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Why does Sydney Airport need a new Master Plan?

Every five years, Australia’s major airports – including Sydney Airport – are required to prepare and submit to the Australian Government for approval a 20-year Master Plan. Sydney Airport’s existing Master Plan was approved in 2009. A new Master Plan is now being prepared for the period 2013 to 2033. 

The new Master Plan outlines the strategic direction for the airport’s development over the next 20 years. It includes development objectives, an assessment of the future needs of airlines and other airport users, a land use zoning plan, forecast changes in the number of airline passengers, flights and the volume of air freight, information about aircraft noise and the plans for dealing with any environmental issues associated with implementing the new Master Plan. 

 For the first five years of the 20-year planning period, the Master Plan includes a ground transport plan (which includes initiatives to reduce traffic congestion and encourage public transport) and an environment strategy (which includes sustainability initiatives).

How are Sydney Airport and the broader aviation industry addressing climate change issues?
Where can I find out more about the PDMP?
What steps are involved in preparing a Master Plan?
What has Sydney Airport done to implement the existing 2009 Master Plan?
How is the new Master Plan different to the existing 2009 Master Plan?
Is air travel forecast to increase over the next 20 years?
How will Sydney Airport accommodate forecast growth in air travel?
Will growth in air travel at Sydney Airport create jobs and deliver economic growth?
How are Sydney Airport and the aviation industry addressing aircraft noise impacts?
How will ground transport access to Sydney Airport be improved?