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University wins Planning Institute Award

The University's aim to create better transport options for commuters on campus as well as positively influence transport planning statewide, has been recognised by the Planning Institute of Australia overnight.

The University's Sustainable Transport Strategy 2012- 2016 received an award in the category of Improving Planning Processes and Practices, recognising the strategy's successful initiatives to improve performance, contribute to a positive planning culture and advance public interest.

The University of Tasmania's Dr Anna Lyth, from the School of Land and Food, said the plan, implemented over the last four years, has far reaching benefits for the community.

 "The strategy was developed through extensive consultation and an investigation of the range of transport issues for all University facilities.

"It is the first strategy of its kind in Tasmania pertaining to a major employer and it's had demonstrated far reaching community significance both within the University and externally through partnerships with state and local governments as well as service providers such as Metro Tasmania."

The University of Tasmania's Corey Peterson, Sustainability Manager from Commercial Services Development, said the involvement of staff and students helped improve the plan's performance.

"Staff and students were involved through the Academic Operations Sustainability Integration Program (AOSIP) from strategy development right through to implementation.

"That involvement drove innovation and it is wonderful to see that hard work recognised."

Published on: 23 Aug 2016 10:09am