Austroads has released the Marsden Jacob report examining the application of community service obligations (CSOs) to the roads sector. The report, produced in conjunction with the Australian Road Research Board (ARRB), provides an overview of the potential options which could be used in the development of a CSO framework.
Road service levels have evolved over time in response to a variety of factors, including explicit and implicit policy objectives and social benefit–cost analysis. While most state governments are able to describe fundamental levels of service regarding heavy vehicles, that is not the case for the small number of local governments that we consulted for this report.
The report can be accessed through the Austroads site here.
In addition, on 27 June Marsden Jacob’s Gavan Dwyer and Matthew Clarke with Tim Martin of the ARRB presented a webinar which is also available at the above webpage.
For further information on how Marsden Jacob can help you in this area or more broadly with CSOs and transport, please contact Matthew Clarke at our Melbourne office