NSW Election 2023 – SEATS Transport Infrastructure Requirements
The SEATS region within NSW consists of several regional production areas. The Illawarra-Shoalhaven is industrialised with steel manufacture, production of chemicals and nutraceuticals, food products, building products, the southern tablelands has strong agricultural production, quarry supplies and timber processing. Out of Victoria’s Gippsland comes horticultural produce requiring key freight and transport connections into Sydney. The region has significant quantities of inbound and outbound freight, with freight travelling through Port Kembla and Port Eden dominating movement in the region.
The movement of freight to and from the region relies on existing road and rail networks. SEATS seeks commitments from the elected NSW parliament to endorse the priorities of SEATS and to work towards delivering the infrastructure required to achieve freight productivity gains.
Key freight corridors that enable the movement of freight include the M1 Princes Motorway (Mount Ousley Road), Picton Road, as well as the South Coast rail line and the Moss Vale to Unanderra rail line. The upgrade of Picton Road and Mount Ousley interchange will contribute to the integrated approach that governments are taking across the transport network to better link ports with key freight precincts as well as key domestic distribution centres.
The goal is to help create sustainable communities by providing a reliable and safe road network to access high value employment and social amenity.