December 2, 2018

Illawarra Vision

Public Transport Improvements to Make the South Coast
Attractive for Living and Employment

 

The Illawarra district on the south coast of New South Wales has very poor public transport. Rail travel from Nowra (Bomaderry) necessitates a noisy, uncomfortable, diesel rail car journey to Kiama where time is wasted changing to an electric train to continue to Wollongong and Sydney.

As a result of these slow journey times many people drive creating unnecessary road congestion. The current NSW Government seems to think that spending eighteen billion dollars on yet another tollway, destroying either many hectares of the Royal National Park, or over five hundred homes and businesses is the solution.

For less than one third of that a serious upgrade of the Illawarra (South Coast) rail line to reduce journey times which could not be equalled by car will make this region more liveable, encourage business to develop and thus provide local employment.

Fig. 1 Concept design for more rail services on the Illawarra

 

 

 

 

For more information

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Colin Schroeder
EcoTransit Sydney
contact@ecotransit.org.au
1-dec-2018