Walking and cycling improvements: South Coogee to Kingsford

This consultation has concluded. Council approved the project at its 25 June 2019 meeting. You can view a summary of the community consultation and plans in the Information Booklet or view the full Revised Concept Plans

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.

This consultation has concluded. Council approved the project at its 25 June 2019 meeting. You can view a summary of the community consultation and plans in the Information Booklet or view the full Revised Concept Plans
  • Council to proceed with South Coogee to Kingsford cycleway plan

    3 months ago

    A 1.9km cycleway connecting South Coogee with Kingsford will proceed, after Randwick Councillors endorsed a revised concept plan at the Council meeting on 25 June 2019.

    Council will now seek funding from the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) to construct the cycleway.

    The project is part of Randwick Council’s bicycle strategy to improve walking and cycling options along Bundock St, Avoca St and Sturt St and to connect with the new light rail terminus and other bike paths to the UNSW, Centennial Park and the City CBD.

    The draft concept plan was consulted with the community in late 2018 and...

    A 1.9km cycleway connecting South Coogee with Kingsford will proceed, after Randwick Councillors endorsed a revised concept plan at the Council meeting on 25 June 2019.

    Council will now seek funding from the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) to construct the cycleway.

    The project is part of Randwick Council’s bicycle strategy to improve walking and cycling options along Bundock St, Avoca St and Sturt St and to connect with the new light rail terminus and other bike paths to the UNSW, Centennial Park and the City CBD.

    The draft concept plan was consulted with the community in late 2018 and changes were made and detailed in a revised concept plan which will save 27 significant trees, include areas of shared path and improve safety for cyclists along Bundock Street.

    Randwick Mayor Kathy Neilson said Council has achieved a good outcome in preserving the area’s tree canopy and progressing alternative transport options for the community.

    “We’ve listened to the community and made changes. I’m really pleased staff have been able to amend the design in consultation with RMS to respond to the community feedback and save 27 mature trees previously proposed for removal,” Mayor Neilson said.

    “To be expanding our tree canopy with 60 new trees is a great step forward. We can provide safer transport options for people riding bikes and preserve and enhance our urban tree canopy at the same time – the two are not irreconcilable outcomes,” Mayor Neilson said.

    “Many cities in Australia and around the world are building cycleways as a safe, practical and convenient alternative to car use,” Mayor Neilson said.

    “The evidence shows that if you separate people riding bikes from moving traffic more people will choose to ride for short trips. This is good for everybody and helps reduce congestion on the road network,” Mayor Neilson said.

    The project provides a key east-west connection with light rail as well as linking to local primary and high schools and other cycleways linking to the Sydney CBD.

    Work will include installing:

    · new pathways and pedestrian crossings;

    · new separated cycleway;

    · traffic lights at the Bundock/Avoca/Sturt intersections

    · 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.

    The South Coogee to Kingsford streetscape improvement project is a joint project with the Roads and Maritime Services. Subject to endorsement by Council, additional funding would need to be applied for and received from the RMS for the project to proceed to construction.


  • Outcome of 25 June 2019 Council Meeting

    4 months ago

    Outcome of 25 June 2019 Council Meeting

    Councillors voted to approve a proposed 1.9km cycleway connecting South Coogee with Kingsford, however the matter will return to the next Council Meeting on 23 July 2019 after three Councillors lodged a rescission motion following the meeting. A rescission motion has the effect of suspending the decision until such time as Council can vote on whether to rescind the original decision.

    Should the project proceed, Council would seek funding from the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) to construct the cycleway. The project is part of Randwick Council’s bicycle strategy to improve walking and...

    Outcome of 25 June 2019 Council Meeting

    Councillors voted to approve a proposed 1.9km cycleway connecting South Coogee with Kingsford, however the matter will return to the next Council Meeting on 23 July 2019 after three Councillors lodged a rescission motion following the meeting. A rescission motion has the effect of suspending the decision until such time as Council can vote on whether to rescind the original decision.

    Should the project proceed, Council would seek funding from the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) to construct the cycleway. The project is part of Randwick Council’s bicycle strategy to improve walking and cycling options along Bundock St, Avoca St and Sturt St and to connect with the new light rail terminus and other bike paths to the UNSW, Centennial Park and the City CBD.


  • Revised South Coogee to Kingsford cycleway plan saves 27 mature trees

    4 months ago
    Cycleway artist impression   bundock hill
    • Council amends design following community feedback
    • 27 mature trees saved
    • 60 new trees to be planted
    • 16 trees to be removed (of these just five are over five metres tall)
    • Council to consider revised plan at 25 June 2019 Council meeting
    Twenty-seven (27) significant trees including large eucalyptus trees on Avoca St, Randwick will be saved due to a redesign of a proposed cycleway connecting South Coogee and Kingsford, Randwick Mayor Kathy Neilson announced today (Tuesday 18 June 2019).

    The 1.9km cycleway is part of Randwick Council’s bicycle strategy to improve walking and cycling options along Bundock St, Avoca St...

    • Council amends design following community feedback
    • 27 mature trees saved
    • 60 new trees to be planted
    • 16 trees to be removed (of these just five are over five metres tall)
    • Council to consider revised plan at 25 June 2019 Council meeting
    Twenty-seven (27) significant trees including large eucalyptus trees on Avoca St, Randwick will be saved due to a redesign of a proposed cycleway connecting South Coogee and Kingsford, Randwick Mayor Kathy Neilson announced today (Tuesday 18 June 2019).

    The 1.9km cycleway is part of Randwick Council’s bicycle strategy to improve walking and cycling options along Bundock St, Avoca St and Sturt St and to connect with the new light rail terminus and other bike paths to the UNSW, Centennial Park and the City CBD.

    The revised concept plan will be considered by Council at its meeting on 25 June 2019. The plan proposes new areas of shared path to save 27 significant trees. Just 16 trees would need to be removed and of these only five are over five metres in height. Sixty (60) new trees wouldbe planted along the route as part of the streetscape improvements.

    Randwick Mayor Kathy Neilson said Council has listened to the community and amended the design accordingly.

    “This is a real win for the community,” Mayor Neilson said.

    “When we consulted with the community in late 2018, they told us very strongly that retaining trees is the most important issue.

    “We received more than 800 submissions with 70% of respondents concerned about tree loss, 19% concerned about car parking, 13% concerned about boat/trailer parking and 12% keen to see safety improved for people riding bikes.

    “We’ve listened to the community and made changes. I’m really pleased staff have been able to amend the design in consultation with RMS to respond to the community feedback and save 27 mature trees previously proposed for removal,” Mayor Neilson said.

    “To be expanding our tree canopy with 60 new trees is a great step forward. We can provide safer transport options for people riding bikes and preserve and enhance our urban tree canopy at the same time – the two are not irreconcilable outcomes,” Mayor Neilson said.

    Information about the revised concept plan is being distributed to local residents this week and an interactive tree map is available for viewing on the Council’s website.

    “Many cities in Australia and around the world are building cycleways as a safe, practical and convenient alternative to car use,” Mayor Neilson said.

    “The evidence shows that if you separate people riding bikes from moving traffic more people will choose to ride for short trips. This is good for everybody and helps reduce congestion on the road network,” Mayor Neilson said.

    The project 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;
    • traffic lights at the Bundock/Avoca/Sturt intersections
    • 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.
    The South Coogee to Kingsford streetscape improvement project is a joint project with the Roads and
    Maritime Services. Subject to endorsement by Council, additional funding would need to be applied for and received from the RMS for the project to proceed to construction.

    More information:


    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

  • East-west cycleway route chosen

    4 months ago
    News tile ysr south coogee to kingsford

    Randwick Councillors have supported the proposed Bundock Street, Avoca Street, Sturt Street cycleway route as the preferred east-west route between South Coogee and Kingsford.

    The decision was made at the Council Meeting on 28 May 2019.

    Eight other routes were considered, however they presented issues, including tree and parking loss, being too circuitous and some routes had steep hills.

    The design for the route will now be refined in response to community feedback to minimise tree loss as much as possible.

    A report is expected to be presented to Council in the coming months.


    Randwick Councillors have supported the proposed Bundock Street, Avoca Street, Sturt Street cycleway route as the preferred east-west route between South Coogee and Kingsford.

    The decision was made at the Council Meeting on 28 May 2019.

    Eight other routes were considered, however they presented issues, including tree and parking loss, being too circuitous and some routes had steep hills.

    The design for the route will now be refined in response to community feedback to minimise tree loss as much as possible.

    A report is expected to be presented to Council in the coming months.


  • Council explores alternative options for east-west cycleway

    6 months 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

    11 months ago
    400x300 cycleway

    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

    11 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