It was released alongside the draft Greater Sydney Region Plan – the first time such long-term land-use planning has been directly integrated with transport.
WSP assisted in developing policy, service and infrastructure plans for both the Greater Sydney Metropolitan area (8 million people) as well as Regional NSW (4 million people) by 2056, and were seconded into Transport for NSW’s Future Transport team on an extended basis to provide technical and strategic advice.
We co-designed a strategic land use and transport plan for the next 40 years which included the establishment of Global Gateway cities such as Canberra and Newcastle to support other centres in Regional NSW.
We were motivated by ten customer outcomes including:
- Flexible transport services
- Embracing new technology
- Movement and place framework
- Supporting centres with appropriate transport services and infrastructure
- Responding to changes in land use, population and demand
- Economic development is enabled by regional transport services and infrastructure
- Network Resilience
- Accessibility to employment and services
- Improved connectivity, integrated services and better use of capacity.
Together with our client, we developed new approaches to the provision of public transport services and road infrastructure in regional areas through the introduction of future mobility measures such as connected and automated vehicles and shared mobility.