New Pathway along Gap Park Historic Tramway

The image shows a tram car running along the single line tram route through Gap Park. The poles and wires shown in the photo are now gone. The trams stopped running in 1960 following a government decision to scrap the tram network in Sydney. The park looked very different then with mainly sparse and low vegetation allowing uninterrupted views to the harbour, city and HMAS Watson at South Head.

Stroll through history along the Gap Park Tramway Path

We're proposing to convert the historic tramway route through Gap Park into an accessible path that will provide a new visitor experience through Gap Park.

The proposed path will connect the Military Road end park entry in the north to Old South Head Road in the south. The pathway will take visitors along the historic tram route, a bushland rock escarpment and an exotic rain forest gully, a quite different experience to the exposed Coastal Walk path hugging the cliff tops. The asphalt path will be 2 metres wide and include rest areas, habitat boardwalk, sandstone log wall, and interpretive / wayfinding signage.

We are seeking community feedback on detailed concept design for the pathway and its features. To get a better picture, please click on the image below. You can upload your comments on the survey and let Council know what you think of the proposal so we can determine if our community would like to see this concept progress.


Stroll through history along the Gap Park Tramway Path

We're proposing to convert the historic tramway route through Gap Park into an accessible path that will provide a new visitor experience through Gap Park.

The proposed path will connect the Military Road end park entry in the north to Old South Head Road in the south. The pathway will take visitors along the historic tram route, a bushland rock escarpment and an exotic rain forest gully, a quite different experience to the exposed Coastal Walk path hugging the cliff tops. The asphalt path will be 2 metres wide and include rest areas, habitat boardwalk, sandstone log wall, and interpretive / wayfinding signage.

We are seeking community feedback on detailed concept design for the pathway and its features. To get a better picture, please click on the image below. You can upload your comments on the survey and let Council know what you think of the proposal so we can determine if our community would like to see this concept progress.


  • Gap Park Tramway Pathway Update

    2 days ago

    Thank you for participating in our survey. We had 73 responses and your feedback has helped informed our final design. Our original design proposed an asphalt pathway which a significant number of people did not support. We listened and redesigned the pathway using more natural materials such as decomposed granite surfacing with sandstone edging.

    We are currently investigating the Aboriginal heritage aspects of the path route to ensure that we protect and preserve any artefacts of archaeological significance that may be present. We expect this study to be completed in early 2020 at which time we will be going to...

    Thank you for participating in our survey. We had 73 responses and your feedback has helped informed our final design. Our original design proposed an asphalt pathway which a significant number of people did not support. We listened and redesigned the pathway using more natural materials such as decomposed granite surfacing with sandstone edging.

    We are currently investigating the Aboriginal heritage aspects of the path route to ensure that we protect and preserve any artefacts of archaeological significance that may be present. We expect this study to be completed in early 2020 at which time we will be going to tender for the construction phase.