SCATL CURRENT PROPOSAL NOVEMBER 2021
Transport for NSW (TfNSW) is seeking your feedback on the proposed Sutherland to Cronulla Active Transport Link (SCATL).
November to 15th december 2022
To sign a petition organised by the Sutherland Environment Centre outlining the many problems with the new SCATL proposal and requesting the Government to built the original promised offroad sharedpath please click on following link.
UPDATE August 5 2021 SCATL SHARED PATH
The petition (link below) supported by the Sutherland Environment centre and
Bicycles NSW calls on Minister Constance to implement the original vision for the shared cycleway from Sutherland to Cronulla- beside the rail corridor. The current proposal has too many hazards and will be a white elephant.
If this is something you care
about, please sign and share this petition with contacts interested in this issue
The new current proposed stage 2 of cycleway/shared path which now
finishes at Gannons Road and runs along the Kingsway 65% on the footpath as sharedpath and 35% on road separated is inconvenient and not a vision for the future supported by previous consultations with residents or Council.
Note that when the State Government’s expenditure committee questioned the Transport Minister two months ago (Feb 2021) page 33 of attached document, it was revealed that $710 million has been set aside for Active Transport
projects for the next 4 years. See the media release from TfNSW:
We need to show State Govt that residents will not accept this new curent proposal for change of routing.
The Sutherland Environment centre have supplied a brief explanation of the desired route and the currently
proposed route. They also have simple instructions on how to put in a short submission.Click on the following link for their guidelines
on the following link to follow Transport for NSW's progress with SCATL.
The State government committed to the construction of stage 1 of the SCATL infrastructure form Sutherland to Kirrawee along the footpath which was commenced in February this year
For original promise by State Government in June 2015
Click on link
26th March 2019
The current State Government
has announced that they will provide 4.3 million dollars to complete the design of stage 2 of SCATL and will complete the entire route from 2021 to 2023 at a cost of $30 + million dollars and the Sutherland Shire Council which totally supports SCATL will contribute
$5million dollars. A Transport for NSW official said “the majority” of stage two would be in the rail corridor. (Murray Trembath St George and Sutherland Shire Leader 27th Feb 2019) (attached including the Sutherland to Cronulla
shared path was announced on the 2nd March (Esther Ham Sydney Morning Herald 2nd March 2019)
A FINAL DESIGN NEEDS TO BE COMPLETED AS A PRIORITY TO PROTECT THE RAIL CORRIDOR
AND TO PROVIDE CERTAINTY FOR COUNCILS NEW LEP,DEVELOPERS AND THE COMMUNITY
The Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) have walked the Shared Path Route with Council to identify what is feasible. We now need
The Sutherland Council has purchased the 1961sq metre site next to Kirrawee train station for a park. The park could help facilitate implementation of the Sutherland to cronulla shared path (SCATL)
NOVEMBER 2020 WOOLOOWARE BAY CYCLEWAY
Council and the developer of Stage 4 of the Woolooware Bay Development are to enter into a voluntary Planning Agreenment. As part of agreement , 1.4 million dollars
will be contributed for provision of new bicycle links including Woolooware station to Cronulla station link and connection to the Sutherland to Cronulla Active Transport Link.
Select Strategic Planning Committee report PLN041-2020 12/10/2020.
The Voluntary Planning Agreement is now
on exhibition via join the conversation.
WE ARE STILL WAITING FOR FINAL SCATL ROUTE TO
It is an ongoing struggle to stop developments along the rail corridor which would impinge on the effectiveness of SCATL.Council is committed to negotiating with developers to protect and enhance the SCATL route however
we need a finalised route immediately.
Recently (August 10) residents and Councillors opposed the granting of a site compatibility certificate 1 for the rezoning of number 1 Panorama Avenue Woolooware for a three storey residential flat
block. We are concerned that it will compromise the Sutherland to Cronulla Active Transport Link route (SCATL). The proposed residential flat building is backing on to the rail corridor within 3metres of the boundary where the current SCATL route is proposed.The
distance between the corner of planned residential site and the Swan Street access is 8 metres which is insufficient to negotiate additional land to accommodate the SCATL access.This development would set a precedent for buildings which could compromise
the effectiveness of SCATL while it is still in the process of being resolved with the State Government.The proposal has gone to the State Planning Committee.
The following Link provides information relevant to Transport for NSW,s progress with SCATL
To view original promise from State Government regards SCATL infrastructure click on link
26th March 2019
SUTHERLAND TO CRONULLA ACTIVE TRANSPORT LINK (SCATL) - SHARED CYCLE PATH
The State Government committed to the construction of Stage 1 of the SCATL from Sutherland to Kirrawee along the footpath
which was commenced in February this year.
The current State Government has announced that they will provide 4.3 million dollars to complete the design of stage 2 of SCATL and will complete the entire route from 2021 to 2023 at a cost of $30
+ million dollars and the Sutherland Shire Council which totally supports SCATL will contribute $5million dollars. A Transport for NSW official said “the majority” of stage two would be in the rail corridor. (Murray Trembath St George and
Sutherland Shire Leader 27th Feb 2019) (attached including the Sutherland to Cronulla shared path was announced on the 2nd March (Esther Ham Sydney Morning Herald 2nd March 2019)
FINAL DESIGN WILL BE RE-EXHIBITED BY THE STATE GOVERNMENT WHEN COMPLETED.
IT MUST BE COMPLETED AS A PRIORITY TO PROTECT THE RAIL CORRIDOR TO ENSURE THE SHARED PATH IS VIABLE. THE SCATL PLAN WILL BE INCLUDED IN COUNCILS NEW LEP
AND CAN BE USED TO GUIDE DEVELOPERS REGARDING DEVELOPMENTS ALONG THE RAIL CORRIDOR.
The Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) have walked the Shared Path Route with Council to identify what is feasible.
We now need funding.
SCATL Report number : INF003-18 Committee meeting 03/07/2017
The purpose of this report is to update Council on the status of the Sutherland Cronulla
Active Transport Link (SCATL) and to seek Council's ‘in principal’ support for the project, which will assist and compliment Transport for NSW’s (TfNSW) business case being prepared for the consideration of the NSW Government.
The report was passed in bulk by Council 17/07/20
Transport for NSW has released information regards SCATL Stage one from sutherland to Kirrawee click here for details.
DA 18/1208 There is a new proposal for a 50 room boarding house at 168 Oak Rd Kirrawee right next to Kirrawee station. It is composed of 2 x two storey buildings.The building as currently proposed impinges on the planned shared path in the rail
Council is currently reviewing plan.
In submissions request that building setback from the rail corridor be increased to provide sufficient width for the SCATL from Oak Rd.
Summary of Meeting with Mark Speakman regards SCATL on last Friday 5th October 2018 .
Meeting was attended by some members of the Sutherland Shire Environment centre and some local residents all of
whom are part of his Cronulla Electorate
- Mark Speakman didn’t need to be convinced as to the importance and value of the proposed cycle way. He supports the
- He is anticipating an announcement to be made within the next three weeks
- Of general note if we
present a petition it is only effective if we have a significant number of signatories.
- Mark Speakman expressed his motivation and commitment to the completion of the project
however wasn’t specific
- He indicated that the announcement
- will confirm the project will proceed
- will be completed in stages
- likely not to be identical route as originally proposed
confirm the funding issues have been resolved
- likely to have a budget of approx. $40m
- will announce a start
date however only for specified stage(s)
- will likely focus on construction starting from the West to East as some parts of the eastern area proving more problematic
SCATL Report number : INF003-18 Committee meeting 03/07/2017
The purpose of this report is to update Council on the status of the Sutherland Cronulla Active Transport Link (SCATL) and
to seek Council's ‘in principal’ support for the project, which will assist and compliment Transport for NSW’s (TfNSW) business case being prepared for the consideration of the NSW Government.
was passed in bulk by Council 17/07/2017
1. ‘In principle’ support for the construction of the Sutherland Cronulla Active Transport Link (SCATL) be communicated to Transport for New South Wales.
potential contribution to the project be limited to the recommendation contained in INF001A-18.( Confidential costing by Council)
3. Further consideration of Council’s commitment to the project be subject to the provision of a Business Case
for the Sutherland Cronulla Active Transport Link which examines the opportunity of revising the Section 94 Open Space Contributions Plan to fund Council's contribution of the Sutherland Cronulla Active Transport Link outside the rail corridor.
Council's main concerns with Transport for NSW’s (TfNSW) design.
· The low proportion of the SCATL (29%) proposed to be constructed in the rail corridor;
· The proposed route
along Karimbla Road between Sylvania Road and Kareena Road, Miranda; and
· The proposed route along Kingsway between Gannons Road and Connels Road, Cronulla.
To view Full Council Report
select 03/07/2017 Business Paper Shire Infrastructure Committee INFOO1-18 ( INF003 ) Sutherland to Cronulla Active Transport Link (SCATL)on the following site
passed in bulk by Council on 17/07/2017
Transport fNSW exhibited the Sutherland
to Cronulla Active Transport Link (SCATL) from the 30thNovember 2015 through to February 2016.
-For Council submissions and reports to related to SCATL including
the Sutherland Environment Centre submission
Insert report IPR037-16 on the following council site (Note Apendix B is Council submission on whole cycleway Appendix C is Sutherland environment centre submission)
A FINAL DESIGN WILL BE RE-EXHIBITED BY THE STATE GOVERNMENT WHEN COMPLETED EXPECTED
WITHIN THE NEXT 3 WEEKS
THE ORIGINAL SUTHERLAND-CRONULLA OFF ROAD SHARED PATH PROPOSAL
The original Sutherland to Cronulla
Shared Path developed by GTA Designers in consultation with Council and the local community which was completed in 2010 can still be viewed on the Sutherland Shire council website.
For further information press HERE.
BACKGROUND TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE SUTHERLAND TO CRONULLA SHARED PATH PROPOSAL
2006 more than 3000 Shire residents petitioned the State Government to build a safe shared off-road cycleway/pedestrian direct pathway from Sutherland to Cronulla. The shared path was to provide an off road option for cyclists especially children and for walkers
and runners and to give local residents the option of accessing major transport links and commercial and recreation areas without the need to take a car, navigate traffic jams and struggle for parking. An initial pathway was developed with State government
appointed Designers (GTA) and Council and four options were identified. Following community workshops the rail corridor options which were identified as viable were the preferred route supported by 85% of community groups and by Council.
The final design
was completed in 2010 and can be reviewed on the Sutherland Shire Council Website Link above with other relevant Links.
The long-standing proposal for an off-road shared path from Sutherland to Cronulla was put back on the agenda
thanks to the support of three local State Government members Graham Annesley (then member for Miranda), Mark Speakman (member for Cronulla) and Lee Evans (member for Heathcote).
These members met with the then Minister for Transport Gladys Berijiklian
on August 8 2013 to request her assistance in the assessment and approval of the proposed route for inclusion in the NSW State Transport Plan.
As part of the Sutherland to Cronulla Shared Path Coalition representatives from Miranda Precinct residents
association (MPRA) also attended the meeting. This meeting was a follow up from a recent community forum for the Long Term Transport Masterplan which had been held at Sutherland.
The Transport Minister Gladys Beijiklian announced on October 11 2013
that the State Government would commit up to 2 million dollars for the planning and design of a shared pedestrian cycle way between Sutherland and Cronulla.
“Funding will progress the detailed design to identify the scope and likely cost of the
project between the Sutherland and Cronulla transport interchanges”, she said. “The link would provide access to key transport, shopping and health services.”
She said the project was a “key issue” raised at the community
forum for the Long Term Transport Master Plan she attended at Sutherland last year.
MurrayTrembath LEADER Oct 11, 2013
THE WOOLOOWARE BAY CYCLEWAY MISSING LINK PROJECT
God news. The shared path along Woolooware
Bay is open for use from Saturday the 16th April. The official opening will be a bit later when a few finishing touches have been completed.
The Woolooware Bay cycleway (missing link) project is finally progressing again - which is great news.
( The Link will connect Woolooware Shores with Atkinson Rd around the Bay
- The stage 6 link will be completed by April. Due to problems with materials supplied it has been delayed but April is anticipated as the finish date.
further information on the Wooloware Bay cycleway you can access council web page click
For further information on extension dates you can ring Ingo
Koernicke the Councils Senior Environmental Scientist 9710 0624
Anyone interested in off-road shared paths in the Shire can contact:
Diane Hallion 0410320890
Or any other Precinct contact listed on our contacts page.