Capire delivered inclusive engagement around sustainable transport options and parking which was used to develop an Integrated Transport Strategy.


Merri-bek Integrated Transport Strategy


Merri-bek City Council was developing a new Merri-bek Integrated Transport Strategy (MITS) to set the direction on dealing with major transport issues within the municipality for the next decade. Council’s vision was to create an environment where sustainable transport options are convenient and attractive, with the aim that Merri-bek is liveable, sustainable and healthy.

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    Merri-bek City Council
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Capire was engaged to seek feedback on how council could improve access to sustainable transport options through the associated Parking Strategy, examine how much car parking is provided across the municipality and whether this should change in the future.

We delivered engagement across three phases, using a wide variety of techniques, aiming to build awareness; seek feedback on the background paper to inform the MITS; and to confirm that all key issues had been addressed.

As part of Capire’s commitment to ensuring all members of Merri-bek’s diverse community had an opportunity to participate, a small discussion group with Muslim women was organised that used interactive activities to seek their feedback. The MITS and Parking Strategy was adopted in early 2019.