The aim of the study was to deliver a comparative access analysis between local and other national and global waterfronts, investigating and analyzing means, methods and metrics associated with comparable waterfront environments. The study delivered a guiding comparison on issues of accessibility and connectivity. Through comparison and observation there are a range of conditions in waterfronts that are closely tied to the original period of development or in the contemporary reinvention of a site to capitalise on a new/ future economy or place value. There is no one way to view a site and its opportunities. The contemporary view is to deprioritise the car and to increase priority for the pedestrian and there are a number of ways of achieving this including pedestrian crossings, signalised crossings, overpasses and land bridges.