Priority 05

Make it easy to get around, while reclaiming streets for public life.


Public transport | Continue to invest heavily in an expanded public transport system as a central enabler of the long-term liveability and prosperity of Sydney.

30-minute city | Increase the proportion of Sydneysiders who can get to the things they need to within half an hour.

Parking | Reduce parking in preparation for autonomous and shared transport.

Sandstone mega-region | Link Sydney to Newcastle, Canberra, and Wollongong with faster-rail.

Road pricing | Use price signals to reduce congestion and fund transport.

Infrastructure appraisal | Make infrastructure decisions based on broad economic impact; and work from a mode-shift target as an over-arching policy goal.

New technology | Integrate autonomous vehicles and other new forms of mobility in a way that enhances Sydney’s liveability rather than making congestion worse.

Streets as public space | Prioritise neighbourhood streets for public life over traffic.

Taskforces supporting these priorities:

• Transport Taskforce

Liveability/Loveability Taskforce

Protecting and enhancing the appeal of Sydney

Sydney’s arts, cultural, entertainment and sporting offer is key to the city’s competitiveness and status as a global city, adding to Sydney’s attraction for tourists, business visitors and Sydneysiders alike. This Taskforce relies on the considerable knowledge and experience of its members who come from a wide range of industries across the public, private and not for profit sectors.

The Liveability Loveability Taskforce engages with the question of how to best promote Sydney’s offer, how to build on and further activate the city’s cultural, entertainment and sporting precincts and how to support the emergence of an enhanced night time economy and safer 24-hour city.

Chair: Lyn Lewis Smith, Business Events Sydney
Deputy Chair: Ross Harley, UNSW

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