General state-wide proof points

The following proof points are great examples that work from a state wide perspective. They are written in a way that highlight the facts about each project as well as the benefits, which is important in making proof points effective.

Please note: The facts on this page were checked and updated w/c 11 June 2018. They will be regularly updated, however you should always check your communication with a subject matter expert before publishing.


Already delivered...

Roads

  • Widened the M4, upgrading the State’s regional highways and introducing intelligent traffic management systems on existing routes to make your journeys faster and smoother.
  • The new widened M4 has made journeys between Parramatta and the CBD faster and smoother enabling people to bypass 28 sets of traffic lights and access the motorway at more points.
  • Extended the M4 motorway tunnels between Homebush and Haberfield and built the M4 East to alleviate frustrating delays and gridlocks that motorists faced daily when they came off the M4 and hit a standstill on Parramatta Road.
  • Introduced new technologies to make our road networks safer and more efficient. Intelligent traffic management systems, work together to improve traffic flow pm the roads.

Public Transport

  • The Opal network has clocked up more than two billion customer trips since the system was launched in December 2012. Opal makes it easy for you to get around on Sydney’s public transport network and offers incentives such as the weekly travel reward, the transfer discount and the $2.60 Sunday cap for adults.
  • We've made journeys more reliable, safer and faster by introducing more than 8,600 new weekly train, bus and ferry services and providing you with more choice, frequency and reliability across all modes of transport.
  • Added more than 40,000 extra public transport services since 2011, giving you more reliability and choice on how and when you move around.
  • 24 new air conditioned eight carriage trains are operating on the Sydney Trains network. The new double-deck trains provide you with more comfortable and reliable services.
  • Now you can get to and from Chatswood from Sydney’s North West by jumping on the new metro train system. You don't need a timetable – just turn up and go, with a train every four minutes in the peak.
  • In February 2019, we opened the Newcastle Light Rail which runs from Newcastle Interchange in Wickham to Newcastle Beach in the east end of Newcastle. With six convenient stops, Newcastle Light Rail is the new way to explore Newcastle's city centre. The turn-up-and-go service operates from 5am to 1am, seven days a week.
  • A new light rail route is operating from the Sydney CBD to Randwick with stops from Circular Quay along George Street to Central Station, through Surry Hills to Moore Park, then to Kensington and via Anzac Parade and Randwick via Alison Road and High Street. High frequency turn-up-and-go services provide the transport network with more capacity and better connections to our sporting, health and education precincts.
  • Contactless is a quick and easy way to pay for your trip on public transport on the Opal network. If you have an American Express, Mastercard or Visa credit or debit card or a linked device, you can use it to pay for your travel by tapping on and tapping off at Opal readers. Just look for the contactless payment symbol.

Delivering on the plan (future)

Roads

  • Progressively connecting up our motorway system with underground tunnels of up to five lanes by 2023, bypassing the city, speeding up travel times and taking heavy vehicles off our local roads.
  • We’ve spent a lot of time and money improving the north-south highway connections across NSW (Pacific, Hume, Princes and Newell Highways). This has created major benefits in terms of safety, travel times and productivity for businesses.
  • Upgrading the entire Pacific Highway from Hexham to the Queensland border which will be complete in 2020, providing a four-lane divided road that is safer and more reliable. Motorists are already saving about two hours in travel time compared to 1996, and when it’s complete, this will increase to around 2.5 hours. Since we first began the road upgrade in 1997, safety has improved with the number of fatal crashes halving.


Public Transport

Rail

  • We’re replacing some of our older trains to provide you with a comfortable and reliable service.
  • 17 of the 24 new air conditioned eight carriage trains are already operating on the Sydney Trains network. Around the middle of this year, the entire fleet is expected to be in service. The new double-deck trains will provide you with more comfortable and reliable services.
  • The NSW Government recently purchased an additional 17 new Waratah series 2 trains, in addition to these 24 trains.
  • New intercity trains will provide customers travelling between the Blue Mountains, South Coast, Newcastle and the Central Coast with more comfortable and reliable journeys.
  • The ageing regional rail fleet will be replaced to improve the safety, comfort and reliability for customers who travel from Sydney to many regional centres in NSW including Canberra, Melbourne and Brisbane. The new trains will be progressively introduced from 2023.
  • The new metro rail system is Australia’s biggest public transport project. In 2024, Sydney will have 31 metro stations and a 66 kilometre new metro rail system.

Light rail

  • In the CBD you will have reliable, efficient, frequent ‘turn up and go’ light rail services operating up to every four minutes in peak times. Services on the Randwick and Kingsford branch lines will run every eight minutes.
  • Light rail in Parramatta will connect Westmead to Carlingford via Parramatta CBD and Camellia with a two-way track spanning 12km. It is expected to open in 2023, connecting the communities in this growing region of Sydney.

Technology/ innovation and new ideas

  • On demand and flexible local minibus services are being trialled to meet public transport needs in both regional NSW and Greater Sydney.
  • We’re undertaking a range of connected and automated vehicle trials right now and exploring drones for freight delivery that will take more trucks off roads.
  • We’re investigating ways to make roads safer and more efficient through initiatives like smart motorways. These roads of the future will use sensors to automatically update electronic road signage to respond to traffic conditions, incidents and manage congestion in real time.

The following proof points are great examples that work from a state wide perspective. They are written in a way that highlight the facts about each project as well as the benefits, which is important in making proof points effective.

Please note: The facts on this page were checked and updated w/c 11 June 2018. They will be regularly updated, however you should always check your communication with a subject matter expert before publishing.


Already delivered...

Roads

  • Widened the M4, upgrading the State’s regional highways and introducing intelligent traffic management systems on existing routes to make your journeys faster and smoother.
  • The new widened M4 has made journeys between Parramatta and the CBD faster and smoother enabling people to bypass 28 sets of traffic lights and access the motorway at more points.
  • Extended the M4 motorway tunnels between Homebush and Haberfield and built the M4 East to alleviate frustrating delays and gridlocks that motorists faced daily when they came off the M4 and hit a standstill on Parramatta Road.
  • Introduced new technologies to make our road networks safer and more efficient. Intelligent traffic management systems, work together to improve traffic flow pm the roads.

Public Transport

  • The Opal network has clocked up more than two billion customer trips since the system was launched in December 2012. Opal makes it easy for you to get around on Sydney’s public transport network and offers incentives such as the weekly travel reward, the transfer discount and the $2.60 Sunday cap for adults.
  • We've made journeys more reliable, safer and faster by introducing more than 8,600 new weekly train, bus and ferry services and providing you with more choice, frequency and reliability across all modes of transport.
  • Added more than 40,000 extra public transport services since 2011, giving you more reliability and choice on how and when you move around.
  • 24 new air conditioned eight carriage trains are operating on the Sydney Trains network. The new double-deck trains provide you with more comfortable and reliable services.
  • Now you can get to and from Chatswood from Sydney’s North West by jumping on the new metro train system. You don't need a timetable – just turn up and go, with a train every four minutes in the peak.
  • In February 2019, we opened the Newcastle Light Rail which runs from Newcastle Interchange in Wickham to Newcastle Beach in the east end of Newcastle. With six convenient stops, Newcastle Light Rail is the new way to explore Newcastle's city centre. The turn-up-and-go service operates from 5am to 1am, seven days a week.
  • A new light rail route is operating from the Sydney CBD to Randwick with stops from Circular Quay along George Street to Central Station, through Surry Hills to Moore Park, then to Kensington and via Anzac Parade and Randwick via Alison Road and High Street. High frequency turn-up-and-go services provide the transport network with more capacity and better connections to our sporting, health and education precincts.
  • Contactless is a quick and easy way to pay for your trip on public transport on the Opal network. If you have an American Express, Mastercard or Visa credit or debit card or a linked device, you can use it to pay for your travel by tapping on and tapping off at Opal readers. Just look for the contactless payment symbol.

Delivering on the plan (future)

Roads

  • Progressively connecting up our motorway system with underground tunnels of up to five lanes by 2023, bypassing the city, speeding up travel times and taking heavy vehicles off our local roads.
  • We’ve spent a lot of time and money improving the north-south highway connections across NSW (Pacific, Hume, Princes and Newell Highways). This has created major benefits in terms of safety, travel times and productivity for businesses.
  • Upgrading the entire Pacific Highway from Hexham to the Queensland border which will be complete in 2020, providing a four-lane divided road that is safer and more reliable. Motorists are already saving about two hours in travel time compared to 1996, and when it’s complete, this will increase to around 2.5 hours. Since we first began the road upgrade in 1997, safety has improved with the number of fatal crashes halving.


Public Transport

Rail

  • We’re replacing some of our older trains to provide you with a comfortable and reliable service.
  • 17 of the 24 new air conditioned eight carriage trains are already operating on the Sydney Trains network. Around the middle of this year, the entire fleet is expected to be in service. The new double-deck trains will provide you with more comfortable and reliable services.
  • The NSW Government recently purchased an additional 17 new Waratah series 2 trains, in addition to these 24 trains.
  • New intercity trains will provide customers travelling between the Blue Mountains, South Coast, Newcastle and the Central Coast with more comfortable and reliable journeys.
  • The ageing regional rail fleet will be replaced to improve the safety, comfort and reliability for customers who travel from Sydney to many regional centres in NSW including Canberra, Melbourne and Brisbane. The new trains will be progressively introduced from 2023.
  • The new metro rail system is Australia’s biggest public transport project. In 2024, Sydney will have 31 metro stations and a 66 kilometre new metro rail system.

Light rail

  • In the CBD you will have reliable, efficient, frequent ‘turn up and go’ light rail services operating up to every four minutes in peak times. Services on the Randwick and Kingsford branch lines will run every eight minutes.
  • Light rail in Parramatta will connect Westmead to Carlingford via Parramatta CBD and Camellia with a two-way track spanning 12km. It is expected to open in 2023, connecting the communities in this growing region of Sydney.

Technology/ innovation and new ideas

  • On demand and flexible local minibus services are being trialled to meet public transport needs in both regional NSW and Greater Sydney.
  • We’re undertaking a range of connected and automated vehicle trials right now and exploring drones for freight delivery that will take more trucks off roads.
  • We’re investigating ways to make roads safer and more efficient through initiatives like smart motorways. These roads of the future will use sensors to automatically update electronic road signage to respond to traffic conditions, incidents and manage congestion in real time.
Page last updated: 10 December 2019, 14:46