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The upgrading of Jefferys Track : a methodological investigation into the application of cost-benefit analysis to development roads

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Cotgrove, Robert D. M.(Robert David Melluish) (1984) The upgrading of Jefferys Track : a methodological investigation into the application of cost-benefit analysis to development roads. Coursework Master thesis, University of Tasmania.

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Abstract

The proposal that the Lachlan to Crabtree track, now
officially known as Jefferys Track, should be upgraded to
allow the passage of cars and trucks has been mooted from
time to time over a long period of years by various local
residents and politicians.
The Derwent Region Transportation Study in its Final
Report (1979) dismissed such suggestions in three short
paragraphs, claiming "....the cost of an all weather all
vehicle route (at least $5.0 m) is too great for the likely
resulting benefits" (p. 58).
Recent events, including the closure of the Australian
Paper Manufacturers pulp-pellet plant at Geeveston and the
subsequent high increase in unemployment in an area noted for
its timber resources, have again stimulated calls for the
upgrading of Jefferys Track to facilitate greater economic
(and social) interaction between the Communities in the lower
Derwent and Huon Valleys. The Legislative Council members for
Huon, the Hon. Peter Hodgman, and Derwent, the Hon. Charles Batt,
have both publicly supported the proposal and the Forestry
Commission is at present preparing a confidential report for the
Tasmanian Government on the feasibility of upgrading the route
for use by log trucks.

Item Type: Thesis (Coursework Master)
Keywords: Roads, Trails
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Thesis (M.Trans.Ec.)--University of Tasmania, 1985. Bibliography: leaves 64-66

Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2014 23:58
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