The Great Western Highway is the key east west road freight transport connection between Sydney and Central West NSW, and the amount of road freight on the Highway is projected to grow 20 per cent by 2036.
Road freight moving through the mountains is made up of relatively small quantities, from a variety of industries, and most of it is moving relatively short distances.
Approximately 40 per cent of road freight within the Blue Mountains is used or produced in the Mountains – starting or ending its journey between Lithgow and Katoomba on or nearby the Highway.
To ensure that the Great Western Highway Upgrade Program between Katoomba and Lithgow delivers good value for the people of NSW we are making sure that we future proof the highway for different types of vehicles.
Find out more about modern high productivity vehicles and how they could benefit the Blue Mountains in Facts on Freight.