08 June 2017

Have your say on the future of transport in the Central West NSW

Transport for NSW is encouraging residents and businesses to have their say in the state's future transport and infrastructure roadmap. 

Launched in 2016, the Future Transport Strategy aims to bring an 'interactive approach' to transport planning in New South Wales. It supports recently-launched plans from the Greater Sydney Commission but also maintains a distinct focus on the unique challenges faced by residents and businesses in Regional NSW. 

One particular area of focus is the Central West and Orana region. According to Transport for NSW this region sees an above-average road toll, making improved road safety a key priority. But enabling growth and supporting the logistics industry are priority matters too. 

Growing regional cities

'Growth in the Central West and Orana will be concentrated in its cities of Bathurst, Orange and Dubbo,' says the Future Transport website. To that end, strong transport connections between the regional cities and their neighbouring locales will be critical for supporting growth. 

Improving road and rail infrastructure will be important too, particularly as growing demand for the region's products places increasing pressure on the logistics industry. Currently, the Newell Highway, Mitchell Highway and Golden Highway serve as the primary road freight corridors for the region, with rail freight carried on the Main West line. Transport for NSW says that the 'Central West and Orana will benefit from the growing demand for their agricultural and mining products...As a result, greater volumes of freight will need to move across the region's road and rail network.' 

Regional businesses encouraged to have their say

If you are part of a small or medium-sized business in Regional NSW, you're encouraged to share your views on future transport priorities for Dubbo, Bathurst and the wider region. 

Click here to complete the Regional Business Survey 

It's important for local businesses (particularly those in the transport and logistics industry) to positively influence the future of transport in the Central West region. Your voice and your contribution helps other businesses, communities and industries across Regional NSW to grow and prosper. 

Learn more about transport and logistics insurance

Get in touch with our local Dubbo team if you'd like to learn more about transport and logistics insurance. 

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Further reading

Transport and logistics insurance

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