Sydney Gateway Transport Strategy

The Sydney Gateway Project is set to provide a new, toll-free connection from St Peters Interchange with Sydney Airport’s domestic and international terminals and beyond to improve journey times to Sydney Airport, the M5 and Eastern Distributor.

“I am very pleased the Sydney Gateway has listened to Council’s concerns and prioritised the key missing links in the walking and cycling network around Sydney Airport,” Mayor Dr Christina Curry said.

Bayside Council made a submission to Transport for NSW in 2019 noting that, while the Sydney Gateway will provide significant improvements to the WestConnex Motorway network, it would have little benefit to communities in Mascot, Wolli Creek, and neighbouring areas.

The Sydney Gateway - Active Transport Strategy prioritises six priority projects, 5 of which are located within the Bayside LGA.

The Six Priority Projects are:

  • Alexandria Canal – Walking and cycling waterside pathway (Coward Street, Mascot to Campbell Street/Sydney Park, St Peters).
  • Joyce Drive Overpass − Pedestrian and cycle bridge from Mascot to the Domestic Terminal
  • Cooks River Crossing – Provision of an active transport crossing of the Cooks River.
  • Joyce Drive Connection to Wentworth Avenue – Construction of a walking and cycling path and an active transport bridge to connect Sydney Airport to Wentworth Avenue, Botany and Eastgardens
  • Coward Street Cycleway Upgrade – Alexandra Canal to Mascot Station. This would provide the eastern section of east-west regional cycleway corridor.
  • Sydenham Link – Connect Alexandra Canal, Mascot and Sydney Airport to Sydenham Metro Station.

TfNSW and the State Government are responsible for designing and implementing each of the projects outlined within the Sydney Gateway Active Transport Strategy. 

Council has sought funding from the NSW Government (Get NSW Active Grant) to undertake feasibility and concept designs for a major east-west active transport corridor to connect Sydney Airport to Eastlakes, Kingsford, and Daceyville.

This will complement the six priority projects of the Sydney Gateway Active Transport Strategy, and is in-line with Bayside Council’s draft Bike Plan.

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Published on: Wed, 29/03/2023 - 11:26