Resolution passed 7 March 2012, Minutes No 6, Item 2
That the Committee inquire into how inter-regional public transport can better
serve the needs of regional New South Wales.
Particular issues for consideration include:
(a) how CountryLink services can be improved;
(b) how network linkages between CountryLink train and coach services can be
(c) the potential for CountryLink services to carry light freight;
(d) how CountryLink can be better utilised to increase tourism in New South
(e) how the amount of inter-regional travel undertaken by public transport can
(f) the extent to which regional public transport networks are integrated and
how they can be better integrated;
(g) the role local councils can play in improving inter-regional public
transportation networks; and
(h) the type of buses and trains that will be required for the provision of
regional passenger services in the future.
For the purposes of this inquiry, the Committee uses the term inter-regional
travel to refer to travel between regional areas or between a regional area and
a metropolitan area.
The Committee does not intend to consider the privatisation of existing
government owned public transport, including CountryLink, as part of its