- The F3- M2 Connector – May 2012
This is a key priority for NSROC – see our recent publications
Photo: NSROC Mayors on Pennant Hills Road L to R: Nick Berman (Hornsby); Jennifer Anderson (Ku-ring-gai); Susan Hoopmann (Hunter’s Hill); Win Gaffney (Lane Cove); and Pat Reilly (Willoughby).
- The NSW Government’s Long Term Transport Master Plan – Discussion Paper 2012.
NSROC has been advocating for transport inprovements for the region. See our submission to the State Government made in April 2012.
Transport is a critical issue for the Northern Sydney and improving public and private transport is essential to the social, economic and environmental sustainability of our region. In 2005 the Federal Government estimated the total cost of congestion to Sydney was around $3.5 billion each year and would rise to nearly $8 billion each year by 2020 if improvements were not made. NSROC top transport priorities are:
- North-West Rail or Metro link
- Parramatta to Epping Rail link
- Second Habrour bridge rail crossing and faster North Shore line
- Bus or light rail link from Chatswood to Northern Beaches
- Transport Strategies for Military-Spit Corridor, Victoria Road Pennant Hills road and the Pacific Highway
- Completion of the M2-F3 link into the Sydney Orbital
- Improved regional rail services to the Central Coast and Newcastle.
Latest posts and publications relating to transport in the NSROC region:
- [ilink url=http://nsroc.com.au/fix-transport-and-planning] Feb 2011- Fix transport and planning [/ilink]
2010 – Reports and Press Releases
- June 2010 – NSROC supports North West Rail Campaign – North shore councils have joined with the Hills Council’s “Build it now” Facebook campaign to push for an earlier start on the North West Rail link. The State government proposes to complete the link by 2024 but this is too late for generations of northern and northwest Sydney residents. The Facebook Campaignis a modern day petution to gather community support about the unaccepetable timing of this infrastructure. To join the campaige simply go to www.facebook.com and search Build it now.
- May 2010 – No links, no funds no genuine plan – NSROC councils have made their submission to the State Government’s Metropolitan Strategy and Metropolitan Transport Plan which outline Sydney’s population growth issues and transport projects. NSROC is critial of the State’s approach and the absence of funding and genuine plannign compared with the efforts being made by local government. See NSROC Submission to Metro Transport Plan -May 2010 and NSROC submission to Metropolitan Strategy Review – May 2010
- February 2010 – 14 years to wait for rail– North West misses out on rail project and Independent inquiry supports rail
2009 – Reports and releases
- November – Federal Gov supports NSROC transport priorities
- October – NSROC united on transport priorities – NSROC is supporting the Independent Transport Inquiry established by the Sydney Morning Herald in August 2009 and is calling for councils around Sydneyto support the re-activation of the NorthWest and SouthWest rail links and the cancellation of the CBD Metro to Rozelle. NSROC Councils have made a submission to the Inquiry headed by Mr Ron Christie see www.publictransportinquiry.com.au and see NSROC submission to Independent Transport Inquiry 2009
- August – NSROC supports independent transport inquiry and hosts joint public consultation with inquiry at Macquaire University on 28 September 2009 – see Transport Inquiry Vice President Speech Macquarie Uni
Publications and issues – 2008 and earlier
NSROC Submission into the Integrated Transport Needs for Sydney’s North West Sector – October 2008 NSROC submitted a detailed analysis to the NSW Legislative Council’s General Purpose Standing Committee inquiry in October 2008. The submission and evidence given by NSROC at the inquiry clearly showed the urgent need for better public transport planning in the North West region.