Have your say on Anzac Parade pedestrian bridge
24 March 2014
Have your say on Anzac Parade pedestrian bridge at Moore Park
The community is invited have a say on the Review of Environmental Factors for the new pedestrian and cycling bridge to be built across Anzac Parade to improve access to the Moore Park precinct.
“Moore Park is one of Sydney’s key cultural precincts with the Sydney Cricket Ground, Allianz Stadium and The Entertainment Quarter attracting almost 1.5 million spectators and event patrons and up to 350,000 pedestrian and cyclists annually,” Parliamentary Secretary for Transport and Roads Ray Williams MP said.
“Last month NSW Premier Barry Mr O’Farrell announced the new bridge would be known as the Albert (Tibby) Cotter Walkway – named after the former Australian Test cricketer killed in action during World War One.
“This month community members are invited to give feedback to the extensive Review of Environmental Factors for the project which aims to improve safety for the hundreds of thousands of spectators and visitors to our major sporting venues every year.
“Extensive assessments have been under way for the $25 million project expected to open in time for the 2015 Cricket World Cup.
“The community can also comment on the detailed design which will sensitively integrate the bridge into the landscape and minimise impact to the boulevard of Moreton Bay Fig trees along Anzac Parade.
“The proposed location of the bridge next to Gregory Avenue complements the future light rail tunnel under Moore Park and Anzac Parade.
“Written feedback is invited by Sunday 13 April at www.rms.nsw.gov.au/moorepark or by email to email@example.com.
Roads and Maritime submitted a heritage application to the Office of Environment and Heritage to ensure items of heritage significance including parkland, trees and sporting grounds were appropriately considered and preserved.
The REF can be viewed in hard copy at the Transport Information Centre, 388 George Street Sydney on weekdays from 9am to 5pm and the City of Sydney Service Centre, Level 3 Town Hall House, 456 Kent Street, open weekdays from 8am to 6pm.
The REF is also displayed during opening hours at Surry Hills Library, 405 Crown Street at Surry Hills, Paddington Library at Paddington Town Hall, 247 Oxford Street at Paddington and Margaret Martin Library Level 1, Royal Randwick Shopping Centre at Randwick.
Consultation is continuing with stakeholders including event operators, local trusts, businesses, City of Sydney, Veterans Affairs and Transport for NSW and the local community and stakeholders to ensure disruption is minimised during building work.
For more information about the project or to join the stakeholder mailing list for updates visit www.rms.nsw.gov.au/moorepark or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1800 822 486.
Media: Ray Williams 8882 9555
View the original media release (PDF).