement workshop on cities planning reform.
The COAG Reform Council is an independent body that reports directly to COAG on reforms of national significance. It was asked by the COAG to review capital city strategic planning systems against agreed national criteria, support continuous national improvement in capital city strategic planning, and build and share knowledge of best practice planning approaches.

NTC Chief Executive, Nick Dimopoulos, facilitated the second day of the workshop to discuss the role of performance improvement frameworks, shared learning and policy innovation in achieving reform outcomes.

“COAG’s focus on integrated land-use planning and transport is welcome; however to turn good plans into real outcomes we also need to measure progress, understand what’s working well and what’s not and leverage the most effective policies,” explained Mr Dimopoulos.

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