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Contract Region 14

Chatswood ­ Belrose ­ Terrey Hills ­ St Ives

1. Introduction

This profile has been prepared for stakeholders attending the 2007 regional bus planning forum for Bus Contract Region 14.There are 15 Bus Contract Regions across the Sydney metropolitan area (see appendix 1, page 12). This profile outlines some background geographic and demographic information, and provides details of transport services and existing travel patterns from, to and within Contract Region 14.The data comes from a variety of sources (see explanatory notes on page 16). Bus services in Contract Region 14 are provided by Forest Coach Lines.This profile has been prepared by the Ministry of Transport to assist stakeholders in preparing suggestions on issues which they may wish Forest Coach Lines to take into account in designing a new bus network for the Region. Warringah, as well as some areas of the Ku-ring-gai, Pittwater and Willoughby LGAs. The population breakdown by LGA in the following table shows that most people living in Region 14 reside in Warringah LGA. . LGA

Approx. pop of LGA % CR14 pop in Contract Region 14 from LGA Ku-ring-gai 19.4% 12,700 Pittwater 14.7% 9,600 Warringah 54.5% 35,800 Willoughby 11.5% 7,600 Total 100.0% 65,700

Sydney Metropolitan Contract Region 14 May 2007

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Regional Organisation of Councils Pittwater and Warringah Councils are members of the Shore Regional Organisation of Councils (SHOROC). Ku-ring-gai and Willoughby Councils are members of the Northern Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (NSROC). Electorates Contract Region 14 covers all or part of the State Electorates of Davidson, Pittwater,Wakehurst and Willoughby.The State Electorates applicable to each suburb are listed on page 2.

2. Location

The map to the right illustrates the location of Contract Region 14, its major facilities and some land use features. Overview Region 14 is located in Sydney's north and covers an area of approximately 20,300 hectares. It stretches from Great Mackerel Beach on Pittwater's western foreshores, south through suburbs such as Terrey Hills, Belrose, and Forestville, and down to Chatswood and Castle Cove. It also includes a corridor stretching down to Gordon from St Ives. A list of the suburbs within Region 14 is provided on page 2. Adjoining Contract Regions Contract Region 14 borders Region 8 to the east, Region 12 to the west, and Region 7 to the south. Local Government Areas (LGA) Region 14 covers a large area of the Local Government Area (LGA) of

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Suburbs, LGAs and State Electorates in Contract Region 14 Suburb % of Suburb in Contract Region Contract Region 14 Contract Region 14 14 LGA State Electorate

Belrose 100% Castle Cove 100% Coasters Retreat 100% Cottage Point 100% Davidson 100% Duffys Forest 100% Elanora Heights 100% Elvina Bay 100% Forestville 100% Great Mackeral Beach 100% Ingleside 100% Ku-Ring-Gai Chase 100% Morning Bay 100% Scotland Island 100% St Ives Chase 100% Terrey Hills 100% Towlers Bay 100% Killarney Heights >70% North Narrabeen >60% Frenchs Forest >60% Roseville Chase >50% Oxford Falls >50% Pymble >30% St Ives >30% Chatswood >30% Narrabeen >20% Roseville >10% Gordon >10% Warringah Willoughby Pittwater Warringah Warringah Warringah Pittwater Pittwater Warringah Pittwater Pittwater Pittwater Pittwater Pittwater Ku-Ring-Gai Warringah Pittwater Warringah Pittwater Warringah Ku-Ring-Gai Warringah Pittwater Ku-Ring-Gai Willoughby Pittwater Ku-Ring-Gai Ku-Ring-Gai Davidson Willoughby Pittwater Pittwater Davidson Pittwater Pittwater Pittwater Wakehurst Pittwater Pittwater Pittwater Pittwater Pittwater Davidson Pittwater Pittwater Wakehurst Pittwater Wakehurst Davidson Davidson Davidson Davidson Willoughby Pittwater Davidson Davidson

Educational & Learning Facilities There are a number of educational facilities in Contract Region 14. Schools There are 34 government and non-government schools in Region 14. By type of school there are: · · · · 25 primary schools 2 high schools 5 combined primary and high schools 2 special schools

A list of the schools in Contract Region 14 is provided in Appendix 3. It should also be recognised that in addition to these schools, many students travel to schools in neighbouring Regions. Libraries Contract Region 14 also includes a number of libraries: · Forestville Library · Frenchs Forest Library · Gordon Library · St Ives Library · Terrey Hills Library Health Facilities Hospitals There are no public or private hospitals in Contract Region 14. However there are a number of hospitals in adjoining Regions, such as: Public · Manly District Hospital (Region 8) · Mona Vale District Hospital (Region 8) · Royal North Shore Hospital (Region 7) Private · Castlecrag Private Hospital (Region 7) · Dalcross Private Hospital Killara (Region 12) · Delmar Private Hospital Dee Why (Region 8) · North Shore Private Hospital (Region 7) Aged Care Facilities There are approximately 12 Aged Care Facilities in Contract Region 14 including "low care" hostels, and "high care" nursing homes. Appendix 3 provides a list of low care facilities in the Region.

3. Community Facilities

The section discusses the major facilities in Contract Region 14, and many of them are shown on the map on page 1. Unless stated otherwise, this information was sourced from the Transport & Population Data Centre (TPDC) of the NSW Department of Planning. Retail Facilities There are approximately 13 retail centres located in, or closely adjoining, Contract Region 14:

Major Centres

Chatswood Chase Forestway Shopping Centre, Frenchs Forest Lemon Grove Shopping Centre, Chatswood Mandarin Centre, Chatswood St Ives Village Stockland Glenrose, Belrose The Orchard Centre, Chatswood Victoria Plaza, Chatswood Westfield Chatswood

Other Centres

Belrose Village Shopping Centre Forestville Shopping Centre St Ives Chase Colonial Terrey Hills Shops

Source: Major Centres Property Council of Australia (2005); Other Centres - TPDC 2006

Details on each of the major shopping centres, such as key tenants, size of centres, car parking spaces and pedestrian visits per annum, are included in Appendix 2. Recreational / Cultural Facilities Some of the recreational and cultural facilities in Contract Region 14 are listed below: · · · · · · · · · · Australian Geographic, Terrey Hills Echo Point Park, Roseville Chase Garigal National Park Great Mackerel Beach, Pittwater Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Gardens, St Ives Scotland Island, Pittwater Towlers Lookout, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Waratah Park, Duffys Forest West Head Lookout

4. Centres

The NSW Government's Metropolitan Strategy identifies a number of strategic centres in Sydney. Centres are concentrations of employment, retail facilities and services, and generally well serviced by public transport.The hierarchy of centres is described below, however there are no Global Cities, Regional Cities or Specialised Centres located in Region 14. There is one Major Centre at Chatswood and some areas identified as Employment Lands. Global Cities: centres with a focus on national and international business, with specialised services, health, education, shops and tourist facilities, e.g. Sydney CBD, North Sydney. Regional Cities: centres with a full range of business, government, retail, cultural, entertainment and recreational activities, e.g. Liverpool, Parramatta, Penrith.

3 Specialised Centres: areas containing major airports, ports, hospitals, universities, research and business activities that perform vital economic and employment roles e.g. Airport, Artarmon/St Leonards, Macquarie, Westmead. Major Centres: major shopping and business centres for their surrounding areas with a full scale shopping mall, council offices, taller office and residential buildings, central community facilities and a minimum of 8,000 jobs. · Chatswood ­ located in south-west of Region 14, as well as in Regions 7 and 12. Employment Lands: areas containing factories, warehouses and associated offices, high tech manufacturing, transport logistics and major storage operations, e.g. Kurnell. · Warringah LGA ­ Austlink Business Park (Belrose), Frenchs Forest · Willoughby LGA ­ East Chatswood Analysis of travel patterns from Region 14 to the Major Centre of Chatswood is presented in Section 7.

Population

Population by LGA 2001

40,000 35,000 30,000 25,000 20,000 15,000 10,000 5,000 0 Ku-ring-gai Pittwater LGA Warringah Willoughby

Population by Age In 2001 21% of people living in Contract Region 14 were aged 5 to 19 years, which slightly higher than the proportion as for the Regions as a whole (20%). In addition, there was a higher proportion of people aged 55 years and over in Region 14 (25%) compared to the Contract Regions overall (20%).These population groups are traditionally higher users of public transport.

Age Group % Pop of Contract Region 14 by 5 year Age Groups

6.2% 7.0% 7.1% 6.9% 5.7% 5.0% 5.9% 7.4% 7.7% 7.2% 7.5% 6.7% 5.0% 3.9% 3.5% 2.7% 1.9% 1.2% 0.5% 0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0%

5. Demographics

This section describes the characteristics of the population in Region 14, and makes some comparisons with the rest of the 15 Contract Regions across Sydney. Population Region 14 is one of the smallest Regions in terms of population size.The estimated resident population of Region 14 in 2001 was 65,700.

Aged 0 - 4 Aged 5 - 9 Aged 10 - 14 Aged 15 - 19 Aged 20 - 24 Aged 25 - 29 Aged 30 - 34 Aged 35 - 39 Aged 40 - 44 Aged 45 - 49 Aged 50 - 54 Aged 55 - 59 Aged 60 - 64 Aged 65 - 69 Aged 70 - 74 Aged 75 - 79 Aged 80 - 84 Aged 85 - 89 Aged 90 - 94 Aged 95 - 99 Aged over 100 Not stated Total

% Pop of Contract Region 14 by Major Age Groups

6.2% 21.0%

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The highest concentrations of people aged 5 to 19 years were in locations such as Scotland Island, Ingleside, Pymble and St Ives. The areas with the greatest share of people aged over 55 years included Belrose, Castle Cove, St Ives North and Killarney Heights. Languages other than LGAs % Population of English (LOTE) Contract Region 14 There is a smaller proportion speaking English "not well / not at all" of people living in Contract Region 14 with little or no 1.5% Ku-ring-gai 0.6% Pittwater English language skills 1.3% Warringah compared to the other 5.6% Willoughby Contract Regions overall. 1.8% Total CR14 At the time of the 2001 Census, only 2% of the population in Region 14 either did not speak English well or not at all, compared to 5% for the Contract Regions as a whole. The proportion of people with little or no English speaking skills living in Contract Region 14 by LGA are presented in the table above, which shows some interesting variations across the Region.

Population change over time Between 1996 and 2001 the population of Region 14 increased from 64,000 to 65,700, an increase of 3%, compared with an average of 6% for all Contract Regions. The areas in Region 14 that experienced significant population growth between 1996 and 2001 include: Belrose, Chatswood CBD, and Ingleside. The population of Region 14 is predicted to rise to 74,400 by 2031, an increase of 13% in total. Across the 15 Sydney Contract Regions as a whole, the population is forecast to grow by 29%, over the same period. Population by LGA Just over half (54%) of Contract Region 14's population live in the Warringah LGA.The remaining population resides in the LGAs of Ku-ring-gai (19%), Pittwater (15%) and Willoughby (12%).

4 Average Household Size In 2001 the average household size in Contract Region 14 was 3.0, compared with 2.9 for all Regions. By LGA the average household size in Willoughby was 2.8, rising to 3.0 in Pittwater, and 3.1 in Ku-ring-gai and Warringah. Household Incomes The average weekly household income (including multi-employee households) for Region 14 in 2001 was $1,500-$1,999, while the average for all Regions was $1,000-$1,199. The average weekly income for the areas of the Ku-ring-gai and Warringah LGAs in Contract Region 14 was $1,500-$1,999, whilst for Pittwater and Willoughby it was $1,200-$1,499.

Weekly Household Income of Residents 2001

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Education Educational Institution % CR14 At the time of the Preschool 1.9% 2001 Census, 27% of Infants & Primary 9.3% residents in Contract Secondary 7.5% Region 14 were Technical or Further Education 2.3% attending University 4.9% Other 0.9% educational Not Attending 68.6% institutions, slightly Not stated 3.6% higher than the Total 100.0% average of 25% across the Regions as a whole. Some 17% of the population in Region 14 were school students, compared to 15% across all Regions. Workforce In 2001 the estimated resident workforce of Contract Region 14 was 33,100 ­ around 50% of the total population.

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Socio-Economic Disadvantage The Australian Bureau of Statistics produces the "SEIFA" index (Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas 2001) of relative advantage and disadvantage.The index covers all areas in Australia and has been designed to have an average of 1,000. Low values indicate areas of disadvantage, and high values indicate areas of advantage. It takes into account variables such as the proportion of families with high incomes, people with a tertiary education, and employees in skilled occupations. The index by LGA shows that Ku-ring-gai is the most advantaged LGA in Region 14. However most of Region 14's population live in Warringah, and its index of 1,106 places it slightly above average for all LGAs in Sydney.

LGA SEIFA Index of Advantage/ Disadvantage 1,213 1,127 1,106 1,174

By LGA area, 56% of Region 14's workforce lived in Warringah, 18% in Ku-ring-gai, 16% in Pittwater, and 11% in Willoughby. The areas of Region 14 with the highest numbers of resident workers were Davidson, Killarney Heights, North Narrabeen and Belrose. Employment In 2001 there were approximately 22,600 jobs in Region 14.

Employment by Contract Region 2001

Employment (no. jobs)

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300,000 250,000 200,000 150,000 100,000 50,000 0 9 6 7 4 1 8 13 3 10 12 5 Contract Region 2 15 14 11

Disability Information on the proportion of the population in Contract Region 14 with a disability was sourced from the Australian Bureau of Statistics' National Regional Profile for 2003. According to this data, an average of 7% of the residents of the LGAs in Region 14 received either an Aged Pension or a Disability Support Pension.This could mean that across Region 14 there could be around 4,800 people with some form of disability.

LGA % Population % Population Total % receiving receiving Population Aged Disability receiving Pension Support Pension Pension Ku-ring-gai 4.8% 0.6% 5.4% Pittwater 6.6% 1.0% 7.5% Warringah 7.7% 1.4% 9.0% Willoughby 5.6% 1.0% 6.6% LGA Average 6.3% 1.0% 7.3%

Between 1996 and 2001 employment grew in Contract Region 14 by 12%, slightly higher than the average growth for all Regions of 9%. Over the period 2001-2031 employment in Contract Region 14 is expected to increase by 19% to around 26,900 jobs, whilst employment across all Regions is forecast to grow by 24%. Of Contract Region 14's total employment: · · · · 45% is in Warringah LGA 24% is in Willoughby LGA 20% is in Ku-ring-gai LGA 10% is in Pittwater LGA

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Employment by LGA 2001

12,000

Employment (no. jobs)

10,000 8,000 6,000 4,000 2,000 0 Ku-ring-gai Pittwater LGA Warringah Willoughby

Current Bus Operations Bus services in Region 14 are provided by Forest Coach Lines. There are also connections with State Transit services in adjoining regions 7 and 8, at locations such as Chatswood, Mona Vale, Narrabeen and Brookvale (Warringah Mall).The map on page 7 illustrates the current bus route network in Region 14 and the table on page 6 provides a description of routes and their frequency. Strategic Bus Corridors In addition to the current network of bus services, there are three strategic bus corridors in Region 14: Corridor 15 Corridor 17 Corridor 36 Chatswood ­ Dee Why / Brookvale Brookvale ­ City (via Roseville) Mona Vale ­ Macquarie

Industry Profile Retail Trade is the largest employment industry in Region 14 (18% of jobs), followed by Property and Business Services (17%), and Wholesale Trade (9%).

Employment Industry Profile 2001

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Community Transport Services Community Transport services are non-profit passenger transport services that cater to the needs of people who cannot use existing private or mainstream public transport systems. Community Transport operators provide services using buses, minibuses and cars driven by both paid and voluntary workers to transport clients primarily for purposes such as attending medical appointments, social outings and shopping / personal business. Community Transport in Region 14 is currently provided by: · Lower North Shore Community Transport ­ services LGAs of North Sydney and Willoughby. · Manly-Warringah Pittwater Community Transport ­ services LGAs of Manly, Warringah and Pittwater. · Disabled Alternative Road Travel Service (DARTS) ­ services LGAs of Ku-ring-gai, Lane Cove, North Sydney, Warringah and Willoughby. During 2005 approximately 8,500 Community Transport trips originated in Region 14.The characteristics of these trips are described in Section 9.

Industry

Self Containment of Employment In 2001 there were 33,100 workers living in Region 14 and 22,600 jobs. The self containment rate, or percentage of the workforce employed in the Region, was 19% - much lower than the average rate of 32% across all 15 Regions.

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Work related travel patterns to, from and within Region 14, are discussed in Section 8.

6. Transport Services

There are currently bus and Community Transport services available in Region 14 but, unlike all the other Sydney Bus Contract Regions, there are no rail services directly accessible from within the Region. However several Region 14 bus services connect with CityRail services at Gordon, Pymble and Chatswood. A description of Region 14's bus and Community Transport services are provided in this section, and discussion of the travel patterns in Region 14 is provided in Sections 7, 8 and 9.

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Bus Services in Contract Region 14

Route Destination

All region 14 services listed below are operated by Forest Coach Lines 194 St Ives Chase - City (QVB) 195 Gordon Station - St Ives Chase via St Ives 196 Gordon Station - Austlink via St Ives 196 Gordon Station - Mona Vale via St Ives, Austlink and Terrey Hills 196 Gordon Station - Terrey Hills via St Ives 196MMacquarie University - Mona Vale via St Ives and Terrey Hills 270 Terrey Hills - City (QVB) via Austlink, Belrose and Frenchs Forest 276 Terrey Hills - Warringah Mall via Belrose, Frenchs Forest and Allambie Heights 277 Chatswood - Castle Cove 278 Chatswood - Killarney Heights 279 Chatswood - Frenchs Forest (The Esplanade) 280 Chatswood - Warringah Mall via Forestville, Frenchs Forest and Allambie Heights 281 Chatswood - Davidson via Forestville and Frenchs Forest 282 Chatswood - Davidson/Belrose via Forestville and Frenchs Forest 283 Chatswood - Belrose via Forestville and Frenchs Forest 284 Chatswood - Duffys Forest via Forestville, Frenchs Forest and Terrey Hills 285 Chatswood - Mona Vale via Forestville, Frenchs Forest, Belrose,Terrey Hills and Elanora Heights

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7. Travel Patterns

This section discusses the travel patterns within Region 14 on an average weekday in 2004.The analysis presented is from the TPDC's Household Travel Survey.The HTS collects information about people's day-to-day travel, such as where they go, when they travel, the purpose of the trip, and the means of transport used. Total Travel Each weekday approximately 262,000 trips* originate in Region 14 ­ these include trips by residents and non-residents. The residents of Region 14 make an average of 4.1 trips per person each weekday, and 3.6 trips per person on weekends. For the Regions as a whole, the average trip rate on weekdays is 3.8, whilst on weekends it is 3.3.Therefore the residents of Region 14 are travelling more on average than the residents of the other Regions. * A trip is defined as a journey from one activity to another. Destination of Travel Of the 262,000 trips starting each weekday in Region 14, 38% (approx. 100,800) also end in Region 14. An additional 52% finish in the adjoining Regions of 7, 8 and 12. Only around 2% are to the Sydney CBD.

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Purpose of trips starting in Contract Regions on an average weekday 2004

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Mode of Travel Throughout Sydney most travel is by car, no matter the reason for the trip.This is also true for travel in Region 14, where 77% of trips starting in the Region were by car (vehicle driver or passenger), with only 7% by bus or train, and 13% were walking only trips.

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Within Region 14 To Region 8 To Region 7 To Region 12 To Sydney CBD To Region 6 To Region 9 To Region 4 To Region 1 To Region 13 To Region 5 To Region 3 To Region 10 To Region 2 To Region 15 To Region 11 Other/unknown Total

100,800 64,000 40,100 31,900 5,900 5,600 5,200 2,300 1,000 <1,000 <1,000 <1,000 <1,000 <1,000 <1,000 <1,000 1,800 262,000

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For the Regions as a whole, 71% of trips were by car, 10% were by bus or train and 17% were walking only trips. Travel to Centres Travel for all purposes on an average weekday in 2004 to is mapped to illustrate the catchment area for travel to the key strategic centre relevant to Region 14 ­ the Major Centre of Chatswood (see following page). The map shows that a large number of trips to this centre from Region 14 originate in its most southern areas, in suburbs such as: Castle Cove, Forestville and Roseville Chase.

Purpose of Travel Trips originating in Contract Region 14 are for a diverse range of reasons. Only around 13% on weekdays are for the purpose of commuting to and from work.The majority are for going to and from social / recreational activities (21%), followed by serve passenger** (19%) and shopping trips (19%). ** Defined as picking up / dropping off a passenger, or accompanying a trip maker. Compared to travel across all Regions as a whole, there are higher proportions of serve passenger and trips shopping starting in Region 14, and lower proportions of social/recreation, commuting and education/childcare trips.

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8. Journey to Work

Section 8 presents an analysis of the Journey to Work data collected as part of the 2001Census. The analysis presented includes the travel patterns of the workers living in Contract Region 14, as well as the travel patterns of people employed in Contract Region 14. There is also some discussion of work travel patterns for people both living and working in Region 14. Destination of work trips for residents of Region 14 For the 33,100 workers living in Region 14, 25% worked in the adjoining Region 8, with 19% employed in Region 14 itself. Region 7, which borders Region 14 to the south, employed 17% of Region 14's workers, and the Sydney CBD employed a further 10%. The number of workers living in Region 14 employed in other Contract Regions noticeably decreases with distance, as shown in the following table.

Workplace Destination for No. of workers % of workers Employees living in Contract Region 14

Public Transport trips to work by residents of Region 14 The resident workers of Region 14 tended to travel to work by public transport for long distance trips. Of the approximately 2,200 residents living in Region 14 who travelled to work by bus, most were employed in the Sydney CBD, followed by neighbouring Regions of 8 and 7, and Region 9 which adjoins the CBD. Only a small proportion were to locations within Region 14.

Workplace Destination Contract Region for Employees living in Contract Region 14 Bus trips to work No. of Workers % of Workers

To Region 8 Within Region 14 To Region 7 To Sydney CBD To Region 9 To Region 12 To Region 6 To Region 4 To Region 13 To Region 1 To Region 3 To Region 5 To Region 10 To Region 11 To Region 2 To Region 15 Other* Total

8,100 6,300 5,800 3,500 1,900 1,900 1,400 500 300 200 200 100 100 <100 <100 <100 2,800 33,100

24.5%

19.0%

17.4%

10.5%

5.9%

5.9%

4.1%

1.7%

0.9%

0.6%

0.5%

0.3%

0.2%

0.1%

0.0%

0.0%

8.5%

100.0%

To Sydney CBD To Region 8 To Region 7 To Region 9 To Region 14 To all Other Regions Other* Total

1,100 400 300 200 100 <100 100 2,200

49.0% 17.1% 13.3% 7.0% 5.6% 4.1% 3.9% 100.0%

* Includes employees with no fixed workplace address, an unknown workplace address, and people employed outside the 15 Contract Regions. Around 2,000 workers living in Region 14 travelled to work on Census Day by train. Most travelled to the Sydney CBD (42%), followed by destinations in Region 7 (15%), and Region 9 (13%). Car ownership and mode use by residents of Region 5 There were very high levels of car ownership in Region 14 in 2001, with an average of 1.79 vehicles per household, compared to 1.57 vehicles per household for all Contract Regions. Some 79% of resident workers in Region 14 lived in households with two or more vehicles, and only 2% lived in households without a vehicle.

* Includes employees with no fixed workplace address, an unknown workplace address, and people employed outside the 15 Contract Regions.

Car Ownership 2001

Contract Region 14

% of Households

Travelling to work in Centres Of the workforce living in Region 14 approximately 37% worked in major centres. These included the Sydney CBD (32%), North Sydney (13%), and Chatswood (12%). Mode used for work trips by residents of Region 14 For the workers living in Region 14, 70% travelled to work as car drivers, compared to an average of 60% for all Regions, as measured by the 2001 Census. Region 14's workers were less likely than workers from other Regions to travel to work by train, but slightly more likely to travel by bus. Around 7% of Region 14's workforce travelled to work by train, compared to 16% for all Regions, and 8% travelled by bus, whilst the average for all Regions was 7%.

All Contract Regions

100% 80% 60% 40% 20% 0% None One motor vehicle Two or more Not stated Number of household vehicles Source: JTW Table 9.

Mode used by resident workers for Journey to Work trips on Census Day 2001

Contract Region 14 All Contract Regions

The level of household car ownership and mode used by the resident workforce of Region 14 is presented in the following table. For the few workers living in households in Region 14 without a car, they were most likely to travel to work by bus, whilst workers living in households with at least one car were most likely to drive themselves to work.

No. of Household Vehicles JTW Mode Used Car Car Other driver passenger

80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% Train Bus Car driver Mode Car passenger Other mode

Source: JTW Table 9.

% of resident workers

Train

Bus

Total

None One Two or more Not stated Total

15.8% 26.4% 22.7% 13.3% 16.3% 48.7% 5.9% 6.0% 76.5% 9.2% 9.9% 55.9% 7.4% 8.2% 70.5%

7.2% 9.0% 4.8% 6.7% 5.6%

27.9% 12.7% 6.8% 18.3% 8.4%

100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

11 Travelling to work in Region 14 The travel patterns for all workers employed in Contract Region 14, compared to people both living and working in Region 14, are presented in the following graph.

Employment Train Industries in CR14 Bus Car Car Other driver passenger Total

Mode used by employees of Contract Region 14 for travelling to work Census Day 2001

All Contract Region 14 Employees Employees living & working in Contract Region 14

80% 70%

% of Employees

60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% Train Bus Car driver Mode Car passenger Other/unknown

Source: JTW Table 19.

Retail Trade 8.0% Property & 10.2% Business Services Wholesale Trade 4.9% Manufacturing 9.6% Health & 4.7% Community Services Education 1.8% Construction 2.3% Personal and 7.2% Other Services Accomm, Cafes, 9.6% Restaurants Cultural & Rec 4.6% Services Communication 24.4% Services Finance & Insurance 20.6% Other 5.6% Total 7.7%

4.9% 3.1% 3.1% 3.7% 5.0% 1.5% 1.2% 3.0% 5.5% 2.1% 3.7%

64.7% 75.3% 80.8% 74.7% 77.7% 86.3% 76.8% 76.0% 66.8% 80.9% 59.7%

10.3% 12.2% 100.0% 4.1% 7.2% 100.0% 4.9% 5.5% 5.9% 5.4% 5.2% 5.4% 7.9% 6.9% 3.3% 4.4% 7.6% 6.1% 6.3% 100.0% 6.4% 100.0% 6.7% 100.0% 5.0% 100.0% 14.4% 100.0% 8.5% 100.0% 10.2% 100.0% 5.5% 100.0% 8.8% 100.0% 7.5% 100.0% 14.8% 100.0% 8.8% 100.0%

4.9% 62.5% 3.8% 68.3% 3.6% 73.8%

On Census Day 2001 74% of all people employed in Region 14 (includes residents and non-residents) drove themselves to work, compared to 71% of people both living and working in Region 14. Only 5% of people living and working in Region 14 travelled to work by bus or train, compared to 11% of all Region 14 employees. Mode use for work trips to all Regions is shown in the following graph ­ it is ordered by the share of public transport trips .

9.Trips by Community Transport

The Ministry of Transport estimates that 8,500 Community Transport trips originated in Contract Region 14 in 2004. Most of these trips were provided by a bus (71%) or car (20%) belonging to one of the three Community Transport organisations operating in the Region. Annual Trips originating in each Contract Region 2004

Contract Region No. Community Transport Trips Originating in Contract Region (annual trips 2004)* % Community Transport Trips Originating in Contract Region (annual trips 2004)*

Journey to Work Mode Share by Destination by Destination Contract Region 2001 Journey to Work Mode Share Contract Region 2001

Public Transport

100% 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% 9 8 6 7 4 12 14 5 10 13 11 3 1 2 15 Destination Contract Region Source: JTW Table 19.

Car

Other

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Total

22,900 6,900 8,600 12,800 19,700 23,300 26,000 13,300 23,200 22,800 10,000 7,800 15,400 8,500 7,300 228,400

10.0% 3.0% 3.8% 5.6% 8.6% 10.2% 11.4% 5.8% 10.1% 10.0% 4.4% 3.4% 6.7% 3.7% 3.2% 100.0%

Public transport use tended to be highest for the inner Contract Regions, and lowest for the outer Regions. Region 14 is ranked seventh of the 15 Regions in the use of public transport for commuting to work. Employment industry & mode used to travel to work in Region 14 Public transport use is higher for people employed in office and centre-related employment industries, such as Finance and Insurance, and car use is higher for workers employed in industries such as Manufacturing and Wholesale Trade. These patterns of mode share reflect that office type employment tends to be located in centres which are better serviced by public transport than more dispersed locations where Manufacturing employment tends to be located. The following table presents mode share by industry of employment in Region 14.

* Multiply by 2 to calculate the total number of one-way trips including originating trips and return journeys. Source: Ministry of Transport 2005 The main purposes for community transport trips starting in Region 14 were shopping trips, followed by trips to day care, and social outings.

Purpose of Community Transport Trip Originating in Contract Region 14

Other 7% Day Care 28%

Social 20%

Medical* 3% Shopping 42%

* Medical includes GPs, Specialists, Hospital & Medical Appointments/Visits

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Appendix 1: Bus Contract Regions in Sydney

Appendix 2: Major Shopping Centres in Contract Region 14

Centre Major Tenants

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Total Centre m2 49,974 Open Car Bays 400 Enclosed Car Bays 2,000 Total Car Pedestrian pa

Chatswood Chase Forestway Shopping Centre Lemon Grove Shopping Centre, Chatswood Mandarin Centre, Chatswood St Ives Shopping Centre Stockland Glenrose, Belrose The Orchard Centre, Chatswood Victoria Plaza, Chatswood Westfield Chatswood

DJs, Kmart, Coles, Harvey Norman Woolworths, Franklins

Major Tenants m2 31,544

No of Specialties 150

Specialties m2 18,430

Total Retail m2 49,974

Other Tenants

Other Tenants m2 0

Office Tenants m2 0

2,400 375

9,100,000 3,400,000

3,903

52

5,152

9,055 5 ,684

Medical, Psychology Centre

808

493

10,356

173

202

0

67

5,684

0

0

5,684

0

48

48

1,820,000

0 Woolworths, Franklins Woolworths 5,280 2,400 0 Supermarket Myer, Target, Toys R Us, Coles, Rebel Sport, Food for Less, Lincraft, Kam Fook Restaurant 448 43,372

42 118 58 21 27 285

5,568 11,294 5,813 733 2,292 27,234

5,568 16,574 8,213 1,058 2,740 70,533

Gordon Social Club, Hoyts

5,915 0

0 0 450 253 0 0

11,483 16,574 9,033 2,044 2,740 76,137

0 400 330 0

300 650 36 0

300 1,050 366 0 0

3,800,000

Gym, Storeroooms Tavern

370 1,058 0

2,100,000

Hoyts, Pad Sites, Entertainment

5,604

0

2,827

2,827

14,200,000

Source: Property Council of Australia ­ NSW/ACT Shopping Centre Directory (2005)

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Appendix 3: Schools in Contract Region 14

Government Schools

School

Belrose Public School Castle Cove Public School Davidson High School Elanora Heights Public School Forestville Public School Frenchs Forest Public School Gordon East Public School Gordon West Public School Kambora Public School Killarney Heights High School Killarney Heights Public School Mimosa Public School Pymble Public School St Ives North Public School Terrey Hills Public School Wakehurst Public School

Non-Government Schools

Suburb

Belrose Castle Cove Frenchs Forest Elanora Heights Forestville Frenchs Forest Gordon Pymble Davidson Killarney Heights Killarney Heights Frenchs Forest Pymble St Ives Terrey Hills Belrose

Type Enrolments

P P H P P P P P P H P P P P P P 465 339 690 480 312 242 239 398 247 653 440 227 495 646 259 310

School

A.G.B.U. Alexander Primary School Covenant Christian School Forestville Montessori School Hamazkaine Arshak and Sophie Galstaun School

Kamaroi Rudolf Steiner School Kinma School Northern Beaches Christian School Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Primary School

Oxford Falls Grammar School Sacred Heart Catholic School St Martin's Catholic Primary School St Pius X College Sydney Grammar School St Ives Preparatory School

Sydney Japanese School The John Colet School Vern Barnett School for Children with Autism, Forestville Vern Barnett School for Children with Autism, Killarney Heights Yanginanook School

Suburb

Duffys Forest Belrose Forestville Ingleside Belrose Terrey Hills Terrey Hills Forestville Oxford Falls Pymble Davidson Chatswood St Ives Terrey Hills Belrose Forestville Killarney Heights Belrose

Type Enrolments

P C P C P P C P C P P C P P P S S P n/a 720

n/a

324

200

n/a

980

n/a

857

n/a

n/a

1,100

375

302 70 n/a n/a n/a

Source NSW Department of Education & Training Directory 2006 (CD-Rom)

Sources School names www2.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/links_schools/state_list.cfm?state=NSW (Accessed May 2006) & Enrolment information ­ www.isd.com.au (Accessed May 2006) & "Your complete guide to secondary schooling in NSW" Key H-High School P-Primary n/a-Not available

C-Combined

I-Infants S-Special

Appendix 4: Aged Care Facilities ­ Low Care Accommodation in Contract Region 14

Name Alexander Campbell House St David's Village Terrey Hills Nursing Home Wesley Gardens Retirement Village Suburb FORESTVILLE FORESTVILLE TERREY HILLS BELROSE Residential low care places* 35 40 15 167

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* as at 30/06/05 Source: www.health.gov.au/internet/wcms/publishing.nsf/Content/DADD1CBAB872C833CA256FEF001F4E89/$File/nsw.xls (accessed May 2006)

Notes:

16 Information & Coverage The area covered by this Contract Region, while following geographical features and some local government boundaries, is largely for administrative purposes and is likely to cut across travel patterns and through some communities. Population, employment and travel information is coded to units (travel zones), some of which straddle the Contract Region's boundaries. Other information might be coded to even larger units such as local government areas, which cut across boundaries. There will be some residents and employees of adjoining Contract Regions that will be affected by decisions relating to Contract Region 14, because they live or work or go to school close to, but outside, the boundary. Information has been obtained from different sources, which are not necessarily completely consistent, but it provides useful background information to generally assist the bus service planning process. However, care must be taken in the use of the information and readers are referred to the source of particular information of interest for further explanation of collection methods and other possible limitations. Sources of Information The main sources of data in this publication are: · Australian Bureau of Statistics ­ 2001 Census of Population & Housing (Provided by Transport & Population Data Centre - NSW Department of Planning): population and demographic data · CityRail ­ A Compendium of CityRail Travel Statistics (April 2006): Train Station Passenger Counts · Federal Department of Health website: Aged Care data · NSW Department of Education & Training 2006 Directory (CD-Rom): Government Schools data · NSW Board of Studies: Non Government Schools data · Property Council of Australia: NSW/ACT Shopping Centre Directory 2005 · NSW Department of Planning ­ City of Cities: A plan for Sydney's future (Dec 2005): Centres · Transport & Population Data Centre (NSW Department of Planning): Household Travel Survey, Journey to Work data, Facilities data, Geographic data Disclaimer While all care is taken in producing and publishing this work, no responsibility is taken or warranty made with respect to accuracy of any information, data or representation. The Ministry of Transport expressly disclaim all liability of anything done or omitted to be done and the consequences upon the reliance of the contents of this information.

Notes:

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