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Draft Central West and Orana Transport Plan

Draft Central West and Orana Regional Transport Plan

Frequently Asked Questions


The Central West and Orana region is predicted to grow by an additional 20,000 people by 2041. It’s time to look at managing the transport network differently to realise the community vision for the region and ensure transport can support growth in a sustainable way.

The draft Central West and Orana Transport Plan (the Plan) provides a vision for how Central West and Orana’s transport network, infrastructure and services will be managed and developed over time to realise community aspirations.

In 2018, the NSW Government released Future Transport 2056: a long-term plan for transport in NSW. This draft Transport Plan outlines what this means for Central West and Orana over the next 20 years.

The development of the Plan has been guided by formal engagement and workshops with key stakeholders from all 19 councils across the Central West and Orana, relevant state agencies and both the Central NSW and Orana Joint Organisations of Councils.

Thank you for your feedback

Transport for NSW would like to thank everyone who took the time to consider the draft Plan and provide feedback.

The feedback and submissions received will provide valuable input into the development of the final Plan.

Transport for NSW will update the Regional Transport Plan every five years to ensure that the transport vision and initiatives continue to respond to growth and the changing needs of the region.

Supporting plans

The Plan presents a transport vision for the Central West and Orana and responds to the land use vision outlined in the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment’s (DPIE) Draft Central West and Orana Regional Plan 2041. The Plan identifies the key infrastructure, services and policy interventions which will be needed to achieve the vision at a local level. 

Key goals of the vision include:

  • About one in every five trips will be made by walking, cycling or public transport across the region
  • A higher proportion of the region’s population will have access to day return services to their nearest regionally significant centre
  • There will be improved connections across all modes of transport between the region, Greater Sydney, Newcastle and Canberra
  • Crash rates are reduced in-line with the ‘Towards Zero’ goal of zero fatalities and serious injuries on our roads by 2056 
  • Increased access for modern, more productive heavy vehicles across the region to support the principle of “moving more with less”
  • Greater use of technology to support safer, more efficient and accessible transport network

The Plan has identified 66 initiatives that in combination, will support the 2041 regional transport vision for the Central West and Orana.

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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