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

FEB 2020

FEB 2020Updates and announcements

In February 2020 a number of temporary traffic changes will be in place over the weekends which may cause delays in the area. These temporary traffic changes will allow us to connect underground cabling and install new pavement, drainage and traffic signals across the project area.

For more information about this work you can view or download our February 2020 community notification (PDF, 226Kb).

This weekend from 11pm Saturday 22 February to 7am on Sunday 23 February traffic control will be in place at the intersection on O'Riordan Street and Joyce Drive to install new traffic signals.

From 9pm Friday 28 February to 5am Monday 2 March one of the lanes on O’Riordan Street heading towards the international airport will be closed between Robey Street and Joyce Drive. The right turn from O’Riordan Street into King Street will also be closed during this time.

Motorists are encouraged to use Botany Road to get to the airport.

Project information

Work is continuing on the project. To find out more and for more information about our neighbouring Airport East project view or download the September Community Update (PDF, 768Kb).

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.

View or download the Project Documents for more information about this project.

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.

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.

Airport North directional map

View or download the Airport North directional map.



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