The New South Wales Government has unveiled a 20-year plan to build a more reliable and accessible transport network for Wagga Wagga.
Through the plan, Transport for NSW will aim to ensure the region’s future transport network is safe, sustainable and productive.
The plan was developed in consultation with key stakeholders and the public, with its draft version publicly exhibited in early 2021.
Common themes in the feedback included traffic congestion through Wagga Wagga, particularly for north-south movements; the need for improved bus services; greater investment in walking and cycling initiatives; and the need for improved place outcomes for the region.
Sam Farraway, Minister for Regional Transport and Roads, said the Wagga Wagga Transport Plan is the first its kind for a major regional city.
“This plan provides a blueprint for transforming the movements of people and goods travelling within Wagga Wagga over the next two decades,” he said.
“Working with Wagga Wagga City Council and using feedback from the community, the plan lists 35 initiatives which focus on walking, cycling and public transport as attractive alternatives to driving private vehicles.
“There is also a focus on the city’s expanding industry precincts and business strengths and how the transport network can best drive economic benefits.”
Joe McGirr, Member for Wagga Wagga, said the plan had been driven by the needs and wants of the community, alongside a shared vision with council, local business and industry, and other groups and agencies.
“There was some outstanding feedback when we asked the community for its ideas and expectations to help us understand the priorities and values for Wagga Wagga’s transport network, now and into the future,” he said.
“The community feedback has been incorporated into a number of changes in the final plan, which we are now urging residents, visitors and business operators to embrace and join us on this 20-year journey.”
For more information, visit: future.transport.nsw.gov.au