By 2056, more than 12 million residents will call NSW home, with Sydney to grow similar in size to that of other great global cities like London and New York.
To prepare for this growth, we must invest in world-class infrastructure that will reduce congestion and make Sydney more liveable.
Sydney Gateway is part of the NSW Government’s vision to complete the missing links in the motorway network, improve traffic flow and reduce travel times.
It will deliver major new toll-free connections from Sydney Airport’s Domestic and International terminals to the Sydney motorway network at St Peters Interchange.
Sydney Gateway will greatly improve the way people and freight travel to Sydney Airport and Port Botany.
Sydney Gateway will strengthen Sydney’s position as a global city, by expanding and improving the existing road and freight rail networks.
Importantly, Sydney Gateway will also return local streets to the Mascot community by providing a new route for around 10,000 trucks a day. This will help remove trucks from Mascot, reduce travel times and congestion and return local streets to the community.
The planning process
Sydney Gateway is unlike most other major road projects in NSW as it passes through both Sydney Airport land, owned by the Commonwealth, and State land under the jurisdiction of the NSW Government.
Sydney Gateway therefore requires approval of both the Commonwealth and NSW Governments and is subject to two planning processes:
An Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) has been prepared under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (NSW)
A preliminary draft Major Development Plan (MDP) has been prepared under the Airports Act 1996 (Cth.)
The public exhibition of the combined EIS and preliminary draft MDP for Sydney Gateway closed on 21 February 2020.
Sydney Airport will carefully consider all submissions received during the public exhibition before submitting the MDP to the Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development for determination.
The combined EIS and preliminary draft MDP can be downloaded here.