Next Generation Specialist
Transport Planning and Engineering Consultants

2019: PeopleTrans Year in Review


The transport landscape continues to look strong in Sydney and New South Wales and it seems like there is no let up to the level of government infrastructure spending on transport projects with regular announcements being made about new transport projects in development or allocated funding for implementation. This year there has also been great progress made on existing projects. We are keeping our ear to the ground as far as these announcements go to keep abreast of the fast progress being made in this area, together with the technological developments occurring overseas.

At the end of 2018 I mentioned that in about 18 months, the effects of the existing transport projects should be felt throughout the State, touching and improving the lives of many people and of course the opening of Sydney CBD light rail on the 14th December 2019 is a prime example of this where so many people will benefit as these types of projects come on line.

In addition to the above, another bold but important move made by the New South Wales government this year was bringing RMS officially/legally within the Transport for New South Wales umbrella to deliver truly multi-modal, integrated and collaborative transport project outcomes. Earlier this year we were awarded Road Action Plans for three corridors and I look forward to working with “RMS” on delivering movement and place outcomes on the Transport for New South Wales Road Network (TNRN).

For PeopleTrans, 2019 has continued to be a year of consolidation with a focus on delivering for our existing clients, albeit that with a market that is developing so many exciting ‘big-ticket’ transport projects there are opportunities in all aspects of the transport market. Our business philosophy for all projects is “improving the quality of people’s lives” and we are looking for talented people who can relate to this to come and join us in growing our team, expertise and culture.

On the project front we continued this year to deliver the on-going monitoring study for Australia’s largest public transport infrastructure project Sydney Metro North West, undertook numerous clearways studies as part of the on-going Easing Sydney’s Congestion Program and were recently appointed to deliver Road Action Plans for 3 key State Road corridors.

Probably one of the more notable developments for PeopleTrans in 2019 was our involvement in two NSW Land & Environment court cases on private sector projects in the North West growth area which had successful outcomes one of which was the recent approval of Coles Schofields and the Schofields Town Centre.

Other projects that our staff have been particularly proud of in 2019 included Campbell Parade Bondi Beach and Wynyard Place Masterplans and Parramatta Light Rail Stage 2 Wentworth Point Design with ASPECT Studios.

In 2020, we will continue to seek quality people and I am again extremely proud of what we have achieved this year.

Thank you for the support over 2019 and we look forward to 2020.

Our office will be closed from Friday 20 December 2019 and will reopen Monday 6 January 2020.

I wish you a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year.


Alan Stewart

Director, PeopleTrans