Transport policies

transportEnvironmental Action Plan

As part of our overall environmental vision for Waverley, we have set sustainable transport targets:

  • Average km travelled by Waverley residents per day by private car declines by 15% from 2006 levels by 2020 from 2006 levels. This would mean on average Waverley residents drive no more than 9.35km per day in 2020 compared to 11km in 2006.
  • 40% of the total daily distance travelled by residents in 2020 is by public transport, walking or cycling. In 2006, 25% of the total daily distance travelled by residents of Waverley was by public transport, walking or cycling.

Our Environmental Action Plan sets out funded strategies of how we will meet these targets.

Waverley Transport Vision

The community vision for transport in Waverley is for improved transport efficiency, reliability and accessibility throughout our area and to translate this vision into achievable, short term and cost effective action.

With limited road capacity in our area, our focus is to increase access to public transport and walking routes and improve infrastructure for safe cycling.

We want Waverley to be a place where:

  • People regularly use public transport particularly for trips to work and our beaches.
  • Roads and intersections are safer and less congested.
  • Parking both on street and off street is equitably accessed and effectively managed.
  • People frequently walk and ride their bikes particularly for local trips.
  • Public transport, cycling and pedestrian alternatives are improved and encouraged.
  • All pedestrian routes are high quality, safe and accessible.
  • Our bike network and facilities are safe and connected.
  • All stakeholder needs for improvement to transport effectiveness and usefulness are appropriately planned and delivered.

Waverley Transport Plan – December 2011

To realise our vision, this 10-year strategic transport plan is designed to address key transport issues in our community and develop solutions for a more sustainable future with reduced greenhouse gas emissions plus community health and amenity improvements.

The plan does not consider transport in isolation and addresses the key issues facing our area irrespective of local government jurisdiction.

The key aims

  • Develop policy that responds to the different characteristics across the LGA.
  • Build from the existing policy adopted by Council.
  • Develop priority actions that are financially and politically achievable.
  • Make sustainable transport gains in the short-term by focusing on low cost transit options.
  • Deliver a consensus driven action plan that includes scheduled delivery of short to long-term actions.
  • Plan, monitor and evaluate actions to ensure they are financially responsible and technically feasible.
  • Identify activities that Council can achieve on its own, plus activities that require external partnerships with other organisations / government departments and where advocacy is required.

Key transport actions

  • Reintroduction of light rail - Investigating the feasibility of extending the proposed light rail infrastructure being planned for the CBD to access Bondi Junction and onto Bondi Beach.
  • Improved public transport access – Lobbying State Government for assistance where transport services are currently not meeting demand.
  • Bondi Junction as a sustainable transport hub – Making a place where all residents and visitors can use public transport or walk and cycle for the majority of trips whilst also ensuring our mobility impaired residents and those with a disability have access to essential services.
  • Partnerships with local schools and childcare centres - Providing support and resources that will enable more efficient and effective transport to and from school and reduce peak hour congestion.
  • Encourage cycling and walking - Ensuring people have safe, connected and accessible infrastructure that enables them to make that choice.

More information

For more information, please contact our Sustainable Transport Officer
Email: carolyn.new@waverley.nsw.gov.au
Phone 8306 3678
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