Walking and bike riding will be safer and more convenient in Sydney’s south under updated plans for the Sutherland to Cronulla Active Transport Link (SCATL).

Finalisation of the route selection from Jackson Avenue Miranda to Gannons Road Caringbah will allow construction to begin in early 2023.

The NSW Government is delivering on its promise to build this important walking and cycling path which will connect key destinations with schools, shops, restaurants, entertainment precincts and transport hubs.

It’s important we get this critical piece of local infrastructure right, so I’m pleased Transport for NSW will now look at different options for the western component.

Following community feedback Transport for NSW had decided not to proceed with the route option along Oak Road and Flora Street in Kirrawee.

Transport for NSW is now investigating an alternative route that runs along Bath Road, Avery Avenue and other suburban streets and reserves south of the rail corridor.

Routes through Miranda between Sylvania Road and Jackson Avenue will also be investigated to ensure the project delivers for the entire community.

Transport for NSW expects to have planning approval for Jackson Ave to Gannons Road route shortly. It will undertake a full assessment of the western component of Stage 2 of the link, consult with the community and seek planning approval towards the end of this year.

Funding has now been approved, for the 2022-23 NSW budget, for planning and construction of the remainder of the SCATL from Gannons Road to Cronulla.

For more information, visit: nswroads.work/SCATL.