Major development plans (MDPs) are proposals for major development at Sydney Airport that are submitted to and approved by the Australian Government in accordance with the Commonwealth Airports Act 1996 (the Act).
More information on airport planning and regulation is available from the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development.
Since 2002, Sydney Airport has had three MDPs approved by the Australian Government.
Car parking and commercial facilities International Terminal Precinct MDP
This MDP allows for the construction of two multi-level car parks and two nine level commercial buildings within Sydney Airport’s International Terminal (T1) Precinct. It was approved by the Australian Government on 18 April 2005 and can be downloaded here.
Runway Safety Enhancement (Runway 25) MDP
This MDP allows for the construction of a runway end safety area (RESA) at the western end of Sydney Airport’s east-west runway, also known as Runway 25. It was approved by the Australian Government on 15 August 2008 and can be downloaded here.
T2/T3 Ground access solutions and hotel MDP
This MDP allows for the construction of new and reconfiguration of existing roads within Sydney Airport’s T2/T3 terminal precinct and the construction of a new hotel. It was approved by the Australian Government on 10 March 2015 and can be downloaded here.
A variation to this MDP was approved by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development on 7 June 2021.
The variation, which relates only to the proposed hotel development, can be downloaded here.
On 21 October 2021, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development agreed to extend the period of substantial completion for the MDP to 10 March 2024. A copy of the Deputy Prime Minister’s letter can be downloaded here.
From 11 August 2021 for a period of not less than 180 business days:
- printed copies of the variation will be available by writing to:
Mr Ted Plummer
Special Adviser Government and Community Relations
Major Development Plan Minor Variation
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Sydney International Airport
- following the cessation of current COVID-related lockdown restrictions in Sydney, printed copies of the variation will also be available for inspection and purchase by members of the public during normal office hours at Sydney Airport’s Corporate Office, Nigel Love Building, 10 Arrivals Court, Sydney International Airport.