Latest Sydney Gateway information

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The benefits of Sydney Gateway


  • Delivering new roads to transport 100,000 vehicles a day
  • Reducing congestion by widening Qantas Drive from two to three lanes in each direction
  • Providing a dedicated 500 metre flyover road to the front door of the Domestic terminals
  • Improving access to all airport terminals for over-height vehicles with an increased clearance of up to 5.1 metres (from 4.3 metres).


  • Improving travel times to Domestic and International terminals
  • Saving up to 31 minutes from Haberfield to Domestic terminals via the New M4 during morning peak
  • Bypassing 26 sets of lights between Parramatta and the Domestic terminals.


  • Reducing cars and trucks on local roads – returning local streets to local communities
  • Enabling 10,000 heavy vehicles per day to travel on Sydney Gateway rather than through local Mascot roads
  • Reducing trucks and cars on major roads including Southern Cross Drive, King Georges Road, M5 East Tunnel.

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About the project

What is Sydney Gateway?

The NSW Government’s vision for Sydney is one of an integrated road and public transport network that gives you the freedom to choose how and when you get around, no matter where you live and work.

One area of focus in Sydney is to complete the missing links in the motorway network to improve traffic flow. This high capacity motorway network is vital for supporting the growth of our communities, places and economy, and will enable people and goods to move safely and reliably around our city and beyond.

Sydney Gateway is a key component of this vision and will greatly improve the way you travel to Sydney Airport and towards Port Botany. It will deliver major new connections from the Sydney motorway network to the airport’s international and Domestic terminals. Sydney Gateway will also increase capacity and improve connections to the ports to assist with growth in freight movements across the region.

Importantly, Sydney Gateway will also return local streets to the community by allowing 10,000 trucks a day to travel on Sydney Gateway rather than through local Mascot roads.

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Investing in the future

By 2056, there will be more than 12 million people that call New South Wales home. This growth means there will be more motorists and commuters travelling to destinations throughout Sydney CBD and the Greater Sydney area.

Sydney Airport is Australia’s busiest airport and Port Botany is one of the highest frequency freight terminals, serving state, national and international markets.

Investing in world class infrastructure such as Sydney Gateway will strengthen Sydney’s position as a global city, providing more efficient connections to major business hubs, key commercial centres and freight terminals across Greater Sydney.

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Have your say

The Sydney Gateway portal provides an overview of this road project, and gives you an opportunity to have your say. Your feedback will continue to shape the project ahead of the Environmental Impact Submission (EIS) and Major Development Plan (MDP) consultation planned for late 2019.

Consultation on the concept design officially closed Sunday 23 June.

We welcome your feedback throughout all stages of the planning process of Sydney Gateway and look forward to your thoughts on the concept design.

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