Sydney Harbour HighLine Association is grateful for the assistance and support for the SHHL project received from the following parties:
Blues Point Hotel
Blues Point Hotel – has provided a generous donation towards the ongoing operations of the SHHL
Nearmap – has provided free access to their aerial mapping portal to assist with investigations & design of the walkway.
Mark Waters – produced the Highline video incorporating the rail line footage with the Concept Illustrations.
The Hon. Gladys Berejiklian MP. Premier of N.S.W
The Hon. Trent Zimmerman MP
The concept of the SHHL was proposed to Hon.Trent Zimmerman MP Federal Member for North Sydney in early 2016 and with his full support meetings were then held with residents during 2016.
After discussions with Sydney Trains and Transport Heritage NSW it was agreed that a Heritage Train ride should take place in early 2017.
In February 2017 representatives of the Sydney Harbour HighLine Association met with Trent Zimmerman and Mr Chris Muir, Chief of Staff for the Hon Andrew Constance MP Minister of Transport and Infrastructure.
As a result of that meeting Mr Muir replied that ‘I can confirm that the Minister and Sydney Trains have agreed that work to create a walking path along the Lavender Bay Spur can commence on the side where tracks have been removed before the active rail line is closed on the other side of the spur.’
On the 20th of March 2017, The Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced that the Lavender Bay rail line was to remain in public hands. ’I can give an ironclad guarantee that a NSW Liberals & Nationals Government will never sell off the land and ensure that it remains a community asset in the event it is not needed for railway use’
The Premier established the Sydney Harbour HighLine committee to investigate creating a scenic walking path along the railway land. The member for North Shore, Ms Felicity Wilson MP, convened the committee that comprised relevant State Government Departments and community representatives. The committee submitted its report, which included design and cost estimates completed by Sydney Trains, to the Minister for Transport and Roads in December 2018.