Harri Bancroft, Public Policy Advisor at the Committee for Sydney:
“This is a fantastic promise of things to come.
Fast rail connections to the Central Coast and Newcastle, through Parramatta and down to Wollongong and the Illawarra are key to enabling the huge economic opportunities that will flow from planning at the Sandstone Megaregion scale.
It’s great to see the proposed targets for more housing around strategic centres and transport hubs.
The focus should now move to concrete policies and financial commitments, let’s turn this great vision into concrete commitments and policy.”
The Committee’s 2018 report Sandstone Megaregion set a vision for planning at this scale, including fast rail: https://sydney.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Committee-for-Sydney-The-Sandstone-Mega-Region-Uniting-Newcastle-The-Central-Coast-June-2018.pdf