Friday, April 19, 2024

NSW drives future transport plan

The NSW Government has unveiled its Future Transport Strategy, promising to make travel in the state quicker, safer and more convenient.

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.

NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet said the Strategy is a blueprint to continuously evolve the transport system to service the changing needs of commuters, communities and the 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 all have busy lives and this is a vision to make it easier and more convenient for people to move about the 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 future planning, investment, delivery and operations.

“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.

“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.”

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