Northern Beaches B-line

On 9 November 2015, the NSW Government announced the delivery of the Northern Beaches B-line project, which represents a program of works to deliver changes to kerb-side bus services from Mona Vale to the Sydney CBD.

Northern Beaches B-line - Council report 19 November 2015 (2MB)

The Northern Beaches B-line project team released a B-line Review of Environmental Factors (REF) report on 5 December 2016, "to assess the environmental impacts associated with the construction and operation of the B-line proposal under the provisions of Part 5 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979."

Council considered it's response to the REF report on 20 February 2017 and identified significant issues with the B-line project including 4 key issues previously identified by Council:

  1. Mode shift, traffic reduction and value for money objectives for the project are unclear.
  2. The extent to which parking removal and clearway extensions will impact pedestrian/retail amenity in Cremorne and Neutral Bay are unclear.
  3. A North Sydney CBD Northern Beaches BRT stop should be included in the scope of the project.
  4. TfNSW identified 6 (six) project options, including a centrally aligned BRT option, for further development as part of their Northern Beaches BRT Pre-feasibility Study.  No further consideration was given to these options as part of the further development of the B-line project.

In addition to these overarching concerns, the response identifies a number of further strategic and technical issues associated with the B-line proposal detailed in the REF.

A comprehensive report by our City Strategy Dept was tabled at that 20 February meeting: CiS06 Response to B-line Review of Environmental Factors (760KB).

As a result, Council resolved to convene a public meeting to discuss the REF.


Public Meeting

Council held the public meeting on 30 March 2017 and invited Mosman Council to co-host it. Invitations were issued to the Premier, Minister for Transport, Member for North Shore, and Transport for NSW, but they declined.

View Council's presentation to the meeting:

Presentation slides - response to the B-Line REF (3MB)

View a report of the meeting, including the key discussion points:

Meeting report (628KB)


More Information

For further information, please contact Council’s Strategic Transport Planner on 02 9936 8531 or 


Have Your Say

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