Corridor projects

It’s no secret that NSW is growing. By 2056 more than 12 million people will call NSW home. The NSW Government is committed to the vision of a 30 minute city – connecting residents to jobs, leisure activities, services and amenities in just 30 minutes. In order to achieve this in the future, we need to start planning now.

What is corridor preservation?

Corridor preservation is the process to reserve land for future transport links.

The corridor preservation process identifies and secures land needed for future infrastructure, such as roads and rail lines, before competing development comes along in a way that would prevent the land from being available for future transport infrastructure.

Corridor preservation is important when planning for the needs of growing communities and industries, to accommodate commuters, workers, businesses and industries who all rely on different types of transport modes. Corridor preservation provides certainty for land owners, land use planners and developers.  Planning the necessary future transport links now ensures that as NSW grows, communities will have access to transport.

In June 2020 the NSW Government confirmed the final corridors for the North South Rail Line, South West Rail Link Extension and the Western Sydney Freight Line.

Read the media release.

What is a transport link?

A transport link is the future transport infrastructure needed for Western Sydney.

The transport link will operate within the strip of land known as the transport corridor. These transport corridors are paths for any future option of travel including road and rail, for use by buses, cars, trucks, passenger trains, freight trains, bikes and pedestrians.

Western Sydney transport links

Outer Sydney Orbital corridor identification

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An investigation into a north – south motorway and freight rail corridor for Western Sydney, to link the Hills with the Macarthur region.

North South Rail Line and South West Rail Link Extension

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Identifying land for the North South Rail Line and South West Rail Link Extension corridors.

Western Sydney Freight Line - Stage 1

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Identifying land for the Western Sydney Freight Line corridor.

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