26 September 2023

New vision for Wagga Wagga transport

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Transport for NSW (TfNSW) has unveiled a 20-year plan to build a more efficient and accessible transport network in southern city Wagga Wagga.

Welcoming the Wagga Wagga Transport Plan, Minister for Regional Transport and Roads, Sam Farraway, said the Plan was the first of its kind for a major regional city.

“This Plan provides a blueprint for transforming the movement of people and goods travelling within Wagga Wagga over the next two decades,” Mr Farraway said.

“Working with Wagga Wagga City Council and using feedback from the community, the plan lists 35 initiatives which focus on walking, cycling and public transport as attractive alternatives to driving private vehicles,” he said.

“There is also a focus on the city’s expanding industry precincts and business strengths and how the transport network can best drive economic benefits.”

In its Transport Plan, TfNSW said the Plan outlined how it would work with the City Council to respond to anticipated changes in land use, population, and travel demand across the regional city.

“The car is the dominant method of travel in Wagga Wagga, accounting for just over 77 per cent of all commuter trips,” TfNSW said.

“As the city grows and the population changes, attractive alternatives to private vehicle transport will become increasingly important, particularly for those customers without access to a car,” it said.

“The Plan articulates a clear transport vision for Wagga Wagga that will deliver a more sustainable, multi-modal and safe transport network for the regional city, as well as improved travel choices for more people, more often regardless of their age, ability and income.”

TfNSW said 21 of the Plan’s 35 initiatives would be delivered, planned for, or investigated within the next five years, and fell under three broad themes, Connected, Safe and Productive.

The Agency’s 75-page Transport Plan can be downloaded at this PS News link.

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