NSW Transportation Infrastructure Leaders 2016

Identifying, planning, funding and managing infrastructure projects that will reduce congestion, improve NSW liveability, and stimulate economic prosperity and competitiveness.

"This year's transport budget is focused on delivering our massive infrastructure program that will transform NSW. Underpinning our massive infrastructure investment are the funds to continue to grow services on existing public transport networks and ensure they are maintained to high standards."

Minister Andrew Constance

"This is one of the most substantial periods of investment in urban transport ever undertaken in Australia."

Keolis Downer Group CEO, Benedicte Colin

"From a Transport perspective, it provides an impressive list of infrastructure projects and ongoing funding for transport services."

Darryl Mellish, Executive Director, BusNSW

We are currently amidst rebuilding the future of our NSW cities,with the billions from electricity transactions assured, the NSW economy being boosted by a $600 billion investment in infrastructure. $42.1 billion will be spent on roads and transport projects alone.

With Sydney’s congestion problems on the rise, already costing us around $5 billion per year (equivalent to an annual cost of $1,100 per Sydneysider) –there is a significant investment and focus on designing the right infrastructure and rebuilding NSW cities for a better future.

Currently, NSW transport infrastructure is being identified, planned, funded and managed along 46 strategic corridors that define the peak demand for travel to centres in Sydney. User pricing schemes are being proposed, new motorways are under construction; fast, heavy and light rail schemes are lobbied for. However, there is still a significant discrepancy in stating how precinct planning is being undertaken and the reality; and how we define the value attached to social amenity and accessibility vs. affordabilityand value for money.

Bringing together industry and project leaders, the 3rd Annual NSW Transport Infrastructure Leaders 2016 conference is specifically designed to address the existing challenges in planning, operating and maintaining major transport infrastructure projects in NSW, versus the integration of these projects into smarter cities.

Along with focusing on ensuring current projects are delivered on time, on budget and meet long term objectives; we will delve into:


Biggest challenges in developing the current major transport infrastructure projects in the pipeline


Developing an equitable value-sharing model or alternative funding structures


Urban renewal, residential policy, and strategy property development discussion


Road user pricing schemes to ensure optimal social and environmental outcomes in our cities


Managing disruption during the construction phase of major transport infrastructure projects


Addressing Western Sydney’s locational opportunities being created by the region’s significant growth

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