About the project

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.

The Beaches Link and Gore Hill Freeway Connection will change the way you travel to and from the Northern Beaches. Beaches Link will offer new direct connections from the Northern Beaches to key destinations including the Harbour CBD via the Warringah Freeway and Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Inner West and Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport (via Western Harbour Tunnel) and Macquarie Park, the West and North West (via the Gore Hill Freeway Connection), linking people with jobs, education and services.

The Western Harbour Tunnel and Warringah Freeway Upgrade is a major transport infrastructure project that will make it easier, faster and safer to get around Sydney. By creating a western bypass of the Sydney CBD, the Western Harbour Tunnel will take pressure off the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Harbour Tunnel, Anzac Bridge and Western Distributor corridors to improve transport capacity in and around Sydney Harbour.

The Western Harbour Tunnel, Warringah Freeway Upgrade and Beaches Link and Gore Hill Freeway Connection, is expected to support around 15,000 fulltime equivalent jobs during construction.

Visit the Western Harbour Tunnel and Warringah Freeway Upgrade portals for more information about these projects:

Western Harbour Tunnel Warringah Freeway Upgrade

What is the Beaches Link and Gore Hill Freeway Connection project?

The NSW Government is committed to completing the missing links in the motorway network to support the growth of our communities, places and economy. This will enable people to move safely and reliably around our city and beyond and help create a well-connected and liveable place.

Traffic along Military Road, across the Spit Bridge and along Warringah Road can be challenging, especially during peak hour. Beaches Link and the Gore Hill Freeway Connection will change the way you travel to and from Sydney’s Northern Beaches. When completed, it will reduce travel times by improving capacity and reliability on critical transport routes on both sides of Middle Harbour.

This project will offer new direct connections from the Northern Beaches to Warringah Freeway and North Sydney, the Inner West (via the Western Harbour Tunnel) and St Leonards and Macquarie Park (via the Gore Hill Freeway Connection), linking people with more jobs, education and services. It will also benefit local businesses, by providing more direct and efficient access to and from the Northern Beaches for the movement of goods.

Beaches Link is also focused on outcomes for public transport. It will provide the opportunity for new express bus services to key centres, including St Leonards, Macquarie Park, North Sydney and Sydney CBD, and direct access to North Sydney for interchange with the new Sydney Metro and Sydney Trains. Those who rely on existing surface roads will also experience faster and more reliable bus trips on Military Road and Warringah Road.

Open space has also been a key aspect of the project. We will be returning the sites we temporarily use as new areas for the community to enjoy, such as the planned open space and recreation facilities at Balgowlah. We will also be upgrading existing shared paths and adding new paths, including a new shared user path along the Wakehurst Parkway.

Get to your destination faster Support the growth of our communities Complete the missing links on Sydney's motorway network Providing new direct routes Save time on your journeys
Spit Bridge, Spit road, Military Road and Roseville are carrying heavy amounts of traffic

Why we need Beaches Link and Gore Hill Freeway Connection

We’re addressing congestion, improving safety and providing more choice for how you move around Greater Sydney.

Improvements to road, rail and public transport will ensure our transport network enables easier, faster and safer journeys. That’s why we are investing more than $57.5 billion in transport infrastructure over the next four years, helping to grow the NSW economy and create tens of thousands of jobs in the process.

Infrastructure construction projects are currently considered essential to the economy and will continue as planned across the city and the state.

Our work during COVID-19

The safety and wellbeing of our workforce and the wider community is our highest priority. Our people and worksites are continuing to adhere to the NSW Health Public Health Orders and restrictions. For more information on this, visit health.nsw.gov.au.