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Regional and outer metropolitan network

Future Transport Strategy

Supporting transport access

Transport for NSW is committed to equitable access to transport services for every community that we serve, including regional and outer metropolitan NSW, which plays a vibrant role in the culture and economy of NSW.

Future transport investment in regional and outer metropolitan NSW will deliver a ‘hub and spoke’ network to improve access to regional cities and centres through connected multi modal service plans. This will connect customers and communities to each other and to jobs, schools, hospitals and services, as well as to cultural, social and recreational opportunities.

Improved connectivity will also be a key enabler of regional freight economic development, providing businesses, manufacturers and producers with the opportunity to participate in the global economy by connecting them to domestic and international markets.

The provision of day-return services in regional areas is a key indicator of how we are progressing towards hub and spoke connectivity. Since March 2018, Transport has been trialling new NSW TrainLink coach services, regional on-demand services and better integrated timetables to increase day-return availability between cities and towns in regional areas.

Transport is creating active places through planning for places in partnership with local areas and other government agencies, with place plans being developed across seven regional areas. This includes the Greater Newcastle Future Transport Plan and transport plans for the Central West & Orana, Illawarra-Shoalhaven (draft currently available), Gosford, Maitland and Tweed Shire.

Find out more about services and infrastructure initiatives for regional NSW.

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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