First things first

A 20 year State Infrastructure Strategy

In July 2011, Infrastructure NSW was tasked with preparing a 20 year Strategy that assesses the current state of infrastructure and identifies strategic priorities.

The Strategy is independent advice to the Government on the specific infrastructure investments and reforms recommended to make NSW number one again.

The Strategy looks across a broad range of sectors and identifies specific projects and programs for priority consideration.  It also makes recommendations to the NSW Government on how to fund these recommendations.

First things first

Released 3 October 2012

The full document is available in interactive or print-optimised PDF formats; it is also available by sections in PDF format.

View the strategy in full

Interactive PDF of full report (PDF, 22Mb)

PDF of full report (PDF, 15Mb - Suitable for printing and iPads)

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View the strategy by section 

Chairman's foreword, CEO's statement, Executive summary and Principal recommendations (PDF, 470Kb)

The context

1. Strategic framework (PDF, 581Kb)

2. Infrastructure challenges (PDF, 388Kb)

3. Global Sydney (PDF, 546Kb)

4. Greater Sydney (PDF, 3.7Mb)

5. Regional NSW (PDF, 542Kb)

The solution

6. Urban roads (PDF, 1.1Mb)

7. Bus and light rail in Sydney (PDF, 949Kb)

8. Passenger trains (PDF, 1.2Mb)

9. International gateways (PDF, 1.2Mb)

10. Regional and interstate transport (PDF, 4.1Mb)

11. Energy (PDF, 398Kb)

12. Water infrastructure (PDF, 402Kb)

13. Health infrastructure (PDF, 641Kb)

14. Social Infrastructure (PDF, 507Kb)

15. Recommendations (PDF, 233Kb)

16. Funding and delivery (PDF, 285Kb) 

Expert reports (PDF, 188Kb)


Note: For screen readers and other assistive technologies, this document contains several diagrams and graphics that do not have complete alternative text descriptions. These will be added where appropriate as soon as possible. Please contact INSW for assistance if required.


Related documents

Infrastructure NSW, Roads and Maritime Services and Transport for NSW
WestConnex - Sydney's Next Motorway Priority (September 2012) (PDF, 1.8Mb)

Media release: Overview (PDF, 228Kb)

Media release: Regional (PDF, 230Kb)

Media release: WestConnex (PDF, 276Kb)

Media release: Port Botany pinchpoints (PDF, 257Kb)

Media release: Rail (PDF, 267Kb)

Media release: Bus and Light Rail (PDF, 268Kb)

Media release: Hawkesbury Nepean (PDF, 214Kb)

Media release: Western Sydney (PDF, 279Kb)

Media release: Hunter (PDF, 227Kb)

Media release: Illawarra (PDF, 163Kb)

Media release: Central Coast (PDF, 211Kb)

Media release: Northern Beaches (PDF, 213Kb)


NSW Government's response

In December 2012, the Government released its own State Infrastructure Strategy, in which it adopted or noted 63 of Infrastructure NSW's 70 recommendations for urban and regional projects that we believed should take priority for the next five, 10 and 20 years.  Read the NSW Government's response.



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