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

Have your say

Roads and Maritime Services is seeking your feedback on the proposal to upgrade the, on the approach to the Sydney Harbour Bridge. A Review of Environmental Factors has been prepared to examine the potential impact of the proposal and outline measures to reduce and manage these impacts. The Review of Environmental Factors and concept design for the proposal are on display for community and stakeholder feedback until 12 November 2017.

For more information view or download the Community Update (PDF, 522Kb) and Review of Environmental Factors (PDF, 51Mb).

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. Once a Review of Environmental Factors has been prepared, this document along with the proposed design of the lifts will go on display for public comment.

Construction will start soon after, pending planning and heritage approvals.

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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