The next three-kilometre section of the Sutherland to Cronulla Active Transport Link (SCATL) is now open following around 12 months of construction between Miranda and Woolooware.

Stage 2 East section will provide pedestrians and cyclists with a safe and convenient link between Jackson Avenue in Miranda and the intersection of Denman Avenue and Gannons Road on the Caringbah/Woolooware boundary.

The previous Liberal Government fully funded construction of the project between Sutherland and Cronulla and around 4.3 km of the overall project is now complete.

This latest stage connects key locations including Miranda and Caringbah shopping centres and Sutherland and Kareena Hospitals.

SCATL also links with existing active transport paths at Woolooware, giving pedestrians and cyclists access all the way from Miranda to locations such as Captain Cook Playing Fields, Bay Central at Woolooware and Woolooware and Cronulla High Schools, and also off-road connection with the Woolooware Bay path over the Captain Cook Bridge to Cooks River.

Work on the latest stage of SCATL has involved providing accessibility ramps and seating along the route, together with extensive landscaping.

Transport for NSW is working with Sutherland Shire Council to complete planting of four trees for each one removed for construction.

Design and investigation work for Stage 2 West between Kirrawee and Miranda continues and a preferred route is expected to be ready for consultation later this year. Stage 3 between Woolooware and Cronulla is in the early planning and design phase.

The completion of Stage 2 East of SCATL follows the earlier construction of Stage 1, a 1.3 km section between Sutherland and Kirrawee.