NSW regional plans

The NSW Government has released transport plans for regional areas

NSW regional plans
Regional NSW

The NSW Government has released plans for five regional areas to provide strategic direction for the delivery of transport infrastructure and services over the next 20 years.

Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian says the plans will ensure transport, roads and freight networks meet the needs of regional communities by addressing expected population changes, and responding to the transport priorities highlighted by local communities.

The plans include bus shelter installations and upgrades for some areas.

"Each region faces different challenges - whether they be population increases or an ageing population – and by doing this detailed work we’ve been able to identify specific strategic priorities for each region that will help shape future decision-making and investment," says Berejiklian.

"The plans outline our continued commitment to investment in roads and public transport services and infrastructure, walking and cycling, community transport services, road safety and economic development."

Minister for Roads and Ports Duncan Gay says the actions set out in the regional transport plans reflected the extensive feedback received during community consultation.

"Regional transport plans are as much about planning and investment for the long term as they are about short term action - we’re already getting on with the job of delivering crucial services and infrastructure for these communities," he says.

The plans cover the Western, Central West, Murray and Murrumbidgee, New England and North West, and Central Coast regions of NSW and can be found online at www.transport.nsw.gov.au

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