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Future Energy Strategy


Transportation is a basic human right. It assists participation in social life and fulfils an essential economic function. Transport enables businesses to reach new markets and attract new investment, while presenting more job and training opportunities. Transport of goods and people is vital to our economic prosperity and wellbeing.

The NSW Government is committed to maintaining a strong economy, improving the quality of life for the people of NSW and protecting the environment. That’s why the NSW Government’s objective is to achieve net zero emissions by 2050 through creating new jobs, cutting household costs and attracting investment.

The Future Energy vision is one where the people of NSW enjoy a world class, efficient transport system that is powered by renewable energy.

Future Energy sets out the key pillars of the transformation of the transport sector to one powered by net zero energy. This transformation has the potential to support thousands of new jobs, many in regional areas, and deliver billions of dollars in economic growth between now and 2050. We can integrate more low-cost renewable energy into the transport system, reduce dependence on imported fuels, improve quality of life and reduce emissions.

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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