Plans released for NSW infrastructure future

New long-term plans for NSW’s future infrastructure has been released to ensure cities and regional areas are connected and liveable.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced the NSW State Infrastructure Strategy, the Future Transport Strategy 2056 and the Greater Sydney Region Plan. New long-term plans for NSW’s future infrastructure has been released to ensure cities and regional areas are connected and liveable.

The plans were developed at the same time to collaborate and deliver long term outcomes.

“This landmark vision integrates social infrastructure, transport and planning, so we can make the most of this Government’s unprecedented investment in communities across our State,” Ms Berejiklian said.

“Over the last seven years, our strong economic management has meant we’ve been able to deliver a massive pipeline of infrastructure investment worth $111 billion, with over $80 billion in the next four years alone,” she said.

The report builds on the Long Term Transport Masterplan released in 2012. Of the 700 projects in the 2012 plan, over 430 are complete, 200 are under construction and the rest are in the planning stage according to the NSW Government.

Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance said the Integrated transport investment will make Sydney a great place to live, with 70 per cent of people to live within 30 minutes of jobs, study and entertainment by 2056.

Minister for Housing and Planning Anthony Roberts said it is exciting to be a part of the formation of Greater Sydney’s transformation to three distinct, but connected, cities.

“The Region Plan promotes Greater Sydney’s health and education precincts as generators of innovation, research and future jobs, while the city’s ‘green infrastructure’ is valued, protected and enhanced like never before,” Mr Roberts said.

The plan and further information can be found here.


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