Our infrastructure assets such as lines of roads, bridges and wharves capture the story of two centuries of the state’s settlement and development.
Transport for NSW (TfNSW) also makes a significant contribution to the identification and investigation of Aboriginal cultural heritage in NSW.
A large amount of infrastructure that still meets its intended purpose, and which influenced the shape of settlement of New South Wales over more than two centuries, represents designs and technology no longer in current use.
This heritage in lines of road, bridges, milestones, wharves and navigation markers – reflects the changing technology of transport and construction, economic cycles and social evolution.
Some of this heritage is considered to be of state or national significance. As well as its own heritage, the continuing development of the state’s road network and maritime zones has the potential to affect Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal heritage sites through road construction and widening or the replacement of existing infrastructure.
TfNSW's heritage role is to ensure that it minimises adverse impact to heritage places and values through:
- early identification and assessment of potential heritage impacts
- consultation with the community, stakeholders and regulators
- making sure that heritage is considered throughout the planning, design and construction process.
Find out more about heritage assets and movable heritage.
The NSW Government manages most of the State’s remaining timber truss road bridges.
Sydney Harbour Bridge is one of the most iconic landmarks of Sydney, servicing rail, cyclists, pedestrians and over 160,000 vehicles a day.
Transport for NSW has produced self-guided tour brochures to assist community appreciation of a range of heritage significant items in NSW.
Transport for NSW holds an extensive archive of historic films related to road building projects.
Oral history projects cover some of our landmark construction programs, technological innovation, driver regulation and road safety topics.
The Movable Span Bridge Study will play a vital role in assessing and managing heritage movable span bridges into the future.
Managing heritage during infrastructure developments including Aboriginal sites and places.
The history of Transport for NSW (TfNSW) agencies in NSW.
Transport for NSW maintains a Roads and Maritime Heritage and Conservation Register in accordance with S170 of the Heritage Act 1977 (NSW).
On 1 October 2014 the NSW Government celebrated the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Gladesville Bridge.