.... Future urban growth and population growth will need to be supported with public transport corridor investment. The interstate rail route would provide a more sustainable and safer outcome than the proposed PRC for the movement of freight and additionally would provide opportunities for passenger rail services to the growth areas of Greater Flagstone and Yarrabilba. More freight being transported by rail would reduce freight demand along existing road corridors. This option is not addressed as part of the report documents for the PRC. This current PRC proposal is not a sustainable community outcome – it encourages more motor vehicle and freight movement by road, which over the longer term ( beyond 2030) will most likely become a financially unviable option. The significant cost associated with road construction would be more beneficial if invested in freight transport by rail.
Regional planning SEQRP 2009 - 2031 and PRC and Greenhouse Gas Emissions
The PRC does not
- reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions or the effects of Climate Change
- meet the Towards Q2 target to cut carbon footprint by 2020 in Queensland
- meet the sustainability characteristics in SEQRP
- encourage a compact urban form ....
- facilitate a system of well protected wildlife habitats
- mitigate impacts on the total water cycle, wetlands, catchments or acquatic ecosystems
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