Transport for NSW has released its NSW Long Term Transport Master Plan Discussion Paper and is now seeking submissions to help determine the best way to deliver transport services and infrastructure across NSW over the next 20 years.
The discussion paper examines key transport issues, challenges and opportunities for Sydney and the regions taking into account the need to support population increases, job creation, economic growth and land use strategies.
In regard to the SHOROC region, the Discussion Paper identifies the feasibility planning for a Bus Rapid Transit system for the Northern Beaches and Mosman (as proposed under SHOROC’s Shaping Our Future strategy) as a current priority for the NSW Government.
The Paper also highlights Pittwater/Spit/Military Rd as one of 5 ‘areas of concern’ facing the greatest road congestion pressure in 20 years time without additional capacity. This is based on a review of morning peak load factors for the rail network, travel speed and reliability for buses, and the volume and capacity on the road system.
Manly, Mosman, Pittwater and Warringah councils have agreed the transport priorities for the SHOROC region under the Shaping Our Future strategy adopted in September 2009. This includes:
- Constructing a Bus Rapid Transit system for fast reliable public transport from Mona Vale to the city and from Dee Why to Chatswood.
- Road upgrades for Warringah Road particularly the intersections with Wakehurst Parkway and Forest Way, for Mona Vale Road and for the Wakehurst Parkway
Submissions close on 27 April 2012 and can be made via:
- the website online feedback form
- email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- written submission or letter to NSW Long Term Transport Master Plan team, Transport for NSW, GPO Box K659, Haymarket NSW 1240