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

Overview of SCATL project stages

August 2023 update 

Stage 2 East construction will continue in August 2023 between Jackson Avenue, Miranda and Gannons Road, Caringbah.

TfNSW will carry out night work from:

8pm Monday 17 July to late September 2023, on the Kingsway between Kareena Road and Carramar Crescent, Caringbah.

See further information on upcoming Denman Avenue work and the project in the August/September 2023 community update. (PDF, 3.59 MB)

Denman Avenue tree removal will commence early September. Please see further information in our work notification (PDF, 1.02 MB).

From Wednesday 30 August parking of vehicles on the verge next to the rail corridor on Denman Avenue between Banksia Road and Gannons Road will be permanently closed.

From 4 September there will be a temporary closure of on-street parking on the residential side of Denman Avenue between Nullaburra Road and Gannons Road. Please use alternate street parking during this time.

Design and investigation work continues for Stage 2 West and a preferred route is expected to be ready for public display and consultation in 2024. Information sessions will be held for the community to attend. Further details will be available closer to the release date.

SCATL Stage 3 is currently in the early planning and design stage.

Denman Avenue Tree Removal

We have listened to concerns in the community about the number of trees being removed on Denman Avenue and have worked with professional arborists to reduce this impact where possible. 

Transport for NSW has extensively investigated tree removal in this area and every effort has been made to design the cycleway to minimise the loss of trees associated with the works. 

The number of trees to be removed has been reduced from 94 to approximately 73, with the removal of larger trees reduced from 7 to 3. 

As Stage 2 East progresses, we will continue to work with the arborist to avoid construction impacting tree roots. We will safely prune roots to retain trees where possible. 

Replanting and Landscaping

Transport for NSW is committed to replacing four trees for every one that needs to be removed during construction of the project. That is a 4:1 ratio. 

We will be planting around 160 replacement trees on Denman Avenue to provide a strong visual screen to the rail corridor. 
At maturity, replanted trees will grow up to 20 metres, and trees under powerlines will grow up to five metres.

In consultation with Sutherland Shire Council, a further 120 trees will be planted in the surrounding area. 

The replanting will provide a strong visual screen to the rail corridor and an attractive planted area on Denman Avenue. 

Below are artist impressions of replanting on Denman Avenue

Please see our Denman Avenue Landscaping Plans (PDF, 6.23 MB).

See the full detail Landscaping Plans (PDF, 11.46 MB) available.

For more information, please see our frequently asked questions (FAQs). (PDF, 216.77 KB)

Keep in touch

Community input will play an important part in the successful delivery of this project. We encourage local residents, schools, businesses and the active transport groups to stay engaged and provide feedback as the project progresses.

If you would like to talk to a member of the team specifically about the Stage 2 East construction, please contact the team at Sydney Civil on:

Phone: 1300 997 858 (including urgent requests and construction related issues 24 hours)

or email:

For general information, to join the mailing list or requests about other stages of the project, email the Transport project team at: 


Community and work notifications

Project documents

Project history

Stage 1 opened in April 2020, delivering a 1.3km Active Transport Link between Sutherland and Kirrawee.

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.

From the 19th April until 17th May 2021, Transport for NSW sought feedback from the community on the early concept design. A Facebook Livestream was held on Thursday 22 April to answer question and hear what others had to say about the project.This event was recorded, and is available for viewing via the Facebook event. Additionally, 2 community drop in sessions were held on 26 April and 5 May 2021.

To learn more about the proposed route option, see the SCATL Stage 2 Have your say April 2021 (PDF, 2.64 MB) document or the Frequently Asked Questions SCATL Stage 2 (PDF, 379.96 KB) document. These also available in the community notifications section at the bottom of this page.


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