Bondi Junction Cycleway and Streetscape Upgrade

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Bondi Junction Cycleway and streetscape upgrade

The next stage of Waverley Council’s Bondi Junction Cycleway and Streetscapes Upgrade has been awarded funding from the Commonwealth and New South Wales Government’s Pinch Point Program.

More information can be found on the Council website.

The next stage of Waverley Council’s Bondi Junction Cycleway and Streetscapes Upgrade has been awarded funding from the Commonwealth and New South Wales Government’s Pinch Point Program.

More information can be found on the Council website.

Consultation has concluded
  • Waverley Council supports changes to assist local businesses and customers during cycleway construction

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    Waverley Council last night adopted a suite of measures to assist local businesses and customers during the construction of the Bondi Junction cycleway.

    Mayor of Waverley, Councillor John Wakefield moved the changes in a Mayoral Minute at last night’s Council meeting.

    “We acknowledge the disruption that the current construction of the cycleway in Bondi Junction is causing to local businesses and their customers, and the concerns they have raised,” Councillor Wakefield said.

    “Staff have engaged with affected businesses to hear concerns and ideas on how Council can help.

    “The cycleway is one element of a wider footpath, landscaping and seating upgrade and the project is primarily funded by the State Government as part of a regional cycleway plan. While a number of measures have been put in place already, I recognise there is more that could and should have been done.”

    Changes will include:

    • Switching off parking meters in the streets immediately surrounding the cycleway construction to assist local businesses and their customers:
      • Beginning with the parking meters in Denison Street (between Ebley Street and Oxford Street), Spring Street (between Newland Street and Denison Street) and Newland Street (between Ebley Street and Oxford Street) during the current construction stage
      • Regulatory time limits will remain in place to ensure parking turnover.
    • A rolling program of similar changes to parking meters will occur throughout the cycleway construction; and
    • Extending the hours of operation in Council’s Eastgate, Hollywood and Library car parks
    • Offering 2-hour free parking to all users of the Library car park

    “Additionally, Council will install temporary directional signage in the area immediately surrounding the cycleway construction to assist road users in seeking alternative parking opportunities,” Councillor Wakefield said.

    Longer-term permanent signage which guides road users to available parking within Council’s car parks (like the sign currently opposite Hollywood car park) will be investigated.

    “We will implement the list of changes as soon as practically possible and write to local businesses to advise them of the additional measures being put in place by Council,” Councillor Wakefield said.

  • Cycleway and streetscape upgrade - Stage 2 information session

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    If you lease a property, own a business or are a resident in the area of stage two (map below) of the Bondi Junction Cycleway and Streetscape upgrade we invite you to attend a drop-in session Wednesday 14 August between 4.30-7.30pm on Level 2 of the Mill Hill Centre, 31-33 Spring Street, Bondi Junction.

    The drop-in session will provide information on:

    • construction
    • design
    • Waverley’s strategic transport plan (and how the cycleway fits in)
    • general project queries

    If you are unable to attend the Stage 2 information session, but have questions about this stage of the project, please contact Olivia Lavelle, Community Liaison Officer at Ford Civil Contracting on 02 9597 4122.

    Information sessions will be held for each subsequent stage of the project. If you are outside the Stage 2 zone there will be opportunity for you to attend your specific stage at a later date. Please email or contact Eliza Milenkovic, Engagement Officer, Waverley Council on 02 9083 8322 for the session you would be interested in.

  • Bondi Cycleway REF Report conclusions

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    Referencing the REF Report, EMM Consulting concluded that:

    The potential impacts of the proposal have been identified and are discussed in Chapter 6. Several short-term negative impacts have been identified for residents and businesses in the areas immediately adjected to construction areas. These impacts are likely to generally be in the short term (potentially three to four months per construction stage). Management measures have been proposed to mitigate the likely impacts. Primary measures include active communication with neighbours prior to and during construction, on-site physical and behavioural mitigations, and the production and implementation of CEMPs and TMPs to ensure impacts are kept to acceptable levels.

    The project aligns with Council strategic, operational and policy objectives, discussed in Chapter 3 and community expectations as identified in consultation discussed in Chapter 4. Identified social impacts, as discussed in the SIA and Section 6.7 suggest that medium to longer term impacts of the proposal will be beneficial.

    Once operational, amenity and accessibility will be improved through improved separated cycleway. Further, upgrades to pedestrian facilities and intersections will improve pedestrian safety and access. New street trees, street furniture and garden beds are likely to encourage recreational and opportunist walking, potentially increasing foot traffic around local businesses. The introduction of safe and efficient cycling facilities will also promote the health and well-being of existing and future cyclists within the LGA.

    Therefore, the likely positive social impacts of the proposal outweigh potential short-term negative impacts. This proposal is in the public interest and is not considered likely to significantly affect the environment, threatened species, populations of ecological communities, or their habitats, and does not require further assessment under Section 5.7 of the EP&A Act.

    Peer Review of REF and Review of Submissions Received

    The REF was peer reviewed by an external consultant, LK Planning, along with all submissions received during the public exhibition. Recommendations from the Peer Review were actioned to ensure a more complete REF process.

    The final version (V2 Final) of the EMM REF Report can be found at the link in the Document Library.

    REF Outcome

    Having assessed the Project in accordance with 5.5 of the Planning Act, and having regard to the REF documents, the General Manager of Waverley Council has determined that the Project may proceed. The implementation of the mitigation measures recommended in the REF Report will occur.

    Next Steps

    Now that the REF process is completed, Waverley Council will communicate with relevant community, businesses and authority stakeholders regarding the next steps of the Project. The channels of communication will vary depending on the stakeholder group and the immediate impacts of the Project.

  • Council Review of Environmental Factors (REF) Bondi Cycleway

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    Before works begin on the long-anticipated Bondi Junction cycleway, you have the opportunity to provide feedback on the Review of Environmental Factors (REF) for the project. The REF assesses the scope of the project against Clause 228 of the NSW Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 (EP&A Regulation).

    Note, the design for this project has already been completed. The REF is a technical report, compiled upon review and in conjunction with the completed design. The REF enables a clearer understanding of the environmental impacts during construction including traffic and parking impacts, factors such as noise and vibrations, sediment control, air quality, and possible socio-economic and business impacts. This will allow Council to better plan mitigation measures to ensure this project is a success.

    The REF can be viewed in the document library to your right, or can be viewed in hard copy at Council’s Customer Service Centre, 55 Spring St, Bondi Junction.

    Submissions should be lodged via the form below, or emailed to

    In accordance with the provisions of the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 all submissions received will be available for public viewing upon request.

    Submissions close 5pm Thursday 28 February.

    If you would like to ask a specific question or make a comment about the cycleway you can email