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Greater Newcastle Future Transport Plan


Newcastle Airport is currently expanding, with recent investment in the Airport’s facilities and major upgrades planned to the RAAF Base to accommodate new Joint Strike Fighters (F-35). These upgrades will create a cluster of economic activity and new jobs at Williamtown. The Airport may also have a larger role in the future in supporting freight movements.

It will be increasingly important to ensure efficient transport connections are available between the airport and surrounding regions. We will continue to support the development of Newcastle Airport by providing public transport connections across Greater Newcastle. Road improvements, committed and identified for investigation, include Nelson Bay Road, Cormorant Road, M1, Hexham, Raymond Terrace upgrades and Tomago Road. These improvements will result in improved freight and passenger vehicle connections.

We also acknowledge the opportunity that the point-to-point reforms implemented in 2017 have had for opening up the market for transport services to meet demand.

Public transport and Newcastle Airport

A number of operators currently provide public transport connections between Newcastle Airport, the Greater Newcastle area and broader Hunter region.

Port Stephens Coaches currently provides 18 connections between Newcastle Interchange and Newcastle Airport on weekdays. The earliest service starts at 4:37am and the last service departs at 9:07pm. The travel time is approximately 30 minutes, which is comparable to the time it takes to drive the same distance.

Hunter Valley Buses provide 12 connections between Stockland Green Hills and Newcastle Airport on weekdays. The earliest service starts at 6am and the last service departs at 5pm.

Taxis and ridesharing services are available as well as other private operators like Hunter Connection Shuttle, Foggs Shuttle and Kroosn Shuttle Service to connect people from around Greater Newcastle to/from the airport.

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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