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On the right track: the future of Australian and New Zealand transport infrastructure

Issue 5 2016  •  19 October 2016  •  Yasha Vojdani, Interim Executive Director & Angé Anczewska, Manager of Development and Engagement at UITP Australia New Zealand (UITPANZ),

By 2050 70% of the world’s population is expected to live in urban environments – up from an average of 50% today. Australia and New Zealand are ahead of the curve in this respect, with close to 90% of the population currently living in urbanised areas. For Eurotransport, Yasha Vojdani, Interim Executive Director and Angé Anczewska, Manager of Development and Engagement at UITP Australia New Zealand (UITPANZ), provide details of current major public transport infrastructure projects across the region. These investments demonstrate commitment by Federal, State and Local governments to developing urban infrastructure for a growing and highly urbanised population, and highlight that effective public transport infrastructure networks are vital for the future growth, efficiency and productivity of cities.