NSW releases Sydney Gateway plan

The state government has moved to the next stage of planning for the proposed Sydney Gateway project with the release of a draft major development plan.

Proposed flyover to domestic terminals

The planned transport infrastructure project will provide a high capacity connection from the Airport and Port Botany to the new Westconnex St Peters Interchange once completed.

Roads minister Andrew Constance says the $2.4 billion road project will facilitate movement of 100,000 vehicles a day and improve connections between the CBS and Sydney Airport and Port Botany.

“This project will improve public transport to and from the Airport by providing faster and more direct access for buses, giving people freedom to choose how they move,” he said.

Proposed new connections to Sydney Airport

The state government announced in October that three joint ventures – AirPortConnex led by Salini Impregilo; John Holland and Seymour White Joint Venture; and CPB Contractors – had been shortlisted to proceed to the next stage of bidding to build the Gateway.

The government describes the Gateway as a key missing piece in Sydney’s motorway network and says it will unlock access to the airport and cater for future growth.

New Connection over Alexandra Canal

The proposed route includes an above-ground toll free connection between the Sydney motorway network and the airport and Port Botany. It will widen Qantas Drive from two to three lanes and provide  a flyover from to the domestic airport terminals.

Infrastructure NSW released a final business case summary in July and the project is currently listed as a high priority initiative on Infrastructure Australia’s priority list.

Sydney Airport is managing the draft MDP, which is now open for public submissions along with the EIS.

Cycleway and pedestrian pathway from Alexandra Canal to Mascot

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2 thoughts on “NSW releases Sydney Gateway plan

  1. Surely a component of that $2.4Bn could be better spent on a fast train network to connect regional Centres and help the Regional Centres develop & attract people out of the Sydney area, a fast train network on the east coast has been talked about for decades but nothing seems to eventuate; even California has implemented a fast train but Australia lags behind still

  2. The proposed cycle path looks pretty in digital form. Will it connect to Joseph Banks Park and the Botany Foreshore as proposed in the Botany Bay ‘Kai Mia’ Trail that the SSROC signed off on years ago? Will the Alexandria Path connect with Qantas Drive at Robey Street seeing as part of the path is already constructed as part of the T2-3 upgrade? Will it accommodate electrified three wheelers – for when the cheap oil runs out. Will the cycle path/corridor around the airport roads be quarantined from any further development, so that in years to come when flying becomes prohibitively expensive again and the airport is looking for custom as befits an aerotropolis, that human powered vehicles can step in as the one viable travel option?

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