Sydney Airport

The NSW Government is upgrading roads around Sydney’s Kingsford Smith Airport to help improve traffic flow around the airport and Port Botany. The upgrades will also complement Sydney Airport’s upgrades to the internal road network.

Sydney Airport
Sydney Airport

Updates and announcements

A Sydney Airport Precinct update was published in June 2017. The update outlines the progress of the Sydney Airport road upgrades being delivered by Roads and Maritime Services, and outlines some of the congestion busting measures already in place.

View or download the June 2017 Sydney Airport Precinct update (PDF, 4.36Mb).

Project background

Sydney Airport and Port Botany are two of the most important international gateways facilitating the movement of people and goods around New South Wales.

In 2015, almost 40 million passengers travelled through Sydney Airport and every day more than 150,000 people travel to and from the airport precinct.

About 75 per cent of airport passengers, visitors and workers travel by road. This traffic, combined with freight trucks from Port Botany and other road users, causes congestion on the roads around the airport.

With congestion on Sydney's roads currently costing the city around $6.1 billion each year, the NSW government is investing in upgrades to the roads around Sydney Airport to improve traffic flow and access around the airport and Port Botany.

View the Sydney Airport precinct projects video:

Within the overall Airport network, three precincts have been identified for upgrades to improve traffic movements. These three precincts are:

What's happening now?

Construction work to build the Airport West precinct upgrade at Marsh Street, Arncliffe started in early 2016 and is due for completion late 2017.

Major construction on the Airport East precinct road upgrades began in early 2017. The project is expected to be completed in late 2018.

The Airport North Review of Environmental factors has been approved and detailed design on the project is now progressing. Early work for this project started in October, with major construction expected to begin in early 2018.

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