Bronte Cutting Pedestrian Link Project

Consultation has concluded

Bronte Cutting

Over one million people use the Coastal Walk from Bronte to Bondi every year. There is a portion of the walk at Calga Place, commonly known as Bronte Cutting, without a footpath. The missing link in the footpath means that during peak times, as many as 500 pedestrians per hour are forced to walk along the road creating conflict between pedestrians and vehicles.

This conflict is referenced in several Waverley Council strategic documents and studies, such as the Bronte Park and Beach Plan of Management (Bronte PoM) and Waverley’s People Movement and Places strategy. These documents identify the need to investigate options to provide a dedicated pathway linking the Coastal Walk. Based on community consultation held for the Bronte PoM, 74% of respondents showed support for a trial pedestrian footpath in the Cutting.


Trial project to complete the missing pedestrian link in the Coastal Walk

To improve pedestrian safety at this location while we work on a permanent solution, Council has installed a trial pedestrian walkway linking Calga Reserve and the Coastal Walk through Bronte Cutting. The walkway has temporarily replaced 20 car parking spaces and some parking meters on one side of the Cutting.

Council has also commissioned the installation of an artwork that interprets the history of the area, featuring illustrations of the tram and other interesting stories. Designer Ellie Nuss and illustrator James Gulliver Hancock collaborated with Council on the project.

The trial will be in place until a permanent solution has been decide upon.


Consultation Summary

Please see the community consultation report, compiled by Micromex, here.


Under Review

This consultaiton is currently under review by Council.

Over one million people use the Coastal Walk from Bronte to Bondi every year. There is a portion of the walk at Calga Place, commonly known as Bronte Cutting, without a footpath. The missing link in the footpath means that during peak times, as many as 500 pedestrians per hour are forced to walk along the road creating conflict between pedestrians and vehicles.

This conflict is referenced in several Waverley Council strategic documents and studies, such as the Bronte Park and Beach Plan of Management (Bronte PoM) and Waverley’s People Movement and Places strategy. These documents identify the need to investigate options to provide a dedicated pathway linking the Coastal Walk. Based on community consultation held for the Bronte PoM, 74% of respondents showed support for a trial pedestrian footpath in the Cutting.


Trial project to complete the missing pedestrian link in the Coastal Walk

To improve pedestrian safety at this location while we work on a permanent solution, Council has installed a trial pedestrian walkway linking Calga Reserve and the Coastal Walk through Bronte Cutting. The walkway has temporarily replaced 20 car parking spaces and some parking meters on one side of the Cutting.

Council has also commissioned the installation of an artwork that interprets the history of the area, featuring illustrations of the tram and other interesting stories. Designer Ellie Nuss and illustrator James Gulliver Hancock collaborated with Council on the project.

The trial will be in place until a permanent solution has been decide upon.


Consultation Summary

Please see the community consultation report, compiled by Micromex, here.


Under Review

This consultaiton is currently under review by Council.

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