Home' Future Building Australian Infrastructure Review : December 2010 Contents FB: What are your plans for transport?
BOF: Transport is a fundamental focus for us. That's why we've
committed to an Integrated Transport Authority.
This authority will improve the delivery of public transport services
by better coordinating different transport modes and enabling more
effcient delivery of major transport infrastructure projects.
The Integrated Transport Authority will be responsible for transport
policy including planning, infrastructure, fares, ticketing and customer
information. It will ensure that different transport modes work together,
and that the interests of the travelling public are put frst.
Under this plan, for the frst time since the 2000 Olympics, Sydney
will have an intelligent, strategic and responsive public transport
system to give its customers the service they expect and deserve.
More specifcally, to give certainty to people in the south west
and north west of Sydney, we have committed to build both the South
West and North West Rail Links, starting work in our frst term.
Many people bought homes and started businesses in these growth
areas, believing New South Wales Labor promises that they would
deliver transport options. However, after numerous announcements,
cancellations and reannouncements, long-suffering commuters are
still forced to use their cars.
I believe that good government must understand the aspirations
of people and communities if it is to deliver the best possible services,
modern infrastructure and public institutions that strengthen people's
choices, opportunities and freedoms.
New South Wales needs a radical change of attitude that ficks the
switch from stagnation to action.
Only a change of government in New South Wales will deliver
the real reforms to government needed to improve services and build
Barry O'Farrell is the leader of the New South Wales Opposition.
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New South Wales needs
a radical change of attitude
that flicks the switch from
stagnation to action. Only
a change of government
in New South Wales will
deliver the real reforms
to government needed to
improve services and build
O'Farrell: Infrastructure is the key
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