Parking & Transport Current Issues

Current Issues

WestConnex Motorway

The NSW Government announced in 2012 that the $10 billion, 33-kilometre WestConnex motorway is planned to be delivered over the next 10 years. The project includes an extension to the M4 along Parramatta Road through the City of Canada Bay.  

There are significant local and regional impacts of the proposal on the City of Canada Bay.  While some are expected to be positive, there are several major issues.  These include no provision of parallel public transport options; potential for significant growth in traffic and its impacts; and lack of detail of how urban renewal along Parramatta Road would be supported.  

Many local streets currently suffer from traffic by-passing the arterial road network, and there needs to be a permanent solution to this included in any proposed M4 East Extension.  Council has responded to the NSW Government through representation's to the Premier, Minister for Transport and the State Member in accordance with issues identified:  

  • Preventing the M4 extension from creating an unsustainable increase in car usage.
  • Devising a method to ensure the M4 extension includes a permanent solution to the use of local streets by arterial traffic.
  • Clearly identifying and prioritising public transport initiatives to parallel WestConnex in general and the M4 in particular.
  • Demonstrating how the opportunities for urban renewal and improved liveability along Parramatta Road would be realised without the negative impacts of new road structures with significantly higher car and truck problems.

Council will continue to advocate for additional public transport options in this corridor.

Bike Share

Dockless bike share is a business model that allows people to access a fleet of bikes through a smartphone app. Bikes can be used for return or 1-way trips and don't have to be returned to a docking station.

Please click here for more information about this current bike share scheme.