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Inquiry Details

The utilisation of rail corridors

This inquiry was established on 23 November 2011, to inquire into and report on the utilisation of air space above, and the land adjacent to, the rail corridor in the Greater Metropolitan Area of Sydney, including the Hunter and the Illawarra.
This inquiry was self-referred on 23 November 2011.

Resolution passed 23 November 2011

That the Legislative Assembly Committee on Transport and Infrastructure inquire into and report on the utilisation of air space above, and the land adjacent to, the rail corridor in the Greater Metropolitan Area of Sydney, including the Hunter and the Illawarra.

Matters may include, but are not limited to, how rail corridors might contribute to:

  • providing opportunities for mixed use property development;
  • generating income for funding future infrastructure projects;
  • facilitating sustainable urban renewal and development;
  • facilitation of transit oriented development schemes around railway stations;
  • connectivity of communities either side of railway lines.

Other areas of inquiry will include:

  • the current planning and policy framework;
  • regulatory and policy barriers to implementing rail corridor projects;
  • issues relating to the financing and funding of such projects;
  • methods of assessing the compatibility of projects with the local community;
  • examples of best practice from other jurisdictions.

 Terms of reference - Inquiry into the utilisation of rail corridors - Committee on Transport and Infrastructure

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