Moving around North Sydney will be easier and more reliable as part of a ‘once in a generation’ plan to reinvigorate the precinct with new pedestrian plazas, cycling links and smooth connections to motorways, rail, buses and a new Sydney Metro station.
Transport for NSW Deputy Secretary, Greater Sydney, Elizabeth Mildwater said the North Sydney Integrated Transport Program (NSITP) is being developed by the NSW Government and North Sydney Council and reveals a dynamic shared 20 year vision.
“The plan will ensure road users, pedestrians, businesses and communities are well placed to benefit when major new infrastructure is delivered in coming years,” Ms Mildwater said.
“The program is about together delivering better shared places, with thousands more people set to be moving around North Sydney in coming years, including at Sydney Metro’s new Victoria Cross Station from 2024 and from nearby developments.”
The program is aiming to deliver an integrated transport experience.
This is a once in a generation opportunity to provide safe and reliable access in North Sydney, delivering better motorway access, public space improvements and new walking, cycling and public transport links.
Transport modelling, customer analysis, urban and road design is now being carried out. The community will be kept informed as the program progresses.
North Sydney is collaborating with the NSW Government to deliver a transport system that has positive outcomes for our community.
The program will create a vibrant pedestrian plaza on Miller Street in the heart of the CBD. It also has the shared objective of pushing regional traffic to the edges of the CBD to create a safe and comfortable place for pedestrians.
Most importantly, it will deliver a cohesive, connected city centre, including improving the function of Berry Street. This will take full advantage of the transformational potential of the new Metro and make North Sydney CBD a truly memorable place.
Other major projects around the area include the Western Harbour Tunnel, Warringah Freeway Upgrade and Beaches Link being delivered by Transport for NSW. The Greater Sydney Commission and Government Architect of NSW are also part of the NSITP.