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Draft Transport Master Plan Now Available for Comment

Liberal Member for Penrith Stuart Ayres MP today welcomed the release of a mater plan that ensures for the first time NSW will have an integrataed transport plan, which will include all modes of public transport, roads, freight, cycling and walking.

The Long Term Transport Master Plan is for the whole of NSW, and includes more than 200 short, medium and long-term actions and recommendations

The plan builds on several key projects which are already underway

    • North West Rail Link
    • Opal electronic ticketing
    • M5 widening
    • South West Rail Link
    • Pacific Highway upgrade

\”This is in stark contrast to the way Labor did things. They announced ten plans from 1998 to 2010. Almost a new one every year, yet they did not deliver\”. Mr Ayres said

The draft Master Plan has been drawn up based on extensive consultation across the state

    • 14 regional forums attended by over 1,000 participants
    • More than 1,200 submissions to the discussion paper
    • Discussions with more than 130 stakeholders
    • 65,000 hits on the dedicated website
    • Advisory groups – representing customers and community, local government, industry and transport specialists, and freight customers

\”Also included is a long term plan to complete critical links in Sydney’s Motorway network, with Infrastructure NSW to advise on the next major project. Projects identified include M5 East motorway expansion, the M4 extension, the Inner West Bypass, the F6 corridor, and the F3 to M2/Sydney Orbital connection.\” Mr Ayres said

\”I’m pleased to see that the NSW government is finally addressing the transport challenges that exist in Greater Sydney and the plan specifically highlights congestion on the North – South corridors in the Penrith region.\”

\”This is the draft plan. We are serious about getting this right, so further comments are welcome from the community and stakeholders before the final plan is released at the end of 2012\” Mr Ayres said.

Local councils and community stakeholders are welcome to make further submissions by 26 October 2012 at


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