$2.6bn Sydney Gateway continues its progress towards completion

Monica Gameng   |   May 18, 2023
Sydney Gateway bridges (cr: NSW Government)

The $2.6 billion Sydney Gateway development in New South Wales is progressing well towards completion and providing a new toll-free connection from St Peters Interchange. 

The project’s latest milestone includes the installation of the last of 86 girders – made from 100 per cent Australian steel – on the new flyover bridge, completing the 800-metre-long flyover bridge into Sydney’s Domestic Terminals that will separate road users travelling to Mascot and Port Botany from those on their way to the airport. 

This new flyover bridge is one of 19 bridge structures to be delivered as part of the Sydney Gateway project. 

Works will continue over the coming months, focusing on the installation of parapets as well as concreting and asphalting the flyover’s roadway, and installation of Aboriginal art on to the flyover’s exterior. 

In addition, works are also progressing on the other side of the project where two arch bridges across the Alexandra Canal are being built and will be in place by mid this year, forming a new connection to the International Terminal. 

w5fgqjSydney Gateway map (source: NSW Government)

The Sydney Gateway project will provide: 

  • New road connections from St Peters Interchange to the International and Domestic Terminals, including: 
    • Widening Qantas Drive 
    • New flyover bridge from Qantas Drive to the Domestic Terminals 
    • New bridges over Canal Road, Alexandra Canal and Botany Rail Line 
  • Over three kilometres of new pedestrian and cycle pathway which include a pathway on the north side of the Alexandra Canal and a new connection to the Domestic Terminals 
  • New roads for Sydney Airport freight vehicles 

To date, the Sydney Gateway project has generated over 5,000 jobs and about $23 million in investment through employment opportunities for Aboriginal people and businesses. 

Sydney Gateway stays on track to opening to traffic in late 2024. 

“The toll-free Sydney Gateway remains on schedule to offer motorists faster and more reliable trips from St Peters Interchange to Sydney Airport, the M5 and the Eastern Distributor by the end of next year. 

“This project is a key part of cutting journey times from Western Sydney, with estimated time savings from Parramatta to Sydney Airport to be 20 minutes in peak hour after the Gateway opens. 

“It’s fantastic that almost 200 Aboriginal people and 32 Aboriginal-owned businesses have worked on the project, providing services in spoil transfer, plant hire, traffic control, cranage, cleaning and security,” NSW Minister for Roads John Graham said. 

Source: NSW Government – Media Releases; NSW Government – Sydney Gateway (1, 2

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