The NSW Government wants to impress voters around the southern suburbs and Illawarra.
Accordingly, there will soon be an announcement of planning the F6 extension between Waterfall and St Peters. Details of the route have not been announced however the Channel 9 news on 27 September 2017 carried some details which are probably correct.
The road should not be built. The government should instead seek to reduce the need for private cars between Wollongong and Sydney. Passengers and freight should be moved to rail, simply by spending money on the railway instead of the road. And the dangerous volume of heavy trucks on the steep Mt Ousley Road hill must be curtailed somehow by regulation.
Some of the northern part of the road is to be in tunnel. We don't understand government's enthusiasm for the road south of Loftus - there can't be many votes in it.
The project comes within the scope of a cabinet direction that transport officials ignore public transport alternatives to motorway projects. Learn more... This is scandalous.
No business case has been released nor has anything been said indicating that a business case is being prepared.