Transport plans move ahead in NSW
Transport infrastructure in NSW is constantly being improved, which will be good news to those with residential property in the state.
Steering the Pacific Highway upgrade
Work has commenced on the Pacific Highway upgrade, a forward-thinking infrastructure initiative from the NSW and Australian governments.
The $780 million project will upgrade the 22 kilometres of the Pacific Highway that stretches from Nambucca Heads to Urunga.
Those with rural property in the area may benefit from this useful highway connection, which is north of Port Macquarie and south of Coffs Harbour.
NSW Acting Premier Andrew Stoner, Acting Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss, State Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser and Federal Member for Cowper Luke Hartsuyker met to turn the first sod on this groundbreaking project.
A four-lane divided highway is planned that will also separate local traffic from vehicles on the highway to increase safety.
A new rest area is also being constructed at the Nambucca Heads interchange. This will provide an extra break opportunity for all vehicle types, to ensure passengers arrive safely at their intended destinations.
The project should be ready for traffic in 2016. At a cost of $780 million, it is jointly-funded by the NSW and Australian governments.
North West Rail Link heads forwards
Another project backed by the NSW government is the North West Rail Link (NWRL).
The government has committed $340 million to go toward the construction of the skytrain section of the rail link. The North West Rail Link project in its entirety is the country's largest public transport infrastructure public.
Projects like this will make commuting easier for those who wish to work in the city but purchase residential real estate in Sydney's broader suburbs.
A 270 metre cable-stayed bridge will arc over Windsor Road, in Sydney's Rouse Hill. The skytrain route runs for a total of 4 km from Rouse Hill to Bella Vista. In total, the NWRL project will be an impressive 36 kilometres long and will serve many suburbs throughout Sydney.
The NWRL project is so massive that it was split into three separate contracts in order to ensure it's completed in a timely fashion.
New train stations and commuter car spaces are also being developed to ensure Sydney is a destination that residents can traverse with ease, no matter where their residential property is located.