|Randwick Road 1871-1873. Mitchell Library archives|
|City of Sydney Archives SRC14702|
That all changed when the Harbour Bridge was built. The people of Sydney could make continuous journeys from the southern suburbs to the north, and Anzac Parade was the only arterial road from the south-eastern suburbs to the harbour crossings. The importance of Anzac Parade to the south-eastern suburbs increased with the building of the Cahill Expressway, and even more with the opening of the Harbour Tunnel. There will never ever be a vehicular crossing of the Harbour to the east of the Harbour Tunnel so the importance of Anzac Parade will keep on increasing.
People no longer travel to Circular Quay to reach destinations from Kirribilli to Cape York. Indeed the train station and tram stops at Milsons Point have been replaced by Luna Park. Only the small proportion of commuters in Malabar, Little Bay and southern Maroubra who have jobs or businesses in the northern CBD have any need for a tram from Circular Quay for the first five sections then change to a bus for the next five, and they are certainly no better off.
|Milsons Point 2005|