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Preliminary draft Major Development Plan

Ground Transport Solutions

Preliminary draft Major Development Plan

Sydney Airport prepared and publicly exhibited the T2/T3 Ground Transport Access and Hotel preliminary draft Major Development Plan (the pdMDP) between 1 July and 22 September 2014.

During that time, Sydney Airport received strong support for the proposed changes to the road network and for the pdMDP more broadly.

Much of the feedback from the community, local government and other stakeholders addressed two other issues:

  • Making it safer and easier for cyclists and pedestrians to travel to the airport, and within the T2/T3 domestic precinct itself.
  • Providing a safer and more convenient pedestrian linkage between the proposed Ground Transport Interchange (and the bus and coach facility within it) and the T2 and T3 passenger terminals.

We’ve considered this feedback and updated the pdMDP accordingly. The updated pdMDP features:

Better and safer access and facilities for cyclists

  • End-of-trip facilities and amenities – such as undercover and secure bicycle storage racks, bathrooms and lockers – will be provided in the Ground Transport Interchange (GTI).
  • Additional bicycle storage racks and end-of-trip facilities will be provided in areas closer to the T2 and T3 passenger terminals.
  • Sydney Airport will continue to work with the NSW Government and local councils to ensure effective linkages between on-airport pedestrian– cyclist shared paths and the off-airport cycleway network, as outlined in the NSW Government’s Sydney’s Cycling Future.

Better and safer pedestrian linkages

  • To separate pedestrians from ground level traffic, a new elevated pedestrian corridor will connect the GTI with the passenger terminals.
  • Some of the existing car parks in the T2/T3 domestic precinct will be modified to cater for:
  • The new elevated pedestrian corridor, with a two-way moving walkway provided in the new built section.
  • The new bicycle storage racks and end-of-trip facilities for cyclists.
  • Additional car parking spaces will be provided in the new built section. These will be offset by an equivalent reduction in the number of car parking spaces provided in the GTI.

These updates will deliver benefits for pedestrians and cyclists without increasing the overall number of car parking spaces envisaged in the original pdMDP.

Click here to download a copy of the updated pdMDP.

Click here for details about the consultation process and how to make a submission.