Road and Rail Infrastructure Spend Further Planned in NSW

Construction progress of a major renovation with red tarp

Unprecedented investment in road and rail projects across NSW will be taken to the next level, with $55.6 billion allocated across the next four years to invest in transport infrastructure, easing congestion and keeping the community moving.

This includes $32.2 billion for public transport projects and $23.4 billion for road projects.

Minister for Transport and Roads Andrew Constance said this investment will deliver on the massive commitments made to improve transport connections and services.

“The Government has invested billions of dollars in road and rail projects across Sydney which has improved journeys throughout Greater Sydney,” Mr Constance said.

“This has included investment on all stages of WestConnex, with tunnelling on the New M5 now complete, and the New M4 Tunnels almost ready to open to traffic.

“Once complete, these projects will transform the way drivers travel around Sydney, bypassing up to 52 sets of traffic lights to provide faster, safer and more reliable trips.

“Construction of the Rozelle Interchange and Iron Cove Link will start later this year and planning and preconstruction work is continuing for the Western Harbour Tunnel, Beaches Link and the first stage of the F6 Extension.”

Mr Constance said the 2019-20 Budget also provides more than $300 million to improve accessibility for rail customers, part of an $885 million spend on the Transport Access Program over 4 years. The Government has committed to deliver a further 68 station upgrades. This includes the renewal of Redfern, Beecroft, Bexley North, Canley Vale, Como, Faulconbridge, Goulburn, Hawkesbury River, Lapstone, Mittagong, Roseville, Wahroonga, Warrawee, Wyee and Wollstonecraft stations.

These upgrades will make 90 per cent of all public transport journeys accessible and bring the total spend to $2 billion.

Source: aeol.com.au