NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Minister for Roads Melinda Pavey today announced the NSW Government is moving ahead with planning and project development for the first section of the F6 extension.
In addition to the $15 million provided in 2017-18 Budget, the Government is now committing a further $35 million to support this planning and development work.
Stage 1 of this long awaited connection in Sydney’s South is proposed as a four kilometre tunnel, connecting underground from the WestConnex New M5 junction at Arncliffe to President Avenue in Kogarah.
“Anyone who drives through this area knows how congested these roads are and how vital this link will be, which is why we are progressing with planning for Stage 1 of the F6 extension,” Ms Berejiklian said.
“We are a Government which gets on with the job and in the coming days we will be starting consultation on the initial concept design with the community.
“At this point a final design for the tunnel has not been decided, as we will take our time to listen to the community before coming back in mid-2018 with a detailed design and cost for the project.”
The four kilometre tunnel would reduce traffic congestion along the Princes Highway through Arncliffe, Banksia and Rockdale, and on The Grand Parade through Brighton-le-Sands.
“Peak hour travel speeds on the Princes Highway between Kogarah and the city are among the lowest for arterial roads in Sydney, which is why this project is a priority” Ms Pavey said.
“While we are still doing our homework, it’s predicted the property impact for Stage 1 of the F6 extension will be low, compared to other major road projects.”
Roads and Maritime is also continuing with early investigation work along the F6 Corridor between Kogarah and Loftus to help determine any possible adjustments for the future motorway. For more information visit www.rms.nsw.gov.au/f6