Sutherland to Cronulla Active Transport Link


Project overview

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.

Key benefits

  • Connection to key destinations such as transport interchanges, schools, residential areas and business precincts
  • Significant environmental and health benefits, encouraging people to walk or cycle in the area for fun or exercise
  • Provides a practical alternative to the car for short trips will reduce local traffic congestion
In progress

Due to the complexities of building infrastructure in and around the rail corridor, the SCATL will be delivered in stages:

  • Stage 1, Sutherland to Kirrawee will connect key destinations such as transport interchanges, schools, residential areas and business precincts outside the rail corridor.
  • Future Stages, Kirrawee to Cronulla will make greater use of the rail corridor while connecting key destinations like transport interchanges, Sutherland Hospital, beaches, parks and recreation areas, and shopping precincts.

Project status

Construction is near-completion on the first stage between Sutherland and Kirrawee. Stage 1 will be open in sections as each area is completed with bike riders and pedestrians able to use all of Stage 1 by early 2020.

Watch the video below to learn more about the benefits of the new bike and pedestrian path, as well as safety tips.

Upcoming activities

President Avenue, Sutherland

The community will soon be able to enjoy the completed pedestrian and bicycle path which spans from McCubbens Lane in Sutherland to Pollard Park in Kirrawee.

We have almost completed major construction of the pathway with our final work involving Acacia Road intersection, Fauna Place and landscaping, line marking and minor defect repairs.

For further information download the July 2020 project update.

Future Stages, Kirrawee to Cronulla

Site investigations have been carried out during the months of July and August 2019. The findings of these investigations will help inform the early concept design.

Transport for NSW will keep the community informed about opportunities for community feedback on the early plans.

For further information download the SCATL Kirrawee to Cronulla July 2019 community notification.

Next steps

The planning of the Kirrawee to Cronulla section of the project is underway.

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 and Sydney Trains to progress the plans. When this work has been completed, another environmental impact assessment will be undertaken and the community will be invited to have their say.

Community Notifications

Archived documents

Project History

The Review of Environmental Factors (REF) for Stage 1 was on display from between 15 October to 2 November 2018. Planning approval was received in December 2018. The Determination Report provides responses to issues raised in submissions made during the exhibition period, and outlines the conditions of approval.

For more information on the project, read the Newsletter (PDF, 1.39 MB) and Frequently Asked Questions (PDF, 494.56 KB).