Improvements at the Doncaster Avenue and Carlton Street intersection.

Kingsford to Centennial Park walking and cycling improvements

The Australian and NSW Governments are delivering walking and cycling improvements to provide an active transport link between Kingsford and Centennial Park.

Latest news

NOV 2022

NOV 2022Project update

Please refer to the community notifications section on this page for all community updates including the November out of hours work notification and project lookahead (PDF, 977Kb).

Project information

The project, developed by Randwick City Council and being delivered by Transport for NSW, is part of a $240 million investment by the Australian and NSW Governments to fix congestion hotspots, expand the cycling network and help the economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

It includes a 2.8km two-way cycleway and shared path improvements along Doncaster Avenue, Day Avenue, Houston Road, General Bridges Crescent and Sturt Street. This will provide the local community and commuters a safe and convenient active transport option and improve accessibility.

The cycleway will connect the Kingsford Light Rail terminus to the Centennial Park cycleway at Alison Road, Randwick. It will also connect to Randwick City Council’s planned cycleway between South Coogee and Kingsford.

Improvements also include new landscaping and trees, street lighting, traffic calming, seating, bike parking and stormwater drainage.

Cycle network map

Cycleway network map

We are committed to encouraging people to walk or cycle as part of their everyday travel. Walking and cycling for commuting and short trips relieve pressure on our roads and public transport networks, and are part of a healthy lifestyle for our communities.

The project will:

  • improve pedestrian and road safety user safety with new crossings, upgraded paths and traffic calming measures
  • improve bike rider safety with a new two-way 2.8km separated cycleway
  • improve accessibility for wheelchairs and prams
  • improve streetscape with new trees, plants and landscaping
  • provide more places to sit and enjoy the surrounds
  • provide more bike parking
  • improve street lighting for safety and security
  • improve stormwater drainage to address flooding of properties and roads.

Transport for NSW (TfNSW) awarded the contract to build the cycleway and shared path improvements to Burton Contractors. Construction started in early 2022.

Construction work will take up to two years to complete and will be staged to minimise the duration of impact to residents and businesses. Areas will be opened to the community as work is completed.

View the Project Documents section for work notices.

Design Changes

In collaboration with Randwick City Council, we are working to incorporate required design changes into the current plans. The design now includes new stormwater infrastructure along the project alignment, within the scope of this project.

This new drainage will help protect properties, as well as the road network, from stormwater and flooding.

The new stormwater infrastructure is along Doncaster Avenue, Day Avenue and Houston Road.

As a result of the new drainage, there are some additional impacts on tree roots along the alignment. See below for more information.
Some parking changes and traffic changes may also be required over the coming months.

Trees

Due to the impact of the new stormwater drainage infrastructure and construction methodology we have updated the design plans.

Environment specialists and arborists from Randwick City Council and Transport for NSW have carefully assessed each tree. We have worked together to minimise the impacts on each tree.
However, this essential stormwater work will require the removal of about 20 additional trees. (as shown on the map)

These will be replaced by 60 new native trees once the cycleway is complete.

Previously, approval was granted to remove 27 trees to improve safety, allow for new kerb and footpaths and to relocate utilities. Some trees are also being replaced as they are nearing the end of their expected life.

In total, we will be removing approximately 47 trees along the route and replacing them with over 141 native trees.

The trees being removed have been assessed as part of the Review of Environmental Factors. They are mainly non-native trees and were found not to be ecologically sensitive. Every effort has been, and will continue to be, made to minimise the loss of trees associated with the project.

Tree Replacement Consultation

We know from previous consultation by Randwick City Council, that improving the streetscape and planting more trees is important to local residents.

As such, Randwick City Council is consulting on the replacement tree species and potential locations and are keen to hear your feedback.

Council have selected tree species that align with their tree planting plans and meet Ausgrid requirements.

Comments will be open from 3 – 31 August 2022.

Find out more at Walking and cycling improvements: Kingsford to Centennial Park | Your Say Randwick (nsw.gov.au)

The project team will be in touch with nearby properties and engage directly with residents on tree replacement near their homes. Where possible, we will replace trees in nearby locations.

Permanent parking changes

About 20 parking spaces will be permanently removed as part of the project. This includes 34 parking spaces removed and 14 spaces added across the project alignment.

These parking changes will make room for new, safer pedestrian crossing areas and to maintain safe vehicle access to properties and businesses.

Tree Replacement Consultation

Randwick City Council is consulting on the replacement tree species and potential locations and are keen to hear your feedback.

Council have selected tree species that align with their tree planting plans and meet Ausgrid requirements.

Comments will be open from 3 – 31 August 2022.

Find out more at (Walking and cycling improvements: Kingsford to Centennial Park | Your Say Randwick (nsw.gov.au)

The project team will be engaging directly with residents on tree replacement plans near their homes. Where possible, we will replace a tree in a nearby location.

Earlier Consultation

In 2018, Randwick City Council consulted with the local community on the concept plan. More than 400 submissions were received with approximately 70 per cent supportive of the project.

The plan was refined to address community feedback where possible and the Review of Environmental Factors (REF) received planning approval in May 2019. An Addendum REF assessing the compound locations and clarifying the scope of tree removal was approved in September 2021.

Visit the Randwick City Council website for more information.

Two site compounds were established in March 2022 at:

  • Goodwood Street, Kensington used for storing equipment, site offices and worker amenities.
  • Anzac Parade, near Bass Street, Kingsford used for excavated material prior to removal from site, storage of materials and equipment and site offices.

A third compound may be set up at a later date on the corner of Strachan Street and Houston Road, Kingsford.

Our compounds may be in use during our standard and out of hours work.

You can view site compounds on the cycle network site compound areas map:

Site compound areas map

Site compound areas map

The site compounds at Goodwood St and Houston Rd will be set up on the road, where there are currently rear to kerb parking spaces (as shown on the maps).

Location 1: Goodwood St in front of Kokoda Park

22 rear-to-kerb parking spaces temporarily removed, shown in blue outline.

Goodwood Street

Location 2: Houston Rd near Strachan St

13 rear-to-kerb parking spaces temporarily removed, shown in blue outline

Location 2 Houston Rd

These temporary parking changes will be for the duration of the construction works - approximately 2 years.

When designated resident parking spaces are being removed, Randwick City Council will review the situation and, if appropriate, provide alternative resident parking in nearby unrestricted areas.

Some parking spaces within the compound areas will remain available between the hours of 7pm and 6am.

We appreciate the community's patience while these essential works are being completed.

Project documents

Community notifications

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November 2022 community notification

Night work, road closure and detour – intersection Day Ave and Doncaster Ave

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Out of hours and project lookahead

November to December 2022

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Out of hours and project lookahead

September to October 2022.

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August 2022 community notification

Upcoming work and parking changes – Doncaster Avenue between Anzac Parade and Koorinda Avenue.

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August 2022 community project update 1.18Mb
Out of hours and project lookahead

July to August 2022.

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Out of hours and project lookahead

May to June 2022.

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Out of hours and project lookahead

March 2022

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February 2022 start of work 1.06Mb
October 2021 community project update

Kingsford to Centennial Park walking and cycling improvements.

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November 2020 early work

Community notification

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Contact us

For further information about this project or to subscribe for updates contact:

Phone: 1800 650 031

Email: K2CP-community@burtoncontractors.com.au

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