The Government is building on its historic infrastructure program, making record investments across the State to get the people of New South Wales where they need to go smoothly and efficiently. A well-connected transport system, including investment in roads, rail and buses will help people spend less time in traffic and get home to their families sooner.

Future-ready transport projects include: 

  • a $3.0 billion reservation from Restart NSW for the Sydney Metro West, the city’s next underground metro railway between the Sydney CBD and Greater Parramatta. This funding, subject to the final business case, will fund completion of project development and commencement of land acquisition, early works and tunnelling. The NSW Government will invest $28.1 million in 2018-19 to fast-track the planning and the final business case for this project
  • $4.3 billion in 2018-19 towards delivery of Sydney Metro including $2.4 billion on Sydney Metro Northwest linking North West Sydney with Chatswood, and $1.9 billion on Sydney Metro City and Southwest linking Chatswood with Bankstown
  • $1.8 billion in 2018-19 to continue the development and delivery of WestConnex
  • $1.2 billion in 2018-19 to continue the Pacific Highway upgrade program, including continuing construction between Woolgoolga and Ballina, and planning for the Coffs Harbour bypass 
  • $438.9 million in 2018-19 (co-funded by New South Wales and Commonwealth Government) for road upgrades to support the new Western Sydney Airport at Badgerys Creek, including continuing construction on the remainder of Bringelly Road as well as The Northern Road between Narellan and Penrith 
  • $282.8 million in 2018-19 ($3.0 billion over four years) to continue planning or delivery of missing links on motorways and major routes in Sydney, including the F6 extension Stage 1, NorthConnex, Sydney Gateway and the Western Harbour Tunnel and Beaches Link
  • $281.3 million in 2018-19 to reduce congestion on Sydney roads by addressing critical pinch points, and continuing works for the M4 Smart Motorway
  • $258.0 million in 2018-19 towards Parramatta Light Rail Stage 1 to support growth in Western Sydney
  • $11.6 million in 2018-19 towards planning upgrades of Heathcote Road, including widening the Woronora River bridge and road widening between Holsworthy and Voyager Point.

The Government’s record investment includes a commitment to improve access for those with mobility constraints and better connect travellers with their jobs, schools and communities. 

Key initiatives in the 2018-19 Budget include:

  • $1.5 billion for bus services throughout New South Wales, including regional and metropolitan services, school services and funding of new and replacement buses
  • $1.2 billion for public transport concessions including pensioners, seniors, people with disabilities and the school student transport scheme 
  • $133.0 million for access upgrades to transport infrastructure including train stations and wharves, designed to enhance accessibility for a range of transport customers
  • $87.0 million for Community Transport and Home and Community Care services for those with difficulty accessing transport
  • $23.0 million for ticketing, licensing and concessions including Customer Channel Transformation and the Opal Delivery Phase
  • $15.6 million additional investment in the Growth Services Program to provide more than 2,000 extra weekly bus services across New South Wales.

More Trains, More Services

The NSW Government will invest more than $648.0 million in the More Trains, More Services program to improve the accessibility and capacity of state-wide train services. 

More Trains, More Services will greatly increase the capacity of the existing network by allowing trains to run closer together. 

This program will provide improved express services for Western Sydney and investigate critical capacity upgrades for the T4 Eastern Suburbs and Illawarra line and the T8 Airport and South line and South Coast line.