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.

Updates and announcements

We plan to carry out day work wherever possible from 7am to 6pm. However due to the traffic conditions in and around the Sydney Airport precinct, there will be limited opportunities to carry out important work during the day. Detailed construction planning has identified that we will need to carry out work out of hours to minimise traffic impact and reduce safety risks for workers and the public.

As a result, it will be necessary to carry out work at night. We will need to work up to five nights a week in specific locations throughout the project.
To ensure we provide respite from the construction activity, we would be required to ensure that we consult with and get agreement from residents, where any noisy work in the same location continues beyond three nights.

Roads and Maritime Services is seeking your feedback by Monday 27 November on a proposed night construction work schedule for major work starting early next year.

View or download the November notification (PDF, 257Kb).

Permanent traffic changes

Roads and Maritime Services is working closely with Sydney Airport as it finishes work to widen and improve Qantas Drive around the entrance and exit to the Domestic Terminal.

On 14 October 2017, Roads and Maritime made two major permanent traffic changes in this area to improve traffic flow into and out of the Domestic Terminal and for road users travelling along Qantas Drive and Joyce Drive.

  • O’Riordan Street is now one-way southbound, south of Robey Street. This means there will be no entrance to O’Riordan Street from Joyce Drive or Qantas Drive.
  • Robey Street is now one-way eastbound between Qantas Drive and O’Riordan Street. This means there will be no entrance to Robey Street from O’Riordan Street.

The map shown shows the changed traffic conditions that are now in place.

From Monday 16 October, the Route 305 inbound bus stop on O’Riordan Street near Robey Street will be closed and an alternative stop will be installed on Robey Street before O’Riordan Street, opposite the Stamford Plaza.

All road signs have been updated to reflect the changes.

Airport North directional map
Airport North directional map

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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