As individuals, businesses, communities and as a State we are continuously changing.
We start school, learn to drive, get a job, maybe start a business or a family.
As our lives change we use a variety of transport so we can travel to work, get access to the services we need, socialise with our friends and travel throughout New South Wales.
And over time our roads, cars, trains, buses, planes and public transport change as new and better ways of travelling emerge.
To keep NSW moving in the foreseeable future, we are rolling out big transport projects across the state like the Sydney Metro North West, City and Southwest; a major train fleet renewal program; new light rail systems for Parramatta, Newcastle and Sydney’s CBD; the Pacific Highway upgrade, the Great Western Highway upgrade and Bridges for the Bush.
And there’s more in the planning pipeline, like new regional train fleets and the Western Harbour Tunnel, BeachesLink and Metro West.
Beyond projects in progress, we must plan to face the challenges and opportunities of the coming decades for our communities, towns and cities.
A growing population and new housing developments will need to be properly serviced by transport, school and health services. Deciding these projects and building them can take many years, sometimes decades.
As our economy expands, we need to ensure that there is efficient and safe movement of goods and services.
This is why Future Transport looks beyond the current pipeline of transport projects. We need to find out what we don’t know, try to anticipate what’s coming over the horizon and what people are thinking.
Last year we developed in conjunction with the community and experts the Future Transport Technology Roadmap, which focuses on how we can take advantage of the fast moving pace of innovation and technological change. The Roadmap has identified the investments in technology we will make in the medium term and the future ‘game changers’ we need to be ready for, like connected and automated vehicles.
We are not doing this alone. We are working hand in hand with the other parts of Government, and engaging with industry and other experts, so that transport is safe, accessible and supports our hospitals, schools, housing, and businesses.
We now want to work with you so we can understand what transport services you want for your future, looking out over the next 20 and 40 years.
Now is the time to get involved and tell us what you think.
Your feedback will be read, analysed, categorised and considered by the experts we have drafting the Future Transport Strategy, which we’ll release later this year.
We want you to help us shape the future of transport in NSW.