Wynyard Walk

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Project overview

Wynyard Walk is an accessible pedestrian tunnel that quickly and safely links Wynyard Station with the western Sydney CBD and Barangaroo.

Key benefits

  • Meets growing demand as more pedestrians move between Wynyard Station and Barangaroo
  • Provides a safe, quick and accessible route for up to 20,000 pedestrians per hour
  • Relieves road congestion by separating pedestrians from car, bus and cycle routes

Status

Construction

Wynyard Walk tunnel is now open, making it possible to travel from Wynyard Station to the Barangaroo waterfront in just 6 minutes. However, modification works are ongoing until the end of 2017.

Details of upcoming construction work are available in the:

At 180m long, it creates a link between the upgraded Wynyard Station concourse, Kent Street tunnel, Sussex Street pedestrian bridge and the Barangaroo development

The Barangaroo development alone is expected to take up to 23,000 office workers and attract 33,000 daily visitors. That is why the Wynyard Walk is one vital part of the NSW Government’s commitment to meet current and future transport demands in Sydney.

The walk makes it faster, safer and easier for more pedestrians to move in and through Sydney’s CBD. It does this by avoiding steep inclines and road crossings. It also provides more ways to enter and exit Wynyard Station. 

Lifts and escalators will help make sure that people with disabilities, older people, those with strollers and luggage, can all easily use Wynyard Walk and its connecting routes.

Construction of a new entrance on Clarence Street has also created the opportunity to provide a dedicated creative space. #Wynscreen is a 23m wide and 3m high digital art display located on the mezzanine level.

The Wynyard Walk route

Wynyard Walk is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It also links with the Kent Street tunnel, which is open 7am – 7pm, Monday to Friday (closed on public holidays).

Wynyard Walk planning and environment

Wynyard Walk has been designed, constructed and is operated following Transport for NSW Sustainability Targets and Transport for NSW Sustainability Guidelines.

The project was approved in July 2012 under Part 5 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EP&A Act). 

Wynyard Walk’s Environmental Management Plans took into account the conditions of that approval plus all relevant Acts, Regulations and best practice management.  Monitored by an Environmental Management Representative, the plans dealt with the following: 

  • noise, vibration and traffic from construction
  • flora and fauna management
  • earthworks, dust, waste, water and air quality management
  • heritage management

Wynyard Walk project update

Wynyard Walk has been open since September 2016.

  • March 2017: construction took place for the final touches to the tunnel, Clarence Street entry building and the ground floor of Railway House. This is ongoing until the end of 2017.
  • December 2016: the new Clarence Street entrance opened.
  • September 2016: the Wynyard Walk opened, coinciding with the opening of the third commercial tower at Barangaroo.
  • June 2016: the new pedestrian route between the corner of Kent and Margaret, and Sussex Bridge was finished.
  • October 2015: Sussex Street Bridged opened.
  • 2014: construction was paused for archaeological works to preserve significant artefacts.
  • September 2012: the construction contract was awarded to CPB Contractors.

Wynyard Walk project feedback

We welcome your feedback. Please contact the Project Infoline on 1800 684 490 or email Projects@transport.nsw.gov.au to share your views.

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