Airport North precinct

The NSW Government is planning to upgrade the roads north of Sydney Airport to improve traffic flow and connections to the airport and Port Botany.

Airport North precinct

Updates and announcements

Investigation work will be carried out on O’Riordan Street, between Qantas Drive and Bourke Road, from Monday 28 November to Friday 16 December. We will be working up to five nights a week from 7pm to 6am.

There will be some temporary traffic changes to ensure the work zone is safe. Lane closures will be in place and may affect travel times.

Read or download the November work notification for more information.

Review of Environmental Factors and Submissions Report

The final Review of Environmental Factors (REF) went on display in May and June 2016.

We would like to thank everyone who took time to consider the proposal and provide feedback. We received nine submissions in response to the REF.

Key points raised included:

  • The impact of the proposal on traffic congestion
  • Request for the provision of public transport, particularly bus stops
  • Cyclist safety and request for dedicated path facilities for cyclists
  • Coordination with changes to Sydney Airport internal roads
  • Pedestrian access during construction
  • Roads and Maritime has prepared a Submissions Report (PDF, 500Kb) which summarises the feedback and our responses.

    We will now proceed with detailed design of the upgrade. We will continue to inform the community as this project progresses.

    View or download the Review of Environmental Factors (PDF, 18.6Mb) and the appendices (PDF, 66.2Mb).

Project background

Sydney Airport and Port Botany are two of Australia’s most important international gateways. The roads around the airport and Port Botany are becoming increasingly congested and need to be upgraded.

Sydney Airport is building a new one-way road system through the T2/T3 domestic terminals to improve traffic flow in the airport.

Roads and Maritime Services is planning to reconfigure Robey Street and O’Riordan Street to accommodate upgrades to the Sydney Airport internal road network and help improve traffic flow around the airport.

Key features

The key features of the Airport North precinct proposal include:

  • Converting the southern sections of Robey Street and O’Riordan Street into one-way roads
  • Widening O’Riordan Street to provide six through lanes between Bourke Road and Robey Street
  • Reconfiguring the existing traffic lights on O’Riordan Street between Qantas Drive and Bourke Road
  • Upgrading the footpath on the eastern side of O’Riordan Street.
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