Development of walking and cycling improvement activities
The following guidance is in addition to the General requirements for improvement activities, packages and programmes
See Development of low cost, low risk programmes for guidance on improvement activities under $1,000,000.
The Transport Agency expects that, where it makes sense to do so, projects will be combined together in a programme to deliver a complete end to end journey of footpaths, cycle lanes and or cycle paths.
For projects to be accepted as a single programme, the Transport Agency must be confident that approved organisations and the Transport Agency (state highways) are ready and able to deliver the entire programme within a reasonable timeframe.
By delivering projects as part of a programme, the entire programme is assessed based on the primary corridor within that programme. The collective value of the programme is likely to be reflected in the assessment profile. If components were brought forward for funding separately, they would be assessed individually.
Delivering projects as part of a programme is effective and cost efficient and this is likely to be reflected in the business case and cost-benefit appraisal.