Kingsford to Centennial Park walking & cycling


Project overview

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

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November - Community notification

Please refer to the community notifications section on this page for all community updates including the November 2023 Community Notification. (PDF, 1.19 MB)

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 COVID-19.

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 with 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.

The project area is broken into 3 sections; sections 1 and 2 are nearing completion by the end of 2023.

Section 3 will be delivered at a later stage.

The new separated cycleway will finish at Barker Street where there is a new raised pedestrian crossing (shown in blue on map). Bike riders will transition back to the existing on-road marked cycleway.

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.
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.

Design and Project Details


In collaboration with Randwick City Council, we incorporated required design changes for 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.

You can view the revised July 2022 design plans (PDF, 5.15Mb) and the initial 2021 design plans (PDF, 5.68Mb).


Due to the impact of the new stormwater drainage infrastructure and construction methodology, additional tree removal was required.

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. 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

Randwick City Council consulted on the replacement tree species and potential locations in August 2022. Council have selected tree species that align with their tree planting plans and meet Ausgrid requirements.

Find out more at Walking and cycling improvements: Kingsford to Centennial Park | Your Say Randwick (

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.

Sections 1 and 2 - Alison Road to Barker Street


We are on the final stages of completing  Sections 1 and 2. This will deliver 1.8km of separated cycleway to improve bike rider safety.

To improve pedestrian and road user safety we:

  • upgraded traffic signals at Todman / Doncaster Avenue intersection
  • installed new raised pedestrian crossings at the Darling / Doncaster and Day / Doncaster intersections and two new pedestrian crossings at the Barker/ Houston intersection
  • installed or upgraded 23 pram ramps
  • replaced 2500m2 of concrete footpath and upgraded 48 driveways.

To improve safety and security at night we:

  • re-aligned and upgraded 22 streetlights
  • installed eight new floodlights at the new pedestrian crossings.

To improve stormwater drainage and address flooding we:

  • installed over 780m of stormwater pipes, 75 stormwater pits
  • replaced over 1000m of kerbs and gutters.

We have reused 65m of existing sandstone kerb into the new cycleway.

We are in the final stages of resheeting the road surface, painting the cycleway, line marking, landscaping and installing benches and bike racks.

Site Compound

A site compound at Anzac Parade, near Bass Street, Kingsford is being used for excavated material prior to removal from site, storage of materials and equipment and site offices.  Our compounds may be in use during our standard and out of hours work.

Section 3 - Barker Street to Sturt Street


There have been extensive delays and budget impacts due to weather, COVID-19, escalating costs, shortage of workers and design challenges such as stormwater work and tree impacts. This has impacted on our program and have changed how the project is delivered.

The remaining Section 3 (between Barker St and Sturt St) will be delivered at a later stage. Transport and Council will continue to work together to review the design options to deliver this important cycleway, which will provide a safe route for bike riders and enable new connections around the area.

Transition at Section 3

The new separated cycleway will finish at Barker Street where there is a new raised pedestrian crossing.

Bike riders will transition back to the existing on road marked cycleway. Signs and line marking will be in place to guide cyclists through this transition.

Project documents

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Community notifications

Contact us

For further information about this project, please contact:

Phone: 1800 650 031