Stage 1 - Sutherland to Kirrawee

Artist Impression of Active Transport Link on President Avenue

The Sutherland to Cronulla Active Transport Link (SCATL) is a pedestrian and bicycle path between Sutherland and Cronulla to help make walking and bike riding a more convenient, safer and enjoyable transport option.

Planning approval has now been received for the first stage between Sutherland and Kirrawee. The approval follows the public display of the Review of Environmental Factors and community consultation. A Determination Report has been prepared responding to submissions and outlining conditions of approval.

The Sutherland to Cronulla Active Transport Link (SCATL) is a pedestrian and bicycle path between Sutherland and Cronulla to help make walking and bike riding a more convenient, safer and enjoyable transport option.

Planning approval has now been received for the first stage between Sutherland and Kirrawee. The approval follows the public display of the Review of Environmental Factors and community consultation. A Determination Report has been prepared responding to submissions and outlining conditions of approval.

  • Stage 1 - Sutherland to Kirrawee

    about 1 year ago
    Scatl artist impression eton street

    Artist Impression of Eton Street, Sutherland

    Key features of Stage 1 - Sutherland to Kirrawee include:

    • Construction of a predominantly shared pedestrian and cycle path that connects key destinations including:

    −−Sutherland and Kirrawee Stations

    −−Businesses on Eton Street, Old Princes Highway and Oak Road

    −−Sutherland Public School, St Patricks College, Minerva School and Kirrawee Fauna Place Childcare Centre

    −−Residential areas

    −−Pollard Reserve and Glencoe Street Reserve.

    • A 10km/h shared zone at McCubbens Lane

    • Approximately 14 new timed parking spaces on President...

    Artist Impression of Eton Street, Sutherland

    Key features of Stage 1 - Sutherland to Kirrawee include:

    • Construction of a predominantly shared pedestrian and cycle path that connects key destinations including:

    −−Sutherland and Kirrawee Stations

    −−Businesses on Eton Street, Old Princes Highway and Oak Road

    −−Sutherland Public School, St Patricks College, Minerva School and Kirrawee Fauna Place Childcare Centre

    −−Residential areas

    −−Pollard Reserve and Glencoe Street Reserve.

    • A 10km/h shared zone at McCubbens Lane

    • Approximately 14 new timed parking spaces on President Avenue to partly offset reduced parking on Eton Street

    • Relocation of ‘kiss and ride’ parking from Eton Street to Flora Street (adjacent to Sutherland Public School)

    • New pedestrian and cycle crossings at Merton and Auburn Streets, Acacia Road and Fauna Place

    • Utility relocation and installation including lighting

    • Public domain work including pram ramps, pedestrian and cyclist refuges, signage and landscaping



    To keep five of the mature trees on Eton Street, the new bike path will be located on the eastern side of the roadway resulting in the removal of approximately 24 car parking spaces. Parking spaces on President Avenue (near Merton Street) will be converted to angle parking, providing 14 new parking spaces, a short distance to nearby schools and shops. The ‘kiss and ride’ parking on Eton Street will be moved to Flora Street (adjacent to Sutherland Public School).





  • Sutherland to Cronulla Active Transport Link (SCATL)

    about 1 year ago
    Proposed stage 1 scatl and study area between kirrawee and cronulla map

    The Sutherland to Cronulla Active Transport Link (SCATL) is a shared pedestrian and bicycle path between Sutherland and Cronulla to help make walking and cycling a more convenient, safer and enjoyable transport option.

    The proposed path will provide an important link that will enable cyclists and pedestrians to travel through the Sutherland Shire and connect to key destinations like public transport interchanges, schools, hospitals, and residential and retail precincts.

    When linked to the existing Alfords Point to Sutherland shared path it will provide a regional continuous off road path in excess of 22 kilometres and allow connections...

    The Sutherland to Cronulla Active Transport Link (SCATL) is a shared pedestrian and bicycle path between Sutherland and Cronulla to help make walking and cycling a more convenient, safer and enjoyable transport option.

    The proposed path will provide an important link that will enable cyclists and pedestrians to travel through the Sutherland Shire and connect to key destinations like public transport interchanges, schools, hospitals, and residential and retail precincts.

    When linked to the existing Alfords Point to Sutherland shared path it will provide a regional continuous off road path in excess of 22 kilometres and allow connections to Bankstown and on to Parramatta.

    Stage 1 (Sutherland to Kirrawee) will connect key destinations such as transport interchanges, schools, residential areas and business precincts outside the rail corridor.

    The SCATL will be delivered in collaboration with Roads and Maritime Services and Sutherland Shire Council and in two stages:

    Stage 1 Sutherland to Kirrawee

    Stage 2 Kirrawee to Cronulla.

    Currently, around 50 per cent of trips of less than two kilometres in the area are made by car.

    The SCATL will allow pedestrians and bicycle riders of all ages, capabilities and experience to walk and cycle more safely and quickly to work, school, shops or the station.

    Providing a practical alternative to the car for short trips will reduce local traffic congestion and also have significant environmental and health benefits. The SCATL will encourage people to walk and cycle in the area for fun or exercise.



  • What we heard

    about 1 year ago
    Scatl walking image

    The community was invited to provide feedback on Stage 1 Sutherland to Kirrawee between 15 October and 4 November, 2018 through drop-in sessions, directly to the team and through our interactive website.

    In total 110 submissions were received with a large number in favour of the proposal.

    Key themes included:

    • Benefit of reduced traffic

    • Safer for pedestrians and cyclists

    • Connectivity to key destinations

    • Minimise construction and noise impacts

    • Reduce the number of trees removed

    • Minimise parking impacts

    Submissions also asked for continued work on future stages of the SCATL. We will continue to work...

    The community was invited to provide feedback on Stage 1 Sutherland to Kirrawee between 15 October and 4 November, 2018 through drop-in sessions, directly to the team and through our interactive website.

    In total 110 submissions were received with a large number in favour of the proposal.

    Key themes included:

    • Benefit of reduced traffic

    • Safer for pedestrians and cyclists

    • Connectivity to key destinations

    • Minimise construction and noise impacts

    • Reduce the number of trees removed

    • Minimise parking impacts

    Submissions also asked for continued work on future stages of the SCATL. We will continue to work with Sutherland Shire Council, Roads and Maritime Services and Sydney Trains to progress the planning of Kirrawee to Cronulla.

    For more information about the submissions received view the Determination Report.

    Minimising the impact to trees along the active transport link was a key theme during community consultation. The team has been working to progress the design and reduce the number of trees impacted by the project.

    The number of trees to be removed has been reduced from 60 to approximately 22, with a further 19 to be assessed during construction by an independent arborist. Native trees and shrubs will be planted along the active transport link to offset trees removed during construction.

    A Vegetation Offset plan will be prepared in consultation with Sutherland Shire Council to offset all trees directly impacted by the proposed route.
  • Next Steps

    about 1 year ago
    Scatl cycling image

    Construction of SCATL Stage 1 Sutherland to Kirrawee is scheduled to commence in early 2019.

    We will also continue to progress the planning of the Kirrawee to Cronulla section, and keep the community informed about opportunities to have your say.

    The Future Stage will make greater use of the rail corridor, while still connecting to key destination points between Kirrawee and Cronulla. Transport for NSW will continue to work with Sutherland Shire Council, Roads and Maritime Services and Sydney Trains to progress the plans. When this work has been completed another environmental impact assessment will be undertaken.

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    Construction of SCATL Stage 1 Sutherland to Kirrawee is scheduled to commence in early 2019.

    We will also continue to progress the planning of the Kirrawee to Cronulla section, and keep the community informed about opportunities to have your say.

    The Future Stage will make greater use of the rail corridor, while still connecting to key destination points between Kirrawee and Cronulla. Transport for NSW will continue to work with Sutherland Shire Council, Roads and Maritime Services and Sydney Trains to progress the plans. When this work has been completed another environmental impact assessment will be undertaken.