Sydney Harbour Bridge access lifts

The experience of being on the deck of the Sydney Harbour Bridge will soon become more accessible with lifts to the bridge’s walkway in planning.

Updates and announcements

Consultation on the Review of Environmental Factors has now closed.

Following feedback from the community, the Review of Environmental Factors for the project has been finalised and work to build the lifts will start in the first quarter of 2018.

Roads and Maritime has prepared a report responding to all of the issues raised in the submissions received. View or download the Submissions Report (PDF, 1.03Mb).

For more information on the Sydney Harbour Bridge Access Lifts  please view or download the latest Community Update (PDF, 522Kb).

Project overview

The proposal includes installing a lift on the north and south ends of the eastern walkway of the Sydney Harbour Bridge to allow for access by people with a disability, prams or people who have difficulty climbing stairs.

Roads and Maritime Services has carried out extensive work to investigate preferred locations for the lift access, taking into account the heritage value, accessibility standards, visual impacts and integration with the existing structure.

Community engagement

Stakeholder consultation and detailed planning work will continue to ensure the heritage value of the bridge is preserved as this essential upgrade is delivered.

Artist's impression of the proposed lift at Cumberland St, The Rocks
Artist's impression of the proposed lift at Broughton St, Kirribilli
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