The only RD sign on the entire route - heading south from Moore Park Rd. April 2004.

Lifespan: 1974-2004 (30 years)

Length: 9km

Northern Terminus: Anzac Pde & Moore Park Rd, Moore Park

Southern Terminus: Bunnerong Rd & Botany Rd, Matraville

Route taken: Anzac Parade, Bunnerong Rd

Focal Points: La Perouse, (Maroubra), Kingsford, (Randwick), Sydney

RTA Internal Classification: Main Road No. 171

Route Overview:

State Route 70 was a major north-south radial route to the eastern suburbs, using Anzac Parade and Bunnerong Rd. The route was first introduced in 1974 - extending from South Dowling St at Darlinghurst all the way to La Perouse via Anzac Pde and Bunnerong Rd. In 1994 the section of the route south of Botany Rd was decommissioned and ten years later, in June 2004, the remainder of the route was decommissioned.

Notable events:

Mar 1917 - Anzac Parade opened to traffic
1974 - Route introduced (South Dowling St, Darlinghurst to La Perouse)
1986 - Kingsford Nine-Ways Roundabout constructed
1994 - Route truncated at Botany Rd, Matraville
2004 - SR70 decommissioned

Photos of the former State Route 70
Blank coverplates over SR70 on the first decommissioned section. Intersection of Anzac Pde & Bunnerong Rd, La Perouse. April 2004.
Remnant SR70 shields on the first decommissioned section. Bunnerong Rd & Little Bay Rd, Little Bay. Oct 2006.
Bunnerong Rd northbound at Botany Rd - this is where SR70 began from 1998 onwards. April 2004.
Botany Rd AD sign showing the makeshift adjustment to the sign showing that SR70 no longer went both ways. April 2004.
ID sign at Beauchamp Rd, Matraville. April 2004.
Fitzgerald Ave westbound approaching SR70 at Eastgradens. April 2004.
Bunnerong Rd looking south at Fitzgerald Ave. April 2004.
Southbound AD sign for Wentowrth Ave. April 2004.
Maroubra Rd westbound approaching Sr70 at Maroubra. April 2004.
Northbound on Bunnerong Rd approaching Gardeners Rd, Kingsford. April 2004.
ID signs at the intersection of Bunnerong Rd & Gardeners Rd, Kingsford. April 2004.
ID signs facing southbound traffic. April 2004.
AD sign about 20m before the above sign. April 2004.
Anzac Pde northbound approaching the Kingsford Nine-Ways. April 2004.
Rainbow St westbound approaching the Kinsford Nine-Ways. This photo was taken in October 2006, over two years after the decommissioning of SR70 and note how one shield still remains. This sign is usually covered by tree branches and leaves, meaning you cannot see the left side of it, which could explain why the RTA missed it.
Anzac Pde southbound at Kingsford Nine-Ways. April 2004.
ID sign at Doncaster Ave, Kensington. April 2004.
AD sign northbound at Dacey Ave, Moore Park. April 2004.
Dacey Ave westbound at Anzac Pde, Moore Park. April 2004.
Cleveland St eastbound approaching Anzac Pde. April 2004.
RD sign southbound on Anzac Pde near Moore Park Rd, Moore Park.
Photo taken: April 2004.
The sign that signals the end of SR70 approaching Moore Park Rd. April 2004.
SR70 signage at its former northern terminus, Flinders St & Sth Dowling St, Darlinghurst. April 2004.

Back to NSW Decommissioned Routes