ROAD AND RAIL INFRASTRUCTURE SPEND SURGES AHEAD

Unprecedented investment in road and rail projects across NSW will be taken to the next level, with $55.6 billion allocated across the next four years to invest in transport infrastructure, easing congestion and keeping the community moving.

This includes $32.2 billion for public transport projects and $23.4 billion for road projects.

Minister for Transport and Roads Andrew Constance said this investment will deliver on
the massive commitments made to improve transport connections and services.

Mr Constance said the 2019-20 Budget also provides more than $300 million to improve
accessibility for rail customers, part of an $885 million spend on the Transport Access Program over 4 years. The Government has committed to deliver a further 68 station upgrades. This includes the renewal of Redfern, Beecroft, Bexley North, Canley Vale, Como, Faulconbridge, Goulburn, Hawkesbury River, Lapstone, Mittagong, Roseville, Wahroonga, Warrawee, Wyee and Wollstonecraft stations.

These upgrades will make 90 per cent of all public transport journeys accessible and bring the total spend to $2 billion.

In addition to this infrastructure investment, the recurrent transport budget of $14.4 billion will fund operation of transport services and commitments such as the Regional Seniors Transport Card.