Walking and cycling improvements: South Coogee to Kingsford

Consultation has concluded. Council will consider a report analysing alternative route options on 30 April 2019. You can view a copy of the report

Randwick City Council is committed to providing safe and healthy transport options to improve our streets and make them easier to walk and cycle along.

We are planning some improvement works to provide better walking and cycling connections to Centennial Park, local shops, schools, beaches and the new light rail stops along Anzac Parade.

The project includes:
• safer pedestrian crossings
• new trees and plants
• enhanced streetscapes
• new pathways
• improved lighting
• traffic calming
• cycleway separated from moving traffic

Have your say!
You are invited to view the detailed plans and provide feedback on this project. Hard copies of the improvement plans are also available at all Randwick City Libraries and at the Administration Building, 30 Frances Street, Randwick.

Information Session
We will be holding an information session on Wednesday 7 November, 6.30pm at the Randwick Community Centre, 27 Munda Street, Randwick.

You can share your thoughts by:

  • Completing an on-line submission through this site
  • Sending your comments headed "Walking and cycling improvements: South Coogee to Kingsford" by email council@randwick.nsw.gov.au
  • Posting your comments headed "Walking and cycling improvements: South Coogee to Kingsford" to the General Manager, Randwick City Council, 30 Frances Street, Randwick NSW 2031.

The improvement plans are on public exhibition from 29 October 2018 to 23 November 2018.

Visit our website for more information on Council's ongoing walking and cycling streetscape improvements.

The design development of the project is funded by Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) as part of the Active Transport Program. Construction of the project is anticipated to take place in future years, subject to funding from the NSW Government.

Randwick City Council is committed to providing safe and healthy transport options to improve our streets and make them easier to walk and cycle along.

We are planning some improvement works to provide better walking and cycling connections to Centennial Park, local shops, schools, beaches and the new light rail stops along Anzac Parade.

The project includes:
• safer pedestrian crossings
• new trees and plants
• enhanced streetscapes
• new pathways
• improved lighting
• traffic calming
• cycleway separated from moving traffic

Have your say!
You are invited to view the detailed plans and provide feedback on this project. Hard copies of the improvement plans are also available at all Randwick City Libraries and at the Administration Building, 30 Frances Street, Randwick.

Information Session
We will be holding an information session on Wednesday 7 November, 6.30pm at the Randwick Community Centre, 27 Munda Street, Randwick.

You can share your thoughts by:

  • Completing an on-line submission through this site
  • Sending your comments headed "Walking and cycling improvements: South Coogee to Kingsford" by email council@randwick.nsw.gov.au
  • Posting your comments headed "Walking and cycling improvements: South Coogee to Kingsford" to the General Manager, Randwick City Council, 30 Frances Street, Randwick NSW 2031.

The improvement plans are on public exhibition from 29 October 2018 to 23 November 2018.

Visit our website for more information on Council's ongoing walking and cycling streetscape improvements.

The design development of the project is funded by Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) as part of the Active Transport Program. Construction of the project is anticipated to take place in future years, subject to funding from the NSW Government.

Consultation has concluded. Council will consider a report analysing alternative route options on 30 April 2019. You can view a copy of the report
  • Council explores alternative options for east-west cycleway

    1 day ago
    Cycleway options analysis

    Nine different options for a cycleway connecting South Coogee and the Kingsford light rail terminal have been investigated as part of a comprehensive review being presented to Council for consideration on Tuesday 30 April 2019.

    In 2018, Council consulted with the community on a proposed 1.9km separated cycleway and streetscape upgrade along Bundock and Sturt Streets linking with the light rail terminal at Kingsford and connecting with a cycleway planned to continue north along Houston Rd and Doncaster Ave to Centennial Park and on to the city.

    This route was initially chosen given its direct connection, fewer residential frontages, relatively...

    Nine different options for a cycleway connecting South Coogee and the Kingsford light rail terminal have been investigated as part of a comprehensive review being presented to Council for consideration on Tuesday 30 April 2019.

    In 2018, Council consulted with the community on a proposed 1.9km separated cycleway and streetscape upgrade along Bundock and Sturt Streets linking with the light rail terminal at Kingsford and connecting with a cycleway planned to continue north along Houston Rd and Doncaster Ave to Centennial Park and on to the city.

    This route was initially chosen given its direct connection, fewer residential frontages, relatively gentle gradient compared with other streets, lighter onstreet parking demand and generally wider street which along Sturt Street can accommodate a cycleway with minimal impact on parking.

    The project attracted more than 800 submissions from the community with many raising concerns about the impact on trees on Bundock Street. In response, Council resolved in December 2018 to review the design to save as many trees as possible and to investigate alternative cycle routes.

    Nine alternative routes have been investigated and assessed in terms of directness, impact on street trees and parking, road width and road gradient.

    The options being considered are:

    1. Storey Street, Gale Road and Anzac Parade (3.3 km long)

    2. Storey Street and Anzac Parade (3.2 km long)

    3. Oberon Street, Perouse Road and Barker Street (3.0 km long)

    4. Dudley Street, St Pauls Street, Prince of Wales Hospital and UNSW (3.3 km long)

    5. Moverly Road and Anzac Parade (3.3 km long)

    6. Moverly Road, Henning Avenue, Holmes Street and Anzac Parade (3.3 km long)

    7. Rainbow Street (2.4 km long)

    8. Bundock Ln, Rigney Ln, Rigney Ave, McNair Ave and Wallace St (2.2 km long)

    9. Bundock Street, Avoca Street and Sturt Street (current proposed route) (1.9 km long)

    Each option considered has merits and impacts. Every option contains varying road widths and at least some steep sections, residential onstreet parking and street trees.

    Randwick Mayor Kathy Neilson said Council staff have diligently reviewed the options for Council’s consideration.

    “Council now has more information about some alternative routes to consider and the impact of a cycleway on these routes. I expect Councillors will have a considered and constructive debate at our next meeting in considering how best to proceed with the project,” Mayor Neilson said.

    More information



  • Detailed tree assessment next stage of cycleway project

    5 months ago
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    Published on 6 December 2018.

    Every tree proposed for removal as part of a planned cycleway between Kingsford and South Coogee will be reviewed and alternative design options considered to retain as many as possible as part of the next stage of the project, Randwick Mayor Kathy Neilson said today, 6 December 2018.

    The proposed 1.9km separated cycleway and streetscape upgrade along Bundock and Sturt Streets is proposed to link up with the light rail terminal at Kingsford and connect with another proposed cycleway to continue north along Houston Rd and Doncaster Ave to Centennial Park and on to the...

    Published on 6 December 2018.

    Every tree proposed for removal as part of a planned cycleway between Kingsford and South Coogee will be reviewed and alternative design options considered to retain as many as possible as part of the next stage of the project, Randwick Mayor Kathy Neilson said today, 6 December 2018.

    The proposed 1.9km separated cycleway and streetscape upgrade along Bundock and Sturt Streets is proposed to link up with the light rail terminal at Kingsford and connect with another proposed cycleway to continue north along Houston Rd and Doncaster Ave to Centennial Park and on to the city.

    Randwick Mayor Kathy Neilson said the Council conducted extensive community consultation over four weeks including door-knocking every property along the route, writing to property owners and widely exhibiting the plans.

    “Trees are critically important for us as a Council and that’s why we went out to the community with a number of options for feedback,” Randwick Mayor Kathy Neilson said.

    “I’d like to thank everybody who took the time to have their say on the important project. Council staff are reviewing the 790 submissions received during the consultation which closed on 23 November 2018. However it’s clear that amongst a range of issues, saving trees is a priority.

    “The next stage of the design process involves engaging an independent arborist who will assess each tree proposed for removal so we can consider health, species, age and significance.

    “Not every tree proposed for removal is significant. Some are very young, some are in poor health and at least one is dead. The arborist report will assist us in determining the significant trees so we can consider potential design alternatives to deliver a cycleway and retain trees,” Mayor Neilson said.

    Randwick Council released two options for the cycleway. One option would see the removal of 129 onstreet parking spaces and 37 trees. While an alternative option would result in 30 trees being removed and 172 parking spaces. The second option involves zero tree removal along Bundock Street between Avoca and Canberra Streets. In both options, 60 advanced new trees would be planted to offset the loss.

    “There’s some misinformation in the community about the proposal and this hasn’t been helped by orange ribbons tied around trees not proposed for removal. We want to have a genuine conversation with the community but it needs to be based on information. To assist the community to have all the information the arborist report will be publicly released early in 2019. Then we will explore potential design alternatives to save as many significant trees as possible,” Mayor Neilson said.

    Further information on the cycleway project is available at www.yoursay.randwick.nsw.gov.au.
    Media enquiries:
    Chelsea Hunter – 0419 694 983 or chelsea.hunter@randwick.nsw.gov.au

    Joshua Hay –0402 351 459 or joshua.hay@randwick.nsw.gov.au


  • Council seeks feedback on walking and cycling improvements Kingsford to South Coogee

    5 months ago
    400x300 cycleway haveyoursay

    Originally published on Randwick Council website on 6 November 2018.

    Randwick City Council is proposing to improve walking and cycling links between South Coogee and the new Kingsford light rail terminal and is seeking public feedback.

    A design concept is on public exhibition from 29 October to 23 November 2018 which proposes building a separated cycleway from the Kingsford light rail terminal, across Anzac Parade, along Sturt Street, crossing Avoca Street and along Bundock Street ending at Malabar Road at South Coogee.

    The 1.9km route is part of the Council’s adopted Cycle Strategy and will link another planned ...

    Originally published on Randwick Council website on 6 November 2018.

    Randwick City Council is proposing to improve walking and cycling links between South Coogee and the new Kingsford light rail terminal and is seeking public feedback.

    A design concept is on public exhibition from 29 October to 23 November 2018 which proposes building a separated cycleway from the Kingsford light rail terminal, across Anzac Parade, along Sturt Street, crossing Avoca Street and along Bundock Street ending at Malabar Road at South Coogee.

    The 1.9km route is part of the Council’s adopted Cycle Strategy and will link another planned cycleway along Doncaster Ave between Kingsford and Centennial Park. The plans will provide safe and healthy transport options to improve local streets making them easier and more pleasant to walk and cycle along.

    This link provides a key east-west connection with light rail as well as linking to local primary and high schools.

    Work will include installing:

    • New pathways and pedestrian crossings;
    • New separated cycleway;
    • Streetscape enhancements and upgrades, including new tree planting, improved street and pedestrian lighting and traffic safety measures; and
    • Safer intersections and calmer traffic through implementation of clear markings and separation.

    One option Council is seeking feedback on would see the removal of 129 onstreet parking spaces and 37 trees. While an alternative option would result in fewer trees being removed (30) but more car parking lost (172). In both options, 60 advanced new trees would be planted to offset the loss.

    Randwick Mayor Kathy Neilson said:

    “Council officers have spent a considerable amount of time exploring the best options for improving walking and cycling links between Kingsford and South Coogee along Sturt and Bundock Street.

    “Given the narrowness of Bundock Street, it’s challenging to create a footpath and separated cycleway without impacting either onstreet parking or street trees. That’s why we’ve gone to the community with options for feedback. I encourage residents to view the plans online or in our libraries and tell us what they think.”

    The options developed for Bundock Street provide a separated bi-directional cycleway on the south side of the street as well as a separate footpath.

    To have your say visit www.yoursay.randwick.nsw.gov.au.The design development of the project is funded by the NSW Government as part of the Active Transport Program. Construction of the project is anticipated to take place in future years subject to funding from the NSW Government.

    For more information please contact Council’s Sustainable Transport Team on 1300 722 542 or email council@randwick.nsw.gov.au

    Media enquiries:

    Chelsea Hunter – 0419 694 983 or chelsea.hunter@randwick.nsw.gov.au

    Joshua Hay – 0402 351 459 or joshua.hay@randwick.nsw.gov.au