Kirrawee pedestrian bridge
The NSW Government funded this project as part of its $300 million Gateway to the South Pinch Point Program.
Nov 2020 - Pedestrian bridge now open
We are happy to announce that the new pedestrian bridge on the Princes Highway at Bath Road, Kirrawee is completed and now opened to the public.
Transport for NSW thanks the community for their ongoing patience as this important work was carried out and for the ongoing works to upgrade the Princes Highway.
- two lifts, one each side of the bridge
- two stairways, one on each side
- closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras.
- increased pedestrian safety
- safer access for school children, prams and low mobility pedestrians
- improves pedestrian and cyclist connectivity with local facilities, services, schools and public transport
- provides an important link between residents and businesses on either side of the highway.
View time lapse video of the construction of the Kirrawee Pedestrian Bridge.
The Princes Highway provides a primary traffic connection between Sydney and Wollongong and provides a link for pedestrian movements between the residential areas to the south and the commercial/industrial district to the north of the highway.
Roads and Maritime is delivering a pedestrian bridge program sponsored by Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW). The program is focused on the role of pedestrian bridges and aims to close missing links in the walking network to improve pedestrian connectivity in Sydney.
The proposed project also aligns with TfNSW Sydney’s Walking Future and TfNSW Sydney’s Cycling Future (2013) initiatives that sets out a strategy to encourage more people to walk and cycle in Sydney by making it safe and accessible.
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Why this location?
The location at Bath Road was selected following the detailed Gateway to the South business case, an independent feasibility study and two independent reviews. The chosen site outperformed a number of nearby locations when assessed against multiple criteria including the distance from existing crossings, land acquisition requirements and environment and heritage sensitivity.
The surrounding land includes low density and commercial development on both sides of the highway. Kirrawee railway station forms a major public transport node nearby, serviced by the Sutherland Cronulla rail line which runs south of the site. Nearby pedestrian crossings of the Princes Highway are located at traffic signals at Oak Road, and Waratah Street.
Roads and Maritime sought feedback in June and July from local residents and key stakeholders on the Kirrawee Pedestrian Bridge at the intersection of the Princes Highway and Bath Road. A community consultation report summarising the comments and responses was released in September 2018, including a project update that was distributed to residents.
After considering all responses, along with the project’s aims and design requirements, we have decided to go ahead with the original Kirrawee Pedestrian Bridge proposal.
We received feedback from 130 people, with 77 people in favour of the bridge proposal, 18 people against the proposal and 35 people that didn’t state a preference. 110 people provided feedback through the online portal, with 69 percent in favour of the Kirrawee Pedestrian Bridge.
Concerns raised in the feedback included the location at Bath Road, line of site and visibility impacts for pedestrians and motorists, pedestrian safety on Bath Road, clearance for heavy vehicles, and tree removal.
- September 2018 project update
Building communities with Kirrawee Pedestrian Bridge.
- 12 November 2020
Kirrawee pedestrian bridge now open.
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