Transport Strategy

The North Sydney Community Strategic Plan states that for a reliable, accessible and sustainable transport system, we will:

  • Promote equity of access to public and community transport.
  • Incorporate true environmental and social costs in our transport planning.
  • Pursue improvement and expansion of sustainable transport options.
  • Encourage the use of alternative modes of transport to the private car.

Some of the stated aims with regard to transport include:

  • The impact of the private car on our community and environment is dramatically reduced.
  • The frequency, quality and diversity of public transport throughout North Sydney is increased.
  • Pedestrians and cyclists enjoy easy and safe access throughout North Sydney.
  • Transport management is coordinated at a regional level.


Draft North Sydney Transport Strategy

At its meeting held on 20 February 2017, North Sydney Council resolved to place the draft North Sydney Transport Strategy (NSTS) on public exhibition.

This public exhibition is the second round of consultation following extensive feedback received during preliminary community consultation in early 2016.

This feedback helped to identify the North Sydney community’s transport priorities, aspirations for the future of North Sydney transport networks, and informed the development of the draft NSTS.

The draft NSTS builds on the directions, outcomes and strategies detailed in North Sydney’s Community Strategic Plan 2013 and Ecologically Sustainable Development Best Practice Project 2013. It creates an over-arching transport planning and management framework for the whole of Council. Once finalised, the NSTS will be Council’s guiding document for the delivery of its transport planning and management functions, including strategic transport planning, delivery of local transport projects and transport advocacy.


The draft NSTS will be on public exhibition for 6 weeks from Thursday 27 April 2017 to Wednesday 7 June 2017. The exhibition material comprises the following:

Hard copies of the exhibition material may be viewed as follows:


Submissions & Closing Date 

Written submissions are invited.

To make a submission email

Write a letter and mail it to

Acting General Manager
North Sydney Council
PO Box 12
North Sydney NSW 2059

Submissions will be received up to 5pm Wednesday 7 June 2017.

If you would like to discuss the draft NSTS please contact Nigel Turner of Council’s Strategic Planning Department on 9936 8100.



North Sydney Traffic and Parking Strategy

North Sydney Council has adopted an Integrated Traffic and Parking Strategy which outlines the key principles in Council’s approach to traffic and parking management on Council roads in line with the objectives and goals of the Community Strategic Plan.


Traffic and Parking Area Schemes (TAPAS)

Traffic and Parking Area Schemes (TAPAS) Action Plans will be developed for each of the seven TAPAS zones outlined in the Integrated Traffic and Parking Strategy. TAPAS Action Plans are similar to Local Area Traffic Management (LATM) Plans. The Action Plans will be used to form and prioritise the Capital Works Program for transport projects for the next 5 years (from 2016) and to plan changes to parking restrictions.

Community engagement for Stage 1 of the TAPAS Plans was undertaken between February and May 2016. Council received over 2000 submissions in relation to the project across the 7 zones, including over 5,000 comments relating to specific locations. The outcomes and findings of Stage 1 were reported to Council in July 2016.

The next steps are to review the specific feedback received, undertake a detailed technical review in each TAPAS Zone and prepare draft action plans for each of the 7 TAPAS Zones by the end of April 2017.

The Draft Action Plans which will include a program of works will be placed on public exhibition after which they will be reported back to Council for formal adoption prior to implementation. These will then form the basis of a works program to be implemented over the next 5-10 years.

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