Working with the NSW Government
There has been and will continue to be extensive consultation between Sydney Airport and the NSW Government on all ground transport-related issues affecting Sydney Airport.
Sydney Airport supports the NSW Government’s key ground transport commitments:
- WestConnex and WestConnex Enabling Works
- Better public transport, including more train and bus services to the airport
WestConnex will support Sydney’s long term growth and boost the city’s economic productivity. It will:
- Provide quicker, more reliable trips between Western Sydney and the Port Botany/Sydney Airport precinct to support Sydney’s urban freight task
- Help distribute traffic across the wider road network, removing bottlenecks and relieving congestion for local trips
- Provide better connections along the M4 and M5 corridors to cater for the forecast growth in employment and population along these routes
- Allow urban revitalisation and increase opportunities for active and public transport along and across Parramatta Road.
Click here for more information about WestConnex.
Sydney Airport also welcomes the NSW and Australian governments’ commitment to invest $282 million to upgrade off-airport roads, as part of WestConnex Enabling Works. These will complement Sydney Airport’s upgrades to the on-airport road network in the T1 and T2/T3 precincts.
The WestConnex Enabling Works planned for the area to the east of Sydney Airport include:
- Replacing the General Holmes Drive rail level crossing with a road underpass linking General Holmes Drive, Botany Road and Wentworth Avenue.
- Improvements to the Mill Pond Road intersections with General Holmes Drive and Botany Road.
- Widening Joyce Drive and General Holmes Drive between O’Riordan Street and Mill Pond Road to three lanes in each direction.
- Sydney Airport is also advocating improvemnets to O’Riordan and Robey streets and the widening of Marsh Street.
Click here for more information about the WestConnex Enabling Works.
Better public transport
Sydney Airport supports better public transport.
Sydney Airport welcomed the NSW Government’s recent decision to increase the number of train services to Sydney Airport. There are now 10 trains an hour stopping at the two airport stations during peak times, 25% more than in 2013.
Click here for more information about the NSW Government’s plans for Sydney’s rail network.
Sydney Airport also welcomed the NSW Government’s announcement to introduce new and expanded bus routes to the airport. We’re building better bus facilities in both the T1 and T2/T3 precincts to support these bus routes.
Click here for more information about the NSW Government’s plans for Sydney’s bus network.