Transport Minister to discuss NSW Master Plan

The New South Wales Transport Minister Gladys Berejiklian will discuss the state government's 20 year transport master plan at a special forum at the University of Western Sydney.

The Transport forum, organised by the Greater Western Sydney Transport Alliance, will be held at the UWS Parramatta Campus on Friday October 19, giving members of the public an opportunity to provide feedback on the state government's Draft Long Term Transport Master Plan.

The draft plan includes expanding the M5 East freeway, extending the M4 by building a tunnel under the inner west, linking the F3 to the M2 in northern Sydney and creating a new motorway to the Sutherland Shire.

The government is currently calling for feedback before the final Transport Master Plan is released later this year.

Following the address by Minister Berejiklian there will be an opportunity for the audience to ask questions and listen to a panel discussion featuring:

  • Councillor Alison McLaren, President, Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils
  • Professor Phillip O'Neill, Director, UWS Urban Research Centre
  • David Borger, Western Sydney Director, Sydney Business Chamber

Seats are limited. To RSVP, email Natalie Bradbury at or call 9678 7815.

The Greater Western Sydney Transport Alliance (GWSTA) was formed earlier this year "to advocate for an affordable, regular and integrated transport system to promote economic development, social inclusion, health and wellbeing and general prosperity for Western Sydney communities."

The Alliance members are the Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (WSROC), the Macarthur Regional Organisation of Councils (MACROC), the University of Western Sydney (UWS), the Western Sydney Community Forum and the Western Sydney Public Transport Users Association.


13 October 2012

Contact: Mark Smith, Media Officer