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An Assessment of the Australian Road System Volumes 1 and 2

Publication Type:
Research Report 42

Publication Subject(s):

Release Date:
July 1979

The scope of the report is broad in as much as it attempts to develop a comprehensive, explicit and detailed analysis of both historical and future road investment for the whole of Australia. The report does not make specific total funding recommendations, nor does it attempt to suggest what should be the future levels of Commonwealth, State and Local Government funding of roads expenditure.

It focuses considerable attention on past patterns of road expenditure and on the economic merit of those expenditures. The sensitivity of the results of the economic analysis to different levels of overall road funding is examined. This examination is particularly directed to assessments of efficient allocations of resources between road categories and States.

Volume 2 is a verbatim publication of comments provided to the BTE for its Report to assist the Commonwealth government in its consideration of grants of financial assistance to the States for roads.

  • An Assessment of the Australian Road System Volume 1 [PDFPDF: 17942 KB] [ReadSpeaker]
  • An Assessment of the Australian Road System Volume 2 [PDFPDF: 19898 KB] [ReadSpeaker]