Traffic improvements on Old South Head Road

Between Syd Einfeld Drive, Bondi Junction and Curlewis Street, Bondi

Updates and announcements

Roads and Maritime Services invited feedback in June and July 2018 on a proposal for traffic improvements on Old South Head Road between Syd Enfield Drive, Bondi Junction and Curlewis Street, Bondi.

Based on the feedback received and the results of additional investigations in April 2019, Roads and Maritime have decided to proceed with the new and extended clearways on Old South Head Road and improvements to the Flood Street intersection.

We have collated the community feedback and provided responses to the key matters raised in a community engagement report (PDF, 9.41Mb) which can be viewed here.

For more information about the project see the June 2019 project update (PDF, 1.22Mb).

The proposal

In 2018, Roads and Maritime Services asked the community for feedback on proposed traffic improvements on Old South Head Road, to reduce traffic congestion and westbound delays.

This included a proposal to:

  • Extend the existing weekday clearways and introduce new weekend clearways between Syd Einfeld Drive, Bondi Junction and Curlewis Street, Bondi
  • Install alternative timed business parking in nearby Flood Street and Flood Lane
  • Convert the existing westbound ‘left turn only’ lane into Flood Street into a ‘through and left lane’ for all vehicles.

We will continue to update the community as the proposal progresses.

Engagement

We used a number of methods to engage with the community:

  • We distributed 22,500 letters to residents and businesses that use to Old South Head Road
  • We doorknocked impacted businesses
  • We held an information session at Oxford Street Mall, Bondi Junction
  • We published a social media post to reach motorists and the broader community.

We received feedback from more than 70 community members. Some of the feedback included:

  • Access to properties
  • Loading for businesses
  • Parking in the local area
  • Prioritisation of public transport
  • Suggestions of changes to the wider road network.

We have listened to the local community and will carry out further investigations, particularly into the business parking on Old South Head Road and adjoining side streets.

We will not proceed with the installation of the proposed clearways and traffic improvements, while these investigations are underway.

We will continue to engage with key stakeholders during this investigation process, which is likely to take a number of months.

What happens next?

We will continue to update the community as the proposal progresses.

If you provided feedback during the engagement period, you have been included on the stakeholder list, so we can continue to keep you up to date about this proposal.

If you would like to be on the email distribution list for this proposal, please contact the clearways project team at clearways@rms.nsw.gov.au or 1300 706 232.

We are continuing our evaluation and investigations into the key issues raised. We will prepare and publish an engagement report which provides responses to the key issues raised along with the next steps.

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