A Working Group was established by RDA Illawarra to gather evidence for a strategic direction on how the Illawarra could be part of a High Speed Rail network between Brisbane and Melbourne.
The Working Group consulted with key organisations in the Illawarra, and with the local community to determine the level of need for, and local support for, the inclusion of the Illawarra in a High Speed Rail network.
RDA Illawarra concluded that a case could be made for the inclusion of the area with two viable opportunities:
- Transit point in the Southern Sydney area, with a Park and Ride facility for Illawarra residents; or
- Upgrade the existing Unanderra - Moss Vale rail link to facilitate a connection to a possible high speed link along the Hume Highway corridor