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Introduction

Future Transport Strategy

Acknowledgement of Country

Transport for NSW acknowledges Aboriginal people as the traditional custodians of the lands and waterways on which we build infrastructure, deliver projects and serve Transport’s customers and are grateful to Elders past and present for their continual leadership.

Many of the transport routes we use today – from rail lines, to roads, to water crossings – follow the traditional Songlines, trade routes and ceremonial paths in Country that our nation’s Aboriginal peoples followed for tens of thousands of years.

Transport for NSW is committed to honouring Aboriginal peoples’ cultural and spiritual connections to the land, waters and seas and their rich contribution to society. We recognise the impacts we make on Aboriginal culture and heritage through our infrastructure projects.

The implementation of Future Transport 2056 and the Transport Reconciliation Action Plan 2019-2022 bring us opportunities to work in partnership with Aboriginal people and communities. Our future projects will positively reflect the values, sustainability and spirituality of the Aboriginal cultures in the areas where we work.

To do this we will engage with Aboriginal people on projects; respect and value their expertise; and integrate their understanding of Country and place into the design process and outcome. This is called Designing with Country.

Six principles for Future Transport

The Future Transport 2056 Strategy is focused on six key principles for the future of mobility in the state, which together aim to positively impact the economy, communities and environment of NSW.

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