In late 2011 we were asked to help on the most extensive integrated transport planning process ever undertaken in New South Wales - the NSW Government’s Long Term Transport Master Plan.

For the next 12 months we undertook detailed cost planning and analysis of multiple transport options across all transport modes (including road, rail, bus, ferries, light rail, cycling and walking); developed a database for modelling CAPEX, OPEX, and maintenance costs; and in conjunction with government program planners and transport mode technical experts, developed a prioritised capital investments program, followed by a Total Asset Management Plan for all transport assets.

The result is New South Wales’ first ever integrated transport strategy. The Master Plan brings together land use planning with transport planning, and it integrates planning for freight and passenger movements, as well as all modes of transport. It includes 220 short, medium and long term actions underpinned by a four year investment of over $53 billion in initial funding to improve transport in New South Wales.