Improved traffic conditions for locals with F6 extension Stage 1
7 November 2018
Local motorists in Sydney’s south will spend less time sitting in traffic and more time doing the things they love thanks to the proposed F6 Extension Stage 1.
MPs Mark Speakman, Eleni Petinos, Lee Evans, Melanie Gibbons and Mark Coure today welcomed the release of the environmental impact statement for the F6 Extension Stage 1.
The MPs said the project will deliver the missing link from Sydney’s south to the wider motorway network, making journeys easier, faster and safer. It will contribute to a more accessible, more liveable and more productive Greater Sydney and southern district, creating 5,300 jobs throughout the life of the project, the MP’s said.
The MPs said the carefully planned project will deliver upgrades along President Avenue, Princes Highway and local streets.
“There will be additional turning lanes from Princes Highway including a dedicated right turn lane from the south.”
“There will also be new right turn bays from President Avenue to St George TAFE Campus, and to Lachal Avenue, all of which will improve traffic flow in the area.
“The project frees up local roads and slashes travel times for Sydney’s south.”
The required southern ventilation facility will be constructed in the industrial zone on West Botany Street which will minimise impacts to the residential community, schools and the surrounding open space.
The community has also had a significant win with new and refurbished community and sporting facilities provided during construction to minimise impacts on the local fields.
The community are passionate about these facilities, and the positive impact they have on their quality of life and the health and wellbeing of young people in particular.
The F6 Extension Stage 1 will:
- Provide direct access from southern Sydney to the wider Sydney motorway network
- Bypass up to 23 sets of traffic lights on the Princess Highway between St Peters and Kogarah
- Provide more reliable travel times
- Remove traffic from local surface roads
- Provide improved access to jobs, education and recreational facilities
- Bypass Sydney Airport traffic.
The Environmental Impact Statement for F6 Extension Stage 1 is now available for community feedback. We encourage everyone to have their say on this important project by providing written submissions to the Department of Planning and Environment.
For more information on the F6 Extension Stage 1 and to access an interactive guide to the EIS, please visit F6 Extension.