A brighter future for transport in NSW
Travel in New South Wales will be quicker, more convenient and safer as part of the Future Transport Strategy unveiled by the NSW Government today.
The Strategy includes a vision to create connected 30-minute cities and convenient 15-minute neighbourhoods, starting with the piloting of Future Transport Hubs in Parramatta, Chatswood, Wollongong and Coffs Harbour that will provide commuters with a one-stop-shop for a range of essential services.
Premier Dominic Perrottet said this is a blueprint to continuously evolve our transport system to service the changing needs of commuters, communities and our economy into the future.
“This strategy sets out a new vision for transport in our growing and changing state,” Mr Perrottet said.
“This is about ensuring our transport network will be fit-for-purpose into the future and gives people more choice, shorter wait times and quicker trips.
“We are laying the foundations for our future transport network now so we can keep building a brighter future for the people of NSW.
“We all have busy lives and this is a vision to make it easier and more convenient for people to move about entire state whether it be in a city or in the regions.
Minister for Infrastructure, Cities and Active Transport Rob Stokes said the Future Transport Strategy shapes our future planning, investment, delivery and operations to give people more choice, greater access and better places.
“Train stations shouldn’t just be for trains, roads shouldn’t just be for cars, they are places for people and our whole transport network should adapt to our citizens various and changing needs,” Mr Stokes said.
“We understand people lead busy lives which is why we’re piloting convenient one-stop-shops for all your services at transport hubs by harnessing developments in data and technology.
“The pandemic has seen demand for walking and cycling infrastructure soar, and outdoor spaces valued more than ever. Our vision for 15 minute neighbourhoods will also improve health and wellbeing outcomes, and ensure local communities thrive.”
Minister for Transport, Veterans and Western Sydney David Elliott said the Future Transport Strategy will keep focussing on environmentally responsible operations while continuing to deliver world-class transport for the people of NSW.
“Transport continues to be a significant contributor to our economy as NSW grows to become Australia’s first trillion-dollar State, powered by nation-leading projects including Sydney Metro and Fast Rail,” Mr Elliott said.
“Australia’s clean transport vision is also important, with our train network now running on 100 per cent renewables and the rollout of zero emission buses across the State.”
To read more: https://future.transport.nsw.gov.au/.