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Cycling and Walking Australian and New Zealand (CWANZ) (formerly known as the Australian Bicycle Council)[edit]

Following a review of the Australian Bicycle Council (ABC) and the National Cycling Strategy in 2017, a decision has been made to cease the operations of the ABC with effect on 22 December 2017. In the first half of 2018, a new Cycling and Walking Australian and New Zealand (CWANZ) Group will be established.

The National Cycling Strategy has been developed as a coordinating framework that identifies responsibilities of all levels of government, community and industry stakeholders to encourage more people to get on their bicycles and start riding for a better life. The National Cycling Strategy 2011-16 was published in September 2010. It builds on the National Cycling Strategy 2005-10.


Future Transport[edit]

Future Transport 2056

"The Future Transport 2056 Strategy is focused on six key outcomes for the future of mobility in the state, which together aim to positively impact the economy, communities and environment of NSW."

 1. Customer Focused - Every customer experience will be seamless, interactive and personalised by technology and big data.
 2. Successful Places - The liveability, amenity and economic success of communities and places are enhanced by transport.
 3. A Strong Economy - The transport system powers NSW’s future $1.3 trillion economy and enables economic activity across the state.
 4. Safety and Performance - Every customer enjoys safe travel across a high performing, efficient network.
 5. Accessible Services - Transport enables everyone to get the most out of life, wherever they live and whatever their age, ability or personal circumstances.
 6. Sustainable - The transport system is economically and environmentally sustainable, affordable for customers and supports emissions reductions.

Greater Sydney[edit]

Greater Sydney Commission

The Greater Sydney Commission is leading metropolitan planning to make Greater Sydney more productive, sustainable and liveable. Greater Sydney is growing fast. The region will be home to about 1.6 million more people over the next 20 years. They have a direct reporting line to the NSW Government.

Three Cities Greater Sydney will be a global metropolis of three productive, liveable and sustainable cities: Western parkland city (Western Sydney Airport), Central river city (Paramatta) and Eastern harbour city (Green Square/Mascot).

NSW Bike Plan[edit]

RTA Action for Bikes - BikePlan 2010 NSW

Action for Bikes sets out a costed, 10 year plan for the creation of a series of arterial bicycle networks across NSW. It is a $251 million program that will create an average 200 kilometres of cycleways across NSW per year.

To summarise, the 4 strategies are: 1. Improve the bike network 2. Make it safer to cycle 3. Improve personal and environmental health 4. Raise community awareness


Community Strategic Plan[edit]

"The Community Strategic Plan represents the highest level of strategic planning undertaken by a local council. All other plans developed by the council as part of the Integrated Planning and Reporting framework must reflect and support the implementation of the Community Strategic Plan.

At the end of each council term (every 4 years) a report is prepared by the council to the community which examines what progress has been made towards the achievement of outcomes identified in the Community Strategic Plan.

  • Note in 2017 there were some delays / inconsistent timeframes due to the possible council mergers which did or did not take place.

Integrated Planning and Reporting[edit]

This framework allows NSW councils to draw their various plans together, understand how they interact and get the maximum leverage from their efforts by planning holistically for the future.


Transport Strategy / Plans[edit]

A transport plan will outline how the various transport modes for the local government area are integrated. Waverley Council's People, Movement and Places. It will likely mention current and future bicycle priorities and projects.

Cycling Strategy / Bike Plans[edit]

A cycling specific strategy / plan often outlines details around cycling participation and outline specific projects that have been prioritised for implementation. Note that local government often works with the State government to gain funding for building the infrastructure. Often, the infrastructure is too expensive for the local government to build alone. State government funding is an annual process.