What does place mean
in the Inner West?
Transport for NSW is delivering critical infrastructure upgrades in the Inner West to provide better connection to and enjoyment of place.
We understand that it isn’t always about getting from A to B. For any one of us or our families, needs and interest areas will be different. It might be finding a safe active transport route to get to work and see friends or getting the basics right with access to conveniently located public transport services. Learn more about what this means for you and your place within the Inner West.
The Inner West is strong and vibrant because residents, workers and visitors value the journey as much as the destination. From cracking great street art and thriving unique small businesses in town centres, to dads walking their kids to school. In fact, 1 out of 10 residents work in the creative and cultural sector and half of these are cultural producers themselves.
There is consistent acknowledgment of the Gadi and Wangal Country here in signage and public domain design. This is further complimented by 25% of residents speaking a language other than English at home, which is testament to the many global cultures living and working together in harmony. Transport for NSW is committed to reflecting these place values in project planning and delivery.
From the methods we employ to ensure engagement increases representation, through to improving biodiversity outcomes, bike repair stations or fixed furnishings, when you just need a break on the walk home.
Projects within the Inner West for Transport for NSW span the local government areas of Canada Bay, Strathfield, Burwood, Inner West and Bayside, from Drummoyne to Sans Souci and a host of suburbs in between.
Transport for NSW is responsible for ensuring the efficient operation of the state's road network. This includes the day-to-day responsible for keeping the roads moving, including private, commercial and heavy vehicles. It looks after maintenance of existing roads, completing upgrades to address pinch points, congestion and safety issues, along with construction of new roads. It also works to secure the integration of all modes of transport – walking and cycling, buses, trains and Metro services – not just motor vehicles.
While our responsibilities go well beyond the boundaries of the Inner West, we're committed to being good neighbours. The first step is to recognise that multiple, complex tasks we perform can sometimes deliver results at cross purposes with what the community needs or expects. As such, this is the first of our place-specific community forums. We'll discuss local road and active transport projects right across the Inner West, allowing members of the public to scan which areas or projects are of interest or concern, and communication channels to find out more about what's on the horizon.
A key part of the Transport 2056 strategy is to secure community benefits for our projects – from delivery until long after the work is complete. This is where you come in. Through this Inner West Forum, we encourage you to partner with us in shaping these projects. Meet the TfNSW teams, gain insights into what’s involved and get your thinking in the mix. As projects build momentum, there will be different opportunities to get involved in local placemaking, up-skilling and optimising high quality public spaces.
Tell us how we can improve the
We invite your suggestions and feedback for how Transport can continue to make the Inner West an even greater place to live, work and visit.Have your say