Blue Mountains Integrated Transport Strategic Plan

This consultation has concluded.

Thank you for your interest in this project. This consultation is now over and the final document can be accessed online at www.bmcc.nsw.gov.au.


The Blue Mountains offers an exceptional lifestyle within a connected and safe community, while also being one of Australia’s premier tourist destinations.

Transport infrastructure and design have a fundamental impact on health and wellbeing of people in the community through addressing social isolation, improving overall accessibility and providing opportunities for active transport and daily physical activity.

Within the Blue Mountains private vehicles are the predominant mode of travel, even for short trips. It is likely that private vehicles will remain the principal transport mode for the foreseeable future. However, a number of characteristics of the car-centric transport network can be addressed so other sustainable modes of transport offer safe and viable alternatives.

Annual tourist numbers are expected to increase from approximately 3 million to 4 million between 2015 and 2025. As visitation to the Blue Mountains grows, a key challenge will be to ensure that infrastructure and transport services evolve. This will be required to maintain and enhance the high quality of life opportunities its residents and visitors currently enjoy, while ensuring the community’s vision for environmental, social and economic sustainability is achieved.

The ITSP will also guide future investment in the Blue Mountains’ transport networks. It proposes a suite of changes to the transport system to ensure that it focuses on providing sustainable and healthy modes of travel that offer a genuine choice for residents and visitors enabling people to access a full range of employment, services and recreational/ tourist land uses. The ITSP is intended to reduce reliance on private motor vehicles and encourage active, healthy lifestyles.

The ITSP identifies specific strategies and actions to address the current issues and cater for the future demand of the Blue Mountains’ traffic and transport networks.


You can view the Blue Mountains Integrated Transport Strategic Plan and Background document in the document library at the right of this page or by clicking on the hyperlinks.


Thank you for your interest in this project. This consultation is now over and the final document can be accessed online at www.bmcc.nsw.gov.au.


The Blue Mountains offers an exceptional lifestyle within a connected and safe community, while also being one of Australia’s premier tourist destinations.

Transport infrastructure and design have a fundamental impact on health and wellbeing of people in the community through addressing social isolation, improving overall accessibility and providing opportunities for active transport and daily physical activity.

Within the Blue Mountains private vehicles are the predominant mode of travel, even for short trips. It is likely that private vehicles will remain the principal transport mode for the foreseeable future. However, a number of characteristics of the car-centric transport network can be addressed so other sustainable modes of transport offer safe and viable alternatives.

Annual tourist numbers are expected to increase from approximately 3 million to 4 million between 2015 and 2025. As visitation to the Blue Mountains grows, a key challenge will be to ensure that infrastructure and transport services evolve. This will be required to maintain and enhance the high quality of life opportunities its residents and visitors currently enjoy, while ensuring the community’s vision for environmental, social and economic sustainability is achieved.

The ITSP will also guide future investment in the Blue Mountains’ transport networks. It proposes a suite of changes to the transport system to ensure that it focuses on providing sustainable and healthy modes of travel that offer a genuine choice for residents and visitors enabling people to access a full range of employment, services and recreational/ tourist land uses. The ITSP is intended to reduce reliance on private motor vehicles and encourage active, healthy lifestyles.

The ITSP identifies specific strategies and actions to address the current issues and cater for the future demand of the Blue Mountains’ traffic and transport networks.


You can view the Blue Mountains Integrated Transport Strategic Plan and Background document in the document library at the right of this page or by clicking on the hyperlinks.


Submission Form: Blue Mountains Integrated Transport Strategic Plan

This consultation has concluded.