liverpool town centre transport strategy
As one of the fastest growing regions of Sydney, Liverpool’s town centre is located on the doorstep of the future Western Sydney Airport and has been identified as Sydney’s third CBD. To support the projected growth in the subregion, Liverpool City Council appointed GTA to develop a Transport Strategy that integrates future development with a multimodal package of transport interventions.
With significant residential and commercial development planned (including extensive medical and health facilities), there is an important focus on the role that transport will play in creating a socially and economically sustainable city.
Alongside improvements to traffic circulation within the CBD, GTA’s Transport Strategy rationalised bus operations throughout the centre and developed a new parking strategy to support economic growth. The Strategy also included the extension of the bicycle and pedestrian network through the city, ensuring that active travel infrastructure maintains a key place alongside vehicle and public transport.
As part of the assignment, GTA also developed a Meso Traffic Model that was used to identify and test transport improvements for future scenarios and to test the localised impacts of new developments proposed for Liverpool’s city centre.