Sydney Airport will be upgrading the AWP process (including Shutdown applications and Shutdown AWPs) to a digital system during 2019.

Once the system has been rolled out, word document applications will not be accepted. This page will be updated to reflect the current process. Do not save a local copy of the form.

What is a shutdown?

A shutdown is a services isolation that has the potential to impact a separate stakeholder than the stakeholder requesting the works, or an isolation where the impacts occur in a shared area. A shutdown requires review and go-ahead by the Sydney Airport Asset Manager and final approval in the form of a Shutdown AWP.

Example - an isolation that impacts terminal bathrooms or street lighting will always be considered a shutdown, even if the isolation occurs during curfew hours.

Types of Shutdowns

  • LV – Low Voltage
  • HV – High Voltage
  • Hydraulic
  • HVAC – Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning

What is a Local Isolation?

A services isolation that will only impact one stakeholder and be contained to one specific area e.g. tenancy or worksite. The stakeholder impacted must be the same stakeholder as the one requesting works. There must be Nil potential to impact other stakeholders. A local isolation is not considered a shutdown and simply needs to follow the Sydney Airport Isolation procedures. Example - an isolation of a LV tenancy board where impacts are contained to the tenancy, and the works are requested by that tenant.

Sydney Airport Shutdown Facilitator

The Shutdown application must be reviewed and approved for processing by a designated Sydney Airport Shutdown Facilitator. For project related works, this will most likely be the Sydney Airport Project Manager. For maintenance works, this will be the Sydney Airport Contract Manager. For works on behalf of a retail tenancy, it will be a member of the Sydney Airport Retail team. For works on behalf of a property tenancy, it will be a member of the Sydney Airport Property Team. For technology, a member of the Sydney Airport Technology team, and so on.

How do I apply?

Click here to access the Shutdown AWP Application Form via InfoSyd Applying for a Shutdown requires the contractor to complete a thorough investigation of services impacted.

*The requirement for Shutdowns must be identified as early as possible as the internal consultations with impacted stakeholders, risk assessments, and the contingencies/risk mitigations can take time to arrange. If you do not allow enough time or information for your Shutdown to be approved, it may lead to your works being delayed, rescheduled, or cancelled.

For LV shutdowns, a clear copy of the LV schedule must be included with the application. A location plan showing the impacted area may be required.

For Hydraulic shutdowns, a location plan showing isolation points will be required.

During peak passenger periods such as school holidays, there is a No-Shutdown freeze period. Speak to your Sydney Airport facilitator.

Shutdown applications must be received with as much notice as possible. For your information, any Shutdowns that have less than 10 business days' notice will require review by the General Manager.

Click here to access the Shutdown AWP Application Form via InfoSyd.