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Transport planning resources

The state of NSW has a large and complex transport system. One of the key challenges is the integration of the different modes of transport, while ensuring the delivery of safe, reliable and efficient services that align with various policies, plans and statutory requirements.  

We work closely with other NSW Government agencies, the Greater Sydney Commission, local councils, the Commonwealth and independent advisory bodies to ensure we are providing the best, most effective transport options. 

If you are a transport planner, policy maker or an industry partner, these resources will help you plan integrated, accessible and effective transport solutions and transport infrastructure. 

Integrated public transport service planning guidelines

The Integrated Public Transport Service Planning Guidelines support improvements to bus, ferry, light rail and train services across NSW over the short to medium term (up to ten years).

The guidelines align with the actions of the NSW Long Term Transport Master Plan, individual modal delivery plans for bus, ferry, light rail and train and the Regional Transport Plans.

Growing Sydney

A Plan for Growing Sydney, released in December 2014, is the NSW Government’s plan for the future of the Sydney Metropolitan Area over the next 20 years. The Plan provides key directions and actions to guide Sydney’s productivity, environmental management, and liveability – including the delivery of housing, employment, infrastructure and open space.

Planning transport for people living with a disability 

The Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport and accompanying guidelines, under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992, set out formal requirements for accessibility to public transport in Australia. The standards set out specific requirements for the accessibility of public transport and provide transport operators with detailed information about disability access issues, including such things as access paths, manoeuvring areas, ramps and boarding devices. 

The Disability Action Plan 2012-2017 sets out the practical application of the disability standards for NSW Government transport agencies. The plan outlines:

  • Legal responsibilities of transport agenciesGuiding principles for integrated accessible transport services
  • Progress to date and future strategies for the provision of accessible transport services.
  • Responsibility for development of disability action plans for private operators of public transport services will rest with individual operators. However, to ensure a consistent and integrated approach to service provision, Transport for NSW can assist private operators to develop complementary disability action plans.

Last updated: 24 October 2016

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