Future Transport 2056
The population of NSW is forecasted to increase to around 12 million people by 2056. Also, freight volumes are estimated to double in the Greater Sydney area and increase by 25 per cent in regional and outer metropolitan NSW. The passenger network is preparing for over 28 million trips a day. This means planning for future transport has never been more important.
Future Transport 2056 is an update of NSW’s Long Term Transport Master Plan which sets the 40-year vision, direction and principles for customer mobility in NSW, guiding transport investment over the longer term.
Future Transport 2056 Strategy is focused on six principles including:
- Customer focus: Customers’ experiences and their end-to-end journeys are seamless, interactive and personalised, supported by technology and data.
- Successful places: the liveability, amenity and economic success of communities and places are enhanced by transport
- A strong economy: In 2056, the transport system powers NSW’s $1.3 trillion economy and enables economic activity across the State.
- Safety and performance: Every customer enjoys safe travel, regardless of transport mode or location, across a high-performing, integrated and efficient network.
- Accessible services: Transport enables everyone to get the most out of life, wherever they live and whatever their age, ability or personal circumstances.
- Sustainability: The transport system is economically, environmentally and socially sustainable, operationally resilient, affordable for customers and supports emissions reductions.The Services and Infrastructure Plans set customer outcomes for Greater Sydney and regional NSW for the movement of people and freight to meet customer needs and deliver responsive, innovative services.Rapid technological change and disruption, along with more recent events such as the bushfires, flooding and COVID-19, will all have far-reaching implications for the future of transport. New approaches on how to work towards our Future Transport vision, and how to address ambiguity and uncertainty in the future, are defined by:
- Embedding agility and flexibility.
- Openly collaborating and partnering.
- Delivering for people and places.
In summary, Future Transport 2056 acknowledges the vital role transport plays in the land use, tourism, and economic development of towns and cities. The Strategy and Plans also focus on the role of transport in delivering movement and place outcomes that support the character of the places and communities we want for the future. Technology and innovative service models are providing opportunities to change the way transport solutions are provided.
Future Transport 2056 is the first plan to unpack how we can harness rapid advancements in technology and innovation to transform the customer experience and boost economic performance across NSW. Planning for 40 years is bold when rapid technological innovation is the new norm and there is uncertainty as to what the future will look like.
For more information, please visit https://future.transport.nsw.gov.au/