We will use the Tourism and Transport Plan to progress detailed planning for specific initiatives, consider funding and delivery options and track our performance in delivering on the customer outcomes. We will continue to engage with our customers, the community and stakeholders to ensure our plans are meeting the needs of customers and being responsive to new challenges and opportunities.
Continuing to engage with our customers
The Tourism and Transport Plan is a ‘living’ plan that will continue to be updated as technology evolves and new opportunities emerge. An agile and flexible approach is the hallmark of our approach to planning in Future Transport 2056.
This means we will continue to engage closely with our customers, the community and stakeholders, including federal departments, state departments and agencies, local councils and industry. This will be important for ensuring that customer, community and stakeholder insights inform more detailed planning and that this planning is integrated across government and with industry. This will mean that the initiatives identified in the Tourism and Transport Plan will continue to reflect existing plans and work that is currently being undertaken by key stakeholders such as local councils.
We will work with the Department of Industry, Infrastructure NSW and Destination NSW as the NSW Government finalises and implements a statewide Tourism Infrastructure Strategy, Cruise Development Plan, and Destination Management Plan.
In consultation on the draft Plan, our customers told us that they want more input into the planning of transport infrastructure and services. By closely engaging with our customers as we update the Plan and progress detailed planning, we will be responsive to this feedback.
Progressing our plans
Establishing customer outcomes and a vision for our transport system, and identifying and prioritising initiatives to deliver on these is just the first step in planning for the future. To ensure we are delivering the best outcomes for customers and the community, we will undertake detailed planning and feasibility studies for specific initiatives as part of the business case process. This will ensure initiatives are progressed for funding and deliver value for money for the people of NSW.