Road and rail freight strategy
2020-21
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Overview

Freight is a critical component of the New South Wales economy. It is currently estimated to be worth nearly $66.0 billion a year to the economy. The economic growth and prosperity of New South Wales depends on the safe, efficient and reliable movement of goods. The NSW Government Future Transport 2056 strategy estimates that by 2056, 12 million people will live in New South Wales, and freight volumes will double in the Greater Sydney area and increase by 25 per cent in regional NSW. This audit will assess the effectiveness of NSW’s freight strategy in building capacity to meet population growth and corresponding demand in freight tonnage.