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The billions of dollars invested in Sydney's transport will increasingly be spent on mass transit systems over the coming decades rather than motorways, the head of the state's transport agency says.
Following a successful opening of a new metro rail line in Sydney's north-west, Transport for NSW secretary Rodd Staples said a "real shift in the thinking" about transport networks was under way.
"I certainly see the shift over the generations ahead that you will see in metropolitan Sydney more of the investment going into the mass transit than in the motorway network," he told the Transport Australia Conference.
Passengers on a driverless train on the Metro Northwest line between Rouse Hill and Chatswood.CREDITETER RAE
"From the success we have seen on [Metro] Northwest, and the blueprint we have for the future, I think that balance will shift quite profoundly."
However, Mr Staples, a former head of Sydney's metro rail projects, said it did not mean there would not be investments made in motorways because there "will always be a need to balance those two".
His comments last Thursday come several weeks before the first major stage of Sydney's $16.8 billion WestConnex toll road is due to open to motorists.
Transport for NSW secretary Rodd Staples.CREDIT:WOLTER PEETERS
The state government's investment over the next four years on public transport projects such as a new metro rail line from central Sydney to Parramatta is forecast to total $32 billion.
In comparison, the NSW budget forecast $23 billion to be spent on roads such as the F6 Extension toll road in the city’s south.
The entire $55.6 billion in capital spending on both public transport and roads over the next four years in NSW dwarfs the $10 billion earmarked for health infrastructure and $7 billion for education.
This article first appeared on www.smh.com.au
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