Metropolitan transport and Metropolitan strategy
The Metropolitan Transport Plan: Connecting the City of Cities and the Metropolitan Strategy are complementary
documents which will be used to create a single view on future land use and transport planning for Sydney.
"They should be read together as two halves of one whole," NSW Premier Kristina Keneally said.
Public input and community consultation will help to deliver a single view on future land use and transport planning
They will set the scene for Sydney’s integrated transport and land use planning for both the short-term and
The Metropolitan Strategy is in the middle of its five yearly review.
The Metropolitan Transport Plan is a 10-year fully funded package of transport infrastructure for Sydney and major
regional centres and the Metropolitan Strategy is a 25 year vision for land use planning in Sydney.
Over 10 years, the plan comprises $50.2 billion in spending; of that, there is more than $7 billion in new or
expanded transport infrastructure and services.
Under the Metropolitan Transport plan, Transport and Planning Ministers would jointly approve major transport
infrastructure, ensuring Sydney’s transport needs are matched to growth.
The Metropolitan Transport plan is backed up by a 10-year funding guarantee – to protect the State’s Triple A credit
rating and the NSW taxpayer.
This is the first time that governance, accountability and management have been integrated into a single plan.
The community now has an opportunity to comment on the two plans and deliver a single view for land use and transport
planning for Sydney.
"This is about re-allocating spending to where it is needed. Sydney is no longer one city.
"Sydney is a series of regional cities – Parramatta, Liverpool and Penrith – and accessible centres like Blacktown,
Chatswood and Bondi Junction.
"This is about responding to the challenges of Sydney’s growing population and responding to where the jobs are
By 2036, Sydney is expected to grow by 1.7 million to a population of 5.98 million.
"The Metropolitan Transport Plan is about getting people home from work as quick as possible. By 2016, 25 per cent of
all trips to work will be taken by public transport."
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