About the project

The NSW Government is addressing congestion, improving safety and providing more choice for how you move around all of Sydney.

The M6 Stage 1 is one of the NSW Government’s transport priority projects to improve the efficiency of traffic flows between the Sutherland and Illawarra region, Sydney Airport and Port Botany precinct, with onward connectivity to the north and west of Sydney.

The Minister for Planning and Public Spaces has now approved the M6 Stage 1 project from the New M5 Motorway at Arncliffe to President Avenue at Kogarah.

As part of the approval process, there have been some changes that will result in greater benefits and reduced impacts to the community. We’re making these changes in response to the Conditions of Approval.

One of the key changes means we will now build an off-road shared pedestrian and cycle pathway that will replace the on-road connection between Bruce Street and England Street in Brighton-Le-Sands. This change will improve safety and connectivity for the local community.

For more information about the approval of the M6 Stage 1 and the Conditions of Approval, please visit the Department of Planning and Environment’s website

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What is an EIS?

An EIS describes the key features of the M6 Stage 1 and assesses the potential environmental and social impacts during construction and operation. The EIS document also makes recommendations on measures to manage and minimise potential impacts from the project.

The NSW Department of Planning and Environment (DPE) placed the EIS for the M6 Stage 1 on exhibition for 28 days between Wednesday 7 November and Friday 14 December 2018. It provided the community, government agencies and stakeholders with an understanding of what was proposed and the opportunity to make comment on the project.

We thank you for your ongoing feedback on the project. This has led to several changes including a southern extension of the shared pedestrian and cycle pathway and improvements to local traffic and access arrangements.

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Using this portal

The M6 Stage 1 EIS report has been made available in this web portal through a brief summary shown in an interactive map. The entire EIS report and individual chapters are available for more in-depth discovery on the here.


Browse by map

Use the the interactive map to learn more about the project and view the changes to the project design following your feedback.


Browse by EIS chapter

Get a more in-depth look at any part of the EIS, or download the entire EIS report here.