The Local Knowledge

Check in here for local issues throughout NSW and updates on our work with BUGs, businesses, bike riders, and local and state government bodies

Do you have an issue relating to a cycleway in your area? Is there roadworks affecting popular bike riding routes? We would love to hear from you. We will post updates on this page to give you information about any issues that are likely to affect you on your bike. If you have anything you would like us to post, please send it to

We'll also include be updates from our team in regards to the many projects we are involved in. Bicycle NSW is the key stakeholder representing bike riders in many forums, including regular meetings with RMS, governments and other agencies. Check in regularly for all the news about how we are creating a better environment for cycling locally.

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Cook Cove Precinct DA call for submissions

Affiliated Bicycle User Group, BIKEast, have made a submission regarding the Cook Cove Precinct DA, and Bicycle NSW will look to make a submission as well. All Bicycle NSW members and supporters are encouraged to review and make a submission should they see fit. BIKEast points out  the proposal is of state, not just regional, significance for the cycleway through the Cook Cove area of Arncliffe.

Cook Cove Inlet Pty Ltd on behalf of Kogarah Golf Club has submitted a Development Application (DA) to Bayside Council for site remediation, environmental improvements, public domain enhancements and a new golf course known as the Southern Precinct.

As part of the proposal, Cook Cove Inlet will deliver 1.4km of new and improved shared pedestrian / cycle pathways along the Cooks River, completing a missing regional cycling link. The project will also provide a new pedestrian bridge across Muddy Creek connecting Arncliffe with Kyeemagh.

Cook Cove Inlet are also in the process of developing a Masterplan for the Northern Precinct of Cook Cove, which includes plans to connect new north south cycling links with the Southern Precinct. When complete, the Cook Cove project will create a continuous pedestrian and cycle network along Cooks River foreshore, providing regional access to the Sydney CBD, Taren Point, Homebush Bay and to the future Inner-West Greenway.

If Bicycle NSW members would like to view the plans they can visit Bayside Council’s website. Members can also make a submission in support of the proposed designs by writing directly to Bayside Council – the public exhibition period has been extended and now closes on Friday 10th February 2017. To make a submission use the details below:

Bayside Council

Submission on DA-2017/179 – Cook Cove Southern Precinct

Attention: Marta M Gonzalez-Valdes, Coordinator Major Assessment Team
By mail: PO Box 21, Rockdale NSW 2216


For more information about the Cook Cove project, please visit the website or email

Newcastle Inner City Bypass – Jesmond Cycleway

The Roads and Maritime Services of NSW are building the final section of the Newcastle Inner City Bypass from Rankin Park to Jesmond.

At the northern interchange, the current plans are to remove the shared cycle/foot path between Jesmond Park and Jesmond and replace three signal crossings over eight lanes of traffic.

Bicycle NSW are in consultation with the RMS on this issue and are working hard to impress on them how greatly this will impact bike riders who use this infrastructure.

Local bike riders and Bicycle NSW members are campaigning strongly to have the RMS review their plans for this cycleway. You can log on to for details about how you can have your say in this matter.

Submissions to the RMS close on December 16th 2016.

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