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09/06/2021 | News release | Distributed by Public on 09/06/2021 22:25

Have your say on the proposal for the Sydney Park Junction walking, cycling and public domain improvements

The community can now have their say on a proposal to transform the southern end of King Street into a new public space.

Transport for NSW, in collaboration with with the City of Sydney Council and Inner West Council, is proposing to redesign the southern end of King Street, around Sydney Park, to make the area safer and more enjoyable for walking and cycling, and better connected to rail services and recreational spaces.

The proposal includes:

  • Improving connections between Sydney Park green space, St Peters Station and King Street in Newtown by creating new pedestrian and cyclist links.
  • The creation of a St Peters Square multi-modal hub.
  • Reducing traffic lanes from six to four on Princes Highway between Campbell Street and Goodsell Street and from four to two on Sydney Park Road.
  • Setting speed limits to 40 km/h on the Princes Highway between Campbell Street and May St.
  • New landscaping and urban design elements along Sydney Park Road, King Street and the Princes Highway.

A Review of Environmental Factors (REF) is now available for public comment.

A Transport for NSW spokesperson saidthe Sydney Park Junction fulfills a planning condition for the M8 Motorway, which required traffic calming, accessibility, pedestrian and cycling initiatives to be implemented.

'Transport for NSW has taken that further and collaborated with Inner West Council and City of Sydney to propose a transformational urban amenity project that will make it easier to walk, cycle and spend time around King Street, Princes Highway and Sydney Park Road,' said the spokesperson.

'The proposal would also create and dedicate dynamic community spaces for al fresco dining, public seating and entertainment.

'We're seeking feedback about the REF for this project to ensure we can deliver the best possible outcomes for the local community.

'Not only will this project make St Peters more enjoyable for walking, cycling and recreation, residents will also notice upgraded bus stops and a reduction in traffic volumes by up to 50 per cent on the Princes Highway leading to King Street and Sydney Park Road.'

For more information on the REF, the community can visit the virtual information centre and REF display at caportal.com.au/tfnsw/Sydney-Park-Junction.

Feedback is invited until 4 October 2021.You can make your submission by email to [email protected] or online at caportal.com.au/tfnsw/Sydney-Park-Junction. All feedback will be reviewed before a decision is made to proceed with the proposal.