Bondi Junction Cycleway

Connecting Bondi Junction to Sydney’s CBD

The long anticipated Bondi Junction cycleway will soon start to become a reality as active transport gets a boost in Waverley. A priority route to be implemented as part of the Sydney cycleway infrastructure, the project is driven by the NSW Government with funding predominately provided by the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS).

Waverley Council began facilitating and developing the cycleway design in 2014, including public exhibition of the preliminary design.

Extensive consultation with technical stakeholders to address the feedback on aspects of the preliminary design followed. The final concept design was approved by the Traffic Committee in November 2017. This was endorsed by Council in December 2017.

Cyclists, pedestrians and the general community will all benefit as this missing link in the connection of Bondi Junction to the CBD is put in place.

RMS funding now received for the Cycleway

We are pleased to confirm that the Minister for Transport and Infrastructure has approved funding for the construction of the Spring Street section of the Bondi Junction Cycleway construction project. $5.3 million dollars of state funds through the Active Transport program has been released for the 2018-19 financial year. 

This funding is for the works at Bronte Road (between Oxford St and Spring St), Spring Street (between Bronte Road and Denison Street) and Denison Street (between Spring St and Oxford St). The remaining sections of this cycleway are expected to be funded in 2019/20.

Review of Environmental Factors (REF)

The REF assesses the scope of the project against Clause 228 of the NSW Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 (EP&A Regulation). The REF allows Council, as the determining authority for the project, to fulfil its duty to examine and take into account all matters affecting or likely to affect the environment by reason of the activity, as required under Section 5.5 (previously Section 111) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EP&A Act).

The public exhibition of the REF Report, prepared by EMM Consulting, closed 28 February 2018. The REF Report was peer reviewed by an external consultant, LK Planning, along with all submission received during the public exhibition. Recommendations from the Peer Review were actioned to ensure a more complete REF process.

Having assessed the Project in accordance with 5.5 of the Planning Act, and having regard to the REF documents, the General Manager of Waverley Council has determined that the Project may proceed. The implementation of the mitigation measures recommended in the REF Report will occur.

Service and in ground investigation works are expected to commence in June/July 2019.

Design Principles and Route

A separated cycleway is best practice infrastructure, encouraging and enabling more people in the community to cycle in safety. The Bondi Junction cycleway will allow people of all ages and abilities, including families, to get out on their bike.

The cycleway will link Bondi Road to York Road via Bronte Road, Spring Street and Dennison, connecting the cycleway to the city via the existing cycling infrastructure.

Extensive work undertaken since the link was first proposed has resulted in a world-class design which has taken account of concerns with earlier proposals. The design delivers on improved streetscapes and cycle and pedestrian safety and contributes to Waverley Council’s Complete Streets enhancement with new street trees, footpaths and garden beds, making the area an attractive and pleasant place to use, shop, work and live. In all, 57 new trees will be planted.

What are the benefits of the Bondi Junction Cycleway?

Project benefits include:

  • safer cycling environment, resulting in increased cycling participation
  • safer environment for pedestrians
  • decreased traffic congestion with fewer cars on the road
  • less pressure on parking
  • reduced pressure on public transport
  • improved access to bus stops, particularly in east Oxford Street
  • full streetscape upgrade with full pavement upgrade, smart poles with Wi-Fi, improved street lighting, installation of a bio retention system and raingardens, and irrigation and stormwater quality improvements
  • street safety improvements including improving Nelson Street and Oxford Street crossing and Spring Street and Bronte Road pedestrian safety
  • the cycleway will bring more people into the Bondi Junction area, potentially boosting business.
  • Increased liveability in Waverley with improved community fitness and health

Benefits of Cycling:

  • Environmental benefits – It’s a pollution free mode of transport, eliminating greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Health and Fitness benefits - It’s gentle on joints, a great workout and improves mental wellbeing and brain power.
  • Economic – You will save money on public transport or petrol. The cost of buying and maintaining a bike is approximately 1 per cent the cost of buying and maintaining a car. It saves time too by beating traffic as short journeys are often faster by bike than by car.

Keeping updated

Council have engaged Westwood Spice to assist in effective communications though this phase of the project.

Please click here if you would like to add your name to the email list for regular project updates.

This page will also be updated regularly as the project progresses.

More Information

If you would like more information you can access the project’s FAQ document here. It will be updated on a regular basis.

If you would like to ask a specific question or make a comment about the cycleway you can email or call 1300 516 232.

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