Blacktown City Council has adopted the Integrated Transport Management Plan in December 2013. The Integrated Transport Management Plan (ITMP) is a document that will help guide the development of the Blacktown City transport system over the decades to come. It sets out a vision for a transport network in response to growth within and outside of Blacktown City which is sustainable, equitable and convenient. The challenge for Blacktown City is to cater for the transport needs for the predicted growth of the City to approximately 500,000 people and 180,000 dwellings by 2036. Whilst road infrastructure improvements are highlighted the plan also recommended a shift away from the reliance of car use towards more sustainable transport modes such as walking, cycling and public transport in order to cater for the forecast demand.
Blacktown ITMP presents a plan to support Blacktown’s 2030 vision with action plans for short, medium and long term time frames consistent with community values and vision, and also consistent with broader State and Federal government policies.
The ITMP also reports on the analysis undertaken for increased population and employment densities in the City’s four Urban Renewal Precincts, i.e. Blacktown City Centre, Mount Druitt, Rooty Hill and Seven Hills. This ITMP details improvements and upgrades to the Transport Network that will be required by the year 2036.
The Integrated Transport Plan has been prepared based on a review of State Government policies, including the Metropolitan Strategy and North West Subregional Strategy. The formulation of the Integrated Transport Plan has also considered other local strategy work, particularly the work relating to residential and employment lands development.
You can download a copy of the Blacktown ITMP here. Blacktown ITMP.pdf
Key issues covered
- All forms of public transport
- Walking and cycling
- Roads, traffic and parking
- Integration of land use and transport/ transport accessibility
- Trip growth, and travel demand management
Key targets to achieve
- Reduce dependency on car travel and the length of trips;
- Provide a choice of sustainable travel options;
- Improve access to public transport, walking and cycling;
- Safe and efficient delivery of freight.
- Working with the State Government for improved public transport
- Working with the State Government for planned road infrastructure;
- Adopting sustainable transport, land use and travel demand management practices;
- Working with the State Government for regional bike routes and implementation of Blacktown City Council’s Bike Plan; and
- Implement recommendations from a parking review undertaken in the city.