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					                                  SWINBURNE UNIVERSITY EMS
                                 - TRANSPORT MANAGEMENT PLAN -

Responsible Manager: Associate Director, Operations and Services
Subject: EMS: Management Plan

Reference: February 2009


Purpose
This Transport Management Plan sets the direction for achieving Swinburne’s transport objectives and targets.
The Action Plan details the actions, timelines, resources and responsibilities necessary to achieve these
objectives and targets.

Objectives
Swinburne will aim to:

         Encourage, support and increase the use of the sustainable modes of transport and alternative modes
          of conducting meetings and lesson/lecture delivery.

         Reduce use of energy and the subsequent production of greenhouse gas emissions.

Target
Swinburne’s transport targets are:

         Reduce greenhouse gas emissions from air travel to less than 6,000 Tonnes – (6,613 Tonnes in 2008)
               o    21,942,266 km’s in 2008
               o    Target in 2009 = less than 19,800,000 km’s

         Reduce greenhouse gas emissions from vehicle travel (inc. taxi) to less than 486 Tonnes (524 Tonnes in
          2008)
               o    2,103,948 km’s in 2008 for fleet and taxi travel
               o    Target in 2009 = less than 1,950,000 km’s

         Encourage more staff and students to use public transport, car pooling or ride bicycles

         Increase video conferencing in preference to air travel

         Increase video/audio conferencing in preference to vehicle travel locally, regional Victoria or interstate.

Background
This Management Plan is forms part of the Swinburne University EMS. Transport has been identified as a
significant aspect for Swinburne contributing to climate change and waste through activities such as use of fleet
vehicles and student and employee commuting.

Achievements to date
Swinburne has already commenced a number of initiatives that aim to minimise the environmental impacts of
transport. These include:

         Reduced the pool fleet to 4 cylinder, Hybrid and 1 gas powered 6 cyl choice
           Installed bike storage facilities

           Commenced video conferences with Sarawak

           Lectopia



Review of Management Plan
As part of our commitment to continual improvement, this Management Plan will be reviewed on an annual basis
by the Director, Facilities and Services and communicated as part of the EMS update to the Executive Group. In
particular, this review will focus on the objectives and targets and an update of the Action Plan actions and
timelines.



Approval
Name
Signature
Title
Date


Revision History
Rev. No.                Rev. date               Revised by   Comment
1
2
3
Action Plan
No.             Action                   Description                Project Type          Campus / Facility        Responsible             Budget       Timeline   Additional Comments
                                                                                                                    Personnel

1     Communications Program      Develop a                      Behaviour Change   All                       EMS Coordinator          Employee time   Dec 2008-   Should be linked to the
                                  communications package                                                                                               Jun 2009    communications
                                  to encourage staff and                                                                                                           programs in other
                                  students to choose more                                                                                                          environmental
                                  environmentally                                                                                                                  management plans
                                  responsible forms of
                                  transport

2a    Travel (Road)               Encourage teleconference       Behaviour Change   All                       EMS Coordinator,         CMP             2009
                                  meetings in preference to                                                   Managers, Directors,
                                  travel between campuses.                                                    Deans etc, etc



2b    Reduce taxi travel by 10%   Encourage public transport     Behaviour Change   All                       EMS Coordinator,         Departmental    2009
      in 2009 on 2007/2008 data   travel between campuses                                                     Managers, Directors,
                                  and or to meetings                                                          Deans etc, etc
                                  external to the University

3     Travel (Flights)            Identify opportunities to      Behaviour Change   All                       EMS Coordinator,         CMP             2010
                                  utilise video/tele-                                                         Coordinator, Managers,
      Reduce greenhouse gas
                                  conferencing opportunities                                                  Directors, Deans etc,
      emissions from air travel
                                  in preference to air travel.                                                etc
      by 10% in 2009 on
      2007/2008 data.             Deliver at least one
                                  conference paper via
                                  video conference in
                        preference to air travel.

4   Staff Commuting     Conduct survey on public      Behaviour Change        All   EMS Coordinator,          FSG   2010
                        transport utilisation.                                      Director HR
                        Join the TravelSmart
                        www.travelsmart.gov.au
                        program to assist with
                        improving staff travel
                        behaviours.
                        Analyse inter-campus pool
                        vehicle use to consider
                        viability of a inter-campus
                        shuttle bus.

5   Student Commuting   Conduct survey on public      Behaviour Change        All   EMS Coordinator,          FSG   2010
                        transport utilisation                                       Director SSAA

6   Purchasing          Replace 4 petrol fleet        Infrastructure change   All   EMS Coordinator,          FSG   2010
                        vehicles with 4 Hybrid                                      Director Facilities and
                        vehicles                                                    Services

				
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