The government of New South Wales (NSW) has allocated US$10.25bn for investment in public transport, congestion reduction and job creation.
The spending is part of a $20.5bn budget that will be spent over the next four years.
The funding will be split between several projects:
- $4.2bn for the Western Harbour Tunnel programme, including work on the Western Harbour Tunnel and Warringah Freeway Upgrade
- $3.1bn over four years for Sydney Gateway project construction, and preconstruction on the M6 Stage 1 Extension
- $3bn to increase train services
- $1.2bn for bus services throughout NSW
- $1bn for construction of the WestConnex Motorway. This included the delivery of the final stage of the project, the M4-M5 link tunnels and Rozelle Interchange
- $520m for cycling and walking infrastructure
- An additional $140m to add to the $648m already allocated for accessibility upgrades to train stations and ferry wharves.
Andrew Constance, NSW’s transport and roads minister, said: "Game changing projects such as Sydney Metro, Parramatta Light Rail and WestConnex are creating jobs and delivering economic benefits to local communities. Â
"By 2024, Sydney will have 31 metro stations and a 66km standalone metro railway system, revolutionising the way our city travels."
Image: Render of the Westmead Platform on the Sydney Metro West project (Turner & Townsend)