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World class transport system

Greater Newcastle Future Transport Plan

World class transport system

In order to meet the vision of providing a world class transport system that meets everyone’s needs, we need to continue to plan for and build an efficient network that:

Provides quality transport connections to/from and within strategic centres and key locations such as Newcastle Airport

Provides an easy to understand and frequent public transport network to service customers, with a clear hierarchy of services, providing customers with real travel choice – this will include turn up and go services on key high demand routes through to on demand services to serve more geographically dispersed communities, and planning for significant urban growth areas

Improves interchanging between transport modes and services to facilitate a seamless travel experience.
To ensure the best value for money is achieved with our transport services and infrastructure, we need to make sure that the level of service we provide meets the demand for those connections.

Additionally, as Greater Newcastle grows and people continue to drive, there will be increased pressure on the road network. We need to work with stakeholders to develop travel demand strategies to re-balance travel demand (re-time, re-mode, re-route and reduce) to ensure that the expected increase in private vehicle trips does not lead to congestion and unacceptable journey times and reliabilities. These strategies will also benefit businesses and communities in managing their time. We need to ensure that public and active transport are viable options for travelling to/from and within Greater Newcastle.

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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