Rob Stokes, NSW Planning and Public Spaces Minister, said the state government was seeking to reduce car dependence by creating communities where people "instinctively walk or cycle".

A good article on urban sprawl and need for healthy transport :

https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/why-sydney-s-urban-sprawl-is-ha...

worth reading other stuff by Jennifer Kent too.

“We need to explicitly state in our planning laws and regulations that the health of people is a priority,” she said. (as opposed to economic or profit imperatives)

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