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Blacktown City
Adapating Transport… Growing Community… Better City (June 2010).

Adapting Transport… Growing Community… Better City

Authors: Elham Ojee, Ellyce Coleman, Holly Parker, Stephanie Buscall

Disclaimer: This report has been produced has part of the assessment regime for organisation, communications and communities 101553 for the Bachelor of Social Science program of the University of Western Sydney. The authors believe they have completed the report to the best of their ability and have produced a quality product with reliable information and recommendations. It should be noted however that this is student work that its intended purpose is as a learning exercise. The authors and the university accept no liability for use of the information beyond its use in assessing student performace on the assigned task.

Table of contents

Executive summary …………………………..4
Introduction of urban context………………..5
Identifying the issue…………………………..6
History of Blacktown…………………………6
Demographics…………………………………7
Transport……………………………………...8
Public opinion…………………………11
Transport issues in Blacktown……….11
Crime & Safety issues……………………..12
Graffiti…………………………………13
Anti-social behaviour…………………13
Pollution……………………………….14
Road & Traffic congestion………………..14
Roads…………………………………..14
Traffic Congestion…………………….14
Pollution………………………………..15
Stakeholder Initiatives……………………..16
State Government initiatives…………..17
Council initiatives………………………17
Community initiatives………………….18
Reccommendations………………………….18
Reccommendation 1…………………….18
Reccommendation 2…………………….18
Reccommendation 3…………………….19
Appendicies………………………………….21
References…………………………………...23

What are the issues surrounding transport in the Blacktown area

Executive Summary:

Following growing concern surrounding the transport situation in the Blacktown districts, a range of key issues have been identified which are the predominant sources of the problems which continue to show up within the community. A number of key strategies and recommendations must be implemented in order to solve these issues, as well as prevent the community from being disadvantaged from gaining access to necessary modes of transport that are vital to the running of their everyday life.

The city of Blacktown possesses a primarily ‘working class’ community, including tradespeople, shift-workers, students, business owners and hospitality workers. One of the major requirements that such a community must possess is a succinct and reliable transport system. Being able to travel to and attend work or school each day is a vital element in the quality of life that many individuals within the Blacktown community desire. It is therefore essential that key areas within transport such as public transport, major roads, Government and Council initiatives and crime and safety are up to standard so that all networks within the transport system do not have a severe impact on the members of the community.

However, a large number of major issues have been identified within the transport system in Blacktown. Issues surrounding public transport have been a key finding throughout the research process, mainly exposed through the bus and train systems being imposed in the region. Various issues such as crime and safety have been identified, as well as a number of Government and Council Initiatives which have been implemented in order to combat such issues that are yet to show any long term improvements. Evidence of problems surrounding the road systems within Blacktown have also been identified, with major roads such as the M4 Motorway, Great Western Highway and Sunnyholt Road posing traffic congestion issues to those who travel by car.

This report aims to identify and expose the various issues mentioned surrounding Transport within Blacktown, and develop strategies which may assist in finally solving...
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